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Walpole Bay Hotel

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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fifth Avenue, Margate CT9 2JJ , England
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Walpole Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed at the Walpole after visiting the nearby Ambrette Restaurant and both were wonderful. I find it hard to believe that anyone would choose a faceless chain hotel over this quirky gem of a place. The staff were efficient and friendly without exception and the hotel whilst being clean and comfortable, has to be seen to be believed. It... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Good for parking, sea bathing, friendly staff, Jane is a welcoming hostess

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate is a delight, from first sight of it across the bowling green to the outside veranda and into to its wonderful interior. The staff are charming, especially Jane, who presides with grace and beauty over everything. My room was great. They were very amenable when my double occupancy turned into single. The meals were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This was our second visit to the Walpole hotel and was not disappointed, the rooms are clean and Comfortable, its great to walk about and take in the quirky old world charm, the whole hotel is like a living museum and Breakfast and service is spot on.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We've just spent 2 nights at the Walpole Bay Hotel. It's everything it claims to be with added old world charm & service. Perfect for the new art gallery and as a base for exploring the area.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stopped in the Walpole Bay Hotel for one night when we came to Margate to visit the Turner Gallery which is a short walk along the front from the hotel. We had a very warm welcome from Jane the owner. the hotel was opened in 1912 and tries to replicate this experience. It has its own museum with lots... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed at the Walpole (13-15th April 2012) with our 2 boys and another couple with their 2 girls and had the best time. Our family room (207/208) was perfect since it had the bathroom between the two rooms and interconnecting doors. All was clean and furniture in the room was 1930s style. Views out to sea. Enjoyed the amazingly... More 

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Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
49 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Very quirky hotel.Like turning the clock back 50 years.Passionate owners .Contains lots of memorabilia and a napery museum.Had comfortable stay.Seaviews from bedrooms.Quiet location.

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York, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The hotel is certainly original and characterful. The twin room was clean and well-appointed. The management clearly have achieved much in turning round the hotel after they took it over. We were part of a group who had ordered a buffet for our evening meal. This was a great disappointment and was distinctly unimaginative. I have had many buffets over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

We decided to visit the Walpole Hotel today, Good Friday. After researching it and watching the you tube video, we thought it would be just right for myself, my husband and our 3 children. I must say we were all very excited. We were going to eat then look around the museum. We arrived at lunch time, the hotel was... More 

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Address: Fifth Avenue, Margate CT9 2JJ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Walpole Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Walpole Bay Cliftonville
Hotel Walpole Bay
Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Margate
#3 Family Hotel in Margate

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