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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

after searching for something around Margate, only to find their prices were just rediculously high, we decided to stay just outside in Cliftonville. Average pricing, clean bedding, comfortable bed, bathroom clean and updated. We stayed with our two young girls aged 5 and 2 who aren't easy to manage at the best of times. The staff were friendly, helpful and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A bit run down, a bit quirky, living on an age old reputation. Rooms are clean and well maintained, although I found the bed very firm. Common areas are the wrong side distressed, and could benefit from some proper cleaning and a paint up. Dining room window sills were covered with dead flies and spiders....not very pleasant at all. Breakfast...

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1Thank SueC109
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We only popped in for a coffee as we are property hunting in the immediate vicinity. We were thrilled to think that this would be on our doorstep. Lovely surroundings, very friendly and obliging staff. We will visit regularly for sure. Thank you for a lovely experience.

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We are totally speechless, this is the most fantastic place to visit and the rooms are lovely, Had balcony room which was so nice to wake up to the sound of the sea, breakfast was good, plenty of choice, friendly staff, always nice to see smiling people in the morning Hotel is exactly as you would expect, yes a creaky...

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1Thank Claire C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night strange to say the least bit like staying in a museum basic room and heating off when we arrived good breakfast and plenty of parking spaces available owner is a bit of an eccentric hippie with bare feet but very friendly and helpful

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Lancing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our experience of the Walpole Bay does not tally with that of the majority of reviewers on this site and certainly not with FaceBook reviewers. This is baffling, but most reviewers seem to have not stayed the night. Our first impression was positive. The appearance of the hotel exterior indicative of care and effort had clearly been made vis. hanging...

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Margate for the first time in many years. First impressions of the Walpole real appeal with flowers and seating outside oozing of an era long gone. Today's modern hotels have no character and are just interested in profits before the punter. Exploring further into the Walpole is a magical mystery of discovery, Thank god for eccentric English nutters. But...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have visited this hotel several times for cream teas and afternoon tea, every time the staff are friendly polite and efficient cant do enough for you. The food is very tasty and plenty of it. It's so nice to be able to look around all the memorabilia without staying there, such a nice different place to take someone for...

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Croydon
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Themed rooms around the hotels heyday of the 1920s and a very interesting art display. Certainly different -a step back in time - but the beds are comfy and the service is good. Breakfast though self service was plentiful and lots of choice.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

From the moment you turn in to fifth avenue and spot the beautiful flowered veranda the stress of every day life washes away. This beautiful quirky hotel is like stepping back in time. Minutes from beautiful beaches and 5 minutes from Margate old town. Friendly attentive staff. Comfy beds and immaculately clean rooms. So much to look at in and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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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: RM429 - RM506 (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 Romantic Hotel in Margate
#1 Family Hotel in Margate
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