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The Leas, Clifton Gardens
Folkestone, England CT20 2EB
Great Britain


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Hotel Overview

Are you looking for a fine place to stay in Folkestone? Then look no further. The Best Western Clifton Hotel in Folkestone is perched on the famous Leas, with views across the Channel to France. Celebrated as a Folkestone landmark, the hotel is fabulously situated only fifty yards from the Leas Cliff Hall Conference and Entertainment Centre. The majestic sands of the East Cliff Beach are just a pleasant stroll away whilst the town center and harbor are mere minutes away. As this charming hotel near the heart of Folkestone dates back to the 1864, you will enjoy Victorian character as well as modern convenience during your stay.

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The hotel facilities include a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurant overlooking private gardens, an Ocean Bleu lounge bar known for its cocktails and specialty gins and overlooking the English Channel, and a Costa Coffee lounge featuring an outdoor terrace. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the hotel.

Whatever you want to do - shop till you drop, go for a walk or run on the Leas, enjoy a theatre show or simply relax at the hotel - we're certain you'll leave feeling fabulous and refreshed. With Dover Castle and the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty also just down the road, you’ll never be short of places to see and things to do near Folkestone.

The Best Western Clifton Hotel makes an excellent base for trips to France, as it is only three miles from the Channel Tunnel terminal and seven miles from the ferry port in Dover. You can also drive to the M20 motorway in just a few minutes. For these same reasons, the hotel makes an excellent conference venue in Folkestone. Not only can we accommodate guests crossing the Channel, but our superb function rooms mean that we can host your business meeting in style.

With Victorian character and a fantastic coastal location, the Best Western Clifton Hotel is sure to make for an incredibly memorable stay.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets not accepted with the exception of guide, hearing and assistance dogs only


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Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Porterage/bell service
  • Shoe shine
  • Safe deposit box
  • Guest laundry
  • Elevator to all four floors
  • Banquet facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services
  • Copy machine surcharge 0.15 GBP per sheet
  • Wi-Fi available in hotel lobby
  • Breakfast available, nominal fee may apply
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beverages, snacks, salads and sandwiches available at reception.
  • Bicycles available at nearby renting point.
  • From 2 to 60 persons. Conference rooms have natural day light, free WiFi, and are equipped with Flipcharts and Screens. Airconditioning is not available. LCD projecters are for rent at 30 GBP per day. Pleydell Suite: Theatre style x 50 persons, Banquet x 40, Cabaret x 30, U Shape x 25, Informal x 60. Romney Suite: Theatre x 30, Banquet x 36, Cabaret x 24, U Shape x 20, Informal x 40. Garden Room : Theatre x 30, Banquet x 30, Cabaret x 18, U Shape x 20, Informal x 30.
  • Guest computer available free of charge.
  • Ice available at reception.
  • Coffee shop
  • Offsite outdoor parking available complimentary
  • High-speed Internet access throughout hotel and business center
  • Drinking water
  • Newspaper lounge
  • Luggage drop off
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  • Fan in all rooms.
  • Cable or satellite television CNN, sports channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Wake-up calls
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bath or shower
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Trouser press
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Room service 24 hours
  • Shaving sockets available in guest rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Skirt hangers
  • Plugs near mirrors
  • Crib available
  • Hairdryer in all rooms.
  • Wi-Fi available in all guest rooms.

Non-smoking Rooms: 74

  • Doctors and Hospitals: William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone.
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Nearby Attractions


  • 7 mile(s) from Dovers white chalk cliff, Norman Castle and secret wartime tunnels
  • 16 mile(s) from Designer Shopping Mall, Ashford
  • 16 mile(s) from Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, with its cathedral and old world charm is only 15 miles away. Visit the wildlife parks of Howlets and Port Lympne, John Aspinall's famous collection or take a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway.
  • 30 mile(s) from Leed Castle, Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England's medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Leeds Castle is located just off Junction 8 of the M20, midway between London and the Channel Ports, with excellent links to the UK motorway network.
  • 26 mile(s) from France, Only 26 miles away and visible on a clear day, is France. Travel by Le Shuttle via the Channel Tunnel on one of the new and exciting trains only 3 miles away.
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone's premier entertainment venue is 50 yards from the Clifton's main entrance and provides a wide range of orchestral and star named concerts, festivals and variety shows throughout the year.
  • 10 mile(s) from Dover Castle, Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries - now you can enjoy a great family day out with a visit to the 'Key to England'. By Road, Dover Castle is to the east of Dover, and is sign posted from M20, A2 (junction 1 of M2) and from town centre. By Train: Dover Priory Station (1 1/2 Miles)
  • 0.7 mile(s) from Royal Victory Hospital, Folkestone
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Folkestone Rugby Club, Folkestone
  • 5.7 mile(s) from Stop24 Services Folkestone M20.
  • 6.2 mile(s) from Westhanger Castle
  • 6.3 mile(s) from Lympne Castle
  • 6.7 mile(s) from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Folkstone Beach Mixed Sand, Swimming, Waer Sports, Food and Drink, Surfing
  • 14.1 mile(s) from Deal Castle
  • 14.3 mile(s) from Wingham Wildlife Park
  • 15 mile(s) from Sandown Castle


  • Garden Restaurant, on premises, Full Service, Continental, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner


  • 16 mile(s) from University of Kent

Nearby Cities

  • 16 mile(s) from Canterbury


  • 0 mile(s) from Folkestone Bus Terminal
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Folkestone Central Train Station
  • 7 mile(s) from Dover ferry port
  • 75 mile(s) from London Gatwick Airport
  • 90 mile(s) from London Stansted Airport
  • 100 mile(s) from Heathrow Airport
  • 0.8 mile(s) from Harbour, Folkestone
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Eurotunnel UK, Dover
  • 6.7 mile(s) from Dover Priory Station
  • 13.7 mile(s) from Eurostar International, Ashford
  • 14.3 mile(s) from Canterbury East Train Station
  • 15 mile(s) from Canterbury West Train Station
  • 15.3 mile(s) from Sandwich Railway Station
  • 39.6 mile(s) from London Southend Airport
  • 56.9 mile(s) from London City Airport