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Libertines hotel set to open this month

By | Published on Thursday 10 September 2020


The Libertines have announced that they will open their Margate hotel up to paying guests later this month, more than two years after work began on the seaside project. Prices start at £114 a night, but for that Pete Doherty will wake you up with a foot rub. Oh wait, sorry, I misread that. It says there are tea and coffee making facilities.

The seven room Albion Rooms hotel is set to open its doors on 25 Sep, alongside a restaurant, residents’ bar, coffee house, and the existing Waste Land bar and recording studio.

The hotel is, says Doherty, “a fine Arcadian bolthole, a perfect place for prophets newly inspired, to recline, write, record, with rejoicing and knees up a plenty”.

His bandmate Carl Barât adds: “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”.

If those quotes haven’t completely put you off, then you can find out more about the hotel here.

In other news, Margate hotelier Pete Doherty was recently fined for riding an electric scooter while being banned from driving. Turns out riding a scooter is the same as driving a car. Something to bear in mind if you’re planning to scoot down to the Albion Rooms. Or if Pete offers you a lift to the station.