We have booked this hotel for our 10th wedding anniversary. We did email hotel before hand about this special occasion , but no one mentioned anything when we arrived. For a small family run hotel I think it is quite important to recognise such a things, as it makes guests feel special. Hotel itself is quite charming, like an old English hotel: a bit dated though, but still nice.
The room has a wonderful sea view, which was very nice.
The worst part- the bed and the mattress. It was such a poor quality. My husband is quite tall and big, so he could not sleep on the bed at all, as when he lay down, he almost felt the bed base, as the mattress is very old, used and just poor quality.
In the morning, still tired after sleepless night, we were looking forward to breakfast. But we were quite disappointed. It was less than average: no fresh orange juice, the bacon looked more boiled, rather than crispy. The scrambled eggs looked like they were made out of egg powder and not fresh eggs. We did asked for the fried eggs and got them, which was ok.
I am sure Walpole Bay can do much better, as it is a piece of living history.
And I hope we will be back one day, as we love Margate.
- 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