Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel

Hotel News!

We are undergoing a programme of modernisation in our plumbing system over the next three years, but as you can appreciate this project is not without its challenges in our wonderful old building. This does not affect our existing ensuites, all of our rooms are ensuite with showers.

Phase One has begun with the installation of a public accessible bathroom with walk-in power shower and gender-neutral baby changing on our third floor. Over this winter we intend to install the same on the 1st and 2nd floors too. We now have 3 ensuite bedrooms with walk-in showers installed so please phone us directly and request one of these if required at time of booking. Our rolling programme is continuing apace and we will keep everyone informed of our progress.

Many third party booking sites have incorrectly listed our hotel with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool.  Our hotel has never had such facilities.  We are in the process of correcting this misrepresentation of our hotel. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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.

Jane Bishop talks about the unique 'Napery' at the Walpole Bay Hotel.Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel. Promotional video for the hotel.Come and see the Napery for yourself? It is free and open to non-residents. Just ask at reception.

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

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 Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi was shown on
Channel Five and can be seen on 5 on Demand.

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