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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 03330 034095
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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.

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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 746 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 205
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Rating: 1 57
Rating

Friendly staff, decent hotel

14/08/2019 sam h, London, United Kingdom

We visited the Clifton in Folkestone for two nights. The hotel is of a good standard. The ground floor has been refurbished, and the restaurant is very stylish. Our bedroom was a good size, and ha... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Sam H Thank you for your review and the kind words of praise & support , these are very much appreciated. Please rest assured, I will pass on your feedback to all those concerned as I know they will be as grateful as I to receive your comments Once again, thank you for your review and we hope to be of service again very soon. Kind Regards Andrei Floria Operations Manager
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sunday night stay

12/08/2019 webby58, kent

I went with a friend we was given room 240 ,very spacious sea view ,as previous people have said rooms due an update rest of hotel been done restaurant lounge and bar all decorated to 5 star standard ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear webby58 Thank you for your lovely review and high scores, this is very much appreciated as are your words of support and praise. I will ensure these are passed onto all those concerned and I hope we will have the pleasure of looking after you again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Andrei Floria Operations Manager
Rating

Clifton Hotel Restaurant recommended

09/08/2019 Colin M,

I dine quite regularly in the Marco Pierre White Restaurant at the Clifton Hotel. The service is of a consistent high standard. I particularly commend Sophie and Matt for their professional expertise.... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Colin M Thank you for your kind words and sentiments following your recent stay, these are very much appreciated and i hope we will have the chance to look after you again . I will pass your comments regarding the menu options to our Food & Beverage department to see if we can do any changes Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Andrei Floria Operations Manager
Rating

Dinner and stay with brekkie

06/08/2019 Heather B,

Delicious dinner large portions. Standard room was good. Ground floor and restaurant and bar have been developed and are top notch modern and high quality furnishings used. The rest of the hotel is a ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Front Office Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear HeatherOFara Thank you for your review and for the lovely comments . You are right we are undergoing a refurbishment very soon. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind Regards Andrei Operations Manager
Rating

Perfect retreat

05/08/2019 AliceKent_UK, Kent, UK

I stayed at the Clifton for four nights with my son. We had a lovely big room on the fourth floor that looked out onto the gardens and sea. Our room was cleaned every day, fresh towels and tea and bis... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear AliceKent Many Thanks for your lovely comments about the staff ,food and everything else. I will make sure your comments will be passed to all our team and i am sure they will be very happy to hear them. We do really hope we will have the chance to serve you again very soon. Kind Regards Andrei Operations Manager