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12th December 2023

Shepherd Neame Completes £500,000 Refurbishment At Historic Seafront Hotel

A £500,000 refurbishment of The Royal Albion Hotel in the Kentish seaside town of Broadstairs has been completed by Shepherd Neame.

The seafront hotel remained open while the 10 week project took place. It involved a major renovation of the restaurant area on the ground floor, including restoring the wooden floors and redecorating throughout with a contemporary coastal feel. The fixed booth seating has been removed and stylish tables and chairs introduced to create a more spacious feel and maximise the stunning sea views.

Five of the hotel’s 21 en-suite bedrooms have also undergone a complete transformation. The rooms – one Luxury, three Superior Doubles, and one Standard Double – all have brand new furniture and décor, and new luxury bathrooms including drench showers. The Royal Albion dates back to 1776, and care has been taken with the design to ensure that each room retains its own unique style and character, while introducing a contemporary feel.

The five rooms all boast balconies offering sea views, and these spaces have also been refurbished, with new wicker furniture introduced.

A comfortable stay is guaranteed, with a luxury 2000 pocket-sprung Ambassador mattress, Dyson fan, Roberts digital radio and Nespresso coffee machine in each room, along with a flat screen Smart TV and complimentary WiFi.

General Manager Marc Duvauchelle said: “We are absolutely delighted with the finished results of this project, and have already received great feedback from customers. Our refurbished rooms really offer a premium experience for guests, and the investment in the restaurant has ensured that we make the most of our hotel’s fantastic seafront location.”

The Royal Albion Hotel is open every day, and customers can choose from a selection of award-winning craft ales and lagers, along with a wide range of premium wines and spirits. Food is served from 9am to 9pm, with a delicious menu of breakfast, light bites and main meals on offer. Booking is advised for the hotel’s popular Sunday Roast with all the trimmings, and young diners can also enjoy the delicious new Menu for Minis.

For more information visit or call 01843 868071.


About Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham, Kent for over 300 years. Perhaps best known for great British classic ales such as Spitfire Amber, which carries the Royal Warrant, its diverse portfolio includes Five Grain Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager, and the Whitstable Bay Collection. It also brews international lagers under licence including Samuel Adams Boston Lager and premium Thai lager Singha. The independent family business boasts an award-winning visitor centre and 300 pubs and hotels throughout London and the South East, from the historic heart of the City to the Kent coastline.

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