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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the hotel as a cheap night of rest before heading off through the Eurotunnel, and it worked for this purpose - but would not have liked a longer stay. Hotel was very down-at-heel (we were told that renovations were ongoing, for what it's worth), window would not stay open (finally a use for that Gideon Bible to have...

Thank Bernd B
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're after a cheap stay before crossing on the euro tunnel or after then this is perfect. It is very shabby and very dated but for one night it did the job. The bathroom was tiny and it was a twin room but we were there all of eight hours. When walking to the rooms the stench of beer...

Thank Sjabena
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking en route to the Channel Tunnel, chosen purely on price, £27.00 for two persons, one night, without breakfast, plus £2.00 for local parking permit as there is no car park at the hotel. Can't understand the negative reviews......it has a two star rating, is clean & tidy but a touch careworn. Reception staff very efficient & friendly...

Thank 55Dutchman
Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great Christmas in the Hotel. First of all, we spent 56 Phounds for 2nights for 2 people without breakfast. We were worried about the low price but we were dissapointed :) As our room didn't have WIFI, we got a higher quaility room with WIFI within 10Minutes after we informed the Reception. The staff was nice and...

Thank mkriszti2000
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Southcliff enroute to France as we wanted a low cost bed for the night and that is exactly what we got. Having lowered our expectations we were happy to say that they were met. Our twin room was dated but warm and remarkably the bed was comfortable. Water was hot and the staff very pleasant Some...

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We really liked this hotel. It's very old fashion but that's what makes it unique - it's nice to stay somewhere different from all the chain hotels. The staff were lovely and the rooms were cosy. The rooms are simple but do the job. We was upgraded to sea view rooms with a balcony aswell which was fab. The hotel...

Thank Victoria Louise E
Winterswijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was the cheapest hotel near Dover I could find when I needed to cut a cross-Channel trip in half. In some ways it lived up to my expectations, in some ways it didn't, and in some ways it exceeded it. The location is wonderful, with many rooms having some of the best sea views in Folkestone. The building dates...

Thank windmillfan
Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear Windmillfan, thank you very much for the indepth review as you have mentioned, it will indeed cost around £3million to get us up to an extremely high standard, but we are currently working our way through bedrooms with a lick of paint and new[ish] furniture. I have a few questions from your review though: 1]can you advise your name/room...

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Go down on a bowls trip every year. Price is good but the rooms are a little dated. I had a blanket on my bed which had a name of the previous hotel and year was like 1950's. I mean for the price you cant go wrong, its only a place to rest my head for the night after drinking...

Thank Charlie L
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It's cheap and cheerful, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. Clean sheets, functioning shower, sea view and £35 for two people on a Saturday night. It ain't the Ritz, but at this price.......

Thank nomadmuso
Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It's a cheap hotel with good views. Well situated. Overall the hotel is tired and shabby and could do with an overhaul. Breakfast was included for £20 night per person and was reasonable but not exceptional.

Thank Becky G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On The Leas Promenade, overlooking the English Channel, The Southcliff Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal and 20 minutes from Dover Ferry Terminal. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas. The bedrooms each have tea and coffee facilities and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat screen TV [free view] and ironing facilities [on request]. Some have sea views or private balconies. The Office Bar features modern decor and hosts frequent live music. Southcliff Hotel is a short walk from Folkestone's sandy beach. Folkestone Harbour is a 10-minute walk, and Folkestone Central Railway Station is just half a mile away. The Leas Cliff Hall is only across the road from The Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Southcliff

Address: 22-26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Price Range: £24 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Southcliff 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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“Less bar noise higher up ...”
 of 5 bubbles 458berndb, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You may want to ask for a sea view.”
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 of 5 bubbles windmillfan, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles nomadmuso, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles BeckyG937, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“404 was a lovely big room”
 of 5 bubbles annabagnall2016, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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