Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone

ex. Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE  show map
 4 stars
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Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Reflex massage

Steam room

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

Situated close to the spectacular beach, the 4-star Hythe Imperial Hotel offers 100 rooms. Built in 1880, the hotel is a combination of European architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is about 2.8 km away from Sandgate Beach, Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Romney Marsh. The distance between Folkestone city center and the property is 6 km.

Enclosed by a college, a cathedral and historical buildings, the hotel offers a magnificent view over the garden.

Seabrook, Cannongate Road (opp) bus stop is located nearby. A few minutes' drive from London Southend airport.

Rooms

Rooms of Hythe Imperial Hotel are appointed with flat-screen TV, high-speed internet, IDD telephone, climate control and an individual safe. The property boasts views of Kent Coast and English Channel from its rooms. The rooms feature a Victorian interior.

Eat & Drink

The elegant restaurant serves fresh meals. Billiards and a terrace are provided in the Terrace bar. Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bar and The Nutmeg Cafe are situated in a tourist area, about 800 meters away of the property.

Services

Aside from a beauty shop, parking and an elevator, guests can make use of housekeeping, dry cleaning and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Guests can benefit from a sunbathing terrace, a tennis court and a golf course and relax using a steam room, a spa area and a sauna. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and fitness classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Sports trainer
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone Folkestone location
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Hotel Address:

Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

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City Center
  • Folkestone
    5.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Eurotunnel UK
    3.6 km
  • Folkestone Central Railway Station
    5.4 km
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
    660 m
  • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
    620 m
Beaches
  • Fisherman's Beach
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    100

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone Folkestone location
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          Hotel Address:

          Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Folkestone
            5.6 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Eurotunnel UK
            3.6 km
          • Folkestone Central Railway Station
            5.4 km
          • Bus stop
            500 m
          Restaurants
          • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
            660 m
          • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
            620 m
          Beaches
          • Fisherman's Beach
            1.0 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            100

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneHythe Imperial

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Sandgate Mens Club - 3.4 km

          Places of interest

          • Hythe Bowling Club - 700 m
          • Royal British Legion - 1.1 km
          • Folkestone Rugby Club - 2.5 km
          • Cheriton Bowls Club - 3.7 km
          • Cheriton Oddfellows Social Club - 3.8 km

          Train stations

          • Eurotunnel UK - 3.5 km

          Amusement

          • Folkestone Bowls Association Ltd - 4.7 km

          Theaters

          • F H O D S - 2.8 km
          • Tower Theatre Folkestone - 3.0 km

          Local attractions

          • Sandgate Beach - 2.7 km
            Sandgate Esplanade, Folkestone
          • Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum - 3.4 km
            Newington Road, Folkestone
          • Lower Leas Coastal Park - 5.2 km
            Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone
          • Brockhill Country Park - 2.9 km
            Sandling Road, Hythe
          • Romney Marsh - 3.4 km
            Kent, New Romney

          Near the hotel

          • Fisherman's Beach - 1.0 km
            West Parade, Hythe

            Restaurants nearby

            • The Hythe Brasserie - 660 m

              Address: Douglas Avenue
              Phone: 01303 267 912

              80% likes this, based on 92 reviews
              Cuisine: French

            • Hong Kong House Chinese Restaurant - 640 m

              Address: 166-168 High Street
              Phone: 01303 260828

              60% likes this, based on 25 reviews
              Cuisine: Chinese

            • Herb...The Little Cafe - 670 m

              Address: 160A High Street
              Phone: 01303 266996

              76% likes this, based on 38 reviews

            • Sundarban - 620 m

              Address: 26 Prospect Road
              Phone: 01303 267707

              84% likes this, based on 35 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi

            • Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bar - 790 m

              Address: Stade Street
              Phone: 01303 233844

              76% likes this, based on 249 reviews
              Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 120

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              100

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneHythe Imperial

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Hythe Imperial Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hythe Imperial

            Average guest rating

            6.6out of 10
            Good
            Based on 104 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              4.4

              The location on sea front, and area for Canterbury etc, good towels, hot water, clean comfortable bed, good breakfast , hot plates for breakfast time,when spoken too the manager helpful ,as were the reception staff

