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“pleasant stay”
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Clare House
Ranked #32 of 37 Dover B&B and Inns
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11 reviews
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“pleasant stay”
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 max on front.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 that are more than adequate for an overnight stop a good full English breakfast in the morning, If you fancy a drink or a meal you are about ten minutes walk from the town centre, no need to rush back either as Stella gives you a front door key would use this B&B again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Derby
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We chose this B&B for cheapness and handiness for our ferry crossing. The online site we booked through did not specify breakfast and we assumed we would have to pay extra. We booked it in the field available on the website. When we arrived we were told they did not serve breakfast because the kitchen was being done up. This is not good enough. We should have been informed when our booking was taken and given the oportunity to cancel. We found the place comfortable to sleep in but the decor is 50 years out of date. There is parking at the front for 3 cars and double yellow lines on the road. I don't know what happens when there are more than 3 rooms occupied!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Its advertised as a B&B but Breakfast is not included in the price and read the small print with regards to cancellation fees it works out almost as expensive as staying, it wont be on my list of places to stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had the radiator on at full blast and it was still too cold to sleep. This is really the main complaint as the place was clean, the staff was friendly and there were three parking spots out in the front. We did not buy the breakfast, so I cannot comment on it. But since we used this B&B as a B and our B was very, very cold, I have no choice but to give it a low rating. Perhaps in the summer months, Clare House will be a nice place to stay. The location is great, too. About a ten minute walk to the center of Dover and the rail station.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I believe in given credit where credit is due and so, the best thing going for this 'Hotel' is the location close to the port!

Look around for somewhere else before booking here but if u have too, lower yr expectations for the cost! £35 and breakfast is extra.....and so was any form of heat in the rooms during the night!

So if u have too, use this place as a last resort before going to France on the ferry.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My wife and I always stop at Clare house on our way to France. The owner has great local knowledge and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable and the showers are always piping hot. The full English breakfast is just the job to get you going before your ferry and there is plenty of nice hot coffee or tea. There is secure off road parking for cars and motorcycles and the building is situated right on the Folkstone road.... Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Clare House
Address: 167 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
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Ranked #32 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
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Hotel Class:3 star — Clare House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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