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The Southcliff

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 - 26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Euan M Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this hotel for a late booking weekend break with my wife. The hotel is gives you what you pay for. It is excellent value, could not be more conveniently located for the centre of Folkestone and had helpful staff. Yes it has seen better days, but they got the important things right. It was clean, did not miss... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we got our keys at about 10pm the receptionist was very polite and friendly. As we walked into the room it was hot stuffy and stunk of bleach! Luckily we had a balcony so we opened the doors and tried to air it out. The bathroom was small with just a shower and had mold on the walls and... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If value for money is solely judged by the price you pay for what you get, The Southcliff is just about right. We booked a sea view with a balcony for one night en-route to Dover and an early ferry, the cost was £54 including breakfast. The Sunday afternoon and evening staff were friendly but the male receptionist on Monday... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear Mr Selvidge thank you for your review after your recent stay. due to the Victorian building, we are limited in designing bedrooms, however, we will take on board your lighter colour scheme comment as and when we redecorate. but with 70 bedrooms, during the hight of summer, it does take time. I will speak with the Chef in regards... More

Lancashire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Folkestone as a town has seen better days since the ferries stopped sailing from here at the Rotunda amusement park on the front closed. It would be fair to say that The Southcliff has probably seen better days too, but the point has got to be made that if the hotels owners tarted up the place and brought it into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here twice now and each time I've been impressed with the welcome and value for money this hotel offers. Yes, it's seen grander days but the rooms are spotlessly clean. Yes, the bathrooms are tiny but I felt no need to swing a cat at any point in my stay and managed a (hot, powerful) shower quite... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear Modbird thank you for your review. its always good to see returning guests, especially ones that don't swing cats to test room size. we do try to bring some light heartedness to the usual strict warning signage that businesses must display these days. If Im correct, was it yourself that commented on chilled orange juice at Breakfast time? if... More

Folkestone
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was lucky enough to have a room facing the Leas and a wonderful view of the Channel.I stayed for 2 nights last weekend and will return-no silly rules,really good value for money,comfy bed and I couldn't believe the price.Parking surprisingly easy-£2.00 for 24 hours.You buy a pass at reception and find a space in the road in front of the... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear Melanie thank you for your review. glad you enjoyed your stay, and when you book again, please contact the Hotel for the discount code as it will save you 10% regards Ian More

Poole, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is dated in desperate need of some TLC to bring it up to an acceptable standard. it seems the present owners continue to take your hard earned cash and not give you anything in return because so far theyve got away with it We stayed overnight before going to Europe and it was the most uncomfortable night I... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Heather what can I say without insulting you [even though its perfectly OK to insult ourselves]....... as you stated, you paid £50 for a room only, when competitors were charging upwards of £80. I keep all room surveys, and surprisingly, your allocated room was left blank which coupled with my lack of ESP, means we cant fix issues whilst guests... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a bit dated but for the money it's ok. The view from the front is stunning across the sea,nice small lounge to relax in with a small bar. The bedroom was adequate again the furniture is very dated but it was clean and tidy. The staff very friendly and helpful and full English breakfast was good. It... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear G and L thank you for the review. the parking vouchers are valid 12 noon of day of issue, until 12 noon the following day. at this price it is superb value, compared to £3.60 for max 3 hours at the pay & display machines. I hope you choose ourselves again in you are in the Folkestone area regards... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was using this hotel as a stopover for one night and was very disappointed, On first impressions the location and the outside of the hotel was quite impressive but on entering it was a different story, smelly, 70s decor and the bedroom and bathroom were very tired. I was told that there was secure parking for motorcycles, if secure... More

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Ian J, Manager at The Southcliff, responded to this review

Dear Reargunner1275 thank you for the review. I am very puzzled about the back street comment. we do not have a street at the back, just a very small driveway, shared with the residential flats next door. this is constantly in use, and the flats employ a man to tidy [daily] the outside of the building. are you sure it... More

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful facade, overlooking the English channel, close to the Promenade (with live rock n roll band playing whilst we were there Good rooms for price, very pleasant and helpful staff. Enjoyed the stay

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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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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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