Like a well-known fast food restaurant, you know what you're gonna get with Premier Inn. This hotel is split into two buildings, we were in the annex, which I believe is quieter, facing greenery towards the motorway direction.
I was a bit concerned having read the reviews about it being too hot, but on the day we arrived the temperature had been in the high teens and the room felt fine. The window only opened a couple of inches but a fan was provided. It did start to warm up a bit with us occupying, but didn't become uncomfortable. I can see how it would become hotter in the height of summer though with little ventilation.
Aside from that the bed was big and comfortable, very clean and spacious room, with a big tv and large bathroom with usual PI noisy bathroom fan! Friendly staff as usual with PI.
There was some noise from the motorway in the morning, as to be expected, we had breakfast and again after reading some of the reviews wasn't expecting greatness but it was perfectly adequate.
Plenty of free parking and easy to find from the M20, plus a Burger King, Mcdonalds, Sainsbury's etc nearby.
We got a good deal but with the lack of air-con I can see how some people would be disappointed if they'd paid 'full price' in summer to stay. Even a small budget chain hotel we stayed at in France had air-con in each room so I think PI need to invest in it here.
Apart from that a good safe choice for chunnel/ferry travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steal a glimpse of France from the cliff-top promenade The Leas, five minutes down the road ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Folkestone (Channel Tunnel) Hotel Folkestone
- Folkestone Premier Inn
- Premier Inn Folkestone (Channel Tunnel) Hotel Kent