Elegant and colourful, Folkestone was granted a licence as a port in the 17th century and became one of the Cinque Ports. Although it has a vast cross-channel passenger terminal, it has a dual role as a typical holiday resort with grassy promenades and public gardens atop white cliffs that rise to a height of 200 feet. At one time Folkestone provided a safe haven for smugglers but finally came into its own when it was bought in 1842 by the railways for £18,000.
Home of science fiction writer H. G. Wells, it was also the birthplace of Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn and the great anatomist William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood. The most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts in the country can be found at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, near Folkestone.
Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in Folkestone or surrounding areas.
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast in and around Folkestone...
THE GRAND CANARIA HOTEL
4-5 Marine Parade, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1PX
£30.00 per person, per night 18 Double/Twin, 6 Family - All En-suite
The Grand Canaria Hotel is situated opposite the beautiful beach right on the Kent coastline. All rooms are furnished to a high standard and offer you a comfortable night's rest. They all include TV; private shower and suite, tea and coffee making facilities are available on request. After a day of exploring all that Kent has to offer, relax and unwind in our guest lounge. Convenient for the town centre and all local amenities. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Ideally located just 5 minutes drive from the Channel Tunnel making the Grand Canaria the perfect stop over.