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Clare House

167 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SJ, England
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Ranked #32 of 43 Dover B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We booked this as an overnight stay whilst attending the Winter Ale Festival. Yes it's in need of a bit of an update, but you get what you pay for and it's comfortable. The lady who greeted us was very welcoming and laid on a fantastic breakfast. Only niggle was that we had to wait until the room next door... More

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

So sorry but I wasn't happy with this place, booked it twice, going to France and returning from France put in the attic area twice we had a double room and it had this awful smell which was coming from the toilet. It was so bad that my wife had to go and speak to the owner. She managed to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Like others stayed in this B&B before an early ferry the next day. It suits purpose and would recommend it as its easy to find and 5 minutes from the ferry. The lady is very friendly and helpfull. Dover centre is 15 minute walk away. The only downsides were the towels were damp on arrival, there was only a small... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We required a place to stay before an early crossing at Dover. Booked this as it was cheap and didn't expect very much. We arrived late (post the 10:30pm check in time limit specified on booking.com) the lady who greater us was very nice and the late time of arrival was no issue. Parking is available at the front of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The ad's are very clear that breakfast is available at additonal charge. There are lots of breakfast places in town so nice to have a choice. Some reviews have complained about this. We had 4-poster Bedroom. Nice decor, but bed not very comfortable. Ensuite bathroom was adequate . Lady who runs the place is lovely. Breakfast is full English. Location... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Room was tiny but adequate with its own en-suite. Breakfast was great, hostess friendly and front room delightfully furnished. Not too far from the city centre. Parking limited. It is within a short drive of Dover Castle. As a result of the size of the room, I would recommend Clare House for short stays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

On arrival welcomed by the owner who is very plesant and is helpful, have a key for front door if want to come and go when you please. Me and my fiance booked last room which was 4 poster bed, very plesant stay overall clean and friendly. Breakfast is at extra charge 6.00 if want. Parking could fit 5/6 cars... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed one night before getting the ferry over to France it is not a big B&B with huge rooms with plenty of storage space for your luggage you do not have a lift to the bedrooms but what you do get is a very warm welcome from Stella, rooms that are clean with good comfortable beds and en-suite facilities... More

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Address: 167 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
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