The Carlton Folkestone

16-19 The LeasCT20 2DUFolkestoneUnited Kingdom
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About The Carlton Folkestone

The Carlton Folkestone is a traditional seaside hotel situated on Folkestone’s cliff top promenade overlooking the English Channel. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as France.

All rooms are en suite and have tea and coffee making facilities. There are televisions in each room and many rooms also offer a sea view.

The hotel benefits from superior views across Folkestone and the English Channel. As well as the bar and the restaurant there is also the entertainment suite which has live music and dancing three times a week.

Leas Bar features cosy surroundings and great views and Leas Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel will also strive to meet any special dietary requirements especially if advised in advance.

The Carlton Folkestone is just a stone’s throw from Leas Cliff Hall and Bandstand. The beach and Folkestone town centre are also within easy walking distance.


16-19 The Leas, CT20 2DU, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1303)253290 | Fax: +44(1303)245946 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good value for money.

Previous guests have commented that although the hotel is dated in places the hotel is adequate and good value for the price paid.

Lovely communal areas.

The area surrounding reception, the entrance to the hotel and the bar has been refurbished to a very good standard.

Convenient for the ferry.

The Carlton is a very convenient place to stay beforehand for guests who are getting the ferry to France.

Negative Reviews

Dated rooms.

A common theme from past guests is that the rooms are very dated. There are some reports stating that work has started in the hotel to refurbish the rooms.

Thin walls.

One previous guest commented that the walls were so thin that they could hold a conversation with the person in the adjoining room. Other guests have also commented on the noise from other rooms.

Breakfast could be better.

The breakfast is adequate; however some guests have said that the portion sizes could be bigger.

Rating Overview

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5.8 /10
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    6.4 /10
5.8 out of 10 based on 1674 reviews