This family-friendly beach hotel features live entertainment each evening, and towers over Folkestone's attractive harbour. This grand family hotel is renowned as one of the UK's top entertainment hotels, meaning guests can relax, dine in style, and be entertained, all under one roof. With 481 en suite rooms, many with sea views, this Folkestone hotel is ideal for holidays, short breaks and weekends away. Facilities on offer to guests include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-in/check-out service, 10 hotel safes, 4 lifts, a café, 2 bars, 2 games rooms and a TV lounge. It also offers 2 restaurants, extensive conference facilities and a WLAN access point. There are 200 car parking spaces available for those arriving by car.
This hotel is superbly located by the seaside, just 3 minutes from the sandy beach, and overlooks Folkestone's picturesque harbour. The hotel is conveniently situated only a 10-minute walk from the main town and guests will find restaurants, bars, links to the public transport network and shops all within a 20-minute walk of the hotel. It lies just a 10-minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal, 17 km from Dover Airport and 60 km from Gatwick Airport.
All rooms come with a private en suite bathroom as well as a direct dial telephone, a TV, a radio, individually adjustable heating, tea and coffee making facilities and either a king-size or double bed.
The hotel leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool (charges apply), a sauna (charges apply), a solarium and a fully-equipped gym (charges apply). Guests are treated to live entertainment in the Ocean Ballroom, the main entertainment venue, with a full programme every single night. They may enjoy fully costumed cabaret shows, comedy nights, salsa, live music from the resident band and cash bingo. It is also possible to play a game of billiards (for an additional fee).
Guests may select their breakfast from a buffet and dinner is available in the form of a four-course buffet dinner which guests can enjoy in attractive surroundings either in the Victorian restaurant, with candle-lit dining every evening, or in the Harbour restaurant, the main dining area, with attractive views over Folkestone harbour. Beverages and snacks are also available from the Brassiere in the Maritime Lounge. As part of the recent refurbishment, a new non-smoking lounge area is situated on the ground floor.
The hotel accepts all major credit cards, including American Express, MasterCard and VISA, as well as cheques, cash and postal orders.
Guests arriving by road from the M20 should exit onto the A20. At the first roundabout, they should take the first exit onto the A260 Canterbury road, then follow the A260 for 4 km until it becomes Harbour Approach Road.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
King size bed