Budget Friendly Bed and Breakfast and Guest Houses
Want to discover a tiny piece of South-East England and create wonderful memories in a stylish but cheap B&B that you can actually afford ? Are you in love with small, mesmerizing harbours that provide the perfect atmosphere for a lazy, relaxing holiday ?
If so, you may want to head towards Folkestone and spend at least a couple of days in this enchanting port town, where you could easily find lots of accessible bed and breakfast accommodation alternatives. We have the best last minute deals with discounts up to 80%. Find available rooms, guest houses in and around the seaside town of Folkestone, famous for its harbour, located in the Shepway district of Kent in the United Kingdom.
Many properties, several with family rooms, are within walking distance of various restaurants and the sea and feature free car parking. The Channel Tunnel or Eurotunnel is within easy reach. Cooked breakfasts are served in the morning.
A town very popular by tourists – Why Stay here ?
Located in Kent, right on the English Channel, Folkestone has evolved a great deal throughout the years, converting itself into a tourist hot spot. Due to its numerous natural beauties and centuries-old landmarks, Folkestone is very popular amount tourists looking for tranquil, pristine holiday destinations in UK.
The Leas, those iconic cliffs situated above the clean beach, and the Harbour represent the main points of interest. The Folkestone White House is on the majestic Cheriton Hill and right above the Tunnel terminal. In this fabulous town, nature goes hand in hand with elements of great historical importance to attract a large number of travellers annually. The Battle of Britain Memorial, Westenhanger Castle, the Royal Military Canal, Tower Theatre, Leas Cliff Hall and the Folkestone Racecourse are key attractions that you shouldn’t miss during your trip.
Assuming that you’re not in the mood for an interactive history lesson, you can always enjoy fantastic harbour views while tasting super fresh fish specialities in a local restaurant.
Staying in Folkestone is ideal whether you are walking the North Downs Way, want to visit the ancient Cathedral City and chic shopping centre of Canterbury, or just want to rest your head before crossing the Channel. The Old Town is home to the thriving Creative Quarter, with art exhibitions, independent boutiques and coffee shops.
Where to Find a Cosy Room near the Channel Tunnel ?
Finding the most suitable accommodation options won’t be a problem, mostly because Folkestone hides a generous selection of cheap B&Bs with free car parking and spacious, clean family rooms. There are at least 29 great places to stay (see also our cheap hotels in Folkestone) in this port town in Kent United Kingdom.
For instance, 10to12 Folkestone is a fabulous Victorian building situated only a few minutes away from the green parkland, the spacious sandy beach and the sough-after picnic area that will stimulate to spend even more quality time with your beloved ones. The Relish is a classy 5-star guesthouse offering you free parking and free WiFi internet, among various other notable advantages, like those inviting, ultra-modern family rooms with an exquisite décor. It is only a short walk away from some of the picturesque restaurants located near the sea.
Kentmere Guest House is only a short drive from the Eurotunnel and a 10-minute walk from the beach. Family rooms, cooked breakfast, free internet and free parking are a part of the deal. If you’d much rather discover Southern-Eastern Kent in style, you could take advantage of the premium accommodation options provided by Rooms at the Winery. From this spot you could get to the Eurotunnel by car in only 8 minutes, while enjoying fantastic views and a breath of fresh air.
Crete Down Guesthouse, the Ship Inn and the Old Palm House Bed & Breakfast are only 3 other options that may be right for you if you’re looking for cheap B&Bs near the Channel Tunnelthat consider your comfort a top priority.
Main railway station ?
If you are reaching the town by train, the town’s main station is Folkestone Central railway station.
There is a direct high speed rail link running to and from London Victoria and London Charing Cross stations. The central railway station is just over a mile from the port.
The town has direct rail links to Eurostar services in London and Ashford, which is just 15 minutes away.
There is also a direct National Express coach service running from London Victoria Coach Station to the main bus station at Bouverie Square.
Eurotunnel Car Passenger terminal
The terminal is located close to Folkestone town center, at Junction 11A on the M20. From here freight vehicles and cars travel via the Channel Tunnel to Calais/Coquelles in Northern France.
The car trains are operated by Eurotunnel, and Channel Crossing takes just 35 minutes. Sometimes they are also called Euro Shuttle Trains, or just Le Shuttle.
Location – Where is
Where is Folkestone ?
- Ramsgate Ferry Port — 18 miles
- Maidstone — 27 miles
- Eastbourne — 44 miles
- Newhaven Port in East Sussex — 52 miles
- Brighton East Sussex — 60 miles
Must See Tourist Attractions and Sights
Lower Leas Coastal Park
(Lower Sandgate Road, CT20 2JP, Kent England)
Leas Cliff Gardens is great for adults and kids. They are picnic areas, plenty of quiet areas and gardens to explore. This coastal park is well worth a visit.
The Leas Lift
(Lower Sandgate Road, CT20 1PR United Kingdom)
Take a 2 minute trip from the beach at sea-level to the Leas promenade on an old hydraulically powered funicular. It’s a fantastic attraction run by volunteers.
(The Leas, Kent England UK)
Well maintained promenade offering fabulous views across the English Channel.
(The Stade, England)
The harbour is home to a range of photogenic fishing boats and surrounded by old fisherman’s cottages.