We booked dinner and a stay at Rocksalt to celebrate a best friend's birthday. We live pretty locally, but had heard great things and thought we would stay the night too. Upon arrival, we were met by a very friendly staff member who showed us to our rooms (We were in 'Kittens'...they all have great names. Our friends were in La La) and talked us through the details and settled us in. The rooms, though small, are beautifully decorated and have a real attention to detail, are extremely comfortable and used to be the old smoke house. We joined our friends back at Rocksalt and went to the bar upsatirs for a birthday drink. The bar is gorgeous! It looks out onto the bay and you can sit outside and under cover if it rains with blankets if it is too cold. We passed a lovely couple of hours on a sunny afernoon and looked forward to dinner.
This certainly did not disappoint! The meal was fantastic and really well priced! The service was great and we were left to enjoy a very leisurely meal and watch the sun set. The restaurant is right on the harbor and is made of glass so the views are stunning. The next morning, a breakfast hamper with croissants, fresh juice, homemade yoghurt and fresh strawberries arrived and topped off a great stay.
The only gripe we did have was the service at the bar area in the afternoon was poor. Admittedly, at first, we were the only patrons, but we were staying over and we were spending and we often had to go and find someone to order more drinks or nibbles (which were fantastic, by the way) but this didn't really spoil things...just a pest for one of us to go wandering off.
Overall, we will be back and we would certainly recommend this to anyone and would advise them to stay...but book early, they only have 4 rooms but all at good prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Rocksalt Rooms are the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Folkestone Harbour, or indeed to start or finish a meal with us in either of our restaurants. We have four boutique bolt holes, each with their own personality and dressed with Egyptian cotton, original antique beds, flat screen televisions and wet rooms. With stunning sea views, the rooms are situated on Folkestone Harbour and are just a short walk from Rocksalt restaurant and The Creative Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rocksalt Rooms Folkestone, Kent, UK