              Vrey poor to disgraceful staff in restuaurant took 25mins to relay 1 table for 8 people sat down to fold napkin sitting down anyway , totally disinterested in clients , no matrade, evening meals expensive same menu for the 3 nights of stay, had to prebook table as had 2 coach party's in so had to wait till they had gone 1st sitting offered was 7 - 30 dirty armchair in room, room bore no resemblance to the website picture Hotel over priced as undergoing refurbishment may have helped if had mentioned that on website drinks expensive

            • Family with children
              10.0

              Very comfortable, nice size rooms. Good facilities at the hotel (lovely pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, table tennis, snooker, tennis, golf, even a squash court!). Very nice buffet breakfast. Helpful staff. No complaints at all

            • Older travelers
              2.8

              I didn't like anything about this hotel, our room was small and stuffy, windows were so dirty you could hardly see though them. Gaps around the door were so large the hall lights illuminated the room all night, the smoke alarm was placed directly over the bed bathing the bed in flashes of red light. Spare pillows where old and useless and didn't even have pillow slips on. The restaurant food was "ok" but the staff although pleasant would benefit from some training as could the barman who didn't know how to make the cocktails on the specials cocktail menu and didn't have the ingredients anyway! The floor Lino on the bar top was a little strange. Overall I would not recommend this hotel and at £150 per night without breakfast it is hugely over priced and does not represent value or quality.

            • Family with children
              5.0

              I liked the close access to the beach and the short distance to dover as it only took about 25 min to arrive at the ferry docks.

              The Hotel was undergoing refurbishment, but it hardly interfered with my stay. However, most staff was unfriendly and the food in the restaurant was not exactly as you would expect it in a hotel-spa restaurant. The pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and the adjacent sunny terrace were all welcoming. However, if you went there just for the spa, the facilities were rather run-down and of older standard than you would expect for a 4 star hotel.

            • Older travelers
              8.0

              We found our room to be very spacious and light and the facilities were fine.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              The Hotel had a Spa, steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and gym perfect for relaxing which we took advantage of. Our room had a view of the sea which was nice.

              The hotel was having a face lift outside (scaffolding is not very impressive).

            • Older travelers
              5.4

              Reception staff, particularly Mr. Neil Lomas, were extremely welcoming and helpful.

              Parking hard to come by. Room was small and very shabby. TV set produced awful picture. Badly in need of professional repair. Headboard to bed was greasy and dirty. Had to place another pillow over some of the grease to protect my head from direct contact. Bed was far too small and was on its last legs. Should be sent to the tip immediately. Some lamps were hanging off the wall. We had received confirmation of a twin room but instead on arrival found we had a double bed in bad shape and past its sellby date. Worse still was the appalling din from the disco which meant that it was utterly impossible to sleep until after midnight. I complained to Neil, who spoke to the DJ, but the noise kept us, very tired travellers, awake, until the disco finished.

            • Group of friends
              10.0

              The friendliness of the staff.

              Looked a bit shappy from the outside as under renovation

            • Family with children
              8.2

              Pool and steam room,excellent sea views

              Scaffolding up around all windows

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              A friendly place to relax in with splendid view over the sea and enjoyable walks in the surrounds.

            • Single
              7.4

              Good value.

              Echo other peoples comments regarding the air of fading glory. I realise adjustable heating, replacment curtains,carpets and other noticable defects would take a great deal of money, but if you keep on top of this as best you can and stay very competative you will maintain a decent trade. Your location is obviously key and I hope you will keep going, its great to see the old UK beach front hotels continuing.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              The relaxation of the hotel, myself and my boyfriend stayed there for a birthday present I would definatley stay there again.

              No bad points but as we came with another couple and were seperated via different floors.

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              The relaxing atmosphere.

              Good menu with local produce used, comfortable rooms.

            • Group of friends
              5.8

              situated by the sea with other amenities close by, breakfast was very good, staff very good

              although work going on rooms very very dated, bad tv reception, pidgeons cooing, friends rooms very small and dated

            • Older travelers
              6.6

              location excellent, breakfast v good. staff attentive in restuart at breakfast

              Children running around hotel on all floors in the evening of our third night. Slow at reception when booking in

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone Folkestone location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Folkestone
              5.6 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Eurotunnel UK
              3.6 km
            • Folkestone Central Railway Station
              5.4 km
            • Bus stop
              500 m
            Restaurants
            • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
              660 m
            • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
              620 m
            Beaches
            • Fisherman's Beach
              1.0 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              100

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneHythe Imperial

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge