Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 513
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by flora127 Good staff
I have stayed at other Holiday Inn hotels and rate the Folkestone as better than others.
As a basic overnight stay it is fine, your staff are your best asset. The price, in comparison to other hotels in the area was steep, although I appreciate that the proximity to the tunnel makes it convenient when travelling to th e continent.
15 April 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TravelsWithourDog Travels with the dog
The greeting staff were great to us on arrival. I cannot say much about the breakfast as we checked out really early so had the packed continental which is just fruit, fruit juice and a croissant.
Every body slept well including the dog
14 April 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carne2002 Great for Channel Hop
Travelling from South Wales to France about twice a year, we usually make a direct run to France run using Eurotunnel and find somewhere to stay on the other side of the Channel. Doing it this way tends to make it a long day with an early start.
On this occasion we opted to stay this side of the Tunnel and picked Holiday Inn for its price and close proximity to the Shuttle.
Our room was clean and adequately appointed with tea/coffee facilities and a hair dryer. Bed was comfortable and provided a good nights sleep. Free Wi-Fi.
The in house menu for evening meals was very limited (bar/fast food style) but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in nearby Folkestone if you fancy something a bit more substantial.
Breakfast was either continental or a choice of three hot English dishes to eat (sausages, beans and scrambled eggs).
In terms of value for money I have to say it was great.
On the negative side I think the rooms could do with a refurbishment. Whilst ours was clean in terms of bedding and bathroom I couldn't help noticing a number of stains on the walls and carpets.
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Would I stay here again? Yes definitely. We were able to get an early start for a days shopping trip in both Belgium and Cite de Europe. Our stay here suited our purpose. We wanted a bed for the night, somewhere that we could get a meal/drink in the evening and breakfast before we departed.
Unfortunately our return to South Wales was hampered by getting stuck in the car park they call the M25 for 2.5 hours. All of which was down to rubber neckers slowing down to look at an accident on the opposite carriageway.
14 April 2015