Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone

ex. Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE  show map
 4 stars
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Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Reflex massage

Steam room

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

The 4-star Hythe Imperial Hotel lies within 6.9 km from Kent Battle of Britain Museum. The hotel was opened in 1880, renovated in 2005 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

The property enjoys enviable location steps away from a college, a cathedral and historical buildings as well as a valley and a harbour. The city center is 6 km away from the hotel.

The impressive hotel offers quick access to golf courses and a zoo.

London Southend airport can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Hythe Imperial Hotel.

Rooms

There are 100 modern rooms at Hythe Imperial Hotel feature flat-screen television, high-speed internet, IDD telephone, climate control and an individual safe. Guests will appreciate a magnificent view of the garden from their rooms. Room facilities also include coffee/tea makers, a dishwasher and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The onsite elegant restaurant specializes in seafood cuisine. Healthy drinks are offered in the informal bar. Herb...The Little Cafe and Hong Kong House Chinese Restaurant are situated in a tourist area, about 650 meters away of the property.

Services

A barber shop, a beauty salon and an elevator for general use and a conference room and a copier for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Hythe Imperial Hotel offers a body scrub, body wraps and reflex massage for guests to relax and unwind. Guests may choose from aerobics classes, a gym and a fitness club as well as squash, lawn tennis and archery to spend their time actively.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Sports trainer
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

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City Center
  • Folkestone
    5.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Eurotunnel UK
    3.6 km
  • Folkestone Central Railway Station
    5.4 km
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
    660 m
  • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
    620 m
Beaches
  • Fisherman's Beach
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    100

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Rooms and availability

Hythe Imperial photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Hythe Imperial photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

Hythe Imperial photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

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Deluxe Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Deluxe Suite

Hythe Imperial photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room

Hythe Imperial Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Sandgate Mens Club3.4 km

Places of interest

  • Hythe Bowling Club700 m
  • Royal British Legion1.1 km
  • Folkestone Rugby Club2.5 km
  • Cheriton Bowls Club3.7 km
  • Cheriton Oddfellows Social Club3.8 km

Train stations

Amusement

  • Folkestone Bowls Association Ltd4.7 km

Theaters

  • F H O D S2.8 km
  • Tower Theatre Folkestone3.0 km

Local attractions

  • Sandgate Beach2.7 km
    Sandgate Esplanade, Folkestone
  • Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum3.4 km
    Newington Road, Folkestone
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park5.2 km
    Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone
  • Brockhill Country Park2.9 km
    Sandling Road, Hythe
  • Romney Marsh3.4 km
    Kent, New Romney

Near the hotel

  • Fisherman's Beach1.0 km
    West Parade, Hythe

    Restaurants nearby

    • The Hythe Brasserie660 m

      Address: Douglas Avenue
      Phone: 01303 267 912

      80% likes this, based on 92 reviews
      Cuisine: French

    • Hong Kong House Chinese Restaurant640 m

      Address: 166-168 High Street
      Phone: 01303 260828

      60% likes this, based on 25 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    • Herb...The Little Cafe670 m

      Address: 160A High Street
      Phone: 01303 266996

      76% likes this, based on 38 reviews

    • Sundarban620 m

      Address: 26 Prospect Road
      Phone: 01303 267707

      84% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi

    • Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bar790 m

      Address: Stade Street
      Phone: 01303 233844

      76% likes this, based on 249 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 70

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      100

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneHythe Imperial

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Hythe Imperial Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hythe Imperial

    Average guest rating

    6.6out of 10
    Good
    Based on 104 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      4.4

      The location on sea front, and area for Canterbury etc, good towels, hot water, clean comfortable bed, good breakfast , hot plates for breakfast time,when spoken too the manager helpful ,as were the reception staff

      Vrey poor to disgraceful staff in restuaurant took 25mins to relay 1 table for 8 people sat down to fold napkin sitting down anyway , totally disinterested in clients , no matrade, evening meals expensive same menu for the 3 nights of stay, had to prebook table as had 2 coach party's in so had to wait till they had gone 1st sitting offered was 7 - 30 dirty armchair in room, room bore no resemblance to the website picture Hotel over priced as undergoing refurbishment may have helped if had mentioned that on website drinks expensive

