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Grand Burstin Hotel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

After spending Christmas and New Year and then just recently a bargin weekend at the hotel I can only say that our stay was real value for money.
The staff were both kind and very helpful and they really helped make our stay enjoyable. The room although very clean is in need of renovation as was various areas of the hotel generally, however it was "livable in !". .
The entataInment has greatly improved since our last stay a couple of years ago. The cabaret was good and the artists very professional and full of enthusiasm.. The resident artists (not a band) were very good and gave lots of variety and tried to please all sorts of tastes in their performances especially the 60's duo. The other duo which played mostly country and western with some Irish music were very entertaining as was the solo guitarist/singer who did a great job. All the entertainers gave lots of effort and enthusiasm in making our stay very enjoyable.

The bar staff were very helpful and often gave very happy banter that added to the over all quality of service given to my partner and I , and I am sure everyone else.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a good holiday break at a reasonable cost (you get what you pay for!). The only downside as I have said is that the hotel , although clean needs a lot of renovation and the only part of the entertainment I personally didn't like was the bingo and quiz sessions perhaps more music ?.

Well done great effort thankyou !

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

On arrival check in nice and quick rooms need up dating but beds are comfortable complementy tea/coffee/sugar and milk also toiletries everything u need for a good weekend break entertainment excellent
would defo recommend
and would return

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Shabby.foisty,Luke warm food.cold bathrooms,heaters turned off in January.needs a full refurbishment and more pleasant management. Can not possibly find enough to say about this hotel so 200 characters needs quite a bit of finding. Must say bar staff. Excellent. Waiters very pleasant. Also the nice engineer who improved the heating in our bedroom when the duty manager said nothing could be done. Thankyou sir.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We travelled with National Holidays from Monday 13th January 2014 till Friday 17th. We looked at the reviews and did not have high expectations for the hotel. I appreciate that we did not spend a lot of time in the hotel but the facilities we experienced more than met our expectations. We stayed in room 348. We had a sea view, all the furniture matched and in good working order, clean towels every day, comfy bed and no sign of wear and tear or looking tired in the room or the hotel as a whole. Our room was a walk but we were never disturbed by other patrons. We used the swimming pool and sauna and no complaints there. The ladies changing rooms was a little tired. The food in the main restaurant was hot, homemade and a choice of three main courses and a vegetarian option. Plenty of food on offer and lovely polite staff especially in the restaurant and clean. Entertainment was provided with duo of singers, bingo and resident singers and dancers. Good hotel entertainment with no hanging around between each act. It was more suitable to older patrons of the hotel as it was music from the 1960s and 1970s. Overall clean, decor okay (smell paint on our floor) so work being done on our c block corridor. For us it exceeded our expectations and we would go again. We recommend the home made rice pudding on a Monday it was the best I have ever tasted.

Room Tip: Our room at the end of the corridor meant no passing guests. Enjoyed the sea view from room 348
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The hotel needs updating looking poor in most places,stayed in a premier room stained carpet,wardrobe doors and dresser not closing properly,shower not great either cold or very hot water no power. Entertainment improved since two years ago new resident band ron and ash.Food ok in premier resturant.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Spent the weekend at Burstin upgraded to a Premier room and not disappointed we had a balcony and clean room only downside was the bathroom very dated.The leather damaged sofa's in the reception have been replaced.The food was ok,salad bar was good,only downside here is the dated serving displays,but the dining room was good the staff here were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

It's a good hotel but does look very dated in places but we got dinner bed and breakfast for £20 per person per night so you get whatt you pay for. This hotel is very much catered for the coach holiday. Food was ok you help yourself to as much or as little as you want the food is not always that hot. Would stay here again if I'm in the area

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Grand Burstin Hotel
Address: The Harbour, Folkestone CT20 1TX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Burstin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 481
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is superbly located on the seafront, overlooking Folkestone's picturesque harbour. This Hotel is an ideal gateway to the continent, with organised day trips across the channel to France and Belgium arranged from the hotel and easy access to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. ... more   less 
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Grand Burstin Folkestone
Burstin Hotel Folkestone
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Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone, Kent

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