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Smiths Court Hotel

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Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sea view”(57 reviews)
“honeymoon suite”(8 reviews)
“pot roast”(8 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
Meeting Rooms
Pool
Room Service
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
A beautiful Edwardian hotel, with 43 rooms. A number of single, double, twin, and family rooms. Also sea-view rooms available, or executive rooms and family suites. Full disabled access to the hotel, and specifically designed disabled rooms available. Free off-street parking, and plenty...
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Location and contact
21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
52.4 km to Southend Municipal Airport
34 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This was my second stay at smiths court hotel and it couldn't have been more different from my first visit. The shower wasn't working so I had to bath instead and hurt my knee getting in the bath. The radiator half fell off the wall...More

Thank Angeesilk
Response from TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court HotelResponded October 11, 2016

Oh dear! We are so sorry that your second experience did not match your first, and that there were problems with your room (although thank you for writing that the maintenance problems were sorted immediately). We are sorry,too, that you experienced a problem with another...More

Reviewed September 28, 2016

What do you want from a seaside hotel, well all the usual things like a decent room, comfy bed. fluffy towels, lashings of hot water, a sea view, and if it really is close to the sea, well so much the better! I don't stay...More

Thank Julie R
Response from TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court HotelResponded October 1, 2016

Thank you for your very honest and good humoured review. This is our first business venture, and while we have a very clear vision for the Smiths Court, it's sometimes hard not to take criticism personally. So - most of all - from Abbie, me...More

Reviewed September 21, 2016

We arrived, having booked through an internet booking agency. The area itself is a little on the rough side but there is a nice park across from the hotel. when we got in, we were immediately disappointed with the scruffy and outdated appearance of the...More

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Response from TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court HotelResponded October 11, 2016

Thank you for your very full review, and for your kind remarks about our staff. Were you to visit today, the hotel lounge has already undergone a transformation with the new chesterfield settees and armchairs, and we're still working hard to refurbish all of the...More

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel whilst visiting family in Westgate. It is a 10 minute walk (or less!) to the main part of Margate beach which is very convenient for sightseeing and getting the bus to elsewhere. The hotel itself is on the shabby side...More

Thank Lisbom
Response from TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court HotelResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We've enjoyed a glorious summer of weather, and i'm delighted to say we've also enjoyed lots of guests during this time, but you're absolutely right , we're now looking a bit shabby round the edges -...More

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Luckily only had to stay one night, after finally finding the room located at the back of the hotel through a warren of shabby corridors we were disappointed at the shabbiness of the room. Grubby yellowing wallpaper, sticky patterned carpet which felt weirdly greasy underfoot....More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting Rooms
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$72 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Margate
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Margate
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$72 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Margate
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Margate
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Pool & Beach (1)
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Sue A
September 28, 2017|
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Response from Vickie C | Reviewed this property |
I think from memory it just said smoking & didn't refer to vaping at all in the info book so you'd be best to ring them & check
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pepe4649
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Dozeydustman | Reviewed this property |
Executive rooms have king size or larger. In addition, the Honeymoon suite has a four-poster
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claire p
June 14, 2016|
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Response from Dozeydustman | Reviewed this property |
There are very few hotels in the whole country that allow smoking in rooms now. Some rooms facing the seafront have French doors instead of windows but no balcony to speak of, so if you did open it for a smoke, the smell... More
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"Avoid this hotel at all cost"
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"In need of investment for better renovations, nice sea view in hotel lounge"
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"the best views were the rooms on the frount of the hotel."
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"One with sea views would be best"
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