Built in 1914, extended in 1927 and restored and kept to it's former glory by the Bishop family.
It hosts a restaurant, function rooms and hotel suites, all in the original period.
Throughout the hotel are antiques and memorabilia from the past century.
It has been used as a filming location for Film & TV.
The Walpole Bay Hotel is an interesting blend of sophisticated old world charm, mixed with slightly run down, nostalgic feel. ie. it's a bit run down but has character.
We stayed there in the middle of summer and it's got a lovely view over the bowling green and the ocean (if you look out the right angle). The rooms are somewhat oldish, however are quite fun (4 poster bed, sitting room) and reasonable quality.
Breakfasts are good, and the owners have high standards of service. I probably won't stay there again but it was a reasonable place in Margate area.
All right, so it's seen better days and the charming, eccentric owner clutters the place with genuine period pieces as well as naff old tat, but this is a wonderful place overlooking the sea in Margate.
If you want to experience gentile poverty, this is the place to come for a pot of shabby chic. It's not that the owners are lazy or slovenly just skint.
With 2 stars and a modest tariff, they are hardly promising the height of luxury
Anyone who dislikes the place should be condemned to spend the rest of their natural in solitary confinement in a Premier Inn.
Quirky should not be synonymous with tatty. Clearly seen better days but full of interesting memorabilia. The museum pieces are interesting but not worth the fuss. The food was poor & the selection very small. Our soup was incredibly salty to the point of being almost inedible. The area is run down and not tourist friendly. Unless you have good reason to be in the area, this is one to avoid.
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