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 Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Archery

Billiards/Pool tables

Overview

Hythe Imperial Hotel is a 4-star traditional guesthouse, located right on the beach. Featuring European architecture, Hythe Imperial Hotel was renovated in 2005.

The property is notable for the enviable setting close to a cathedral and historical buildings as well as a landscaped garden. The venue is 6 km away from the city center.

Brockhill Country Park is 3.0 km from the hotel and Eurotunnel UK is about 3.5 km away.

Guests can reach Hythe Imperial Hotel by car from London Southend airport in 65 minutes.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 100 rooms featuring Executive Twin Room, Deluxe Suite and Standard Double Room. Most of the rooms overlook Kent Coast and English Channel enticing guests to enjoy a magnificent view. They offer en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The hotel features an award-winning restaurant serving seafood cuisine. Guests can relax in the informal bar serving healthy drinks. Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bar and The Nutmeg Cafe are situated in a tourist area, about 800 meters from the venue.

Services

An elevator, a safe deposit box and a baggage storage together with a conference room and a copier are offered.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using a spa center, a health club and a sauna after a busy day in Folkestone. Hythe Imperial Hotel provides a gym and fitness classes to help guests keep trim.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Archery
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Aerobics
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator on request

Media

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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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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        Hythe Imperial Location

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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 4 - CAD 128

          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