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“5 star sea views; 3 star accommodation.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Albion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence
Bromley, Kent.
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“5 star sea views; 3 star accommodation.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Its all been said before, but here goes; excellent location overlooking the bay (if you get a sea view room). Comfortable, lively-ish bar and coffee shop. Good bar food. Like another reviewer we had room 21 - quirky, well decorated and nice facilites, but there really is poor noise insulation between it and room 22. Why not brick up the adjoining room door?! Staff were a mixture of very friendly and curt (not rude). Exceptionally good breakfast, which we got to enjoy on the terrace in the morning sunshine. A pot of coffee on the table might have been better than the time wasted waiting for one at the buffet. Overall a good stay. Broadstairs is lovely.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed for two nights in March 2012.The room was a twin with a very nice sea view and had everything that we needed. However there was just a normal door separating us from room 22. Through this door we were able to hear the television and the voices of the occupants quite clearly. We did not have a peaceful first night. We were unable to change rooms as the hotel was full but as we knew that our neighbours were leaving we stayed on. Luckily our new neighbours did not watch television were more quietly spoken. Presumably the occupants of room 22 would have heard us if we had been noisy. Apart from that, great breakfasts, a lovely terrace, a good choice of food and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

A very comfortable hotel in a good central location. Spacious room (we had a "superior sea view" so obviously can't speak for the other rooms). Excellent bathroom. Fabulous breakfast (my wife recommends the Eggs Benedict); Friendly, efficient and unobtrusive staff. Great seas views. Highly commended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here, the room was very comfortable and well decorated, the staff friendly, the breakfast was delicious and the bar area was really nice to have a relaxed drink and snack overlooking the beach. It's in a good location in Broadstairs near lots of nice restaurants and yes the parking is a short walk down the street but you can always drop your bags at the front of the hotel and then park. I can imagine it would be really lovely in summer when you can sit out on their terrace.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed at the Albion for 1 night in February. we had one of the balcony rooms on the first floor. The room was lovely - very clean, stylishly decorated and with a small ensuite shower room. There were french doors onto a balcony with fantastic views of the sea - and it was warm and sunny enough to sit out with a coffee!
We ate at the hotel in the evening - which was good value and tasted great.
The hotel breakfast was excellent - a buffet of cereals, fruits etc and a choice of cooked options (full english, eggs benedict etc) all prepared with fresh, quality & locally sourced ingredients.
All in all a fantastic hotel in a lovely location - would highly recommend.

Room Tip: The balcony rooms are worth it - they are compact (but adequate) and the views are outstanding.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Royal Albion Hotel

Property: Royal Albion Hotel
Address: 6-12 Albion Street, Broadstairs CT10 1AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Broadstairs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,357 - ₹ 10,996
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Albion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from the everyday and step into a beautiful Kentish seaside retreat. Standing proudly on the Broadstairs seafront since 1776 and a former residence of Charles Dickens, The Royal Albion offers much more than your average seaside experience. Steeped in history but featuring a 21st century approach to comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. With its elegant literary heritage, fresh sea air and awe-inspiring views, The Royal Albion creates an atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to unwind, rejuvenate and take time out. The Royal Albion has 21 elegant and spacious bedrooms to choose from. Whether you are looking out over the stunning Kentish coastline or the historic town of Broadstairs, the views are stunning. All the rooms are designed to ensure your break in this seaside destination is one to remember. When it comes to dining, you'll be spoilt for choice too. Enjoy freshly ground coffee and home-baked pastries throughout the day in Ballard's coffee lounge, and delicious dishes made using only the best locally sourced ingredients in the main bar featuring a large terrace and landscaped garden whilst enjoying commanding views across Viking Bay. For a more intimate dining experience, the a la carte restaurant with beautiful sea views, is the perfect place. With a menu based on the finest seasonal ingredients and freshly caught seafood, you can be assured of a dining experience to remember. The Royal Albion is in the ideal location from which explore the very best that the Kentish coast has to offer. Wander the beaches and clear the cobwebs just as Dickens did over 170 years ago, or simply take time out to appreciate your well-earned break. ... more   less 
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Albion Hotel Broadstairs
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