The Southcliff Hotel

“Sea-view hotel, handy to stay at before or after a Channel crossing” - AA Inspector



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Located on the town's panoramic promenade with a bird's eye view of the sea, this historical Victorian hotel is perfectly located for cross channel connections and is only minutes from the town centre. The bedrooms are spacious and airy with some boasting balconies and sea views. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in the spacious breakfast room on the lower ground floor or relax in the bar. The front lounge is perfect to peruse newspapers or get stuck into a book. Plenty of street parking is available.

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2 Star Metro Hotel
The Southcliff Hotel
22–26 The Leas, FOLKESTONE, CT20 2DY
Phone : 01303 850075


  • En-suite rooms: 68
  • Family rooms: 0
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £34
  • Double room, minimum price: £49
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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