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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We were a family of five in a family room. Up 3 narrow flights of stairs to top storey. Room was fine but small - comfy big bed, bunks plus we had a portacot. Big bathroom though and very quaint. Staff were lovely and friendly, always chatty and smiling and happy to help from front desk to cleaning staff. Really...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was our first visit to Broadstairs, and I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The location of this hotel is good, walking distance to town centre, good pubs, restaurants and the station and overlooking historic Viking Bay. The hotel doesn't have its own parking, but a free 24 parking voucher obtained at reception can be used at the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

It's a great shame that the Royal Albion Hotel in Broadstairs has a monopoly in this historic town in Kent. The fact that there are no other hotels of merit in Broadstairs, and it's beautiful location on the sea, means that it remains popular and is quickly booked up. Actually the whole of Broadstairs has a feeling of having seen...

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2Thank Marina C
saarfen-d'on-sea
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The location of this hotel in Broadstairs is excellent, walking distance to town centre, the station, Council car park (voucher for parking free from reception), and overlooking historic Viking Bay. The building is (200 years?) old but has obviously benefitted from extensive recent updating. The public areas are friendly and welcoming and the bar and restaurant were always very busy...

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Our second stay at the Royal Albion. This time, we had to book at very short notice. We find the hotel pleasantly comfortable and generally very friendly. During our stay we were made aware of the impending upgrades and look forward to visiting again.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a bar, coffee shop and restaurant that is very popular and deservedly so. They serve pretty much anything you would want from breakfast to dinner. There is a reasonable bar selection. In the nice weather there is a very nice garden on the cliff top which is sheltered and sunny.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We stay here at least twice a year, this visit was poor on a couple of points, the food was below the normal standard for both the breakfast an evening meal. The level of service was still excellent. The reception service was very poor, there was an issue with the hot water and they did not bother to get it...

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Dunmow, Essex, UK
Reviewed 12 December 2015

My husband and I wanted a short break away on the coast not more than two hours from our Essex home and a friend suggested Broadstairs. I had a look at hotels there and came across the Royal Albion Hotel which as it was right on the seafront sounded ideal and it was! We absolutely loved the hotel from the...

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Challock
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Booked a top floor, Superior Sea View Room. It exceeded expectations. Room was very well appointed, could not fault anything at all! Everything about it was top quality, both the bedroom and bathroom. Views were to die for across Viking Bay. Bonus was advised at check in that we had room 35, as frequented by Charles Dickens himself. Staff were...

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2Thank Trevor H
Frant, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We had never been to the Isle of Thanet, but some friends used to live there and told us how lovely it was. A warm welcome at the hotel, excellent service. No problem when we asked to switch rooms after the first night, we wanted a bath rather than a shower. Delicious breakfasts, well cooked and just the right amount.beautiful...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Royal Albion Hotel

Address: 6-12 Albion Street, Broadstairs CT10 1AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Broadstairs
Price Range: €87 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Albion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Royal Albion Hotel Broadstairs, Kent
Albion Hotel Broadstairs
Hotel Broadstairs
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“Ask for a sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles bell133, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Middle first floor rooms have direct access to outside terrace with sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles gregmV6896SU, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is a review not of the hotel as such but the coffee bar only”
 of 5 bubbles 789davey, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for a seaview room to reduce the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lhallewell, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There's no parking at the hotel. Parking is at a local car park 5-10 minutes walk away. A permit is supplied at the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Sugarsmith2102, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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