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Walpole Bay Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had promised ourselves a visit for some time and I would say that everyone should visit an hotel like this at least once in their lives. Combining an hotel with a museum is a sublime idea. The outside of the hotel is so charming and unique and the inside, even more so. Friendly staff and an Otis lift from...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the first time we have stayed at the hotel so we were aware what a great place this is to stay! Bit of a shame to see the draft cider and Guinness has been taken out with the updating of the bar, but the bar area does look very good. I did find the bottle beer a little too...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a one night stay for a Valentine's treat and had a lovely stay at the Walpole. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, and we sat on the terrace when we arrived and had a great afternoon tea (photo for good measure!) - they really looked after us! Two words of warning; upstairs is boiling hot, so...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the WBH last Sunday with my mom and grandma It looked so wonderful from the outside and the inside as well. It's has a 1920's feeling, with all the fascinating decor and old objects. We were welcomed by the front desk personnel, they politely asked us what we would like for our cream tea ( sandwiches, scones,...

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West Wickham, Kent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had many Sunday lunches at the WBH in the past but last year we had a job getting in as they were so very busy and fully booked. Giving a lot of notice we were lucky this time and were booked in for our lunch. The Walpole is just so special and we were so glad to be...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked at the last minute and how lucky we were! I cannot fault this wonderful establishment! If you prefer somewhere totally original and of an era that has now sadly passed us by then this is the place. The room was gorgeous and very comfortable! We ate in the restaurant and it did not disappoint and that is the...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night in February during a SE business trip. Very nice 1920's style hotel with lots of interesting long forgotten implements and furniture. Food was great and staff were very friendly and helpful. Bowls Greens indoor and outdoor adjacent to the hotel and also the beach.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Walpole Bay Hotel is pretty well known for appearances on various TV shows. We needed a weekend away so booked 2 nights. The hotel is in a Victorian/Edwardian building near the beach at Cliftonville. Parking was no issue on the road outside. On entering you get the feeling for the owners taste in decor there are curious collectables everywhere....

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Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Walpole, Walpole, Walpole... What can I say about you ay? You magnificent relic. There have only been a few moments in Begby's long and fruitful life that really knock us off our socks and YOU Miss Walpole, passing through your doors, was one of them! Another that springs to my mind was my first lambing season on my aunt's farm....

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

To start with, if you like quirky and vintage - and I do - this is THE hotel for you. It is the epitome of a time capsule and you HAVE to take that in to consideration when thinking about staying here. having said all of that, the beds are comfortable, the food was good, the staff are incredibly friendly...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $130 - $185 (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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“As the hotel is "side on" to the sea, all rooms have sea views and many have balconies too.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisWestWickham, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view every time.”
 of 5 bubbles OrkneyBoyAbroad, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice to pay a little extra for balcony and sea view”
 of 5 bubbles LionelarsenaB, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lots of sea view rooms if not all and worth having”
 of 5 bubbles CraigA14, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Clayelect, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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