Looking for hotel accommodation in Margate? The Walpole Bay Hotel is a privately owned Edwardian hotel located in Cliftonville where all rooms have stunning sea views.

If the availability checker above shows the hotel as full please call us on +44 (0)1843 221703 as there may still be additional rooms available

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Our Walpole Vinyl Lounge opens on 2nd January 2018 in our lower bar. Come along and play our extensive collection of vinyl or bring your own records to share with friends. Contact us for opening times as Functions will take precedence.

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Dance classes in the Walpole Ballroom

Dance classes in the Walpole Ballroom being run on
Wednesday evenings.

For details please phone
Steven on 07710 496148


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Visitor Note: We take great care in the upkeep of our beautiful hotel. We are undertaking much needed restoration on the façade facing east and the work is ongoing into 2018. All rooms still have the sea views and are secure.

Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel

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 sand castles 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.

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 (Click here to view the 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.

Click here to read more about our museum.

Jane Bishop talks about the unique 'Napery' at the Walpole Bay Hotel. Click here to view the video

Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel. Click here to view the video

The Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate Kent

Come and see the Napery for yourself? It is free and open to non-residents. Just ask at reception.

Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas presents. Vouchers from a £10.00 for Cream Teas, £25.00 for a Sunday Luncheon or even nights away from £85.00 - £145.00 for B & B for two people.

To enjoy the ambience of a bygone era that is our Walpole

Press Release


Bay Hotel announces ‘novelists in residence’ grants

Room 308 with proven track record in curing writers’ block

The iconic Margate cliff top Walpole Bay Hotel has announced it is offering ‘novelist in residence’ grants, in the form of complimentary accommodation.

The hotel will offer stays of between two nights and a month from September onwards, for commissioned novelists experiencing a creative impasse.

To read the full press release please click here.


The Walpole Bay Hotel to be featured on Discovery – Quest Channel. “Salvage Hunters” Click here for details.