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The Rob Roy Guest House
Ranked #2 of 26 Folkestone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, Connecticut
1 review
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“Friendly service and great value for money”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed at the Rob Roy for three nights to allow us to explore the local area and to go on a day trip to France. The owners Sarah and Jim were friendly and welcoming and couldn't have done anything more for us. The room was clean, tidy and well equipped and the bed was more comfortable than our one at home! We tried a different breakfast option each day and all were equally as tasty. We would recommend the Rob Roy to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thanks Hannah for the lovely review. Great to meet you and Tim and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards Sarah and Jim
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We traveled to Folkestone to start our holiday to France on that fateful Friday afternoon that the Dartford Tunnel and Blackwall Tunnel had to close due to a bomb scare. Heading down from Newcastle upon Tyne was quite a first leg we thought, with our black lab Monty in the car, until we hit the Dartford trouble.
Sarah and her husband could not have been more helpful, ringing us on our mobile to check we were ok, trying to direct us through London at 11pm at night with 9 mile tailbacks! We arrived at the guesthouse at 1.45am and they could not have been more friendly!

Room was fab, linen clean and fresh, breakfast the next morning was great. Room had access to a garden for the dog, we couldn't have asked for a better and more friendlier place! Thank you both so much for your help that day/night.

Would definitely recommend this place!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thanks Karen and Lynn and of course Monty. We felt so sorry for you having such a lousy journey. We hope it has not spoilt your holiday. Regards Sarah and Jim
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Worthing West Sussex
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Thanks for all of your help Sarah, having a ground clamp to padlock my bike to was a great reassurance and was a deciding point on booking with you...forget me the bike was more important!

Room was clean and well equipment. thanks again and hopefully see you again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Hi Guy, Thanks for the kind review. Glad we met all your needs and hope to see you in the future. Regards sarah and Jim
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed just before we got the ferry back to germany me my wife and 3 kids sleept very well and would recomend to anyone we will be using rob roys guest house again very pleased and well worth the money

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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review. Stay safe in your role in the Forces and we hope to see you in the future. Regards sarah and Jim
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in august for the ska splash event. Stayed in room 1 on ground floor that had a lovely little garden to sit in.sarah was so welcoming. --- she let us check in early which was great--nothing was to much trouble for her. The breakfast was great. Left each day full . Will def return to this b&b again and recommend it to others. Thank you again x simon and jayne

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sarah F, Manager at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thanks Simon and Jayne, pleasure having you stay and look forward to your return for the next Ska splash or even sooner. Regards Sarah and Jim
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This guest house was perfect for an overnight stay (or longer!) before taking the Eurotunnel. The rooms are comfortable, very clean, very nicely set out and with a personal touch. Sarah is warm and welcoming and very helpful. The room prices are very reasonable. The location is perfect to walk down to the small port town. No complaints and would be happy to stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for the glowing recommendations regards Sarah and Jim
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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

A car break-down led me to experience on of the best of British stay in
a well located guest house on the Dover Rd - Folkestone.
The prices of rooms are in the league of this competitive kind of lodging but here quality
of services prevails. At 47£ for a double room, it is fair.
At a walking distance from one of the great natural scenery of the heritage
cliffs of Kent, this hostel offers comfortable rooms with modern ensuite bathrooms, wifi in rooms, four private parkings in front of the entry door, a quality full English breakfast and
a most noticeable friendly and helpful staff and lady of the house. Such a degree of detail
to please the customer undeniably sets a high standard. Highly recommendable, again with pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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sarah F, Owner at The Rob Roy Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you Charles for the glowing review. We were happy to help you out when stranded and hope that when you return to England from Belgium with your family that you choose to stay with us. Regards Sarah and Jim
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Property: The Rob Roy Guest House
Address: 227 Dover Road, Folkestone CT19 6NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Folkestone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rob Roy Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly welcome awaits you from your hosts Sarah and Jim Fulton, who offer you a traditional warm and comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation. Ideally situated to explore East Kent. Only 4 minutes by car to town centre, 10 minutes to Channel Tunnel Terminal and 20 minutes to Dover ferries. ... more   less 
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