Grand Burstin Hotel
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Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I received from David Knowles:

My wife has been researching her family tree and, in particular, her great great grandfather, Giulio Giovannini who was the manager of the Pavilion Hotel in the 1850s and 60s, and was mentioned in a short story and letter by Charles Dickens who stayed at the hotel. Seeing his name in print on the hotel "price list" just brings it more to life.

Giulio left the Pavilion to run (as owner we think) the West Cliff Hotel also mentioned on your pages. He must have been successful because he was able to send his sons to private schools (one in Cranleigh, the other in Boughton). We're now trying to find out what happened to the rest of his family and why one of his sons changed his surname.

Thanks again,
David Knowles
We have found another manager.   Kevin Chittenden from Ashford, Kent, tells us:

"I have just found out by going through my family history that in 1901 one my ancestors, Emily Green worked at the Royal Pavillion Hotel, Folkestone harbour as a housemaid.  Apparently she lived in house along with 71 members of staff and 56 boarders.  The Manager at that time was Amandus Hartmann. "

Wow, those were the days when hotels could afford to employ more staff than they had guests.  Can you imagine the wonderful service they would have received?  Thank you Kevin.

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