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The West Bank

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   239-241 Folkestone Rd, Dover CT17 9LL, England
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Ranked #30 of 44 Dover B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a great time here for just a one-night, short weekend getaway. The owners were very nice and went out of their way when we had a question, for instance phoning their brother to check a bus schedule! I have to say, we were a bit nervous after the lukewarm reviews on here but it seems like maybe the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good value for money but the rooms are small and the stairs narrow. If you have mobility problems than you might like to discuss rooms with the owners first. This was a no fuss no frills place which suited us fine for catching an early ferry. On reflection we would probably have fared better crossing the Channel and finding accommodation... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here for four nights during mid July, booking two en suite rooms; a double and a twin. The guesthouse sits on the gable end of a main road at the junction with a side road on a steep(ish) hill, close to a roundabout on the way into Dover. We were met with smiles on arrival and the landlady... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

When I arrived at the West Bank the single w. private bathroom I had booked was not available. The manager offered me a twin with shared bathroom instead. I protested because sharing a bathroom with others is not what I had booked. Since I was travelling alone, a twin room was not an advantage to me at that time. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed here en-route to France and found it to be perfectly fine. Room was clean and the bathroom was also clean and well-equipped. Staff were friendly and helpful. Can't comment on the breakfast as we weren't willing to pay extra for it given what the room had already cost and so we ate elsewhere. Only downside was that one of... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Working in Dover for 7 weeks and the most enjoyable 7 weeks stay at the West Bank Guest House. Hospitality was second to none. We can highly recommend this guest house. Very comfortable clean rooms. Private secure car park. Hope to be back if working in the area again. Thanks.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Ecellent, very hospitable owners. Went out of their way to accomodate our needs.Very friendly and clean environment. My daughter and I called it our second home. Home sweet home. I highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I booked a single room with bathroom, I had a tiny room with separate bathroom. But it was not specified in the reservation that the bathroom was separate. the bathroom was in front of the room, private but detached and I had to get out on the steps of the hotel, which faced 2 other rooms. uncomfortable. the room was... More

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Somewhere near London
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We used 'The West Bank' as a stopover before catching an early morning ferry to France. It's a well-maintained, clean and comfortable B&B that was excellent value for money. It also has a secure car-park, which given it's in Dover is a big selling point. The staff were very helpful and directed us to an excellent restaurant on the sea... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We booked to stay here for the night before catching the ferry to calais and also for a nights stopover on our return. We found it on the internet and were relieved to find that it is the loveliest place. The rooms are spotlessly clean, spacious and well furnished. The beds were very comfortable. Our two children had lovely comfortable... More

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The West Bank Dover, England, UK
Address: 239-241 Folkestone Rd, Dover CT17 9LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
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Ranked #30 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
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Hotel Class:4 star — The West Bank 4*
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