The hotel has an on-site bar and restaurant, both of which are filled with unique objects, giving guests plenty to look at while browsing the displays and enjoying a pre-dinner drink. The hotel also has an impressive 120-seater ballroom with a terrace overlooking the sea, making it a popular spot for Sunday roasts and Cream Teas.
Quirky touches in abundance
Each of the 41 guest rooms has a sea view and boasts its own unique, vintage style. We loved the wealth of interesting features such as the traditional Otis trellis gated lifts, which have been transporting guests throughout the hotel since 1927 and are still in service today, and the snooker room on the lower ground floor, where we played a post dinner game of snooker – there aren’t too many hotels these days where you can do that!
If you’re visiting Margate and love a bit of vintage decor, The Walpole Bay Hotel is a great place to stay. With comfortable rooms and friendly staff, this hotel steeped in rich local history is a truly unique offering amidst a sea of homogeneous modern hotels.
Rooms from £85 - £145 per night.
The Walpole Bay Hotel
Best bits: The unique antiques and brick-a-brack dotted throughout the hotel and its cracking seaside position
Worst bits: Although we loved the breakfast and Sunday lunch offerings, we weren’t as keen on the dinner options
Most suited for: A couple looking for a quirky weekend escape to the seaside
Our experience overall
Food and drink: ★★★
Staff attentiveness/friendliness: ★★★★★
*During my stay I was hosted by the lovely team at Walpole Bay Hotel. All views are my own. Photos ©Stephen Coote.