Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 54

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in December 2017.

We’ve delayed re-opening owing to slower than anticipated progress with our refurbishment.

We’re now managing the remainder of our build (primarily decoration, second-fixes and snagging plus landscaping) ourselves along with a new site manager instead of through our original building contractors.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their patience – we will be open as soon as we can and we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email for enquiries and future bookings.

The front of The Bay Tree is now looking clearer. Our French windows from our sea-view restaurant are open on the right and our sea-view lounge can be seen on the left of this picture.

Most of our front patio has now been cleared of building materials and will be relaid ready for outside tables and chairs from which to admire our sea-views.

The glazing for our main entrance has now been fitted – there is some work to do on repairing our stonework and adding an additional step after we have tarmaced our drive.

At the rear of the hotel, work on building our brick walls is progressing. The centre of the picture shows the start of brick steps leading to our garden and bay tree, just visible at the top of the picture whilst the area between the bricks and the dumper truck will contain a private terrace and external, step-free entrance into Room 1, Willow. The brick walls will contain a herringbone pattern in the centre.

The side of the hotel away from the drive contains a narrow service area and our extractor fans for our kitchen. We had to complete some repair work on old pipes and lay new pipes and services so we will soon be resurfacing this area.

Inside our utility room, we have started to construct the large shelves we need to hold our stock of towels and sheets. Our new gas-powered commercial dryer is on the left, with our commerical washing machine on the right. The washing machine detergents are temporarily on the floor between the machines and their automatic feeder can be seen on the wall.

We are very pleased with the colour of the walls in our hall. The left door leads into the utility room, the right into our kitchen.

This is Room 6, Chestnut, on our first floor. This room will be getting some very special wallpaper.

We’ve begun to move furnture into Room 8, Alder. We have also added the bedside wall-lights (note the led reading lights on hoses so guests can read without disturbing their partners!) We love the fancy headboard for this room!

Room 8 also has an original fireplace. The blue chairs are just here temporarily and will go into the triple-aspect sea-view turret in Room 9, Yew.

Our oak thresholds leading into our rooms and wet-rooms, such as here in Room 9, Yew.

The banisters and spindles at the top of our stairs are now in place. The area around the borders will contain polished oak. The walls will be the same putty colour as in our hall and ground-floor corridor (please see above picture).

Room 10, Maple, with it’s spectacular sea and cliff views to the left and triple-aspect sea-view turret (like the one in Room 9, Yew) has now got a very useful storage area for hanging clothes.

Viking Bay Broadstairs looking gorgeous, We are located in the next bay along, Stone Bay, behind Bleak House which is the castle-like building in the centre of this picture.


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