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“Dissapointed & expected more.”
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The Relish
Ranked #3 of 26 Folkestone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst at our son's wedding. Having read the great reviews here on TA.we were expecting a quality stay. Our room and bed were small and the roon was very hot even though it was only spring.There was no air conditioning ,only a fan availble .

The most annoying factor was the lack of parking which had been advertised as freely available.When we enquired about where to park, we were told that we could usually find somewhere on the surrounding streets ,which was not the case!

Breakfast was good with a wide choice ,the free water /cakes and complimentary drink was a nice touch but all in all we did not feel it was value for money.

Prior to our stay here we stayed at the nearby Ship Inn. This was far better value and just as good.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

If you happen to find yourself in Folkestone, stay here. It is clean, cute and the breakfast is wonderful. The staff is very helpful and goes out of their way to accommodate you. Our stay here was perfect. Our rooms were on the top floor and surprisingly spacious. The internet was fast. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but bearable.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I stayed in The Relish the night before my wedding and the night of my wedding. We stayed in the Cliff room which is right at the top of the Hotel but we was advised this when booking. The service was wonderful. The bed was extreamly comfortable and the complimentary wine was fantastic. The staff are second to none, and the breakfast was gorgeous. Home cooked and Hot!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chloe E
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

This hotel is just perfect. The room we had was spotlessly clean with plenty of storage space and surfaces, and places to put one's bags. The towels were large and soft and the shower very good. The en suite could have done with having a few more lights in it, but it is a small niggle really since most hotels seem to provide gloomy bathrooms these days. Our room was right at the top of the hotel, and there is no lift, but we had been warned about this beforehand [unlike another hotel on the same trip] and help was provided with getting our luggage up there [we had a lot as we were touring]. The guest sitting room, homeade cake, proper coffee machine, free wine, free wifi and general ambience are just fabulous -- we never wanted to leave. The staff and the owner were helpfulness itself, even securing us a table at a restaurant that had told us they were full! The breakfast was lovely and cooked exactly as requested and one could have eaten a very great deal! We visited in February, but I can imagine it would be delightful sitting out on the terrace in the summer either for breakfast or in the early evening with a glass of wine gazing out over the gardens. We liked the king sized bed being two singles joined together and were very appreciative of having two duvets [unlike another reviewer]. We much prefer to have our own duvets as sharing one always leads to someone getting less than they want. The beds were probably the most comfortable we have ever encountered in a hotel anywhere in the world, and the best night's sleep I've ever had in a hotel. The rooms were also very quiet and properly insulated from each other, another refreshing change from most hotels. We had a great view over the trees to the cliffs and sea beyond, too. The hotel was beautifully warm over what happened to be a very cold and blustery weekend, and we were very pleased to see we could control the level of heat in our room [so often one cannot properly]. The hotel is situated very close to the Leas for lovely bracing walks with sea views and, in summer, the band.We stay in a lot of hotels, usually 4*, and are nearly always disappointed by something, generally many things. It was such a refreshing change to stay in this hotel where everything was just right, and where the staff were so keen to make it even more perfect if at all possible. We will be back!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Stayed on a Friday evening prior to chunnelling to France on Saturday morning, we had a room named 'Park' on 2nd floor. Lovely bedroom and shower room, spotlessly clean. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay - toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities. Yvonna on reception was extremely helpful and very welcoming. Really nice touches, such as cakes and wine that are just there for you if you want them.

Was really quiet and we got an excellent night's sleep. Had arrived in the dark so awoke to the pleasant surprise of a lovely view from our bedroom windows. Breakfast was knockout with a great cooked breakfast for my boyfriend and an omelette, cooked to perfection, for me.

Would definitely return. Thank you.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in for quite some time. We were very well looked after. The room was lovely and the atmosphere and food superb. I would recommend this hotel for business and pleasure.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Smashing place. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Great breakfast. Homemade cakes!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Relish

Address: 4 Augusta Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2RR, England (Formerly Augusta Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Folkestone
Price Range: £86 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Relish 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the fashionable "West End", The Relish is Folkestone's first contemporary, and only 5 Star guest accommodation. 10 en-suite rooms furnished to the highest standard with sumptuous beds. Rates include unlimited fresh coffee, tea, homemade cakes, and a complimentary glass of wine or beer upon arrival, direct dial telephones and free broadband access. The Relish is a place you will want to return to again and again. ... more   less 
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