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4.5 out of 5

"Really enjoyed my stay " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 14 Jul 2021

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Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£80* Per night/room 1 Oct - 2 Oct

Superior Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room (Family of 4)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room, Sea View (Feature)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

During your stay at The Botany Bay Hotel, you're just a quick walk from Isle of Thanet. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Shepherd Neame
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, meeting rooms and a conference centre
  • Steps from Isle of Thanet and Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Botany Bay Hotel

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Really enjoyed my stay

Posted by on 14 Jul 2021

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5 out of 5
Lovely hotel, great staff and food. Wonderful location.

Posted by , from Botany Bay on 28 Sep 2020

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4 out of 5
Botany Bay hotel is set in a perfect location and was ideal for our family getaway. Our family room was a good size and the staff were very friendly. We checked in on a Sunday, it at the most busiest time, (weekends particularly busy) and due to COVID procedures check in was very busy and we were unable to get a drink at the hotel while we waited as there was no tables free (you need to book), but the hotel are following the guidelines. Overall, our stay was lovely, and the hotel and food was very nice. Perfect location for the Viking Bay trail.

Posted by , from Maidstone on 26 Aug 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jul 2020

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5 out of 5
The Botany Bay Hotel has a lovely homely feel , the staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.It is in a lovely location with access to very nice walks. The rooms are all very clean and the hospitality tray very well equipped. Breakfast menu very good and delicious , well cooked and presented - as was the evening menu - extremely tasty and good value.Thoroughly enjoyable mid week stay.

Posted by , from Herne Bay on 9 Nov 2019

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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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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. 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
  • Conference rooms
  • Built in 1920
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

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)


  • Train station: Broadstairs Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Botany Bay Hotel offers 30 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM and 9:30 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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests who wish to check-in after 10:30 PM must inform the hotel prior to arrival.

Guests arriving after 9:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for English breakfast: from approximately GBP 15.00 per person
  • 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

National Rating

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

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