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39 Earls Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2HB England
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#1 of 10 hotels in Folkestone
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Wards hotel is a spacious detached Edwardian Property. As a family run hotel, we recognise varied needs of our guests from business travellers, to touring holiday makers. Wards Hotel was built in 1901 as part of the Lord Radnor Estate. All rooms are on the first or second floor. We have rooms suitable for family accommodation - for your convenience we can offer you a cot, a highchair and children's meals. We also have a free on site car park. Our A La Carte menu offers a wide of range of international dishes and a selection of vegetarian meals. Coffee and liquers can be served in the lounge after your meal. Our bar is equipped with a variety of wines, Scotch whiskies and non-alcoholic beverages. Wards hotel is ideally situated within close proximity of the M20 Motorway (0.21 miles), Harbour Ports (2-8 miles)and Channel Tunnel (2 miles), Wards is ideally situated for all travellers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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carolandclare wrote a review 12 Sep
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment you walk through the door I loved it, the room (no2) was spacious with a king size double bed and spotlessly clean. We purchased drinks at the bar the owners are so welcoming felt like we had known them for years We booked as we had a reservation at RockSalt ( which was amazing) and the restaurant is only a 10 minute walk from hotel When we returned after dinner we had a drink in the hotel bar which was full of residents and non residents ( who had dinner at the hotel and said it was very good) the atmosphere was brilliant everyone was chatting and laughing, was the perfect end to a great day Breakfast is served in the restaurant and did not disappoint again great service We will definitely be back - did not want to leave this hidden gem
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: They have a car park at the back of the hotel The cocktails are amazing
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Mumma F wrote a review 05 Sep
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We stayed for 2 nights, room 3, room was lovely size and comfortable, only issue which has been said before is you need to drop all the blinds on the windows if you want more privacy from the overlooking properties and the blind in the bathroom made me very conscious as it was a clear pained glass and not a very thick blind but other than that lovely. The restaurant is excellent and the chef is amazing, we had dinner there on the Saturday night and the food was outstanding, as where the breakfasts. What can I say about the host, Raj, absolutely lovely man, makes you feel very welcome and at ease, very chatty and funny, top marks to the man.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
andy1429s wrote a review 05 Sep
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom58 contributions26 helpful votes
First time back to the restaurant since lockdown lifted . So pleased we came back . Great menu, cooked to perfection . Staff are very attentive and friendly . Lovely peaceful attitude here . Recommend the Sunday roast and will certainly come back to try the rest of the menu . 10/10
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking available on site and on road too
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Paul B wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
Beautiful boutique and very clean hotel, with fantastic hosts Dill, his partner and his mum. Warm welcome and had a good old chat with them at the bar on the night of our stay. My wife and I will be back. Great food and staff were very friendly. Place is accessible to the beach and the leas nearby with only a 10 mins walk to town centre and harbour. We will be back soon and potentially stay with you on our way to France.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: lovely decor, great food, great drinks and cocktails, luxury and very clean
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Carolyn Cohen wrote a review Aug 2021
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Had a short break in Folkstone in July. We stayed in the small double room, very clean, but very small, up two flights of stairs. Still lovely Hotel, very helpful friendly owners. Vegan breakfast was excellent. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wards Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wards Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lower Leas Coastal Park (0.6 km), The Leas Promenade (0.7 km), and Zig Zag Path (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wards Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Wards Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wards Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wards Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant, The Bouverie Tap, and The Little Place... Next Door.
Does Wards Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Wards Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crypt of St. Leonard (5.7 km), Saltwood Castle (5.8 km), and War Memorial 1914-18 - Folkestone (1.0 km).