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Smiths Court Hotel

  • 21-27 Eastern Esplanade
  • Cliftonville
  • Margate
  • Kent
  • CT9 2HL


  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  •   43 guest rooms
  •   Restaurant & Bar
  •   Sea views
  •   2 minutes from the beach
  •   Sunday carvery
  •   Free off road parking

About this Hotel

Situated on the Cliftonville cliff top in Margate with spectacular sea views, Smiths Court Hotel is an independent, family run hotel perfect for events, weddings, conference gatherings and celebrations.  The hotel retains its Victorian charm, and offers all modern comforts from free WiFi to delicious table d'hote, locally sourced cuisine served in The Orangery.   The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Winter Gardens, the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Main Sands Beach and town centre amenities are all just a few minutes' walk away.  Join us for our famous weekly Sunday carvery, and choose from a range of room types including executive rooms, four poster suites and family rooms. 

The hotel benefits from excellent disabled access and a lift to floors for easy access to most rooms. We also offer free private parking and a wonderful ground floor, sheltered sunny patio area.  Smiiths Court Hotel is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award-winner licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonites.  Special offers and a selection of great value seasonal and festive packages are regularly available.

Rooms - 43

All guest rooms and suites are appointed to a high standard and cater for all types of visitor.  Choose from a selection of family rooms and spacious family suites, single and standard double rooms with sea views, executive double, standard double and single rooms.

Each room has a modern en-suite bathroom with a bath or shower, a flatscreen TV with Freeview channels, room safe, telephone, an alarm clock and tea/ coffee making facilities.

Food & Drink

The Orangery with stunning marble floor and sea views offers a unique dining experience.  A range of menu choices are available and food is locally sourced from nearby Kent farms.  Freshly prepared breakfast is inclusive in booking price, and The Orangery is open for lunch and dinner, serving table d'hote menu in the evening.  A selection of sandwiches and bar snacks are served throughout the day. 

Other Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Off road parking to the rear
  • Licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies
  • Pets welcome on request
  • Packed lunches available on request
  • Bar and Restaurant with table d'hote menu
  • Sea views


Check-in is from 15:00, check-out is by 11:00.

Directions to Smiths Court

At the A299 roundabout, exit on the second exit signposed the A28 Canterbury Road.  Continue on until you arrive at Birchington village, then at the mini roundabout take the right exit, and continue on to Westgate,  and on to Margate,  remaining on the A28.  At the Clock Tower, with Main Sands beach opposite, continue ahead remaining in the left hand lane, then on past Winter Gardens until you see Smiths Court Hotel.  Parking is to the rear.  



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