When you first arrive at the Famous Ship Inn, it is a very old pub with extremely friendly staff and you may wonder what sort of room you are going to get. The rooms are out the back and next door. Our room had recently been refurbished as had the one above (we met the couple at breakfast), and they were both sea views. We were the ground floor so got to use the terrace outside our room for our own use. It was a beautiful weekend, but we were visiting friends so didn't use it, but it's a nice little addition to the room. As I said, the room had been refurbished and the decor and linen was white and grey. There were nice little touches, 2x shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, good fluffy white towels. Mineral water and 2x the drink J2O, which I'm not sure whether there were complimentary or not as there was no signage. The breakfast was also very nice, they bring you orange juice to pour yourself in a jug, choice of tea or coffee. 3 types of cereal, toast and nearly a full English (grilled vine tomatoes, baked beans, 2 eggs, 3 chipolatas, 2 thick rashers of bacon and fresh mushrooms, 2 rounds of toast each, selection of jams.
The only negative and I did mention it to the management was that we were on the ground floor and had a terrace and a road outside our French door, which did not have a net curtain. Therefore every time I changed I had to draw the curtains. Plus the bathroom door faces the outside so one had to close the curtains if using the shower.
Would I go back? Yes I would, it was a good choice.
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- Also Known As:
- The Ship Hotel Folkestone
- The Ship Inn Sandgate, Folkestone