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4.4 out of 5

"Overall our 3 day stay was satisfactory. A terrific view and location. Great walks across the cliffs to Margate and beyond. Room and bathroom both b ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 20 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the overall property condition at The Botany Bay Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Botany Bay. Enjoy features like free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. Built in 1920, this 3-star hotel has 30 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Shepherd Neame
  • Amenities include free newspapers in the lobby, meeting rooms and a conference centre
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and overall comfort
  • Steps from Botany Bay and 7 minutes by car from Margate Beach

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£52* Per night/room 30 Oct - 31 Oct

Superior Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room (Family of 4)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room, Sea View (Feature)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Botany Bay Hotel ratings based on 14 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Botany Bay Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
We rally enjoyed our short stay. Nice big room, excellent breakfast and the hotel is very dog-friendly.

Posted by on 6 Oct 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location. Easy and free to park. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 25 Aug 2019

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4 out of 5
Superb location & spacious superior room sea view, bathroom very small. Breakfast disappointing ☹️

Posted by on 29 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Good location and room. Potential noise problem.

Overall our 3 day stay was satisfactory. A terrific view and location. Great walks across the cliffs to Margate and beyond. Room and bathroom both big and clean. But, O dear, one of those clinging shower curtains and a shower with a fixed head. Unfortunately - as the hotel caters for functions there can be noise. When we reserved our room we were assured that is was situated far from the function area so it would be peaceful. So it was, but we were disturbed by shouting drunken guests in the corridor and in the room opposite at 1 am. We phoned down to the night porter, several times but no reply so we spent a disturbed night. Next day the manager apologised and took 10 per cent of the night's stay, but we would have much preferred a night's sleep to the discount. Not the hotel's fault, but where was the night porter? The service was mixed, ranging from terse and helpful to charming and helpful. Out dinner was alright, freshly prepared. Breakfast ok..the help yourself muesli and ingredients very good, the served option not exceptional.. why is it hardly possible to have decent coffee at most UK hotels? The location of the hotel is at the end of what seems to be a private road so no nearby public transport, but a taxi from Margate, recommended by the receptionist was quick, on time and costs £5. Overall a good and enjoyable stay.

Posted by , from UK on 20 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Location

Pros: Rooms, vibrancy of bar area, friendly staff. Plenty of car parking
Cons: Maybe a specials board to vary the menu a bit.
Location: Botany Bay is one of several sandy bays in and around Broadstairs. Golf club virtually next door, and the Turner Gallery at Margate is 5 minutes away
Steps from the beach, with a lovely, large bar and dining area. Very nice rooms, some with uninterrupted sea views. Perfect hotel for a chill out.

Posted by , from Rochester, Kent on 16 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful venue

We have stayed here several times and love the views from the Orangery where we enjoyed dinner and breakfast. The food was good and service friendly. In the past we have paid for a "seaview" room - well worth the extra. This time we booked late so didn't expect a view from our room. We were disappointed to find a wooden screen/ wall just a few feet from the window. It obscured a view of rooftops, etc, as intended, but made the room rather dark and a little claustrophobic. We will avoid room 408 in future

Posted by , from Sussex on 17 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice sea view

Beautiful sea view peaceful location Very goodservis end breakfast

Posted by , from london on 27 Jun 2017

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4 out of 5

Comfortable hotel & lovely food

I was only there for 24hours but the staff were friendly & the room was comfortable.

Posted by , from Staines middlesex on 1 May 2017

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5 out of 5

lovely location

right onCliff top overlooking the point between the Thames estuary and Dover straight, it was dar when we arrived so not much chance to sight see, only stayed the night as was a fleeting visit to see Mum

Posted by on 18 Dec 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at The Botany Bay Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Broadstairs hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1920
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: London (LGW-Gatwick) (134.1 km / 83.3 mi)
  • Train station: Broadstairs Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Botany Bay Hotel offers 30 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a bath and shower and complimentary toiletries. This Broadstairs hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Shepherd Neame – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

On-site venue No. 2 – This bar serves lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests who wish to check-in after 10:30 PM must inform the hotel prior to arrival. Contact information is provided on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 17.0 per night.


  • Pets are welcome
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 3 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 17.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Botany Bay Hotel Broadstairs
  • Botany Bay Hotel
  • Botany Bay Broadstairs
  • The Botany Bay Hotel Hotel
  • The Botany Bay Hotel Broadstairs
  • The Botany Bay Hotel Hotel Broadstairs

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.