On Ramsgates’ East cliff you will find the stylish Regency townhouse of Albion House. Built-in 1791, it is conveniently located on the seafront above Ramsgate’s Main Sands Beach (four minutes’ walk away). This chic seaside hotel is managed by a husband and wife team and is dog-friendly.
It’s restaurant Townleys offers food seemingly all day and is popular with the locals as well as holiday-makers. On the morning we arrived it was extremely busy! The breakfast buffet is on the small side, but the menu has a wide range of both classic and healthy options. I ordered the pancakes – you can take the girl out of America…
Although the hotel has been renovated, it has kept much of its period features.
It has a diverse set of rooms that vary in size: some with partial views to the sea (such as ours), some with wrap-around views. The marble bathrooms have maintained their historical aspect – demonstrated by the shower that requires some fiddling (instructions can be found in the Hotel Guide.) I sprayed myself in the face initially.
The location of the hotel is extremely convenient as you are a very short walk from the beach, many restaurants, and is right above the Ramsgate tunnels. If you fancy a breezy morning walk you can stroll along the coast, even to beautiful Broadstairs if you’d like!
Related: A Weekend Guide to Ramsgate
If you would like some downtime, the reading rooms are brilliantly designed, but due to their positioning can get quite sunny throughout parts of the day. Nonetheless, it was a great place to catch up on my book and admire the view.