Series 9 - Walpole Bay, Margate

Walpole Bay, Margate

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Three years ago, Alex visited the Walpole Bay in Margate, owned by the Bishop family. Part hotel, part museum, the Walpole Bay presented Alex with one of her most formidable adversaries in the form of mum Jane, whom Alex claimed ran the hotel “like her personal fiefdom…”

If the hotel was to improve, Alex demanded Jane relinquish some control of the hotel to her grown-up children Justin and Domini. Alex also believed Jane had allowed her peculiar collection of objets d’art to run out of control. She demanded a cull of the bizarre assortment of dolls’ limbs and ancient milk bottles that littered the corridors.

After a painful process, Alex succeeded in transforming the museum into a more manageable collection, while the children were given more responsibility in the design and running of the hotel. But three years later, will Alex find the Walpole Bay Hotel as she left it? Or has Jane fallen back into bad habits?

Things get off to a bad start when Alex learns one of the children has now emigrated 7,000 miles away. When some secret filming reveals that much of Jane’s museum ‘junk’ seems to have returned, Alex prepares herself for another showdown.

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Comments (26)

  • Peter Piper

    7 months ago

    Peter Piper

    The lady owner of this hotel -- yikes!! I reckon she probably drove her hubby to his early grave.

  • daz

    10 months ago

    daz

    This hotel was on Salvage Hunters program.

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  • FB

    12 months ago

    FB

    Wow, how long until you can watch the video? Might as well find it on YouTube.

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  • John

    over 1 year ago

    John

    Love Alex.Glad to read that she is married.Did try to see if there was any chemistry with some of the hoteliers she was trying to help but now that I know she is Married I will not look so hard.Not crazy about most of the hotels Alex has visited.If they were mean to Alex .You are sure I wouldn't go there.Love the show.

  • Peter Piper

    over 1 year ago

    Peter Piper

    I noticed that no new episodes have been posted since Sept 2 and that last two were just updates of previous episodes. These last two may have been thrown together quickly to fulfil a contractual number of episodes. Maybe Alex really had no time to spare after moving to her new role as the Fixer. Is this the end of the line for the Hotel Inspector? I am worried!

  • Jimbo

    over 1 year ago

    Jimbo

    I didn't see this one the first time round so was as good as a new one as far as I'm concerned!

  • Caroline Goudercourt

    over 1 year ago

    Caroline Goudercourt

    I am glad that they have put these on, because i only started watching the HI last year, so i never saw these ones, so thanks C5, one thing, too many ads, it takes almost 4 minutes for the programme to start and on tv too many ad breaks :)

  • Peter Piper

    over 1 year ago

    Peter Piper

    Hello, everybody still having trouble with the Channel5 player, listen to this. You can watch these same videos on Channel 5's youtube channel. Just search for the Demand5 channel on YouTube. But really it's more fun commenting on here than on YouTube.

  • Chris

    over 1 year ago

    Chris

    I like that she is revisiting these places, gives her time to research new material to with the help of her researchers

  • Kathy

    over 1 year ago

    Kathy

    I love Alex <3

  • Peter Evans

    over 1 year ago

    Peter Evans

    What was the point of this episode? Disappointing.

  • Kath, North West

    over 1 year ago

    Kath, North West

    Business is not a black bra peeping out of the red dress holding up the boobs, please... no. Other than that Alex, I think you're great.. Those haters don't appreciate new viewers need the back story.. updates are always like that.

  • special

    over 1 year ago

    special

    alex is a legend and looks amazing but this episode is really rather disappointing and feels slightly like they have ran out of ideas not that great really i turned it off and skipped half of it. But saying that alex still rocks and she is pretty amazing at her job.

  • paul

    over 1 year ago

    paul

    stop the moaning ........ you could have watched something else ....... alex rocks...

  • Bryn Jones

    over 1 year ago

    Bryn Jones

    What video? I do like lots of the stuff you do, but hate the rest in equal measure. You need to close down this website until you actually have a website. Who the hell's in charge? When you find him or her, send their CV to Radio Botswana and buy them a steamer ticket

  • simon

    over 1 year ago

    simon

    As above, a waste of my time...However i'd still liked to be told of by Alex :)

  • simon

    over 1 year ago

    simon

    As above...A waste of my time also. However i'd still like to be told of by Alex :)

  • Emma

    over 1 year ago

    Emma

    What a disappointment. Three quarters of the episode filled up with old footage with only just over 10mins of new. Clearly ran out of ideas this time. I am very disappointed especially when other revisited episodes don't seem to have this problem. I live in Broadstairs and have seen this episode featuring in all the local media, I doubt I am the only one who feels they had to Fast Forward most of the episode as i have seen it before. :(

  • Emma

    over 1 year ago

    Emma

    What a disappointment. Three quarters of the episode filled up with old footage with only just over 10mins of new. Clearly ran out of ideas this time. I am very disappointed especially when other revisited episodes don't seem to have this problem. I live in Broadstairs and have seen this episode featuring in all the local media, I doubt I am the only one who feels they had to Fast Forward most of the episode as i have seen it before. :(

  • lyd

    over 1 year ago

    lyd

    The red dress she was wearing --what designer pls?

  • lyd

    over 1 year ago

    lyd

    The red dress she was wearing --what designer pls?

  • Phil Ellis

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Ellis

    Worst episde ever! 40 mins of prevoiusly seen footage along with the opportunity to phone a premium phone number culminating with 5 minutes of new footage. A complete waste of time. Alex, you're better than this.

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  • Graham

    over 1 year ago

    Graham

    Love Alex she is a icon of common sence

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