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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Always pleasant professional staff to greet you with a smile!! Your better off supporting the independent businesses than Costa franchise's!!! I would say avoid Albion street's Costa, and come here for a better cup of coffee served with manners and is a lot cheaper!!! Also there is fresher food and better views!!! 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hi we stayed there for two nights in the top floor family room. What a great place it still is and they have extended the building at the beach side to be more spacious. We had dinner on one night which was very good and the breakfasts were also off a very high standard. Cleanliness was good, service was excellent...

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Thank philwhite2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old building thoughtfully refurbished and with a really nice atmosphere But the quality of the food does not match the surroundings. The service is basic and quite slow however we would go again just for drinks.

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UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to have a coffee and passed this hotel and saw the coffee menu on the wall. It looked really cosy inside and ventured in. The staff were so friendly and I was able to get a table overlooking the sea which was lovely. There are comfy chairs too and it was full which, for early...

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Thank jivebanana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Albion was a wonderful 2 days away from the kids for my husband & I. The hotel was clean and the rooms comfortable. I imagine this place must be heaving in the summertime. We planned badly and hadn't realised it was school holiday time so it was a bit busier than we had expected but we were treated...

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Winnipeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wondering around Broadstairs and happened across Royal Albion, on one of the outside corner is a plaque stating Charles Dickens lived here, so we decided to pop in and have a look around. There is a nice place to grab some tea, pastries, Ballard's Coffee Lounge. The service was good, so was tea, cakes, we enjoyed.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a night away at the Royal Albion Hotel as a special birthday celebration. I booked a Superior Sea View room and so glad I did. Huge windows overlooking the sea - really special and worth paying the extra if you can. We stayed in Room 19 which has its own private balcony - quite large with a table...

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Thank bell133
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely hotel ,clean , comfortable room ,friendly helpful staff . Food was excellent and very reasonably priced . The only downside was the external noise at night ...but obviously this is outside the control of the hotel !

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Absolutely wonderful. Lovely hotel, lovely setting, good food and friendly staff. The hotel provides modern stylish rooms, good wi-fi and free parking just down the road. Do yourselves a favour and just go. PS. The outside furniture for the sea view rooms on the first floor could do with renovating or replacing.

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Malvern
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling on business I stay in this area of Kent on a regular basis, usually focus upon Canterbury but on this occasion the inns there were full or overpriced... having friends in this area I gravitated towards Broadstairs and found the Albion. Seafront location, great rooms, shepherd neame ales and good food! Will return.

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM407 - RM718 (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
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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