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Walpole Bay Hotel

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Reviewed today

This is the most astonishing hotel - quaint, old fashioned and filled with treasures in its museum. It is a 2* hotel with a 5* heart. Our double room had a balcony overlooking the bay. The bathroom was small but adequate; the bed the same!...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A 5 star hotel unashamedly masquerading as a 2 star. This is a unique seaside gem. It has it's own 1920's museum with items dotted around the various floors. In cubby holes. In unused utilty rooms. In cabinets. Turn a corner and you are going...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at Walpole Bay while working at the Wheels & Fins festival. We saw there was a ‘museum’ but we were not prepared for the amount of vintage treasures hidden in this unique Victorian building: from ceramics to hats, typewriters and dolls,...More

Thank Cristina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd stay. When we found out we were visiting Margate again we didn’t bother to look for any other hotel it had to be the Walpole. It’s famous for its shabby chic look way before shabby chic was invented. The faded charm of the...More

Thank 673Steve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay in a lot of hotels, (30+ this year) and seldom leave reviews, buy The Walpole Bay needs a comment ! if you haven't stayed in a hotel since the 60's you'll be at home here, but not in a good way. 1960's rooms,...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
42
Price range
US$ 104 - US$ 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Walpole Bay Cliftonville
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Hotel Walpole Bay
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Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
42
Price range
US$ 104 - US$ 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Walpole Bay Cliftonville
,
Hotel Walpole Bay
,
Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
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Richard F
18 June 2018|
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Response from realaledrinker | Reviewed this property |
On street parking outside the hotel. There are normally plenty of spaces available and no charges for parking.
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Jill H
19 May 2017|
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Response from ChristineandbBill | Reviewed this property |
I stayed one night with my daughter and her well behaved cockapoo. He was allowed in the bedroom. He wasn't allowed in the dining room but they made up a table for us in the next door bar and another table for someone else... More
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Duncan H
24 January 2017|
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Response from hamlet_uk | Reviewed this property |
Please contact the hotel direct.
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Room Tips
"Room 308 according to Dee and me. By the way this is also a dog-friendly hotel."
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"All rooms have a sea view, someone in 105 is snoring like a pig, so get a room on the 2nd floor !"
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"Family room 312 with lovely views on 3rd floor"
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"room 305 is the room we stayed in"
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