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
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 hotel gets preferential rates there, but we found the excellent Sandgate Road underground car park just round the corner.
The reception area is spacious, tastefully decorated, while the checking in was friendly and efficient. Our room was up on the third floor and getting to it involved negotiating a warren of passages and a lift that could only take two people. The splendour of the public rooms doesn't reach this far. But the room itself had everything we needed, including an upright fan that was a lifesaver on a very hot night.
They have their own restaurant, but we chose to explore and choose somewhere from the many places to eat on the main high street. We did get to use the restaurant in the morning, however, and found an excellent buffet breakfast set out with a wealth of choice. My only criticism was that the coffee served with breakfast was rather insipid for my taste. They do have their own Costa Coffee bar on-site, which the breakfast staff could well have done with a lesson from. There is also a very pleasant bar in which we got very refreshing drinks much later that morning, just before we set off for home.
The Clifton Hotel ticks most of the boxes and was good value for money. Folkestone is a great place to visit and this hotel is a good place to explore it all from. less
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