Budget Friendly Bed and Breakfast and Guest Houses
CT20 2RN, Folkestone, 63 Bouverie Road West
Only 5 minutes’ walk from Folkestone town centre and the Leas beaches, the Wycliffe offers cooked breakfasts and free off-road parking. The guesthouse has a bar, restaurant and garden. Rooms at the Wycliffe have views... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
CT20 1DG, Folkestone, 77 Cheriton Road
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Dover Ferry Terminals, Chandos Premier Folkestone (Channel Tunnel) Hotel offers cooked breakfasts and cosy rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Folkestone Beach. The individual bedrooms... read more
£ 23.62View Rates
CT20 2QL, Folkestone, 85 Cheriton Road 85
Set in Folkestone, within 800 metres of Folkstone Beach and 2.1 km of Folkestone Harbour, sunnylodge offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests... read more
£ 33.33View Rates
CT19 6NH, Folkestone, 227 Dover Road Folkestone
Rob Roy Guest House is situated on the beachfront in Folkestone, 1.3 km from Folkstone Beach and 2.5 km from Folkestone Harbour. With free WiFi, this 3-star guest house offers luggage storage space. The guest... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
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.
Many properties, several with family rooms, are within walking distance of various restaurants and the sea and feature free car parking. Cooked breakfasts are served in the morning.
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 ?
The town has a wide range of accommodation options for overnight guests from 5-star properties, to guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments for those on a budget. A stay in a b&b can be as cheap as £35 a night, and accommodation can be found in all areas of the town. Reservations can be made online.
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 Tunnel that consider your comfort a top priority.
The Contrast of Old & New: the Creative Quarter & Bouverie Place Shopping Centre
Along the Old High Street and Tontine Street, this quaint area of cobbled streets has been transformed into a cultural, retail and gourmet centre with over 100 independent shops, restaurants, artistic enterprises and cafes. The Creative Quarter is the ideal place to wander, window shop, stop for a drink or bite to eat and for those visitors who wish to purchase something unique. At its heart is the cultural centre, the Quarterhouse, which is a showcase for performances of all kinds from drama to music as well as film screenings.
Folkestone also boasts a modern shopping centre. Located in the town centre at Alexandra Gardens, Bouverie Place is an up-to-date shopping centre. It contains well-known High Street stores and some independent retailers. Visitors can sit at its central piazza and enjoy a drink or a snack.
The Folkestone Harbour Arm
The former ferry terminal and its mid-19th century buildings are another part of the town which has been successfully rejuvenated. The Harbour Arm is now a public pier and a popular area for food, drinks and entertainment.
As well as being able to eat fresh fish and seafood overlooking the fishing harbour where they were caught, visitors can also choose between different types of ethnic cuisine. They might prefer to have a drink admiring the view along the coast where the White Cliffs are visible or looking across the English Channel to France.
Music events are regularly held at the Harbour Arm, especially in summer. There is also a Farmers’ Market selling local produce from Kent, which is aptly called ‘the Garden of England’.
Folkestone is the ideal destination for a visit of one or more days. Apart from being in close proximity to other towns in Kent such as Dover, Hythe and Romney, Calais is only a 35-minute journey away through the tunnel.
Main 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 ?
Located on the south coast of Kent, Folkestone is only 75 miles from London. It is easily accessible via the M25 and M20 and visitors coming by car will easily find parking in the town. It is also well served by regular train and coach services.
- 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.