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Sandgate Hotel

The Esplanade The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3DY England
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Sandgate, Sandgate Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Sandgate Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Sandgate.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Sandgate Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free public parking available nearby.

While in Sandgate be sure to experience local shrimp favorites at The Ship Inn Restaurant.

If you’re looking for something to do, Enbrook Park (0.4 mi) and Hoard Gallery (0.5 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Sandgate Hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Sandgate Hotel is sure to make your visit to Sandgate one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 1 km
17Attractionswithin 1 km
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Jacqui B wrote a review Mar 2020
Marple, United Kingdom10 contributions
Great location - opposite the water Friendly staff Amazing coffee Great deco Enjoyed my stay however it was at the beginning of the Coronavirus so not all services were available but I’ll definitely be going back when things calm down. Owner was very accommodating and Fonze the resident dog was gorgeous 💖
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Sally b wrote a review Mar 2020
26 contributions5 helpful votes
We had to go to Folkestone for a funeral. After looking on the website, very few hotels took dogs, so decided to book this hotel, as they were pet friendly. On the website it said it did bed & breakfast, and also did evening meals. We arrived in bright sunshine and we were pleasantly impressed. Luke ,who was on reception was very helpful,but surprised he didn’t show us to our room,just gave us our room key and told us where to go. The room was warm, with a sea view, and sufficient. After bringing our luggage in,I decided to take our dog for a walk. On my return Luke told us there was no food available that evening, and that there was no chef, & for the whole time we were there. We went to a local pub the first night ,and had a take away the following evening. The breakfasts were adequate, but not inspiring. This hotel could be so good ,if there was more variety available,with the choice of fresh fruit, fruit juice, porridge, yoghurt,cereals,cooked breakfast, toast and marmalade/jams. Table set up for you with table cloths, butter,sugar,and serviettes would make it so much better. It’s all down to detail, to bring back the customer. We unfortunately would not return as there was not enough shown. I do hope they learn from my review.
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Date of stay: March 2020
eaglesLondon wrote a review Mar 2020
london16 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here last year for a wedding nearby. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is available on a first come first served basis on the esplanade, though in summer it is difficult to park close to the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2019
kiffers wrote a review Feb 2020
Warwick, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
I book hotels for employees who are working around the country. I always look for places that say they have parking and food as employees sometimes get in late evening. When they got there: No Parking, No Food and the bed mattresses sunk to the floor. They asked if they could change to rooms with a balcony, very happy to pay a little extra for this. They where told No they would have to pay the full amount for a room again. Embarassing for me as I expect our employees to at least have a comfortable bed. One to avoid in the future when they are next in the area. Dont advertise what you dont have.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Find somwhere else
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Greg C wrote a review Feb 2020
Hook, United Kingdom326 contributions553 helpful votes
Haven't been here for a couple of years as I've been away... However on my return I have found the same warmth and hospitality you always receive at a small well run boutique Hotel in charming Sandgate. People are always so quick to criticise and make snide remarks without knowing a story... Been coming to Sandgate forever and the Sandgate Hotel terrace has been used for late boozy lunches, early bloody mary breakfasts and long lazy afternoons. It's the perfect place in the village to meet up with friends and watch the weather roll in, and the sun move around the sky. Yep it isn't perfect, but it has a management team who really care and do their very best for each and every customer. It is what it is, but for a few beers in the sun looking at the sea in the middle of winter with friendly staff... how bad? 4 bubbles x
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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US$65 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandgate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sandgate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandgate Beach (0.03 km), Inn Doors Micropub (0.6 km), and The Tower Theatre Folkestone (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandgate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sandgate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandgate Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandgate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chameleon Cafe, The Boat House, and The Providence Inne.
Is Sandgate Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sandgate.
Are pets allowed at Sandgate Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandgate Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crypt of St. Leonard (3.5 km), Saltwood Castle (3.8 km), and War Memorial 1914-18 - Folkestone (3.1 km).
Does Sandgate Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.