The Walpole is available for filming. To enquire about filming at the hotel
please call +44 (0)1843 221703 and leave a message and we will be in touch as soon as possible.


Looking for hotel accommodation in Margate?

Hotel Accommodation in Margate Kent

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 warm 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 directly 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

Read the article So Much More Than a Hotel: Walpole Bay Hotel, Living Museum & Napery
By Maria Bligh
Published in Unknown Kent and Sussex

Reopening After Covid-19
Reopening After Covid-19.
What it means to the hotel
One Foot in the Past
One Foot in the Past. (1996)
Introduced by Kirsty Waulk
Napery at the Walpole Bay Hotel
Jane Bishop talks about the unique Napery at the Walpole
Walpole Bay Hotel Featured<br />
on Your Kent TV
Walpole Bay Hotel Featured
on Your Kent TV
Promotional video for the hotel
Promotional video for the hotel
The Hotel Inspectors
The Walpole was Featured on
The Hotel Inspectors
Jane Talks About History of<br />
the Walpole Bay Hotel
Jane Talks About History of
the Walpole Bay Hotel
The Walpole Bay Napery
The Walpole Bay Napery
BBC Southeast (2013)

Jane Talks About Proposed Tourism Tax (2024)

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



Cliftonville Farmers Market

Held on the last Sunday of the month at the Walpole Lawns CT9 3HF


We run on the last Sunday of the month


Open 10 am to 1 pm

There are around 40 stalls, mainly of local food and drink, a few craft stalls and charity stalls. Come along and join in the fun. There will be something for everyone.


For more details please see the Facebook page


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