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Best Western Clifton Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
Palafrugell, Catalonia, Spain
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“Quaint, inviting a cozy”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Have stayed at the Clifton on nine occasions. The staff is wonderful and helpful always. As with all hotels there are budget rooms which are just that budget. But having said that, for just a slightly higher tariff one can have a spacious room with large windows and massive bathroom. I always prefer 111 or 112 for my stays. 112 can be expanded to a full suite with separate sitting room.

The Clifton is certainly dated, but for me it's delightful. I don't come to Folkestone for 'modern.' If you want that stay at the cold Holiday Inn or Premier Inn. For a taste of years gone by with loads of character I prefer the Clifton. The hotel pub is charming and the lounge is the perfect place for afternoon tea and sandwiches.

The restaurant is clean and the breakfast excellent. I have done the buffet and ordered off the menu and prefer the breakfast menu.

The rooms have new flat screen lcd televisions with more channels and the staff will deliver room service quite efficiently. I love their sandwiches and chips.

I cannot speak of the parking situ as I always use a car service from Folkestone Central.

Room Tip: Ask NOT to have a room on the 4th floor. These are the former staff quarters from back when guests b...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Tomball, Texas
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for a couple nights before our cruise left out of Dover. Older hotel but was fine for our purpose. Parking is kind of difficult at night if you get there late. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rickinghall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Because of the type of building I appreciate it is difficult to maintain, the corridors are narrow and the floor changes levels, like other reviewers we were on the forth floor and the lift is scary you would have to keep a close eye on children if you used it with them, room was clean, was not told about the discounted parking outside but there is a notice near reception, we looked at the menu and decided to eat in, when we got to the table we were presented with a sheet of paper with 4 Menu choices, we could not select of the menu we suspect this was because there was a coach trip in and this was there menu there was nothing plain on it, so we eat out. The Fire Alarm sounded at 02-30ish we were two of only four people to respond to be told it was a false alarm a fault with a sensor on the third floor.

Room Tip: Not good for people with mobility problems.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Best Western Clifton hotel is a fine old Victorian hotel just next to the beach and with beachfront rooms.
But please notice that access to the beach is at bit difficult due to steep cliffs.
I got a lovely clean room with a nice view over the promenade called Leas, where you meet locals and tourist every evening. Hotel is within walking distance of city center and harbor.
There is a public parking in front of the hotel, but I the summer free spaces can be a bit tricky to find. Hotel will help you with special parking rates.
Will recommend the hotel for an old fashioned seaside vacation.

Room Tip: Try to get a Beach front room, if you prefer a view. Might be a bit more noisy!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Dated Hotel that needs renovating. Rooms clean, helpful cheery staff,no parking, scary lift.

It harks back to a previous era and its glory has faded. Our room was on the 4th floor and the tiny shaky lift was an adventure. We had to park 5 minutes walk away to find space so parked outside the police station.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Stained bed sheets, covers, towels and bathroom mats. Several pubes in bath, tiny ugly brown bathroom. My nan's house has more style and class than this hotel. Nowhere to park unless you get very lucky to get a space outside, othewise you have to find anywhere on a local street that is hopefully lit up but you have to move it before 8am, beware of druggies walking the streets. Hugely over priced and would not stay again! Didn't enjoy out stay, luckily it was just a place to get our heads down and nothing else.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

we chose this hotel for its proximity to the chanel tunnel. its a pretty looking place.
there is no parking at the hotel which means you have to park in back streets.
as you apporach the hotel you are greeted with all the smokers standing outside which is not really welcoming.
the hotel reception staff are very friendly and welcoming but the hotel is not just old fashioned with a serious of long corridors in 'rabbit warren' style but is very worn and musty in places.
the lift is tiny, noisy and very slow but the only option to walk up 4 large flights with heavy bags.
we had asked for an early breakfast due to us catching the train, all they could offer was a continental room service at additional charge. as we had travelled a long way we wanted to eat in the bar but not only were the chairs quite stained they smelt quite bad.

the rooms thelmselves, although small, were clean and the bathroom was spotless.
we thought by booking a Best Western we would get better than being offered at a corporate style premier inn, but i now wish we had stayed at one of the others as it was just too expensive for what we got. the hotel advertises WiFi but we just couldn't get connected, when we tried to phone reception they didn't answer the phone. so we gave up.
we would not return as there were just too many negatives.

Room Tip: rooms at the front and side get a partial seaview but also on the road so be careful what you take...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Clifton Hotel
Address: | The Leas, Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
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Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Clifton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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