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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation 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. Dinner inclusive rates include a 3-course table d' hote menu or a £25 a la carte supplement towards Marco Pierre White's 'Marcos' restaurant.
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 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 646 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 172
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Rating: 2 64
Rating: 1 47
Rating

Poor bed

06/12/2018 Bluejay06,

We stayed on Saturday it was cheap enough for off season, the common areas of the hotel are very nice the breakfast was ok for roughly £12 per head. The staff are pleasant , the room is dated that’s ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Bluejay Thank you for your review and the constructive feedback therein, this is very much appreciated. As you mentioned, the ground floor has been totally refurbished and we are now carrying the same standard of work into the bedrooms which have now commenced. I genuinely hope you will revisit us again in the future and be able to enjoy the further improvements we are undertaking. Once again, thank you for your review, it has been most helpful Kindest regards Neil
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Mrs E. COLE

03/12/2018 Dream37860683280,

Good value . Great value breakfast. Little bit noisy outside on Friday night. Lovely staff. Late night drinks and coffee available. Close to sea and shops.Room very comfy, no rush to check out. Would ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mrs Cole Thank you for your review and the wonderful comments & score, these are very much appreciated and I hope we will have the chance to be of service again the next time you are visiting Folkestone Kindest regards Neil
Rating

Stayed Sunday and following Thursday - two nights but like 2 different hotels

02/12/2018 Violet250951, Norwich, United Kingdom

It is so disappointing that I find myself having to write this review. We stayed on Sunday 25th Nov. on our way to Belguim. With a Groupon deal - dinner, bed & breakfast. We were given a lovely welco... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Violet Thank you for your review and the considerate and constructive feedback therein. This is very much appreciated and I am sincerely sorry that events on the Thursday did not resemble your experience on the previous Sunday, there is no excuse for this and I will highlighting your feedback in order for us to improve our consistency. Whilst having a visit from Marco Pierre White is in itself a great occasion, it should NOT have detracted from the experience offered to our guests and I am sorry it has done so during your visit. I sincerely hope you will consider staying again in the future should you be visiting Belgium again and thus, give us the opportunity to restore your faith in us. Once again, thank you for your feedback, it has been invaluable Kind regards Neil
Rating

Great hotel

02/12/2018 Robin H, kent uk

Just had 2 night stay & I've got to say I read some of the poor reviews so was a bit apprehensive, but was quite impressed all round. The staff were friendly & helpful. The room, although was a bit ti... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Robin Thank you for your review and your kind sentiments therein, these are very much appreciated as is the praise for the team. I will ensure that this is passed onto all those concerned and I hope we will be able to look after you in the Marco Pierre White Restaurant on your next visit. Once again, thank you for your words of support and appreciation Kind regards Neil
Rating

Murder mystery 1920s

30/11/2018 802scottj,

We came here for a murder mystery. The event was fantastic. Very well played out. Was nice to see other guest dressed up too. The hotel is lovely. The decor is very eye catching.. Food was really ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your review and the 5 stars, this is very much appreciated. I am really pleased you enjoyed the Murder Mystery evening and I will ensure your feedback is passed onto all those concerned Once again, thank you for your time and we hope to see you again in the New Year Kind regards Neil