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“Twelve minutes from Eurotunnel”
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Sandgate Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandgate
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed overnight to avoid a long journey before our booking on Eurotunnel. We were both worried about the hotel when we arrived at the back by car. It looks run down and not very welcoming. However from the front it looks much better and the restaurant and reception area are a pleasant surprise when you enter from the car park at the rear. The car parking is very limited. The bedroom was adequate for a one night stay. We had dinner and breakfast the following morning and we found the food to be excellent. Lily was very attentive to our needs and charming.

Room Tip: We found room 2 perfectly adequate
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you can book elsewhere, I would. I stayed in sea view room at end of May 2013. Rooms are cheaply decorated and a bit tacky. The bed was one of the worst I have slept on. Bathroom in sea view room was something to be desired and a blast from the past. The only saving grace was breakfast. This place is a miss if you can book elsewhere.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel is perfectly nice, décor a bit chavvy, but ok. Very reasonably priced, great position, right on seafront, easy to park. Breakfast was very good.
Now the bad bits,some of the staff were arrogant, particularly the young man who appeared to be in charge. I couldn't get the TV to work, and asked someone to come , he said that someone would come within quarter of an hour. After an hour I gave up and went out,.
Worst of all was the awful ,cheap matress/bedstead. My partner says he can sleep anywhere, but even he was unable to get a decent kip. It was old, hard and lumpy. DREADFUL, ruined the trip.

Room Tip: I would ask if the bed is old!! We were at the top, and it was lovely and quiet, (apart from the ine...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

A warm and friendly hotel with good restaurant and service situated on the sea front at Sandgate. A take away continental breakfast was offered which was convenient for a very early departure. A ten minute drive to an early Chunnel so well placed. Will visit again!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Although the hotel is in need of complete spruce up the staff made up for the short falls. I had a most enjoyable stay during the 2013 heat wave that gave the hotel a mediterranian feel with its great location and bar/dinning area opened up giving superb views out to sea. Food and service was very good. Breakfast on the terrace drenched in early morning sun was fantastic!

will return next year but for longer!

Room Tip: Go that bit further and book room with balcony
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in May and was disappointed. The hotel is in a great location facing the sea, however the room I had was in serious need to attention. The room itself was worn and the bedding and towels were particularly worn. The bath had a shower which was a bath tap/ shower head type however there was nowhere to place the shower head above. The reception/bar area was ok, as was breakfast. Would not return.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

It really doesn't merit one point. No curtains in the room, filthy and cigarette burnt carpets, broken cord on light in bathroom, hole in shower curtin. Generally looking unkempt and dirty. Had to ask for extra pillows (only two on the bed) and light bulbs which were missing.
Food not too brilliant, not much choice if you don't want cooked breakfast - no yogurt or fruit alternative or anything else. Had to send food back as it was cold. Not enough staff to cope with a busy hotel with people coming in off the street for drinks etc. I think the hotel inspector should close it down for a while for a complete revamp,

Room Tip: Don't go to the Sandgate Hotel
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sandgate Hotel

Address: The Esplanade | The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3DY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone > Sandgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandgate
Price Range: $54 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandgate Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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