My first business trip to the area enlightened me to the Walpole Bay Hotel and what a discovery. It is bursting with charm, quirkiness and character. I stayed in room 103 and found the room delightfully clean, spacious and drawing my attention to the four poster bed and what a bed. It gave me the best night sleep in years and for that reason alone i would happily return.
The staff, especially Jane the owner take great pride in ensuring visitor's, be it visiting to appreciate the museum pieces or staying guests are made to feel very welcome. It adds a very nice personal touch many hotels lack these days.
I ate the gammon for my evening meal which was delicious and generously portioned. Breakfast was a buffet of a superb variety suiting diners of a more traditional cooked breakfast or a continental style with more choice than some 5 star hotels i have stayed in.
I can fully appreciate why people return to this gem of a hotel so much so, i look forward to my next business trip in the area so i stay again.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Walpole Bay Cliftonville
- Hotel Walpole Bay
- Walpole Bay Hotel Margate, Kent