I was booked on a Just Go weekend that included a visit to Canterbury and Boulogne. This holiday had been advertised in their brochure as costing £89.99. As I needed a break, it was just the thing and I booked up. The £89.99 then became £116.99. As I was travelling alone and was allocated a single room, the price suddenly shot up by £27, plus a further £2.34 because I paid by credit card. This place is what would have been called seedy once upon a time, in desperate need of a makeover. Rotting window frames, the cold tap in my room ran (not dripped) constantly, the extractor fan didn't work because the switch above it had been turned off. When I switched it on I found out why, it never turned off. There was a severe storm on our first night and the TV aerial blew down. The TV never worked properly after that. It did in some rooms, but not in mine. I could go on. I took the brochure on the reception desk and it is nothing like the hotel. The staff were nice enough, but the place needs some work doing to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Situated just 10 minutes drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal, this traditional sea-facing hotel is situated on The Leas, Folkestone's cliff-top promenade. With free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, it is a 15 minute drive from Dover's Port, and 30 min from Canterbury city center. The hotel is open 24/7 and daily housekeeping is provided. Some of bedrooms at The Carlton have good sea views overlooking France, and all are en suite and comfortable. All rooms feature a TV, heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the cosy surroundings of the Leas Lounge Bar, which overlooks the beautiful landscape of Folkestone and the English Channel. Carlton Hotel is about 200 yards from Leas Cliff Hall theatre, and about 500 yards from the town centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Hotel Folkestone, Kent