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Clare House

167 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SJ, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This hotel was booked for one night as it was cheap. You get what you pay for and it was adequate. Room was Ok size for one night although out dated and needed TLC. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. The shower wasnt great. We followed instructions for hot water which was fine. There wasn't much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We booked this hotel through Booking.com. It only cost us £35.00 for a double room. We were not looking for anything great. We were greeted at the door and handed the keys and told the room was somewhere upstairs. We didn't want any fuss just a room. A bit like staying at old aunt Ethel's house. Although the hotel was... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed here one night due to catching the early ferry. We were not looking for anything extravagant and went for price and amenities. We got a double room with 4 poster bed with on-suite for £40. We were greeted at the door, registered, shown the room and given the keys - reading other posts this appears to be a problem... More 

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Blackpool
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Booked a room in this place before our onward travel. How sorry i was we did. Landlady just gave us the key and told us where room was . went into the room , which was very smelly, a small twin room with a sloping ceiling , the ensuite was so tight i had to squeeze past the shower cubicle... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Only stayed the night to catch an early ferry. Arrived quite late and left early but room was comfortable with private bathroom and was quiet enough to have a good night's sleep. Was only £40 and have stayed in horrible places for double that. Parking was tight as we were the 4th car so back end stuck out a little... More 

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Leicester UK
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25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Haven't been to dover for many years and have no inclination to return any time soon. Folkestone Road where the B and B is situated is a bit down at heel and I was approached three times by beggars making the walk into town pretty irritating. Having said that Clare House is an acceptable little oasis with a warm welcome... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Booked as we had an early ferry. Confirmed before arriving that we had a double room with bathroom and price. Rang night before and price had gone up! On arrival found no bathroom in room - shared facilities. Room very dated and smelly, tv didn't work, sheets that my nana used to use. Avoid at all costs! !!!

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cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked because very close to ferry dock, we do have some mobility issues so stairs were difficult for us. The staff was brilliant suggesting a wonderful place for dinner and calling a taxi for us, so wouldn't lose parking space. Breakfast was really great. Enjoyed it. It was road noisey and bed was not that comfortable, but managed. Would... More 

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