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Walpole Bay Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

totally unique place ,friendly staff and good value -£115 b&b for a family. decent rooms and a great location by the underrated Walpole bay beach. Good value food and a top notch snooker table as well. Great place

Thank Filllua
London, GB
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had one night at this hotel but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Its quirky, full of character and has a lovely atmosphere. If the mattress and carpet in room 206 were showing their age, we didn’t care. The cost to upkeep on an old, family run hotel must be huge and everything can’t be renewed at the same time....

Thank Janie M
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this place.Just come back a few hours ago. Good location and excellent staff and the rooms were great with seaviews.Cheap cab ride into Margate £3.50.The Hotel was like stepping back in time ,very nice .Breakfast was great.Really enjoyed ourselves ,wish we were there for longer

Thank Zitziubummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay for a friends 50th Birthday. Staff really welcoming and attentive, surroundings fabulously vintage, food- particularly the vegetarian options gorgeous- all round great value for money. Please support this wonderful place- a real labour of love for Jane. I will definitely be back!

1Thank Christine D
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time staying at the Walpole, I went back because its such a fabulous place to stay. The staff are great and Jane the owner is so passionate about the place you feel the love. Make sure you spent time exploring the weird and wonderful collections. Breakfast was relaxed with great food, veggie and vegan and lots...

1Thank nicky5555227
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights on the third floor with sea view. All staff were friendly and welcoming. Room clean and comfortable but shower in bath was difficult to adjust the temperature. We loved the Otis lift which we used several times just for the experience. Breakfast was buffet style with a huge choice served in the restaurant. A coat of...

Thank joanne602015
Flitwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spent a couple of days at the Walpole. if you like a bit of character this is the hotel for you. It starts in the reception with some curious items and a wonderful 1920 lift. On both nights we had dinner in the hotel restaurant. There was a good choice and it was reasonably priced.

Thank mick1253
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful tea with a friend, excellent service, scones were a bit crumbly but lovely, the tea was served in proper matching China tea cups and saucers, with plates and teapots to match. Lovely to see it still exists. My friend is in a wheelchair, which was not difficult but needed to have special ramps put out and help...

1Thank Kay M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We threw a Baby Shower at the Walpole Bay Hotel for a close friend, 16 of us in total and it was a lovely afternoon. It could not have been easier to book with the hotel, they were very swift to respond to messages. We were able to pay for our own choices from the menu on the day, which...

1Thank Hannah L
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A refreshing change from faceless chain hotels! This hotel is like staying in a museum... and I'm a sense you are... On the second floor is a museum where you can see staff uniforms and hotel paraphernalia from a bygone era. There is also a collection of napkins customised by hotel visitors including some by famous artists such as Tracy...

2Thank Bellylou

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From the moment you enter the Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, you step back in time to the ambiance of a bygone era. This historic Margate hotel was built for discerning guests in 1914, extended in 1927 and is now being lovingly restored to her former glory by the Bishop family. The Walpole is a family run hotel that strives to achieve a friendly home from home atmosphere combined with a warmth and timeless elegance. From the relaxing flower decked terrace with sea views, to the Edwardian style restaurant, you will rediscover a passion for the finer things in life. And to make your visit complete enjoy a ride in our 1927 Otis trellis gated lift, that services every floor. So if you are looking for hotels in Margate, you will not find a more welcoming, warm, charming experience anywhere else, so come and enjoy your time in Margate, Kent and reserve your room at the Walpole Bay Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walpole Bay Hotel

Address: Fifth Avenue | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Price Range: RM451 - RM635 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Walpole Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Walpole Bay Cliftonville
Hotel Walpole Bay
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Margate
#1 Family Hotel in Margate
#1 Romantic Hotel in Margate
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“Choose a room with a balcony- you won't be disappointed.”
christinedR3830CM, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“They all have see view”
nicky5555227, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“As the hotel is "side on" to the sea, all rooms have sea views and many have balconies too.”
DennisWestWickham, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view every time.”
OrkneyBoyAbroad, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice to pay a little extra for balcony and sea view”
LionelarsenaB, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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