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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.

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 0844 387 6152*
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Summary

No onsite car park . Hotel offers parking voucher for £2 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
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

For fine evening dining or a light and informal lunch, visit our Garden restaurant and Clifton bar. We are proud to serve you some of the most exceptional food around whilst you sit back and admire the flowers blooming in our impressive gardens.

Chef Legorio

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Garden Restaurant

Our comfortably furnished restaurant overlooks the adjoining garden and makes the ideal venue for a leisurely lunch or dinner. We offer a choice of seasonal menus, which are complemented by a wide selection of fine wines. Children are looked after just as well with their own menu of appetising meals. At certain times of the year our resident pianist will be present to provide background music and add an extra splash of enjoyment to your dinner.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary
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Costa Coffee Lounge

The Clifton bar overlooks the sun terrace with its flower-filled boxes, providing a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a drink from our renowned choice of cask-conditioned draught ales and if you're feeling peckish, theres 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

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 493 traveller reviews
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Nice place, and very kind service

08/12/2017 Malek H, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

It was a very good place to be, the heating inside the room was not enough (just a little bit). The service and the staff is perfect, I really appreciate the breakfast with a real orange juice! ... more

Rating

Near the sea

07/12/2017 balders23, Tonbridge, United Kingdom

This was a one night stay,hotel and staff were very good,the only thing was the lift only takes one person,breakfast was very good,the rooms were comfortable and warm,it was in walking distance of whe... more

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The most awful place I have ever stayed

07/12/2017 clairef878, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

I paid extra for an executive double room and was put into the dirtiest room I have ever seen in a hotel, the central heating did not work and I was charged full price for the room despite having to m... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Claire Thank you for your feedback, I am truly sorry for the problems you encountered, to which I have replied to you on the survey you had completed prior to posting on Trip Advisor along with my proposed resolutions. We will of course take onboard your feedback and make the required improvements as part of the ongoing refurbishment program and I sincerely hope my responses sent earlier met with your approval and I hope we will have the chance to restore your faith in the hotel in the near future Once again, thank you for your feedback, it has been most helpful Kindest regards & Season's Greeting Neil
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Overnight stay

05/12/2017 Cheeslet, Cheddar, United Kingdom

Stayed 1 night in a supposedly Executive Double room! The room was yet to be refurbished but was clean.and on arrival the staff were friendly and helpful but on the way to our room it was evident wor... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to give us your review and feedback following your recent stay-this is very much appreciated even though your stay wasn't the pleasant experience we would have wished for. We take all feedback very seriously and implement improvements wherever possible. As you have noted, we are taking great steps to improve the hotel throughout and this will include new beds in all rooms too. I am genuinely sorry for the issues you encountered and I hope that you will return again in the future so you can see and enjoy the changes we are making! Once again, thank you for your comments & feedback, these have been very helpful Kindest regards Neil
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A very pleasant stay

03/12/2017 Oliver F, Hastings, United Kingdom

I stayed at this hotel in Dec 2017 and I had a very pleasant stay. The rooms was very large and clean and had some lovely original features i.e. the fireplace. It was very good value for money and th... more

Owner Response
Neil L, General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Oliver, Thank you for taking the time to give me your feedback following your recent stay, these comments and your kind words are very much appreciated. I hope that we will have the opportunity to be of service again in the future when you can enjoy the changes we are undertaking. Once again thank you for your review and a very Merry Christmas Kind regards Neil