The hotel is now closed until 1st March 2022. It is available for filming projects but the rooms, gallery, and restaurant are closed to guests.

We would like to wish all our guests and friends a very Merry Christmas and we will see you in the New Year.

From all of us at the Walpole… MERRY CHRISTMAS


If you wish to make a booking, please email us directly at info@walpolebayhotel.co.uk for the latest information and NOT book online as we need to check that your booking is possible based on current Government restrictions and service availability. Your understanding in this matter is much appreciated.

For single night booking availability please contact Walpole direct on 01843 221703 or email info@walpolebayhotel.co.uk as the online booking system shows 2 nights plus availability only. The availability of rooms at Walpole can change hourly so please do not hesitate to call us to check our latest position. Thank you.

Looking for hotel accommodation in Margate?

From the moment you enter The Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, you step back in time to the ambience 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.

There are so many attractions and places of interest to visit such as The Shell Grotto, Quex House, many museums and Galleries, five theatres including the second oldest in Britain, The Theatre Royal, or the smallest, The Tom Thumb. From live entertainment at The Winter Gardens to building sandcastles, our guests experience no difficulty in finding enjoyment in our area.

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.


We kindly ask guests to bring their own beach towels with them as we prefer our white hotel towels not to leave the hotel. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Call direct on +44 (0)1843 221703 or contact us via email at info@walpolebayhotel.co.uk.

  • Family and Pet-Friendly
  • FREE Wifi
  • Licensed Bar
  • Function Room Hire Available
  • Modern and Traditional Rooms Available
  • Unique Napery Gallery

Reopening After Covid-19.
What it means to the hotel

One Foot in the Past. (1996)
Introduced by Kirsty Waulk

Jane Bishop talks about the unique
'Napery' at the Walpole Bay Hotel.

Walpole Bay Hotel Featured
on Your Kent TV

Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel.
Promotional video for the hotel.

The Walpole was Featured on
The Hotel Inspectors

Jane Talks About History of
the Walpole Bay Hotel

The Walpole Bay Napery
BBC Southeast (2013)

The 1920s Otis lift at
the Walpole bay hotel

The Walpole Bay Living Museum

Ours is a lovely story and we are writing a book about our experience whilst renovating The Walpole but suffice to say here that we welcome you to our Home, our Hotel and our Museum, the realisation of a 35-year ambition! We hope you enjoy your visit.

Walpole Revisited – The Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi

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