Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 219
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bramble2 Visit to Ramsgate
As always we had a great welcome from the staff on duty on reception on our arrival.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gixerken Good Hotel
I have stayed here a few times now and have enjoyed each stay. Hotel is clean with friendly and helpful staff.
The hotel is located in the middle of local towns and they are all only a short car ride away. It is also in the middle of a number of cycling routes with them all offering something different.
I work in this area from time to time and have tried a few other 3/4 star hotels nearer to work and the Holiday Inn Express leaves them standing and I will also book in here whenever I am going to be working here in the future
I only have cereal for breakfast, and they a varied choice of different cereals The cooked food on offer at breakfast is limited but it is free and everyone I have seen eating the cooked food seem to enjoy it and I have never heard anybody complain about it
August 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by afcferry Stuffy rooms, dreadful breakfast
Generally a dull and boring hotel, functional but bland. Cooked breakfast means a scrum down for scrambled eggs, toast and beans (no sausages, bacon, tomatoes etc - and no veggie cooked alternative either. I've had better in cheap backpacker hostels overseas). Rooms were dreadfully stuffy, and leaving the aircon on for an hour made no difference. Coupled with a booking/reservation problem, overall a very poor experience.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DB56 Good Stopover
Nice clean and friendly hotel.
Ideal for a stop over on the way to the ferry.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BandGD Short break
We had short break (4 nights) at this hotel. Very pleasant staff, 24 hours free WiFi with a clean room. Good breakfast choice and the hotel is ideally situated just outside Ramsgate, easy to find on a main trunk road. Plenty of restaurants/pubs/bars within a short distance and only 10 mins from Westwood Cross Shopping Mall.
August 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ADUK Great Service
Great service from all the staff I interacted with. Couldn't do enough for you.
Clean bedroom and bathroom.
Breakfast quality and selection of hot food could be improved.
Check in and out very efficient.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan H The difference good staff make
We have stopped in the Ramsgate HIE previously, so it is a known good choice. This time it took us a complicated 6 hours to get there from Nottingham, getting caught up on the M11 and then at the Thames crossing on the M25, in a queue forming behind an accident. By the time we got to Ramsgate I was absolutely shattered, despite stooping for a break on the way. As I got to reception Neil was calmly taking another couple through the booking in process and resolving their agitated questions regarding the local geography and restaurants efficiently and effectively. Our turn next, I gave Neil our name and he just took control, thoroughly professional and courteous throughout. As a platinum member he welcomed us and told me that a room upstars on the quieter side of the hotel had been reserved from me - exactly the request I always make when arriving at HIEs across the country - and he asked how our journey had been so far. I told him; he was thoughtful for a second or two, then said a few words of comfort that just seemed to lift the moment and made me smile.
When we got to our room on the 2nd floor, it was cool (24 degrees outside) and clean. I just parked our luggage, took my shoes off and lay down for a few minutes to let my mind relax. For some years now HIE have provided a variety of 3 pillow choices ranging from hard to soft, but this is the first time that I have truly been given a selection that actualy does provide that choice in the room. It seems that other HIE hotels appear to offer the choice - if you bother to go to the counter and ask for what you want, but when it comes down to it all of the pillows feel medium to hard - despite what the label states. What a difference this time... After 20 minutes or so we went down to get the rest of our things out of the car, followed by a quiet drink. Neil saw us coming and manoeuvred across to the bar ready to serve our requirements. We chatted; he was cheerful, comfortable in telling us a little about himself (that softer than normal American accent was intriguing), he just made us feel welcome and at home. He asked what brought us to that location and we told him about a friend's 65th birthday party in nearby Minster later that evening. Neil then thoughtfully provided us with a card for local taxis.
A really great stay this time, thank you very much Neil and well done to the HIE at Ramsgate. We will see you again.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NHDisneylover Excellent property so long as no more than 2 in the room
Overall, this was a great property. It was easy to find with plenty of free parking Staff were very nice. Common areas, as well as the room were super clean. Breakfast was better than most. We even had lots of comfy pillow already in our room on arrival.
Our one complaint was that the sofa "bed" was not even as comfortable as a sofa bed normally is. Its design was such that the "mattress" was three separate cushions (not one piece) with 1-2 inch gaps in between--which made for a miserable night with little sleep for our teen son.
With the sofa bed issue, this is an EXCELLENT hotel if only two people are sleeping per room, but I would not return with a third person staying in the same room.
August 20, 2014