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A New Chapter for The Reading Rooms: Help Us Rename or Our Glorious Top-Floor Room!

Way back in October 2009, we opened The Reading Rooms, a three-room boutique bed and breakfast in a grade II listed Georgian townhouse on Margate's historic, tree-lined Hawley Square. We named our rooms simply: Room One, Room Two, and Room Three.


A light and airy room with vaulted ceiling, french antique mirror reflecting light into the room,  a trailing plant, antique chandelier, a table with breakfast laid out and two chairs  beside a windowOak parquet flooring, clothes laid on a bed with crisp white bed linen. Three sash windows with light streaming in.  Exposed lime washed wooden beams.

For eleven years, this simplicity worked perfectly. Then, with Covid-19, we took the decision to close Room Two, the middle room. This left us with an unusual situation—Rooms One and Three, but no Room Two.


To address this, we renamed the first floor, Room One, as "The Salon" and Room Three as "The Attic" on the top floor. However, after four years, we feel that "The Attic" doesn't quite capture the essence of our special room at the top of the house. This room offers a breathtaking sea view over the treetops and has its own private staircase.


That's where you come in! We value the feedback and ideas from our guests, many of whom have shared a fondness for the room formerly known as Room Three.

We've opened the discussion on our Instagram and Facebook pages, and the ideas are coming in:

• Penthouse

• Treetops

• Room Three


The view and light from the three windows are standout features of this room. Perched on a hillside, it overlooks the treetops of Hawley Square and the old town and stretches out to the sea in the distance. The sea and sky blur, with Margate and Cliftonville laid out in miniature. The room is bright and airy, decorated in a custom lime wash mixed by Liam, and there's a signature stripped-back plaster wall. The slightly cool tone of white harmonises beautifully with the bright northern light.


A light and airy room with vaulted ceiling, french armoire with a trailing plant, antique chandelier, a table and two chairs beside a window. A jielde lamp, oak parquet flooring, clothes laid on a bed with crisp white bed linen. Two windows. Exposed lime washed wooden beams.

We’d love to hear from you! What name do you think best suits this beautiful top-floor retreat? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or join the conversation on our social media pages: Facebook Instagram.


Why not book a stay with us and experience this Mary Poppins view of Margate yourself. Whether you choose "Penthouse," "Treetops," or "Room Three," it will be a memorable getaway with stunning views, an enormous bed that is like sleeping on a cloud, and our famous room service breakfast delivered right to your door. Photos: Damian Russell

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