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

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Archery

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Steam room

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The elegant 4-star Hythe Imperial offers non-smoking rooms with views of English Channel and Kent Coast. Renovated in 2005, this hotel combines the modern with Victorian architecture.

The hotel boasts countryside location next to Eurotunnel UK, Brockhill Country Park and Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum. Folkestone city center is 6km away.

65km to London Southend airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 100 rooms featuring a writing desk, a minibar, a laptop safe, individual climate control and cable TV with on-demand movies as well as spacious bathrooms with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and slippers. There are rooms with magnificent views of the ocean.

Eat

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. The garden restaurant serves seasonal dishes. Guests can relax in the informal bar serving healthy drinks.

Services

Guests will benefit from 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and concierge service along with free parking, a lift and a beauty salon.

Relax

Parents will find a play area and babysitting service for their children on-site. Guests can choose from archery, billiards and horse riding available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

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
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Archery
  • Aerobics
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam room
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
    5.6km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Eurotunnel UK
    3.6km
Bus stop
  • 500 m
Restaurants
  • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
    660 m
  • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
    620 m
Beaches
  • Fisherman's Beach
    1.0km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    100

Hotel Awards

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Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
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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
      5.6km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Eurotunnel UK
      3.6km
    Bus stop
    • 500 m
    Restaurants
    • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
      660 m
    • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
      620 m
    Beaches
    • Fisherman's Beach
      1.0km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • 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 - 3.4km

    Places of interest

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

    Train stations

    • Eurotunnel UK - 3.5km

    Amusement

    • Folkestone Bowls Association Ltd - 4.7km

    Theaters

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

    Local Attractions

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

    Near the hotel

    • Fisherman's Beach - 1.0km
      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
        Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      • 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
        Cuisine: Seafood
        Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 66

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • 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

      Individual 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
        5.6km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Eurotunnel UK
        3.6km
      Bus stop
      • 500 m
      Restaurants
      • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
        660 m
      • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
        620 m
      Beaches
      • Fisherman's Beach
        1.0km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • 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

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