The hotel is located in the west end of Folkestone adjacent to the Leas Promenade - "probably the finest marine promenade in the world". Two minutes from the town centre and 100 yards from the Leas Cliff Hall (theatre).The list of recreational amenities all refer to activities found in the surrounding area of Folkestone and just beyond
Nearby Points of Interest
- Port Lympne (7 mi)
- A to Z of wild animals roaming the 600 acre safari park - from huge African elephants to galloping zebras, all as featured on BBC TVs Roar programme.
- Canterbury Cathedral (16 mi)
- Centre of the Church of England, welcoming visitors since 597AD. Houses some of the oldest and most beautiful stained glass windows in the country
- Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (5 mi)
- Kent's premier toursit railway running for 14 miles across the Romney Marsh from Hythe to Dungerness. Superb one-third size steam engines and diesel locomotives, comfortable carriages, cafes at Dungerness and New Romney.
- Samphire Hoe (6 mi)
- A new piece of England created by the building of the Channel Tunnel - 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl excavated by the digging and deposited at the foot of the 'White Cliffs' to form a 30 hectare site providing a haven for wildlife and people. Ideal for walking, bird watching, fishing etc
- Dover Castle (7 mi)
- Explore Dover Castle and revisit the turbulent war years, when the Dover Straits were packed with ships and the skies were filled with enemy planes!
Make time to experience the complex defence systems employed during two World Wars at the fascinating Admiralty Lookout, which has just re-opened following a £1 million refurbishment. With exciting new interactive displays, why not try your hand at semaphore or Morse code, and learn about the techniques used to detect enemy ships.
- Leas Cliff Hall (0.1 mi)
- Variety theatre offering all types of shows from opera to pop, ballet to stand up. Also conference venue and popular for weddings
- Folkestone Rugby Club (3 mi)
- Folkestone's local club - fantastic new facilities and still one of kent's friendliest clubs
- Folkestone Sports Centre (2 mi)
- The Folkestone Sports Centre is a fun-filled activities, sports, and leisure centre the whole family can enjoy. Everyone in the community, whether local resident or visitor, is invited to come use the Centre's wide range of facilities for healthy recreation, competition, or leisurely entertainment. Includes dry ski slope and toboggan run
- Quarterhouse (2 mi)
- Small theatre venue in the harbour area of Folkestone.
- Folkestone Triennial 2008 (0.5 mi)
- Open-air exhibition of contemporary artworks specially created for Folkestone for the summer of 2008. Twenty three international artists - Tracy Emin, Mark Wallinger,Richard Wilson etc - have created exciting and thought provoking work to depict the town; its people, history and buildings. A 'Tale of Time and Space runs until September 14th (but some major works will remain) and the Triennial will be repeated in 2011
- Folkestone Book Festival 2009 (1 mi)
- From the 6th-14th November we aim to provide an entertaining and captivating line-up of events to build on the success of last year’s festival and strengthen our town’s reputation as a significant cultural draw.Throughout its life, the festival has been moved from pillar to post with no distinguishable location in the town to call ‘home’. Now, at last, we are delighted to put down roots in as wonderful a space as Quarterhouse.
- Town Centre Shops (0.2 mi)
- The hotel is situated as close to the shopping area without actually being in them. All town centre shops, including the new Bouverie Place shopping arcade, are within a four minute walk of the hotel
- Folkestone Coastal Park (0.25 mi)
- During Folkestone's Victorian and Edwardian heyday the Lower Leas, between the cliff-top and Marine Parade, was laid out with stairways, pathways and Mediterranean-style trees and plants, many of which still remain. The Lower Leas Coastal Park has been carefully restored and developed to provide something for everyone. An amphitheatre has been built and during the summer presents a full programme of music and entertainment, there is also an extensive children's playground.
- The Old Kent Barn (8 mi)
- Wedding venue
- Lmpne Castle (6 mi)
- Wedding venue
Leave the M20 at Junction 13. Follow Folkestone Town Centre signs and begin to follow 'brown tourist signs' for 'The Leas'. At second set of traffic lights turn Left - stay on Cheriton Road until roundabout - turn right and then follow this road under the bridge and bear right (DO NOT follow Town Centre signs at this point.) Stay on this Avenue - Castle Hill Avenue - for about third of a mile -straight over two roundabouts and the hotel is situated at third roundabout.
Folkestone Central(1.0mi, 1.6km)
The hotel is approximately a 10 minute walk (or two minutes by taxi). Leave the station approach - turn right at the bottom, under bridge and bear right into Castle Hill Avenue. Follow this road straight over two roundabouts and the hotel is on your left at the third roundabout.
Gatwick and Heathrow(70.0mi, 112.7km)
Take the train/underground into central London and then catch the local service from Charing Cross to Folkestone Central; journey time approx 2 hours.
Folkestone Bus Station(0.5mi, 0.8km)
Exit the bus station at the end opposite the Saga building. Turn right at the traffic lights by Debenhams onto Sandgate Road. The hotel is situated approximately 600 yards on your left hand side, about 100 yards after the shops finish
Dover Ferries(7.0mi, 11.3km)
Leave the port and drive straight ahead out of the dock exit, following M20 London / Folkestone. Drive through and out of Dover on the dual carriageway and straight over all roundabouts. After leaving Dover drive on the A20 (becomes M20 at Folkestone) for about 5 miles or so. Do not take the first exit for Folkestone but continue on, through the 'Roundhill Tunnels' (about 300 yards long) and take the left slip road immediately after exiting the tunnel. Now follow M20 directions above.