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Best Western Clifton Hotel.

Are you looking for a fine place to stay in Folkestone? Then look no further. The Best Western Clifton Hotel in Folkestone is perched on the famous Leas, with views across the Channel to France. Celebrated as a Folkestone landmark, the hotel is fabulously situated only fifty yards from the Leas Cliff Hall Conference and Entertainment Centre. The majestic sands of the East Cliff Beach are just a pleasant stroll away whilst the town centre and harbour are mere minutes away. As this charming hotel near the heart of Folkestone dates back to the 1864, you'll enjoy Victorian character as well as modern convenience during your stay.

The hotel facilities include a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurant overlooking private gardens, an Ocean Bleu lounge bar known for its cocktails and speciality gins and overlooking the English Channel, and a Costa Coffee lounge featuring an outdoor terrace. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the hotel.

Whatever you want to do - shop till you drop, go for a walk or run on the Leas, enjoy a theatre show or simply relax at the hotel - we're certain you'll leave feeling fabulous and refreshed. With Dover Castle and the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty also just down the road, youll never be short of places to see and things to do near Folkestone.

The Best Western Clifton Hotel makes an excellent base for trips to France, as its only three miles from the Channel Tunnel terminal and seven miles from the ferry port in Dover. You can also drive to the M20 motorway in just a few minutes. For these same reasons, the hotel makes an excellent conference venue in Folkestone. Not only can we accommodate guests crossing the Channel, but our superb function rooms mean that we can host your business meeting in style.

With Victorian character and a fantastic coastal location, the Best Western Clifton Hotel is sure to make for an incredibly memorable stay.

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Location

The Leas
Clifton Gardens

Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2EB
England
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01303 851231
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Summary

No onsite car park . Hotel offers parking voucher for £3 per day for street parking, however availability cannot be guaranteed.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

For fine evening dining or a light and informal lunch, visit our new Marco Pierre White Restaurant Bar and Grill restaurant and Ocean Bleu bar. We are proud to serve you some of the most exceptional food around that you would expect from a Marco Pierre White restaurant whilst you sit back and admire our impressive gardens next to the hotel

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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill treats guests to signature steaks, timeless English and French classics, and a comprehensive selection of premium cocktails. The menu is exclusively curated by Marco himself and is the perfect setting for any occasion from an intimate dinner for two to a family celebration. FREE car parking for all Marco Pierre White dining patrons subject to availability. Ask reception on arrival for details.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary
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Costa Coffee Lounge

The Costa Coffee lounge overlooks the sun terrace where one can enjoy a nice coffee & pastry. The Pastry Chef at the hotel prepares a superb range of pastries and cakes daily. If you're feeling peckish, there is a varied selection of hot and cold snacks. Open from midday to midnight, you can enjoy a warm welcome and convivial company whatever time you visit.

Opening hours

10:00-24:00
Weekend times may vary
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Ocean Bleu Bar & lounge

Overlooking the Famous Leas and the English Channel it offers a great place to relax. Open from 10 am each day the specialities available include seafood and a range of gins and champagne

Opening hours

10:00-23:45
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

If you're looking for a wonderful wedding venue in Folkestone, the Best Western Clifton Hotel fits the bill. We have excellent facilities for wedding receptions, private luncheons or dinner parties, and can offer the perfect venue for parties of 6 to 100 persons.

Wedding service and reception venue

Five separate function rooms are available, some of which are interconnecting if you want to spread out your party. The largest is our Pleydell room, which can accommodate up to a 100 guests, plus we have three medium-sized rooms for the more intimate celebrations. All offer natural lighting and tasteful decor. The hotel's private two-acre garden will provide a tranquil setting for your special event and many of your photographs.

Catering

Our team of dedicated wedding planners will ensure you have the day you've always dreamed about. We offer a variety of set menus and packages to suit any budget, whether you prefer a full, sit-down banquet or a more informal buffet. If you have bespoke requirements - vegetarian or childrens options, for example - talk to our team who will be pleased to discuss and accommodate for your needs.

Registrar

Registry office:





Get in touch with Cristi Manea

For any enquiries please call Events on 01303 851231

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CT20 2EB

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Nearest motorway: M20, J13, 2.00 miles
Nearest train station: Folkestone Central, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Gatwick, 75.00 miles

Address
The Leas
Clifton Gardens
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2EB
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Bannatyne (1.5 miles)

  • Folkestone Bowls club (1.5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Dover Castle (6 miles)

  • Leeds Castle (30 miles)

  • France (33 miles)

  • Cathedral of Canterbury (20 miles)

  • The Leas Cliff Hall (0 miles)

Shopping

  • Folkestone (0.2 miles)

  • Ashford (13 miles)

  • Canterbury (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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With its superb location and close links across the Channel, the Best Western Clifton Hotel is a great conference venue in Folkestone. Our function rooms feature stylish floor to ceiling windows, as well as wall-to-wall hospitality from our attentive staff.

PLEYDELL ROOM
The Pleydell room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the garden area and is suitable for meetings and dinner dance parties.

ROMNEY ROOM
The Romney room is situated on the ground floor, overlooking the garden area. It's suitable for training courses and can be used in conjunction with the Pleydell room, for some extra space.

GARDEN ROOM
The Garden room is situated on the ground floor and overlooks the garden area. The suite is ideal for smaller meeting and private dinner parties.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape

Pleydell

The Pleydell Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area and is suitable for both Meetings and Dinner Dance Parties

Romney

The Romney Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area and id suitable for Training courses and can be used in conjunction with the Pleydell Room

Garden

The Garden Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the Garden area suitable for smaller meeting and Dinner parties




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Pleydell 80 32 32 30 75
Romney 50 18 20 20 40
Garden 40 14 14 20 32
Bouverie 40 14 16 18 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 696 traveller reviews
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Lovely weekend stay

16/04/2019 timerocket, Brentwood, United Kingdom

We travelled as a group of friends and stayed on Saturday and Sunday nights . We found the Clifton very clean and comfortable , the staff were welcoming and professional at all times .The general area... more

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Two nights lovely stayed

16/04/2019 Realfoodcritics, London, United Kingdom

Splendour Victoria room bay window overlooking the private garden and partially sea view from the room. Breakfast lots of variety and good hospitality. Good location easy walking to town centre and ... more

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Murder Mystery Night

14/04/2019 Ultimate007, Brighton, United Kingdom

Absolutely fabulous hotel with great food and comfortable rooms lovely location right in on the sea and the booze is cheaper than one would expect. The entrainment was fabulous with a great cast and ... more

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Sprink Break

14/04/2019 Mike D, Woking, United Kingdom

Visited this part of Kent to see afew attractions and chose The Clifton as it was reasonably priced. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and the registration process was quick and simple. Our room was ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mike |Thank you for your review and the kind comments therein, these are very much appreciated and we would welcome the opportunity to be of service again should you have the need Once again, thank you for your feedback, it was thoughtful of you to get in touch Kindest regards Neil
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Worst afternoon tea ever

12/04/2019 37louise, Kent, United Kingdom

Awful experience of afternoon tea here. We complained about the sandwiches as they were stale, these were replaced with another plate that we were told had just been made. They were overly cold as w... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Louise Thank you for your review and the feedback therein, I am genuinely sorry that the afternoon tea was not up to yours or our usual standards. I will be discussing your comments with the Head Chef and reviewing how procedures can be adapted so as to negate any future repetition I would sincerely like to restore your faith in the hotel and could I kindly ask you to contact me at the hotel to discuss this. Once again, thank you for your feedback and I look forward to speaking with you in due course Kind regards Neil