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The Southcliff

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 - 26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, England
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Folkestone
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
GIANNINI Leicestershire England
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel via booking.com a couple of weeks ago and received an email at five minutes to midnight last night to tell us they had overbooked and had moved us. Arrived at 19.30 this evening. Don't feel it is fair to name the hotel we were moved to but suffice to say it falls far short of what we... More

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Leicestershire England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an overnight stay here as we had an early morning tunnel crossing and it is perfectly adequate more an overnight stay. The premises on the whole are very clean but it is very tired looking and could possibly do with a makeover, however for the price you pay it is totally acceptable. Our room had a balcony and... More

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Manchester
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great weekend break at the Southcliffe Hotel, we used Folkestone as a base for visiting Canterbury and Dover Castle. Rooms a little dated but very clean, bathroom spotless and seemed to be newly refurbished. Lovely location on the promenade overlooking the channel. I cannot understand the complaints for this hotel, for the price it's excellent value, the... More

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Tenerife
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the earlier reports on Trip Advisor. Yes the Hotel is rather dated BUT the Staff were very Friendly and Helpful, the bed very comfortable, Breakfast was fine. I would use this Hotel again, we got what we paid for. Good value. Thanks again. Jimmy and Freida.

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was expectionally cheap so I thought it would be more like a hostel. We booked a room for two people and a two year old; they didn't charge for my son and provided a travel cot too. When we arrived at the hotel we were pleasantly suprised. The hotel is a fair size, lit up with pretty blue... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not good, had a night stay, it was disaster, faulty locks, smelly rooms but the view beats them all and staffs very lovely and warm. If you are looking for a good stay you are better off somewhere else but if you are tight on budget, it might be the one for you.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is really nice from the outside and located in The Leas with a direct sea view. Once you enter though, you notice the outdated furnishing and and old smell. This smell and the outdated indoors also are present in the rooms. We had a room on 4th floor with a magnificent sea view though. Breakfast was okay. The... More

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Luton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed here recently for one night prior to an early ferry departure from Dover. As you approach the hotel from the road the building looks quite impressive from the outside, however once inside the first thing that hits you is the old and musty smell. Whilst I waited at the reception desk I had a quick look around and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Folkestone is in need of a major overhaul which is a shame as I bet it was once quite nice. The southcliff hotel is also in need of a major refurbishment but if its only a cheap over night stay its ok, the rooms smell a bit musty and there is no atmosphere in the bar etc... Pull up, get... More

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Banbury
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Booked a night here to visit the Air Show and managed to secure two rooms with balconies overlooking the sae front that gave brilliant views of everything, including the firework display at the end of the day. As soon as we walked in to the lobby we were made to feel at home even though we arrived much earlier than... More

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Address: 22 - 26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Southcliff 2*
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Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
The Southcliff Folkestone, Kent, UK

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On The Leas Promenade, overlooking the English Channel, The Southcliff Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas, a stylish bar and wonderful views.The traditional bedrooms each have tea and coffee facilities and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat screen TV [free view] and ironing facilities [on request]. Some have sea views or private balconies. The Office Bar and Restaurant features modern decor and hosts frequent live music. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Dover Ferry and Cruise Terminals, Southcliff Hotel is a short walk from Folkestone’s sandy beach. Folkestone Harbour is a 10-minute walk, and Folkestone Central Railway Station is just half a mile away. ... more   less 
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