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“Delightful”

Walpole Bay Hotel Museum
Ranked #13 of 53 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very interesting and provided a talking point for the guests and staff. The lift was amazing as was the verandah

Visited August 2012
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English first
Faversham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Unique! Hotel and museum rolled into one”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Although we were not a hotel or restaurant guest, the hotel encourages casual visitors to wander the corridors and public rooms to indulge in a feast of past-times paraphanalia, well-presented n every possible nook and cranny. Wandering down a narrow corridor, with real bedrooms either side, we suddenly come across stock-rooms full to the brim with old typewriters or kitchen bric-a-brac; here shelves full of old dolls, there an old trunk full of registration cards. With the highlight of the original 1927 working lift, it is an endless fascination for the eyes - and more than a few moments of nostalgic recognition! It's free to wander about, and staff make no effort to suggest you "stay for tea" and the like. However, a visitor who did stay for the afternoon cream tea warned us that the quantity would leave us immobile for the rest of the day! On our next jaunt to Margate, we intend to test this out!

Visited August 2012
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Margate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

It's tucked away upstairs. I discovered it being nosey, but its great. A mish mash of the treasured past! If you visit the Walpole Bay don't forget it.

Visited September 2011
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A don't miss experience!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Just love this Hotel, wonderful museum, friendly staff, a good afternoon teas that mums just love.

Visited July 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Free”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is definately worth a visit. It feels a little bit strange to be walking around a working hotel but it takes you back in time.

Visited June 2012
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