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The Southcliff

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Double Room, Balcony, Sea View | Balcony

Overview of The Southcliff

The Southcliff

2.0 star property
Folkestone Victorian hotel with 2 bars/lounges

7.2/10 Good

864 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
  • Meeting Facilities
22-26 The Leas, Folkestone, England, CT20 2DY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Folkestone
  • Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 74 min drive
  • Folkestone Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Folkestone Harbour Station - 17 min walk
  • Folkestone West Station - 26 min walk


  • Follies - 2 min walk
  • Bella Pizza and Pasta - 2 min walk
  • Papas Fish Restaurant and Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • La Tavernetta - 3 min walk
  • Tipsy Pigeon - 4 min walk

About this property

The Southcliff

Located near a train station, The Southcliff is a great choice for a stay in Folkestone. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 25
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1865
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Southcliff Folkestone
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Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
The Southcliff Folkestone, Kent, UK
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Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
The Southcliff Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Southcliff offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Southcliff does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Southcliff?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Southcliff?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Southcliff?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Southcliff.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Southcliff?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Southcliff and nearby?
The Southcliff has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near The Southcliff?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Tavernetta (3-min walk), Tipsy Pigeon (4-min walk) and The Bouverie Tap (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Southcliff like?
The Southcliff is in the heart of Folkestone, a short 2-minute walk from Leas Cliff Hall and 10 minutes' walk from Sandgate Beach. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A much needed Rest...
Hotel is old but well presented. Floorboards squeaky through out. Especially in or on the floor above my bedroom..and a heavy person to boot..Great views. So happens the weather was perfect..i travelled solo met friends from Finland not seen for 25 years they visited their families Pleasant stay. I visited Crematorium where my Mother's ashes are spread in Grounds. So it was Emotional for me. I getting over Bowel cancer Have A Stoma ..Needed a lift near by. Not good on stairs...hotel were able to put me in to a single room next to lift...All staff Pleasant polite Helpful. ..
DerekJohn, 7-night trip
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6/10 Good

Aging, poor condition room. Bath had rust, floor uneven, bed ancient and sink in middle, matress and blanket?! Really past best by date. Damp ceiling. Just poor throughout.
patrick, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Southcliffe
Really enjoyed our stay here, it is dated, the floorboards do creak but if you want 5 star then you have to pay for it,staff are very friendly, the breakfasts are amazing, the bedroom was clean as was the bedding which was important,we had a sea view with a shared balcony, there was a model railway exibition on in the leas cliff hall so out hotel was full, this did not impact on the service, very happy to have stayed here.the bathrooms would benift from a heated towel rail as it can be cold when you get out of the shower, I must admit the shower lacked power and wished I had taken a bath instead.
Mark, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place to stay
Hotel has lovely sea views if you have a front facing room, its very dated and matteresses do need replacing and coukd do with a fresh updated look and lick of paint, but it has a charm about it, receptionist very helpful and a great asset to front desk. Overall its a great place for a short stay and breakfast is very nice and served well especially the scrambled eggs, best o have ever tasted.
View from our room
Debbie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Geoff, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Hotel was a little tired needs a upgrade but the most friendly accommodating receptionist to book you in , Bed was comfortable and hot running water
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel was ok but needs updating and TLC. Breakfast was adequate but not warm enough.
Jonathan, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not great, run down and worn out.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel
Beautiful hotel with beautiful sea views! Can't fault it at all really! We didn't want to leave! Would definitely come back again, just for the views, although we liked the lift too!! The staff were wonderful too, so friendly and welcoming and always happy to help!
Ronan, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nada, 1-night trip
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