We recently visited the Isle of Thanet and stayed at The Walpole Bay Hotel. The hotel is very quirky, art and quintessentially British; it has an Edwardian charm about it. If you are looking for a hotel with clean, contemporary lines then the Walpole Bay Hotel would not suit you. The owner Jane describes the Hotel as ‘Marmite’. Guests either love it or hate it. The hotel immerses you into an arty and historical world.
The hotel houses a Museum and Napery & features many collectable pieces. The hotel has an original 1920’s style working lift with the little grate sliding doors.
The hotel has a extensive art collection and even houses some exclusive pieces from eminent Margate artist Tracy Emin. The Napery comprises of Napkin Art; created by former guests of the hotel. The Napery includes some fabulous pieces, the ones that stood out for me where; a watercolour painting by a local artist, a note from Tracy Emin and a song written by Ocean Colour Scene.
The hotel is frequented by many famous guests. If you enjoy art then then The Walpole Bay Hotel is definitely somewhere you should add to your bucket list.
We stayed in a family room and had beautiful side sea views. The room had everything we needed; LCD TV, toiletries and Tea & Coffee making facilities with yummy biscuits (which got refilled too!). The room had a huge wardrobe. The bathroom was amazing. It was bright and fresh will a beautiful corner bath. The master bedroom had a lovely little seating area by the windows. The hotel had original style sash windows; travelling with a toddler we didn’t want to open them as we were on the second floor and they opened from the bottom up.
We had a lovely stay at this very quirky hotel. Take a look at our VLOG of the Walpole Bay Hotel.
Disclosure: We were provided with our accommodation free of charge in exchange for this review. All opinions remain my own honest, personal ones.