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The Royal Norfolk Hotel

7 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3BD England
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sandgate
The Royal Norfolk Hotel offers comfortable and well presented accommodation, with a family friendly environment and parking at £3.00 per day. Gee's Bar serves food Monday - Saturday from 12.00 - 20.00 and 12.30 - 18.00 on Sunday. Situated just a stone’s throw from Sandgate beach, famous for its fishing and watersports, you may enjoy a leisurely walk along the sea wall, through the lush coastal park and onto The Leas Water Lift, the oldest funicular lift in England. Giving you access to the historic Leas Promenade. Other local attractions include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway, Hythe Canal, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Dover and Leeds Castles and Canterbury Cathedral. The High Speed 1 rail link to London is available from Folkestone Central and West. The Channel Tunnel, Ashford Eurostar and the Port of Dover Port are all within a short distance from the Royal Norfolk Hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 77 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
12Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Julia V wrote a review Oct 2021
Maidstone, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed in top floor room with sea view for one night as a birthday treat as I love being by the sea & Sandgate especially, welcomed by lovely owner, offered complimentary hot drink & kindly took our bags to room whilst we enjoyed a drink outside in the sunshine, such a lovely welcome & start to our stay. The room was perfect, spacious & so clean. Thank you so much, I will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Kevin C wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom56 contributions35 helpful votes
Stayed for just one night, over the weekend. The owner, Georgia was fantastic accommodating myself, wife and 2daughters. The rooms were nice and spacious with modern fixtures and fittings. Spotlessly clean. Fantastic stay,will be back. Many thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Pagekeddie wrote a review Aug 2021
Bromley, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
After booking a family trip for bank holiday weekend, the host cancelled with only two days notice (this was another hotel). Luckily we found the Royal Norfolk hotel, we didn’t have many options and this was the only hotel available however when we got here we was instantly blown away. The rooms are very large, very modern, and absolutely beautiful. This is a family run hotel/restaurant pub and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We are lucky to have found this hotel and we will definitely come back. We are actually happy the previous accommodation cancelled, because this hotel is just wonder and has perfect views of the sea. We travelled into dymchurch yesterday and also spent some time in sangate. Lovely experience and will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Madi M wrote a review Aug 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand39 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at The Royal Norfolk Hotel and used it as a base to explore nearby places such as Canterbury and Dover. It was an easy drive, with most attractions like the White Cliffs of Dover within a 30-45min drive. We booked a budget double room which, while small, was a good room with a comfortable bed and a clean bathroom. There is no fridge in the room, but there is a TV and a kettle with some milk, etc in sachets. Staff came in during our stay and made the beds, replaced toiletries, etc. The beach is literally behind the hotel, so it’s lovely to be able to go for walks along the beach whenever you want. Check in was fairly easy, and we liked that there were COVID checks such as sanitiser at the front door and a temperature check. Check out was contactless. Beware that the hotel is on a main street so there may be a struggle to find parking!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PenDerFish wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We only got to stay one night, but we thought the hotel and its location were very good. The beds were comfortable, the shower was great, everything looked very clean and well maintained, and just a short stroll and we were swimming in the sea. Although it was a Saturday night, the room was very quiet. There didn't appear to be vegan options so we ate elsewhere, but we would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$56 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandKentFolkestoneSandgate
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Norfolk Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Norfolk Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Inn Doors Micropub (0.3 km), Enbrook Park (0.3 km), and The Ship Inn Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Norfolk 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 The Royal Norfolk Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Norfolk Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Norfolk Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Boat House, The Providence Inne, and Loaf.
Is The Royal Norfolk Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sandgate.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Norfolk Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crypt of St. Leonard (4.5 km), Saltwood Castle (4.7 km), and War Memorial 1914-18 - Folkestone (2.2 km).