Margate / Kent - hotel recommendations, restos and what to do

Hello all

Looking to stay in Margate, or near ish (Elmey Nature Reserve, Whitstable were other reccos). Travelling by car is an option. There’s lots of lovely places to stay but we cannot decide. I’ve heard lots of fab things but would love some recommendations from anyone who may have visited or knows the areas well! TIA x


I have stayed here before and had a really fab stay Stay at No.42 by GuestHouse Margate - Guesthouse


Guesthouse is so lovely! I would also recommend Fort Rd which is so cool and has just opened a restaurant.

Make sure you visit Deal. I’ve stayed there a couple of times over Christmas and it’s so nice! Lots of little shops and restaurants – The Rose hotel + pub is great. My friend went more recently and said it was one of the best roasts she’s had.

The Fort Road Hotel in Margate has just opened a new restaurant called Colina I’d like to check out:

And for dinner, Sargasso is great:

I’ve seen a few videos online about and it looks lovely!