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
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The 4-star Hythe Imperial Hotel is located close to the spectacular beach. Renovated in 2005, this impressive hotel offers accommodation in a 4-story European building.

The property lies within 2.8 km from Sandgate Beach, Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Romney Marsh. The center of Folkestone is 6 km away from the venue.

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

A local bus stop is 250 meters away. Guests can reach London Southend airport within 65 minutes by car.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 100 modern guestrooms. Some rooms feature views over Kent Coast and English Channel. They offer en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Fresh seafood specialties are proposed at the elegant restaurant. Guests can quench their thirst at Terrace bar with a favorite drink. The coffee shop Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bar is located 800 meters from the property.

Services

Hythe Imperial Hotel welcomes guests, offering a safety deposit box, a baggage storage and free parking along with a conference room and a copier.

Relax

Guests can make use of a spa center, a sauna and a solarium or go in for squash, lawn tennis and archery. 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

  • 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

Self-catering

  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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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            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 4 - CAD 129

              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