As you would expect from a house which entertained royalty, politicians, actors and the wealthy, Albion House, Ramsgate sits in pride of place on top of the East cliff. Looking out over Albion Gardens and out to sea there are stunning views of the Royal Harbour – the only one in the country. The harbour was given its status of ‘Royal Harbour’ by King George IV as a gift for the hospitality he received when visiting Ramsgate in 1820.
HOW TO FIND US
Kent, CT11 8HQ
T: +44 (0)1843 606630
High speed train taking 76 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras. The M2 and M20 are both excellent motorways and driving from north London can take as little as 90 minutes. There are great connections with Europe from Folkestone and Ashford.
EXPLORE RAMSGATE & THANET
Discover the closest sandy beach to London, overlooked by some of the most beautiful Regency architecture in the UK. With nearly 900 listed buildings, walking around the town it is easy to spot the elegant Victorian and Regency architecture. Architects Mary Townley, Augustus Pugin and Edward Pugin have all designed and built buildings in Ramsgate.
Locally there is more to discover with Broadstairs, home of Charles Dickens, and Margate, home of the Turner Gallery, being only a stone’s throw away. Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral is a short 17 minutes on the high speed train.
Built in 1791, the history of Albion House, Ramsgate is rich and colourful. Those who have stayed in the magnificent bedrooms include Princess Victoria shortly before she was crowned Queen.
In 1940, thousands of soldiers disembarked at Ramsgate after escaping from the beaches of Dunkirk, and Ramsgate is proud to be part of the annual commemoration of that event, welcoming the ‘Little Ships’ when they make their pilgrimage across the channel to remember the courage of those who made the journey during the Second World War.
The clifftop location of Albion House affords it an incredible vantage point over the beach, a view that stretches right down to the Royal Harbour. Our library of images illustrate the luxury found in our bedrooms and provides a taste of the views you will experience from them.
THE REGENCY & ALBION HOUSE
Albion House has always offered itself as a place of congregation whether for civic matters or for rest and relaxation. We explore some of the activities Albion House, Ramsgate would have played in Georgian times and are still popular today.
We welcome families to Albion House, Ramsgate and provide interconnecting rooms so, as parents, you can enjoy a little peace and privacy.
There are many wonderful places for children to visit locally and we can of course provide a package of information for entertaining the young ones.
FEATURES & DESIGN
The many original features of this magnificent building built in 1791 have been maintained or restored during the sensitive 2014 refurbishment. The return of Albion House, Ramsgate to all its majesty has seen the introduction of Italian Carrara marble bathrooms, renewed sash windows, exquisite furnishings and the original cornices remoulded and replaced.
Watch the magnificent sun rising and setting from Albion House. This is a place where artists came to paint – both Turner and Van Gogh have famously painted in this area, the extraordinary light in this small part of the world drawing their attention.
PEOPLE & SERVICE
The beauty of Albion House, Ramsgate speaks for itself, but the service and attention we aim to provide you with will be the thing which makes the difference to your stay. We want you to leave feeling rested and with a real sense of having been cherished during your time with us. Our size allows us to look after our guests with the special attention you deserve. It is important to us we hear your feedback during your stay so we can act accordingly. Providing you with all you need whilst you are with us is our ultimate goal.
UNDER ONE ROOF
We want you to enjoy the full scope of Albion House, Ramsgate – whether it is a wine tasting course in the cellars (autumn 2015) or a special treatment in our exclusive seaweed bathhouse (end of 2015), we have something to suit everybody. Wind down in the magnificent bar which looks out over the sea and enjoy our exquisite menu in our dining rooms with log fires for an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation.