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We have often driven past this hotel when on holiday and this year we were staying just a few doors away so decided to make a visit. It was a beautiful hot sunny afternoon so we sat outside for a drink and then ordered a...More
The Sandgate did everything it said on the tin! The room was of another era but very comfortable. We enjoyed an excellent and well presented meal especially the hand cut very crispy delicious chips with our equally well cooked steak. Breakfast of smoked salmon and...More
Was doubtful on arrival but enjoyed our stay. After a drive where our GPS managed to get us lost, we arrived at what we thought was a dubious hotel. How wrong we were, the staff were friendly and inviting, the food was fantastic and although...More
Before you sit down on the inviting, sunny terrace, for a beer or a bite to eat, take a quick look round the back. Damp, overgrown, dirty bins where rats were seen. The fish and chips were OK, just wish I'd have seen what it's...More
Seafront location, didn't see much to because stormy and dark weather. Finding a parking spot was a little challenging because we arrived quite late. Service was friendly, the bar/restaurant area was really authentic and lovely. Service was okay, very dog friendly. The room had a...More
We had Room 2 - view fantastic, right over Channel. We had booked for 6 nights, left after one. Why? The room is 9 foot by 9 foot. It was dirty, little glass jars (maybe meant for candles?) dusty, dead insects in them... More
We had Room 2 - view fantastic, right over Channel. We had booked for 6 nights, left after one. Why? The room is 9 foot by 9 foot. It was dirty, little glass jars (maybe meant for candles?) dusty, dead insects in them etc.
Our main problems were:
1) the mattress, honestly you could feel every spring. Mind you I don't think they had any spring left, but when I tried to sleep I postitioned, there was a spring digging into me - I could trace round & round with my hand. If there had been room, we would have been better sleeping on the floor - no there is not enough room between bed & walls to sleep on the floor.
2) the old toilet cistern did not flush. (We were offered another room for one night, they said the plumber had already been to fix it??) My husband made it flush, by climbing on the toilet every time we need to flush it.
3) I mentioned dusty/dirty. When we first arrived, in the bathroom, the toilet roll had 2 sheets of paper left on the roll???!!! You do that at home, not in a 85 pound a night hotel. The spare roll, sits on the pipes behind the toilet!! The bed sheets are old, thin and tired.
4) We had decided at 4am in the morning we were leaving, but did want a shower at 7 am it was a quick one, the hose would attached to the wall section as something was broken.
I could go on - can't walk between bed & wardrobe - room for 1/2 leg.
14 inch TV screen on table with electric jug/kettle - and the double electric plug beside them - wonder what happens when someone spills water on the plug.
We had breakfast, paid - we were given a discount 70 pound, & left.
I was soooo sad, I was born up the road, and this was the first 6 week holiday from New Zealand where I could stay in Sandgate/
Shorncliffe/Folkestone for a few days, look at the view etc.
To the Management/Owner of the Sandgate Hotel - were you once on
Hotel Inspector on TV? Do you not realise that people will pay for that view. Those 4 rooms over the sea, could be 2 beautiful boutique modern rooms (and spotlessly clean) highly priced rooms. For the location the other rooms could also be modern, spotlessly clean rooms too.
PS Good wifi - It enabled me at 6 am to get on line and book another hotel.