Insider’s Look At The Albion Rooms Residence, The Libertines’ New Margate Hotel

Openings its doors on 25 September 2020, British band The Libertines are set to unveil The Albion Rooms Residence, a 7-room boutique hotel perched on the trendy Margate seafront

Make your next hotel stay a rock ‘n’ roll one. Welcoming its first guests later this month, British brand The Libertines are set to open The Albion Rooms Residence, a 7-room boutique hotel filled with musical inspiration.

After undergoing a three-year makeover, the five storey Victorian building has been transformed into a gorgeous boutique residence, featuring seven individually decorated rooms with new conceptual design curated by The Libertines for comfort, functionality and Great British aesthetic pleasure.

Conveniently located with timeless views across the Thanet Coastline in one of the most up-and-coming seaside towns in the UK, The Libertines are proud to be part of the vibrant rejuvenation of Margate.

Lead singer Peter Doherty describes The Albion Rooms as “A fine Arcadian bolthole, a perfect place for prophets new inspired, to recline, write, record, with rejoicing and knees up a plenty.

Co-frontman Carl Barâ commentet: “It might be a while before we challenge The Savoy or The Grand Budapest in the hotel stakes, but we’ve put a lot of love into this. Meanwhile it’s a colourful and inspiring home for the Libertines and I look forward to the Albion Rooms being our very own Warholian Factory.”

The seven room residence makes the most of its heritage and premier location on the Margate seafront. All rooms include upgraded bathroom facilities, beautiful soft furnishings and subtle references to the Libertines, with their lyrics are featured throughout. Each room also comes complete with a state-of-the-art sound System from Apple Beats, adding to the musical enchantment.

The Albion Rooms also comprises a restaurant, coffee shop, two bars and, of course, a state of the art recording studio.

The penthouse has been coordinated by the famous print design house Anna Hayman (famous for their luxury velvet fabrics). The rooms were overseen by Rhiannon Sussex a creator of bespoke interiors, infused with a boldly elegant and glamorous aesthetic with an expertly curated mix of vintage and contemporary objects. All beds are by Nimbus, allowing guests to purchase their mattress to replicate their stay once they return home. 

On the foodie front, the kitchen offers three individually curated menus including a unique fine dining experience. Dishes are overseen by renowned chef Joe Hill who has been head chef for some of the biggest names in the industry – Gordon Ramsay, Tom Aikens and Hamyard Hotel. Joe utilises local ingredients to create sexy, considered and irresistible menus.  

The experience also features The Waste Land, a downstairs bar designed to act as the artistic hub of The Albion Rooms. Here, guests can find regular poetry, life drawing, music, dancing and comedy sessions.

The name pays homage to the T.S Eliot poem, written two doors down from The Albion Rooms, whilst Eliot was recuperating from a nervous breakdown. Opened at the end of last year serves a bar menu including the famous burgers (The Albion, The Pigman, The Can’t Stand Me Cow) as well as an extensive snacks menu.

Eager to keep things local, The Libertines have worked with many local craftspeople to refurbish and supply the hotel including:  Haeckels natural skin care and wild fragrance company, who use hand-harvest seaweed from the Margate coastline as the base for all of their 100% natural products, Rocket St. George, Junk Yard Deluxe, Paraphernalia, Scotts and Valentine’s Vintage in Whitstable.

Make it happen
Cost: Rooms start at £114.00 a night (inc. breakfast).
How: To find out more and make a booking, visit 
Where: 31 Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL

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