We stayed in the hotel the night before an early crossing on the Eurotunnel. It is a very convenient location, being only a few minutes away from the tunnel.
It is not luxurious but has everything that is needed. The bed was comfortable, the room was reasonably spacious and spotlessly clean.
The check in staff were excellent; friendly, helpful and courteous. A real credit to the hotel.
Breakfast was included and started early enough for us to have a bite before we departed. There was a reasonably good choice and the restaurant was very clean.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a place to stay before a trip on the Eurotunnel. Basic, yes but it has everything that is needed.
THE HOTEL WAS NICE AND WARM AND THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY, THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE DRINKS WERE CHEAPER, THE HOTEL LOOKS A BIT DATED BUT EVERYTHING IS STILL IN WORKING ORDER BUT COULD DO WITH A LITTLE TLC.
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Modern property overlooking Folkestone Harbour, set within ten miles of Dover Castle and the Animal Park. Contemporary …More
The hotel is a pretty old building and so it can't compete in freshness and design with the rash of new "inns" which have sprung up. It has narrow corridors, a small lift, steps access to the reception area, and even an old "telephone" room for making private calls in the days before cellphones.
My room was basic but adequate. Single bed, old style bedside cabinet, strip light over the bed for reading, a wardrobe with hanging and shelf space, a small shelf with an old portable colour tv, a kettle, mug and box of tea bags, coffee, creamer and sugar packets, refillable at reception. There was a sink with a light and shaver point above it, a small armchair - wooden arms, and an ensuite cut into one wall, which was rather small and cramped, but the hot water was rapid and plentiful. A suitcase stand, spare blanket and pillow were provided. The windows were sash style UPV replacements, so no drafts and reasonably soundproof. The hotel looks just a little shabby in places, with chipped paintwork and scratched woodwork, obviously having seen a good deal of wear. My bedroom door had a one inch gap under it at one end - uneven floors in an old building I'd guess. The hotel is well situated on the Folkestone Lees - no heavy traffic, a green area in front and panoramic views across the English channel. I would happily go there again.
Folkestone is a picturesque coastal town that makes the most of its seaside setting. With miles of promenades and the unique Lower Leas Coastal Park linking the harbour with the town centre, Folkestone comes alive in the summertime. Visitors can take a break from the beachside entertainment and venture to Port Lympne's nearby wildlife park which is home to elephants, primates, and big cats.