- 7 guest reviews
"Lovely homely feel. Great staff who go out of their way to meet your needs. Room was lovely and comfy and clean. Great good . Love coming he..."
"Wonderfull and eccentric the Walpole was right up our street. I'm sure it would not be for everyone but they are just wrong. Dive into this..."
"A chance booking led us to this extraordinary remembrance of bygone days. We loved the hotel's Edwardian feel and the quirky collections of..."
"Excellent stay good staff very clean and comfortable. Liked the quirkyness of the hotel and the front terrace is a joy...."
"Charming hotel with beautiful views over the sea, had dinner in the evening which was nice and served very hot. Hotel/museum is great with a..."
About the hotel
The Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville, Kent, was built for discerning guests in 1914, extended in 1927 and is now being lovingly restored to her former glory. With spacious lounges, a flower decked veranda, Edwardian restaurant, snooker room and a 1920s ballroom, guests will appreciate the level of comfort and service The Walpole provides. The wonderful 1927 trellis-gated lift serving all five floors is the centrepiece of our ‘Living Museum’ which will eventually encompass the whole hotel.
Most of our rooms have balconies, and as The Walpole is positioned at right angles to the cliffs, every room has stunning, uninterrupted sea views. With our large dining room, ballroom with 1920’s sprung maple dance floor, two bars and extensive facilities we are adaptable and ideal for most events and are an established venue for conferences and exhibitions. Our Restaurant, Bar Lounge and Terrace serves delicious home cooked foods. Throughout the day we currently serve light snacks and our famous Walpole Cream Teas. Our Traditional Sunday Luncheons, which are renowned and exceptional value, are served at 1pm when our resident pianist begins to play our 1908 pianola. Nearby, there are many attractions and places of interest to visit such as the Shell Grotto, Quex House, museums and galleries. There are five theatres including the second oldest in Britain, The Theatre Royal, and the smallest, The Tom Thumb. From live entertainment at The Winter Gardens to building sand castles, guests experience no difficulty in finding enjoyment in the area.
- 24 Hour Reception, Wedding Licence, Limited Hours Room Service, Wake Up Call Available, Interconnecting rooms available
- Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
- Restaurant, Bar
- Car Parking Available Offsite
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- Up to 12 years old
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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100% would recommend it to a friend
Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum
Lovely homely feel.
Great staff who go out of their way to meet your needs. Room was lovely and comfy and clean. Great good . Love coming here again and again . Would highly recommend this hotel.
If you like eccentricity
Wonderfull and eccentric the Walpole was right up our street.
I'm sure it would not be for everyone but they are just wrong. Dive into this world of whimsy and enjoy. If they could up the quality of the evening meals this would have been perfect for us, breakfast was fine though. Enjoyed the chats with the friends staff, guests and locals.