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Walpole Bay Hotel Museum

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Address: Fifth Avenue | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2JJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 221703
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Visit any weather but good for a wet day.

A curious time warp happens when you step into the Walpole's antiquated lift, go up and enter the 'museum'. Its actually situated in the hotel upper floor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
14Lavender88
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A curious time warp happens when you step into the Walpole's antiquated lift, go up and enter the 'museum'. Its actually situated in the hotel upper floor corridors,decommissioned bathrooms and closets. A eerie experience to peer into a small room and find it full of fur coats or to turn a corner and be confronted with a display of retro... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in for a sandwich....nicely presented . Two smoked salmon and cream cheese on brown ,one white wine ,one white wine spritzer £19. Had to ask ar reception and order there ...quick service. Was busy with a lunch function and entertainment . Sadly no one acknowledged us on arrival ..during or on departure. Interesting establishment full and I mean full... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

fascinating collection of domestic artefacts with some of the rooms as they would have been in the 1920's and one of those rattling lifts in a wire cage that you usually only see in black and white movies. When you finish your tour you can enjoy a cream tea on the terrace amongst the aspidistras and potted palms- very atmospheric

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We popped in for a quick cuppa and couldn't resist the cream tea. It was just the best cream tea EVERRR! Homemade jam, fluffy warm scones, bottomless pot of tea. All served by waitresses in traditional clothes, on bone china with fabulous views from the sun terrace. It was simply 10 out 10. I nearly had to rugby tackle my... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is not a treat more of an experience. If you do not mind school dinners with a twist, this is an option not to be missed. Fine dining and service as it used to be in Grandma's days without the haute cuisine. Try it before it disappears.

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Thank Elsie W
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Yes I know it's quirky and I am sure overseas visitors love it for being very English but some of the items are just ridiculous and is obviously some ones eccentric collection of memorabilia (????) and could really do with a sort out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night, unfortunately. I would like to have stayed longer. The rooms are very comfortable and we had a balcony. Very nice buffet breakfast. The service was great, even though they were very busy. There are some great museum pieces. The lift was fabulous, I would definitely return.

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Thank Alexandra C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was another lovely surprise in Margate. The social artefacts on display were well worth seeing and after viewing them we treated ourselves to a cream tea on the verandah-excellent.

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Thank Susan W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This hotel is a gem. It is like staying in a museum but with luxury. Artefacts from the past adorn the corridors and even the lift is a 1920s one you may see in the old movies. The owner is a brilliant lady and she shared her story with us personally as we sat on the veranda. I love this... More 

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Thank sllondon4
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Old fashioned charm, nostalgia and wonderful cream teas! Really worth a visit and a trip upstairs to the museum.

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