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Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum

(1315 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.2
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 4.2
  • Service 4.7
  • Location 4.4

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Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum Information


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.


  • 24h reception
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • WiFi internet


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Jet-ski
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities


  • Check in
    14:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets welcome
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


We have a lift that services all floors and a set of removable ramps that can be set up at the entrance as there are 3 steps on entry. We also have a walk in shower available for guests.


  • Road from A2 (20.2 miles)
    Take the exit toward Bekesb'ne/Patrixb'n/Adisham.Turn left toward Bifrons Hill, turn left toward Station Rd. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Station Rd. Turn left to stay on Bekesbourne Ln, turn left at A257/High St, turn right at Nargate St, slight left at Wickham Ct Ln, slight right at Grove Rd. Turn right at A28/Island Rd and Continue to follow A28. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A254/Marine Terrace. Turn left at B2051/Marine Dr and turn left at Fifth Ave.
  • Road from A299 (23.0 miles)
    Head northeast on A299 toward A299/Thanet Way. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A28/Canterbury Rd (Birchington). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A254/Marine Terrace, Turn left at B2051/Marine Dr and turn left at Fifth Avenue.

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