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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 771 traveller reviews
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Rating

Delightful hotel

15/09/2019 kimgrant, London, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel.....and we liked it so much. The receptionist was very helpful and welcoming when we arrived and when we checked out. The reception room, and i... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Group General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kim Thank you for your review and your kind words of praise, this is really nice of you and the team have been blown away by your delightful feedback. As you have commented, we have now completed the ground floor & restaurant and we have now started on the bedrooms, so the issues you have raised will be addressed Once again Kim, thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in Folkestone Kindest regards Neil
Rating

Very good hotel

12/09/2019 Ian K, Alnwick, United Kingdom

This was a one-night for us en route for the Channel Tunnel and it proved ideal. No carpark, but one very close and secure. Good room and excellent breakfast and really close to the tunnel. Well situa... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Group General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ian Thank you very much for your review and the kind sentiments therein, these are really appreciated I will pass on your praise to all those concerned and I hope we will have the opportunity to look after you again when you are using the tunnel Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to being of service again in the future Kind regards Neil
Rating

Wedding Reception

08/09/2019 ClaireHwasP,

We had our wedding reception at the Clifton on 7 Sept. What a lovely venue, the location is excellent, with awesome views and a lovely place to have photos. The food was excellent and our guests (an... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Group General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Claire thank you so very much for your kind words following your recent Wedding Reception. The team were really happy to gain your feedback and they have all commented on what such a great day it was and how nice your friends and family are. I would like to wish you and Darren and long and happy married life together and we look forward to welcoming you and the girls back at anytime (I have a supply of pies in stock) Kindest regards Neil
Rating

My welcome

06/09/2019 chriswasp, Preston, United Kingdom

It’s always an excellent welcome at the hotel normally welcomed by Pillipa who is always obliging and can’t do enough to make your stay a good one . The rooms are very clean . And an excellent choice ... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Group General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Chris Thank you for your review and the kind words therein, these are very much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and I will ensure Philippa and the rest of the team are aware of your praise I hope we have the chance to be of service to you again in the future Kind regards Neil
Rating

Folkestone Is A Great Place To Visit And This Hotel Is A Good Place To Explore It From

04/09/2019 Spikes_Family, Greater London, United Kingdom

This hotel is one of many splendid Victorian buildings looking out from The Leas across the channel. On a busy Bank Holiday Monday none of the parking spaces outside were available, a shame as the hot... more

Owner Response
Neil L, Group General Manager at Best Western Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear The Spikes Family Thank you for your review and I am really pleased you have had a wonderful time in Folkestone & at our hotel. Your feedback and kind words are very much appreciated and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future Kindest regards Neil