Sneak peek inside The Libertines’ new hotel Albion Rooms opening this month

The Libertines have given fans a first look inside their brand new hotel opening in Margate later this month.

Band members Pete Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell, John Hassall bought the Palm Court Hotel in Margate in 2017, and have spent three years renovating the five-storey Victorian Townhouse.

It’s been transformed into the Albion Rooms, a name paying tribute to the former East London flat where they used to meet up in earlier days.

The new hotel overlooks the sea and will feature seven bedrooms, all of which are individually decorated.

The property will also offer a restaurant, coffee shop, two bars and even a recording studio (the band actually used the townhouse when they worked on their fourth album).



There are seven bedrooms and each is individually decorated

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”.

Carl Barât added: “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.”



One of the rooms in the new hotel

Highlights will include The Waste Land, a bar which they say will become an artistic hub, hosting poetry, life drawing, music, dancing and comedy. The bar itself is named after the famous poem by T.S Eliot of the same name. The band also teamed up with BrewDog to create a unique ‘Wasteland IPA’ for guests.



The Victorian townhouse in Margate

There will also be a fine dining restaurant featuring three curate menus created by renowned chef Joe Hill, while the Arcady Coffee House will be the upstairs bar serving its own Libertines house blend, coffee and brunch seven says a week until 4pm.

The coffee house will be open to both guests and ‘non-residents’.

The new hotel is currently set to open on Friday 25th September, but you can already book a stay online. Prices start from £114 a night – you can find out more on The Albion Rooms website.

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