We went back to Margate as we do a couple of times a year to re-kindle memories of parental visits.
We always stay at this hotel as it is opposite flats where my parents used to live. Also we stay there because the service is so friendly you feel they are part of the family and over the years the owner has come to know us quite well, if only by sight. She always recognised us, my brother and his wife and my parents when they were alive as we used to go there for Sunday lunch in the wonderful front and sea-view restaurant for special occasions.
The rooms have now been refurbished to a standard that suits the Edwardian building very well.
The only thing I will say is that the sea view rooms with balcony are rather expensive for what they are as the sea view is only to the far side. There are much better rooms as the back of the hotel without balconies and with a side view of the sea for £10 cheaper, and they no longer do winter or low season rates.
The food is excellent, Sunday lunch being the cheaper option and there are four courses plus coffee which is excellent value. We had this only last week and it is even better than it used to be. and the breakfast buffet is wonderful and all the staff are happy and helpful.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Walpole Bay Cliftonville
- Hotel Walpole Bay
- Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent