Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa - Folkestone

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Situated near golf courses and a zoo, the 4-star Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa comprises 100 rooms with a view over the garden. The hotel was opened in 1880 and remains an example of European architecture in Folkestone ever since.

A valley and a harbour as well as Battle of Britain Memorial and Southend-On are located nearby. The property is set within 6 km distance from the city center.

The hotel is set next to a college, a cathedral and historical buildings.

The nearest bus stop is 250 meters away. There is London Southend airport at a 65 km distance.

Rooms

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa is a traditional hotel of 4 floors featuring modern rooms that come with climate control, high-speed internet, pay television, a safe and IDD phone as well as a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a stove. Some of the guestrooms have a magnificent view of English Channel and Kent Coast. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the a la carte restaurant, which serves fresh seafood cuisine. Terrace bar is available on site. Offering a variety of dishes, Herb...The Little Cafe and Hong Kong House Chinese Restaurant are about 650 meters away.

Services

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa provides guests with 24-hour reception, dry cleaning and housekeeping.

Relax

Guests can make use of a health club, a spa area and a steam room along with body wraps, facial massage and pedicure. On-site fitness facilities include a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness club.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • 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
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 16 years
Extra bed 50% of the room stay
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa - Folkestone Folkestone location
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Hotel Address:

Princes Parade, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

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City Center
  • Folkestone
    5.6 km
Airports
  • London Southend (SEN)
    62.5 km
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    87.4 km
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 AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneMercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

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

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa photos Room
Classic Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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

This double room has a tea/coffee maker.

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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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
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite features a minibar, air conditioning and seating area.

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa photos Room
Deluxe Suite
  • 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
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite has a minibar, air conditioning and seating area.

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • 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
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning, minibar and bathrobe.

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa 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

  • Eurotunnel UK3.5 km

Amusement

  • Folkestone Bowls Association Ltd4.7 km

Theaters

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

Local attractions

  • Brockhill Country Park2.4 km
    Sandling Road Saltwood
  • Sandgate Beach2.7 km
    Sandgate Esplanade, Folkestone
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park5.0 km
    Lower Sandgate Road
  • Royal Military Canal2.6 km
    Royal Military Road Hythe to Rye
  • Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum 3.8 km
    Newington Road Peene

Near the hotel

  • Crypt of St. Leonard960 m
    Oak Walk
  • Fisherman's Beach1.0 km
    West Parade, Hythe
  • St Leonard\'s Church960 m
    Oak Walk

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: ZAR 35 - ZAR 1 128

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

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneMercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Hotels nearby
Cities nearby
  • Ramsgate hotels - 31 km
  • Rye hotels - 34 km
  • Dover hotels - 11 km
  • Canterbury hotels - 23 km
  • Sandwich hotels - 25 km
  • Ashford (Kent) hotels - 22 km
  • Hythe (Kent) hotels - 6 km
  • Deal hotels - 23 km
  • Whitstable hotels - 33 km
  • Broadstairs hotels - 36 km

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

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 Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa - Folkestone Folkestone location
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Hotel Address:

Princes Parade, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT21 6AE

Get directions
City Center
  • Folkestone
    5.6 km
Airports
  • London Southend (SEN)
    62.5 km
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    87.4 km
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 AWARDSRecommendedFolkestoneMercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa

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

Use Badge