The Isle of Thanet is the easternmost part of Kent and has a rich history with the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Saint Augustine all having landed here. Many famous authors, architects and artists have found their inspiration in the area.

White chalk cliffs, offering superb cliff top walks, envelop seven sandy beach bays, which make up the beautiful and unspoilt seaside resort of Broadstairs. To the north is Margate, home of donkey rides, deckchairs and the newly re-opened Dreamland. To the south is the elegant Regency resort of Ramsgate with the famous Royal Marina.

Charles Dickens - Bay Tree, Broadstairs


Charles Dickens stayed in more than one house in Broadstairs, a location which he described as "delightful" and "fresh". Explore the Dickens heritage at the Dickens House Museum and at Bleak House. Read about the annual Dickens Festival
Art Galleries - Bay Tree, Broadstairs


Broadstairs has a number of shops and galleries selling works by local artists.

The internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary art gallery leads the creative charge with cool individual galleries emerging in Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Margate's Turner Contemporary is the gallery on the art world's must see list.

Ramsgate is seeing its own artistic appeal grow. From the prestigious Updown Gallery, local artists show cased at York Street Gallery to the great wall of Ramsgate.



"Have had a wonderful stay. Bed very comfortable. Food excellent. Will be coming back."

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Lynda & Paul | 5th July 2015



  • "Perfect. Thank you. Very Welcoming. Great food - we will be back."

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    Rod and Sam | 18th July 2015

  • "Very enjoyable stay, perfect views. Had room 4! Hopefully we'll return."

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    Christine & John | 18th July 2015

  • "Brilliant. Can't wait to come back. Excellent service. Beautiful people and views. Thank you."

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    Steve | 18th July 2015

  • "Spent two nights at the Bay Tree. A hotel with superb sea views - under new management. At the moment the hotel is a little bit dated however perfectly clean with great food and dining/lounge areas. The owners Alistair and Robert have got some great plans, they made our stay very pleasant they had great knowledge of the local area and we're always there to make sure we were perfectly happy - which we were. Thank you we will definitely be back."

    Beautiful location. Managed by people that care about people. Thank you"

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    Robinsurrey | 18th July 2015

  • "Just returned from a 2 night Groupon stay at Bay Tree Hotel in Broadstairs. This hotel has a great location, few minutes from the town centre, the owners were very welcoming, they have recently taken this hotel over and have great plans. The service we received could not be faulted. The room had a great view (room 9) quite small but perfectly adequate. The hotel, even as it is pre-refurbishment, is very comfortable, the breakfast was lovely. Broadstairs was charming, quaint and unspoilt. Our stay was incredible value. Look forward to returning post-refurbishment. Thank you very much. Room 9 is quite small but with a fabulous view of Stone Bay"

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    Lettie112 | 18th July 2015