The Malvern Guesthouse & The Blues Grill

The Malvern Guesthouse & The Blues GrillOur small, friendly, family-run guesthouse with themed bar and restaurant offers outstanding sea views in the heart of Cliftonville, close to the centre of Margate. A 5-storey Victorian terraced property featuring old charm with a modern twist, the Malvern provides the ideal base to explore this seaside town on foot. There are 5 outstanding Blue Flag award beaches, a stunning coastline ideal for walking and cycling, some of the best golf courses in the UK and a vast array of activities and attractions. The Malvern's famous Blues Brothers themed bar and restaurant serves a highly acclaimed breakfast. In the evening, enjoy only the finest steaks, fresh fish and traditional English style dishes, all freshly prepared and cooked by the in-house chef using local ingredients where possible.
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Some rooms are decorated in sea blues with traditional furnishings; others have modern, wooden furniture and are decorated in light, neutral shades. Rooms at the front of the hotel have outstanding sea views; please enquire about availability when booking. All rooms are available with a late check-out on request and subject to a fee (depending on time of check-out and availability of room). Please note that all en suite rooms have standard showers and not power showers. The Malvern is an environmentally friendly guest house.

Hotel details

The guest house was honoured to be presented with an award for outstanding contribution to the leisure and tourism industry in Thanet, by Thanet District Council. The best accolade yet is The Environment Agency Water efficiency awards 2007 prize for Outstanding Contribution to Water Conservation. The guest house won the category for leisure and tourism, plus scooped the overall winners award. We are very keen to promote and encourage wise use of water and energy here at the Malvern Hotel, whilst ensuring our guests have a pleasant stay.

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 10 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 22:00
Check-out : 07:00 to 10:30


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Casino
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Mini Golf


  • Room Service
  • Internet Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The Malvern Hotel & Blues Grill has been awarded a Gold standard Clean Food Award for the past 6 years and has been awarded a Kent Heartbeat Award for providing healthier food choices and a non-smoking environment. Standard breakfast times are 08:00 to 09:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:30 to 09:30 on Sundays. If you require an earlier breakfast, this is available from 07:00 (on request). A continental breakfast can be provided in your room, and packed lunches can be provided for very early departures (on request). Please note all special dietary requirements must be requested prior to or on arrival. Please note that the restaurant is by reservation only. The restaurant is also open to non-residents so reserving a table is advised. The restaurant is not open on Sundays. A room service menu is available from 17:00 – 23:00 for drinks and 17:00 – 21:00 for food.

The guest house does not have a lift and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


29 Eastern Esplanade
CT9 2HL Margate, Kent


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Area information

Margate Seafront (surrounding area) - in 1890 the town became the first resort to introduce donkey rides. 8 years later, Margate was the first hotel to introduce deck chairs. The area's sandy beaches have long been popular with Londoners seeking a break from city life. Shell Grotto (550 metres) - almost all the surface area of the walls and ceilings of these subterranean passageways and rooms are covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totalling about 2,000 square feet of mosaic or 4.6 million shells. Margate Museum (about 1 km) - here, in Market Place, you can explore the town's seaside and maritime heritage.

Travel information

By Car: From the M25, travelling clockwise: - Exit at junction 2 for the A2, which becomes the M2 motorway. - At junction 7, join the A299. - After about 18 miles (28 km), join the A28 towards Margate. - Once you approach the seafront, continue along until you come to the main set of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane. - Follow the seafront along and up Fort Hill (you will pass a police station on your right-hand side). - Once you have passed Bugsy's bowling, continue along the sea road for approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) and you will see the hotel on your right-hand side. From the M25 motorway, travelling anticlockwise: - At junction 5 take the M26 motorway, joining the M20. - At junction 7 join the A249 then pick up the M2 motorway southbound. Follow the directions from the M2 motorway as detailed above.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 30 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy