We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Clare House

167 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SJ, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Clare House
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    14
    12
    21
    7
    9
See reviews for
8
33
7
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (63)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (6)
All months
Province of Pisa, Italy
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice structure with a small car park in front of it. The owner welcomes you very nicely and she can give you informations about any event in Dover. The room was ok. Personally, I didn't like that there wasn't light enough in the bathroom and that the bed had a strong smell of something like deodorant for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Landlady is very friendly, and welcoming,and did have breakfast available dead on 7am (coffee & toast) But thats as far as the compliments go. The room # 6 is in urgent need of a refurbishment. The curtain was hanging off the track, the carpet was pretty discusting, there was hardly enough water pressure in the shower & the towels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Dover hotels

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Clare house; Very happy and friendly staff, clean and cosy establishment. Delicious breakfast served with a smile. Would come back again and again. Very unfair negative reviews, If you are wanting 5 star fancy accommodation pay for it! This guest house is full of character and had everything me and my wife needed for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I recently stayed in this B&B As I was visiting friends the only time I was really needing the room was late evenings to sleep. I checked in around 8pm, left my bags in the room and was out again until about 11:30pm. After I was settled in the room I noticed one tap was running. I tried to turn... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of the worst hotels I have stayed in, and the only time I have given a negative review in my life. The only positive was that the lady that met us on arrival was lovely. We had a 5 hour drive to Dover, we just wanted a shower and some sleep before the ferry and a 7 hour drive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Electrics haven't been checked, plug socket was buzzing, TV didn't work, shower not private. Bed way too hard. Window didn't close properly exposing us to traffic and wino noise. Generally shabby and tired looking. Just lucky it was cheap. How it's down as 3 star on booking.com is beyond me.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was clean and comfortable without unnesary frills. The breakfast was wellcomed and very good. The hotel is a short way from the port which is good. Restoraunts, shops and entertament is available, the history of Dover and and a visit to the "White Cliffs of Dover "

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The room was very uncomfortable, bed was terrible. The shower was more of a trickle rather than a shower, really disappointing given the positive reviews I had read previously. We stayed on the top floor, maybe other rooms are better but I would seriously consider staying in my car overnight at the ferry terminal rather than staying here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Room was absolutely beautiful, spacious and lovely decor. Breakfast was great and it was good value for money however the staff was very hidden for most our stay one saw them while handing keys over and at breakfast while being served. Parking is limited there is only the drive which fits about 3-4 cars depending on size and its a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Earlestown
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had the misfortune to book into this hovel for two nights, after booking in and seeing the room I made it my mission to spend as little time as possible in the room. The room appeared to have come straight out of the 1970's, with a flowery carpet and polyester bed spread, the sheets were ill fitting which meant that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Dover hotels
1.1 mi away
Loddington House
Loddington House
#4 of 10 in Dover
4.5 of 5 stars 93 reviews
1.0 mi away
Premier Inn Dover - Eastern Ferry Terminal
2.3 mi away
Ramada Dover
Ramada Dover
#1 of 1 in Whitfield
3.5 of 5 stars 539 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
3.6 mi away
St Margaret's Bay Hotel - Park Resorts
St Margaret's Bay Hotel - Park R...
#2 of 2 in St Margaret's at Cliffe
4.0 of 5 stars 142 reviews
0.7 mi away
Maison Dieu Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay