Albion House

Ramsgate, Kent

Grand rooms and cool design mix beautifully on top of a hill overlooking the Royal Harbour - expect lots of style and big sea views


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This is quite some house, a Regency pile that dates to 1790, with huge rooms, high ceilings and grandeur at every turn. It stands at the top of a hill in the middle of town with fine views over the Royal Harbour. Incredibly, it was left to decay by its last inhabitants, Ramsgate Town Council, whose headquarters this was until 2008. Now, after a long renovation, interiors shine, mixing contemporary design with the feel of a colonial gentleman’s club. There’s a fire in reception, watery views through big windows in the restaurant, then a fabulous bar with a grand piano, exotic pot plants, a roaring fire, and sofas everywhere. Classical prints are jammed on the wall, the bar itself came from the town hall. The whole place is a work of art, nothing is here by accident. A treatment room, a steam room and a vaulted cavern for wine tastings are coming for summer 2018. Big bedrooms get smaller as you climb the house, but the best views are at the top. Expect good beds, crisp linen, neutral colours, robes in white marble bathrooms. Beaches, gardens and cliff-top walks wait, but don’t miss afternoon tea.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends April-September. Pets by arrangement.

Dog bed, chews to gnaw on, toys to play with and water bowl.

Dogs £30 per stay. Max. 2 small.

Great beach for dog walks just a stone’s throw away. Local green to take your dog for a quick walk in the mornings and evenings.

Lunch from £5. Afternoon Tea £16. Dinner, 2 courses, from £20, 3 courses, £25-£35. Sunday lunch from £16.


Nightly price
from £89
Dinner, B&B from £80 per person.
5 Twin/doubles
From £145
1 Suite for 2
From £180
8 Twin/doubles
From £89


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ben & Emma Irvine

  • Princess Victoria, as she was in 1835, came for a short break and stayed for the winter, sending for her donkeys to cure here ailments, later diagnosed as typhoid. Historian Lucy Worsley describes her stay in the BBC doc 'Fit to Rule' as a turning point.
  • Albion House has also been visited by Sir Moses Montifiore, King Leopold of Belgium and most recently Alex Polizzi of Forte and Hotel Inspector fame.
  • Overlooking the Uk's only Royal Harbour, many of the original Regency features have been reinstated with exacting detail including an ornate cornice of two heraldic figures and a vase of shells which later became our logo.
  • Ramsgate and the Isle of Thanet was built up in Regency times as an exclusive destination for families residing in country estates throughout the country. Only when this trend changed in Victorian times was Albion House let out on a room by room basis.
  • Ramsgate is also famous for Pugin, Van Gogh, Elizabeth Austin, John Taylor Coleridge and many more artistic people attracted by the beautiful skies and wide sandy beaches. Over the years of boom and bust, the natural beauty of this coast remains unchanged.
  • The Isle of Thanet is a treasure trove of delightful places to walk, cycle, eat, drink and shop. For more information click on Explore the Isle on our website and if you are in search of a specific interest please contact us directly