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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Very friendly family-run hotel. We stayed just one night, in a lovely seaview room with a remarkably comfortable bed. Dinner was superb, exceeded expectations. Free on street parking outside, about 15 minutes easy walking along prom to Turner Contemporary.

Thank ajmermaid
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 27 May 2015

we enjoyed our stay very much the owner mrs jane bishop is very welcoming but not over the top or in your face she told us a great story about the original owners way back in time whos sister and him went to france to choose the wooden floor for the ballroom the present owner loves her hotel and cares...

2Thank James H
Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Only went here for lunch with sisters. Sandwich and a drink. All very nice. Service and staff very obliging. Weather was lovely enough for us to sit outside which was undercover. Prices reasonable. We did not have the afternoon tea but saw it served to others while we were there and it looked very nice. Would recommend. Would like to...

1Thank Christine S
Birmingham Uk
Reviewed 25 May 2015

There is nowhere like it. Full of personality and great service. Napkin art is the way forward. Great location, lovely views from room and excellent value. Run with a personal touch. Can't wait to return one day.

1Thank Tourist_Turtle
Palma de Mallorca
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Just returned home from a five day stay at the WBH which we greatly enjoyed. As soon as you see the WBH Lawn Bowls team enjoying an after match drink, the family birthday gatherings, the 57th annual meeting of a group of Jazz Buff Friends and a big wedding reception you realise that WBH is a place that people (and...

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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Visited the Hotel today with my husband to celebrate our friends birthday..... This place is just totally and utterly wonderful... It's beautiful, it's unique, it's priceless I just fell in love with the place.... We shall be returning often. Food was good, wine was a delight, Artwork is fabulous.... I could not praise the place more. So pleased we have...

Thank Haldred
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My wife & I stayed here for a Friday night at the end of April. We had booked tickets to see Simple Minds at the Winter Gardens & needed a hotel that was within walking distance & had ample parking.This hotel is just a short walk from the town & has ample on-street parking, right outside the hotel with no...

Thank Adester1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We had no idea on the history of the place as was a relatively short notice booking, well, wow, very pleasantly surprised. Even the occasional tat was interesting, complementing the quirky feel of the place . . could be a tasteful Turner Prize submission in itself, Very clean, very well organised, very attractive.

Thank 10ymg10
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Welcoming and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable rooms. Tasty breakfast with plenty of choice. Cream tea to be recommended. Would stay here again. Stayed for one night. Interesting artefacts in hotel! Definitely recommend to others.

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Just returned from a 2 night break & first visit to the family owned Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate & what a surprise it turned out to be. This has to be one of the quirkiest hotels in the UK with its hotel museum, Edwardian style decoration, many restored original fixings, napkin displays, etc & a very enthusiastic owner in Jane...

Thank RWGC

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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: €94 - €134 (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 Family Hotel in Margate
#1 Romantic 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.”
DennisWestWickham, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view every time.”
OrkneyBoyAbroad, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice to pay a little extra for balcony and sea view”
LionelarsenaB, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lots of sea view rooms if not all and worth having”
CraigA14, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have a balcony for a great sea view”
Clayelect, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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