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Royal Harbour Hotel

(38 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.9
  • Value 3.6
  • Friendliness 4.4
  • Cleanliness 4.2
  • Facilities 3.5
  • Service 4.2
  • Location 4.8

Review Overall Rating

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  • 3.9

Royal Harbour Hotel Information

Description

The charming Royal Harbour Hotel is located on Ramsgate’s famous “Royal Harbour” so dubbed by George IV on his visit to Ramsgate in 1821. Ramsgate town is steeped in history in which the Royal Harbour Hotel has played its part. Artist Van Gogh, author Wilkie Collins, actors Bob Hoskins and John Hurt are just a few of the famous faces who have enjoyed the hotel’s hospitality. All rooms are unique, some have sea views, some overlook the garden. They vary in size from the excellent value “cozy-single” a tiny room dominated by a super-comfortable single bed with luxurious bedding, to the grandest "Royal Oak" suite with a balcony, a commanding view of the sea, TV in the bath and plenty of space for a comfortable sofa and 2 chairs to relax in. The hotel boasts two restaurants, both a 5 minute walk from the property overlooking the marina. Little Ships serves British and European cuisine from 7am until 9pm. Travellers in Italy specialises in sourdough pizza and rotisserie chicken for a relaxed, casual dinner. Although space might be at a premium in some of the smaller rooms, there is never a compromise when it comes to bedding. Every room has an uber-comfortable mattress, the best of bed linen and huge, fluffy bath towels. We have a range of room sizes. Our smaller “cozy” rooms are beautifully furnished and contain everything that you may need and nothing that you don’t. Our larger rooms offer panoramic views and plenty of space to unwind and relax. Downstairs the art-filled Snug, Sitting room and Drawing room with log fires in the winter months, will lure guests out of their bedrooms. A gramophone player, huge LP collection, board games, comfy sofas and great views will make it difficult to tear yourself away.

The hotel is a unique reflection of the owner’s bohemian and eclectic taste. He has always loved the sea. As a young man he served in the merchant navy before leaving to gain experience with some internationally renowned hotels including Claridge's and the Savoy. Guests are encouraged to spend time downstairs in art-filled cosy sitting rooms wth roaring log fires. In summer a pretty walled courtyard garden bursting with pots and birdsong will lure you outside for a pre-dinner drink at the garden Honesty Bar. Ramsgate is steeped in history and over the centuries has had many famous visitors. To name a couple: Pugin, architect of London’s Houses of Parliament, has a famous arts and craft style house just down the road. Painter Van Gogh visited Ramsgate often. The beach always beckons, choose between relaxing on golden sands, hiking along towering chalk cliffs, water sports in tiny local bays frilled by candy striped beach huts and shrimping in wave washed rocky pools.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Staggered check-in
  • Reduced occupancy
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals
  • Wrapped breakfast

Facilities

  • 24h reception
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Dry cleaning
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Porter / concierge service
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning service
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Ice machine
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • 24 hour security
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Ironing service
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Wide entrance to property

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Metered parking
  • Advance reservation parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Conference & events

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Half-board
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Card, board, video games
  • Games, chess, cards

Policies

  • Check in
    16:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    10:00
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions

Accessibility

One disabled access room on the ground floor with wet room. If the restaurant is open meals can be taken in our ground floor dining /breakfast room It is the responsibility of each guest (in advance of their stay with us) to disclose any disability that may impair the safe exit from the building in the unlikely event of a fire or other emergency. We will then ask you to fill out a PEEP (a personal emergency evacuation plan) so that the hotel and you are both aware of the evacuation procedures relative to your situation.

Directions

  • Air from London Heathrow (103.0 miles)

    Take the M25 towards M3/M23/M20/Staines/Gatwick Airport/Dartford. Exit at junction 5 onto the M26. Exit at junction 3 onto the M20. 
Exit junction 7 onto the A249 which takes you onto the M2. 
Head east towards the A299, onto the A253 to Ramsgate. 
Follow signs to the seafront. 
When you reach the seafront by ‘The Churchill Tavern’, Nelson Crescent is the first turning on your left.

  • Air from London Gatwick (82.0 miles)

    Head north on the M23 to London. Take the M25 exit towards Dartford/M11/Maidstone/M20. Exit at junction 5 onto the M26. Exit at junction 3 onto the M20. 
Exit junction 7 onto the A249 which takes you onto the M2. 
Head east towards the A299, onto the A253 to Ramsgate. 
Follow signs to the seafront. 
When you reach the seafront by ‘The Churchill Tavern’, Nelson Crescent is the first turning on your left.

  • Boat from Dover (21.0 miles)

    Exit Dover via the A2. Use the left 2 lanes to take the A256 exit towards Ramsgate/Sandwich/White Cliffs/Bus.Park. Follow the A256 towards Ramsgate. 

  • Air from London City Aiport (76.0 miles)

    Take A1020 to E India Dock Rd/A13. Follow A2, M2 and A299 to Canterbury Rd E/A255 in Ramsgate

  • Road from London Stansted (97.0 miles)

    Get on M11 from A120. Follow M11 and M25 to A282 in Grays. Follow A282 and A2 to M2 in Shorne. Continue onto M2 (signs for Dover/Channel Tunnel/Canterbury/Chatham). Follow A299 and B2054 to Ramsgate.

 
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