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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my Daughter who had stayed three times before and loves it. The hotel would definitely not appeal to anyone who enjoys a chain owned, sterile, every room the same, bland style hotel. The owner of The Walpole Bay, Jane, manages to make your stay feel like you are a guest at an Edwardian house party. We walked... More 

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Thank ChristineandbBill
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hotel full of history . It even has its own museum . Very reasonably prices. Ideally located for the Wintergarden and various Margate attractions. Highly recommended if your visiting the Kent coastline

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a family room for two nights this month. I was expecting the hotel to be in Margate but actually it's just outside of Margate in Cliftonville. You could walk into Margate, but as we had our baby in a pram we decided to drive. This hotel is really retro and was tough getting to our room with... More 

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Thank HannahMumbai
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My niece and her husband treated us both to a stay at this hotel. All four of us enjoyed the murder and mystery event/ dinner held there on the 22 October 2016. A genuine and quite different experience for us. The food was good plain fare, enjoyable for all that. The hotel itself has many old and quite quaint features... More 

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Thank MarionW986
Marlborough
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed for three nights at The Walpole Bay Hotel. This was our second visit, the last was 4 years ago and like a fine wine it has improved with age. It is an unusual hotel and can probably be best described as quirky. Not just a hotel it also houses a museum of an eclectic... More 

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Thank Mal P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is truly a unique hotel with features you will never get elsewhere. The service at the bar and reception is a bit hit and miss. The rooms are straight out of a novel. Yes you can walk across the room and yes the wardrobe door might swing open but this is the Walpole Bay experience and you should catch... More 

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Thank Clayelect
Suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel as a family party was being held here. We were fortunate with parking, as it is on street and the road fills up quickly. Check in was quick and our family room was spacious, although a little warm with the sun, but fans supplied helped to cool it. The room was well stocked with good... More 

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Thank QueenBess16
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We enjoyd a few days away in this lovely Edwardian hotel with all the quirks and quaintness you could desire. The nooks and crannies are lined with memorabilia of a past age. On the walls are a collection of napkins, painted art, embroided pieces, written prose and poetry all displayed in glass cases of visitors' memories and thoughts of the... More 

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Thank Sally S
Kent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel very different and well worth a visit. Superb food and afternoon teas. Great rooms and service. Old hotel with squeaky floors and a old fashion gated lift opposite the sea and bowls. The owner is lovely she does anything she can to make your stay a good one. Nice outside area to sit and watch the world go... More 

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Thank Carol27742774
Neutral Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My mum and I arrived on a Saturday. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room I had was beautiful and has a lovely view. The Sunday breakfast was absolutely delicious and was beyond my expectations. The hotel museum is a must as I learnt about the history of this place and the area. Having travelled from Australia this... More 

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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: £78 - £84 (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
Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Margate
#1 Family Hotel in Margate
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“some rooms have a balcony for a great sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Clayelect, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful sea view from balcony room”
 of 5 bubbles Toot27, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Overlook the Bowling green”
 of 5 bubbles Johathan, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for an upgraded room”
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“be sure to visit the 3rd floor - its collection is unusually interesting and facinating.”
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