    • Family with children
      10.0

      Very comfortable, nice size rooms. Good facilities at the hotel (lovely pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, table tennis, snooker, tennis, golf, even a squash court!). Very nice buffet breakfast. Helpful staff. No complaints at all

    • Older travelers
      2.8

      I didn't like anything about this hotel, our room was small and stuffy, windows were so dirty you could hardly see though them. Gaps around the door were so large the hall lights illuminated the room all night, the smoke alarm was placed directly over the bed bathing the bed in flashes of red light. Spare pillows where old and useless and didn't even have pillow slips on. The restaurant food was "ok" but the staff although pleasant would benefit from some training as could the barman who didn't know how to make the cocktails on the specials cocktail menu and didn't have the ingredients anyway! The floor Lino on the bar top was a little strange. Overall I would not recommend this hotel and at £150 per night without breakfast it is hugely over priced and does not represent value or quality.

    • Family with children
      5.0

      I liked the close access to the beach and the short distance to dover as it only took about 25 min to arrive at the ferry docks.

      The Hotel was undergoing refurbishment, but it hardly interfered with my stay. However, most staff was unfriendly and the food in the restaurant was not exactly as you would expect it in a hotel-spa restaurant. The pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and the adjacent sunny terrace were all welcoming. However, if you went there just for the spa, the facilities were rather run-down and of older standard than you would expect for a 4 star hotel.

    • Older travelers
      8.0

      We found our room to be very spacious and light and the facilities were fine.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The Hotel had a Spa, steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and gym perfect for relaxing which we took advantage of. Our room had a view of the sea which was nice.

      The hotel was having a face lift outside (scaffolding is not very impressive).

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      Reception staff, particularly Mr. Neil Lomas, were extremely welcoming and helpful.

      Parking hard to come by. Room was small and very shabby. TV set produced awful picture. Badly in need of professional repair. Headboard to bed was greasy and dirty. Had to place another pillow over some of the grease to protect my head from direct contact. Bed was far too small and was on its last legs. Should be sent to the tip immediately. Some lamps were hanging off the wall. We had received confirmation of a twin room but instead on arrival found we had a double bed in bad shape and past its sellby date. Worse still was the appalling din from the disco which meant that it was utterly impossible to sleep until after midnight. I complained to Neil, who spoke to the DJ, but the noise kept us, very tired travellers, awake, until the disco finished.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The friendliness of the staff.

      Looked a bit shappy from the outside as under renovation

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Pool and steam room,excellent sea views

      Scaffolding up around all windows

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      A friendly place to relax in with splendid view over the sea and enjoyable walks in the surrounds.

    • Single
      7.4

      Good value.

      Echo other peoples comments regarding the air of fading glory. I realise adjustable heating, replacment curtains,carpets and other noticable defects would take a great deal of money, but if you keep on top of this as best you can and stay very competative you will maintain a decent trade. Your location is obviously key and I hope you will keep going, its great to see the old UK beach front hotels continuing.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The relaxation of the hotel, myself and my boyfriend stayed there for a birthday present I would definatley stay there again.

      No bad points but as we came with another couple and were seperated via different floors.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      The relaxing atmosphere.

      Good menu with local produce used, comfortable rooms.

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      situated by the sea with other amenities close by, breakfast was very good, staff very good

      although work going on rooms very very dated, bad tv reception, pidgeons cooing, friends rooms very small and dated

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      location excellent, breakfast v good. staff attentive in restuart at breakfast

      Children running around hotel on all floors in the evening of our third night. Slow at reception when booking in

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Hythe Imperial Hotel - Folkestone Folkestone location
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    Hotel Address:

    Princes Parade Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Folkestone
      5.6 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Eurotunnel UK
      3.6 km
    • Folkestone Central Railway Station
      5.4 km
    • Bus stop
      500 m
    Restaurants
    • The Hythe Brasserie (cuisine: French)
      660 m
    • Sundarban (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi)
      620 m
    Beaches
    • Fisherman's Beach
      1.0 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      100

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneHythe Imperial

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

    Use Badge