The Southcliff

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Overview of The Southcliff

The Southcliff

2.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
22-26 The Leas, Folkestone, England, CT20 2DY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLower Leas Coastal Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSandgate Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationFolkestone Beach14 min walk
  • AirportManston (MSE-Kent Intl.)34 min drive

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About this area


Located in Folkestone, The Southcliff is in the city centre and by the sea. Dover Western Heights and Drop Redoubt are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at East Cliff And Warren Country Park and Kent Downs. Leas Lift and Elham Valley Railway Museum are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park - 1 min walk
  • Sandgate Beach - 10 min walk
  • Folkestone Beach - 14 min walk
  • Battle of Britain Memorial - 5 min drive
  • Kent Battle of Britain Museum - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Folkestone Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 74 min drive


  • Follies - 2 min walk
  • Bella Pizza and Pasta - 2 min walk
  • Papas Fish Restaurant and Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • La Tavernetta - 3 min walk
  • Tipsy Pigeon - 4 min walk

About this property

The Southcliff

Beach hotel with a business centre and 2 bars/lounges
Along with 2 bars/lounges, this smoke-free hotel has a business centre and conference space. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a computer station, a library and express check-out are on-site.
The Southcliff offers 68 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. 22-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. This Folkestone hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 8.50 per person
  • 2 bars/lounges


  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 1 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 1 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a debit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Southcliff Folkestone
Southcliff Hotel
Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
The Southcliff Folkestone, Kent, UK
The Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
Southcliff Hotel Folkestone
The Southcliff Hotel
The Southcliff Folkestone
The Southcliff Hotel Folkestone

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 210 out of 837 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 287 out of 837 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 198 out of 837 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 96 out of 837 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 46 out of 837 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location in Folkestone. The room with balcony was great on the hottest night in uk. You get what you pay for and more. Coffee machine in the room is a nice touch definitely. Seaview is beautiful. Staff is very nice and friendly. Breakfast is ok for the price. We end up booking a second night because of the delayed trains and stayed in a double room without balcony for the second night. No balcony but the room was much bigger , located on the 3rd floor so even better seaview and much quieter. Over all was a excellent experience! Thank you all!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good value, close to town centre and amenities, close to seafront with views across the Channel. Staff helpful and competent, and generally a decent place to stay. If I were going to Folkestone again I would return to the Southcliff.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Place was clean and cheap, bed comfortable. Unfortunately we were given a room with a shower e en though the listing showed bath/shower combination. They couldn't swap us because they were fully booked. Ruined our stay.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The Full English breakfast was excellant. Really nice sausage and bacon, and the fried bread was the best I've ever had!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
kent revisited
base for family visiting within the region, having stayed at this hotel in the past, we were happy in general.
Stayed 10 nights in Apr 2022