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Grand Burstin Hotel
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
Reviewed 4 July 2014

we stopped here overnight before catching the ferry to France the next morning the hotel was o.k. for one night to rest your head before going to catch the ferry but would not be staying there for any length of time. having said that, you get what you pay for and the rates are reasonable. On the plus side the beds were o.k. the breakfast was good and there is a free cabaret of an evening so definitely not all that bad.

Room Tip: go for the front of the hotel the views at the back leave a lot to be desired
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stayed at the above hotel from 16 20 June and had a great time ,rooms are a little dated but clean linen changed every day and plenty tea bags left daily. The food was very good ,entertainment very good, in fact we could not fault this hotel and would recommend it to anyone. The trip,s out with National coaches were exhalent especially the one to the Battle of Brittan memorial just one of the many sites pointed out to us by an excellent driver, I will defiantly be going back ,sooner the later.

Room Tip: If you are a smoker request a smokers room
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights with a group of about 40 people, great value for money, good entertainment every night, food was good and the room was Ok, after looking at some of the reviews it turned out a lot better than we expected. Some of the group we were with had stopped a number of times at the Burstin. The exterior of the hotel looks in need of a coat of paint. The bottom line is we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Use the stairs the lift is always busy
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

stayed for a 2 night break.was greeted at reception by a smartly dressed lad only to be greeted with alright mate.then told our room was down stairs.we went down to our room to find the bedroom had no window the only window was in a small seating area with tv and the blind did not work .when you lifted the blind you looked out on a brick wall so room probabiy the worse i've stayed in also not the cleanest.the hotel was very dated and tired.breakfast was ok considering the amount of people they cater for.the one good thing was the drinks were very reasonably priced.will probably not stay here again would stay in a b&b

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This hotel would benefit from one almighty refurbishment. The decor is pretty bad and some of the lounge furniture is in a very poor state. Three new elevators have been installed, since our last visit, with a fourth currently being worked on.
The Victorian Premier Restaurant is the best place to eat as the Standard cafe is reminiscent of school dinner time. The food, however, is pretty fair for the price.
The rooms leave a lot to be desired. Our Premier Twin, overlooking the Harbour, was adequate. The TV was a 20inch 4.3 tube set with a remote that worked only when it wanted to. Perhaps Britannia Hotels would be best advised to replace all those antquated sets with LCD sets with full Freeview.
The beds were comfortable but a good night's sleep was impossible due to the noise of bad plumbing and doors slamming. The fire alarm woke us up at 1.30am, on one occasion, with no explanation or apology. We were also woken up at 5am, again on one occasion, when an entire Darby and Joan Club seemed to have a bath, simultaneously, in preparation of an early coach trip.
My biggest bugbear is about the car parking. What used to be free is now £3.50 per night. We arrived on a Saturday morning and struggled to find a car space. Apparently, it's like that every weekend so be warned. Car parking is NOT guaranteed

Room Tip: A Premier Room with a view is a must. If you don't smoke then you must stipulate you want a &quo...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is not the Ritz, but lets be fair, This Hotel is dated but where can you stay for 4 nights at 150.00 UK Pound for TWO.Bed and Buffet Breakfast. The rooms where good with sea views over the Harbour, The food was excellent, we payed extra and eat in the Victoria Restaurant, we could not fault the food, as much as you want to eat, and up and down as many times as you want. The Bars were good, both had entertainment on (one Bar Fri, Sat), with Cabaret, and the bars are late....... good location for Dover and Tunnel, and Duty Free, and Folkestone Town is not bad, every thing you want, we found the staff very helpful, you be nice to them and they will be nice to you......
SOME PEOPLE HAVE CHAMPAGNE TASTE AND LEMONADE POCKETS.....
You get what you pay for and this was good value for money, yes I would recommend this Hotel and I would come again... We had a good time and a good Laugh....

Room Tip: When you book ask for sea view, you may have to pay 5.00 per person extra but its worth it, also che...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a national holidays trip. The hotel is a bit of an eye sore as you approach it. Tired and could do with a lick of paint. The inside was a little better but again has seen better days. That said it is a huge hotel with lots of people coming and going, using it as a stop off en route to France.
Room was adequate and clean, evening meal passable, reminded me of a school dinner however the salad choice was good. Shame there wasnt any tea or coffee to finish with.
Breakfast on morning 1 was good but changed on the 2nd morning and was not so good.
The Grand Burstin wouldn't be my first choice if I were to visit Folkestone in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #9 of 10 Hotels in Folkestone
Price Range: £26 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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