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“Great old gatehose.”
The Gate House, Ramsgate
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Very good
34 reviews
The Gate House, Ramsgate
Sitting Room
Main Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Breakfast in the Garden
Broadstairs, a lovely walk
Dumpton Gap, nearest beach
Ramsgate Marina
Pugin's House
Kingsgate Beach, so tranquil
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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Chris T
Brighton
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great old gatehose.”
Reviewed 26 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed in this lovely old gatehouse for a long week end.
It is very comfortable and and quirky.
Good central heating system that is easy to use a keeps the little house very warm
The bed was nice and solid which gave us a good nights sleep.
The front door opens onto a lovely park with the beach 3 minutes walk away.
Every thing is there even an umbrella by the door.

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Liked best: Great house with lots of character
Liked least: Lots of mud outside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Theatre_o...
Manchester
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Park life by the sea”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We enjoyed a relaxing week at this delightful little gate house. It was comfortable with a lovely friendly feel to it. The secure courtyard garden was a much larger than it looked on the photos and was a great place to sit out with a cup of tea in the morning and totally secure for our little dog to explore. Its best attribute, however, is the location. A lovely park at your doorstep and a traffic free walk down to the dog frendly beach at Dumpton Gap made for a perfect walk in the morning for yet another cup of tea or breakfast at the beachside cafe. For a longer walk carry on along the beach path to Broadstairs. Alternatively walk in the other direction and you are in Ramsgate in minutes. The wonderful Turner Gallery is also just a short drive along the coast in Margate and well worth a visit. What's not to like? Ok maybe the small bedroom with a bed only suitable for a little child, but it wasn't needed for our party.

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Liked best: Location and style of property
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Vikki T
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The quirky little cottage was like a home from home, comfortable clean and tidy. Everything we needed for our stay. The park right outside our front door was a plus for our grandson and dogs who could run freely and safely. The beach at the end of the park was an added bonus. The area is very dog friendly which is nice to be able to enjoy so many locals walks. we all throughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking again, the owner Maya very friendly and obliging. The housekeeper keeps the house lovely and even phoned me the following day of arrival to ensure everything was ok. if you want a relaxing break in a quirky cottage in a magical setting book this cottage.

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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268nicki
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Character Home from Home”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I travelled with my husband, teenage children and our staffordshire bull terrier. The Gatehouse is a lovely old house with lots of character in a perfect location for all ages with easy access to the beautiful sandy beach and located in the park so open your door and you can start exploring. Ramsgate and Broadstairs are both within walking distance so our teenagers had plenty to do. We were very happy with the facilities and it felt like a home from home. The kitchen (including fridge, cooker and work surfaces), the bathroom, loo and the bedrooms were all in pristine condition. Dee gave us a warm welcome on arrival and gave us lots of hints and tips for our stay.. We were struck by the friendliness of everyone we met in the area and will definitely be boking another stay.

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Liked best: Character and location
Liked least: nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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MBG812
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“a gem with problems”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The Gate House is a historical building which lies at the entrance of a park not far from the beach. It could be a gem among Ramsgate's holiday homes, but....... In 20+ years renting holiday homes in England this was the dirtiest. When we first entered the kitchen every surface - including microwave and toaster - was dirty and sticky. One of the kitchen cabinets seemed to have been used for storing provisions by generations of renters. It had not been cleaned out for quite some time, and spider webs and things you didn't want to take a closer look at were attached to the leftover food. Some of the dishes had dried food remnants attached. The separate ground floor toilette had an open storage space which contained half open filled plastic bags one of which had a used handkerchief on top. The sofas were filthy and stained. More could be mentioned. All in all the house is in serious need of a thorough basic cleaning and tidying out.
It could be a gem!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
OH dear, we seem to have the very occasional problem with Continental visitors who do not appreciate our vibe. If we are looking for soulless but pristine 5-star space, our cottage is not for you.
The sofas are not filthy but they have enjoyed the attentions of a few exuberant children and dogs - we do not turn away people who want to bring a pet (or a child or two).
We could throw away all food left behind (easier for us) but chose to leave things which may to useful to other guests - tea, dried pasta, olive oil, sugar, salt etc. As for "generations of renters," we have only been sharing the house for four years.
We use the house regularly, and I have never found kitchen equipment to be less than clean. Most visitors have high personal standards and so does our housekeeper.
Yes, we border woodland so we also have spider guests - we do not kill them we coax them outside (usually using a jam jar.)
Finally, nothing perishable is kept under the stairs in the downstairs loo. It is simply storage in a small cottage. Come to the Gate House only if you value simplicity and charm.
Maya Francis-Hill
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