Our fourteen guest rooms are individually designed and feature carefully selected artworks, vintage and bespoke furniture and beautifully tiled ensuite walk-in showers or baths. Enjoy your morning coffee as you take in the views of the beautiful Margate coast.
With its fabulous sea views, Margate’s Fort Road Hotel is ideally located a stone’s throw from the beach, the old town and the Turner Contemporary. A boarding house from 1820, the hotel was sensitively refurbished in 2022. Combining the ease of home with contemporary luxury, our warm, discreet team are on hand to meet your every need.
Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, Colina is an informal, all day Mediterranean restaurant. Come in any time for small plates with a drink or specials from the blackboard.
Fort Road Bar, located in the heart of Margate. We are a contemporary bar and restaurant featuring works by local artists including Hannah Lees, Matthew Darbyshire, and Tracey Emin. Our unique atmosphere and artistic setting make us the perfect place for a drink before or after dinner.
“This isn’t just a resurrection of a beloved local institution, but instantly the most grown-up hotel in Margate. Fort Road Hotel has now emerged as a smart 14-room hotel with serious food and drink, filled with eclectic art and design nods to the history of both building and town. Its revival feels like a symbolic echo of Margate’s rising fortunes.”
Toby Skinner, CN Traveller
“An assured, urbane feel runs through from the herringbone terracotta and marble floors to the army of potted succulents to the charming staff to the in-room Hay Sowden kettles. It’s worth paying extra for a sea view. Room nine overlooks the Turner and the harbour arm one way; the other way, it’s rockpools and an Antony Gormley, from a bay window seat that makes eviction a more likely prospect than check-out.”
Liz Edwards, The Times
“Not often do photos fail to capture hotels these days, but at Fort Road, the pleasing texture of all its finishes is almost lost in digital translation. In person, it’s easier to appreciate the Kvadrat linen curtains, crown mouldings, and herringbone marble floor and notice the small details like the smooth custom dark oak radiator handles. It’s suggested that Fort Road Hotel may be one of the last remaining establishments in town that JMW Turner would still recognise today. While it’s impossible to say for sure, staying at Fort Road Hotel makes it easy to feel connected to the town he once loved so much.”
Sheila Lam, Wallpaper