Grand Burstin Hotel

The Harbour, Folkestone, Kent, England, CT20 1TX, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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The grand Burston

A travel blog entry by annevlowe

Arrived yesterday afternoon

There'll Be Bluebirds Over...

A travel blog entry by kalede


As Vera Lynn once sang:

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Just you wait and see

In this case, it wasn't bluebirds, it was me!

After a wonderful cooked breakfast at the Grand Burstin, we headed off up the coast from Folkestone to Dover, which was only about ten minutes. The first …


A travel blog entry by kalede


We started today with breakfast at Suley's in East Grinstead before heading south east towards Hastings, and the coastal road.

Hastings is a gorgeous little seaside town, complete with ice cream vans and a little fun fair, with millions of tourist-y things to see and do. Our first attraction was the Shipwreck Museum, containing several …

Back to Blighty

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt


Tuesday 28.06.2011 - we reached the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais around 11.30 am and picked up our tickets for the 21 mile chunnel trip under the English Channel for our return to England.

As we queued up we found ourselves waiting with four English bikers. They were all retired guys that made us feel young! That means they …

Channel Crossing

A travel blog entry by karmic


Today we drove from Amsterdam to Calais to catch the Channel ferry to Dover. Took less than 2 hours and was a much better experience than the Greek ferry from Ancona to Patras. For a ferry, it was very well appointed ship. Not a bad day when you consider we covered or crossed 4 countries, Netherlands, Belgium, France and ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on The Harbour, Folkestone, is near White Cliffs of Dover, Crypt of St. Leonard, and Reinden Wood.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Burstin Hotel Folkestone

    Reviewed by kalede

    Value for Money

    Reviewed Apr 7, 2013
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    This hotel is ideally situated with nice views from the harbour-side windows and from the buffet dining room. The rooms themselves were clean, tidy and nicely decorated. Comfortable beds and nice shower- all important things! The buffet-style dinner and breakfast were excellent, containing many choices and good food. With free wi-fi in the lobby, the Grand Burstin offers fantastic value for money and I would recommend it to anyone requiring a stopover.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by turkey_to_tt


    Reviewed Jun 14, 2011
    by (29 reviews) Gold Coast , Australia Flag of Australia

    too bloody hot. what about aircon? It's the 21st century!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone

    Good value for money


    Stayed here on a saturday night, I could pick on a few things, but over all I feel that It offers good value for money, after all it is only a two star hotel.

    Would use again.



    In the present state of the hotel, I certiainly wont be rushing back. The cleanliness of the 1st rooms we were given, left something to be disired, as did the views of the rubbish strewn roof top. The ballroom area was grubby, seating torn, also dirty. Foodwise, there was plenty, and choices. If a little more thought were put into a few finishing touches, would make the place alot more pleasant.

    Wouldn't stay there again


    If you want an all in break at low cost with entertainment thrown in, this may be the hotel for you. If you want a hotel where they accept credit cards at the bar or have a working cash machine, serve edible/hot food and staff that know what they are taking about look elsewhere.

    Not luxury


    we have just returned from a 3 day long weekend break on a dinner bed & breakfast basis with a free trip to france.the cost of the break was 99 which represented good value for money. the hotel itself was not bad, the room had a sea view, was a bit basic but reasonably clean.the food was good, but the restaraunt lacked organisation when busy(not enough staff).all in all would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a bargain break, you get what you pay for.

    It's a two star hotel and that's obvious


    Just came back from a weekend at the Burstin with my mother.

    Keep going back


    My parents, sister and my family return to the Burstin 3 or 4 times a year..we love it. In the school summer holidays if the weathers good you can have a perfect beach holiday and the prices do not increase in school holidays!! The food is good and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The entertainments team are fantastic..especially Steve their leading man. He makes everyone laugh and includes birthdays anniversaries etc in his act. A very proffessional show every night.. But Steve is hilarious!! The kids love their break at Folkestone just as much as a holiday abroad. We have already booked our next visit.

    Value for money


    My husband and I (ages 60 and 56) have just returned from an enjoyable 5 day break at this hotel. The staff were friendly the food was plentiful (breakfasts especially good). Drinks in the bar were quite expensive and the entertainment which is normally excellent I believe was not as good as expected. The hotel explained that this was due to a break in season from January to March when the entertainment would be back to normal. The room looked as if it had been given a face lift and was newly painted. All in all we think this hotel is good value for money and would certainly consider returning at some future date.

    Duration of stay 4 nights commencing 17 January 2005

    Good Value Hotel


    I have just returned from a weekend stay at the Burstin with my wife, 2 children, and my father. We had a family county room and a single room. The decor is not very tasteful and the showers did not work. The hot (very hot) water was intermittent and the room was not very clean. The bars were understaffed in the evening and it was sometimes difficult to get served.

    No good for disabled


    myself and my husband wnt to the grand burstin hotel recently for a five day break i suggest anyone thinking of staying there to think very hard before booking the room was dirty (crisp packets dust ect behind the beds) meals were a nightmare the waitress served your starter then you had to queue like school children for your main course and then you were served your sweet by the waitress then for a hot drink you had to walk the length of the hotel to get it . if you are disabled this is not a hotel for you and if you are not fit when you arrive you will be when you leave!

    Well i Never?


    Well I decided to bring a Group down with me to the hotel and dealt with a very rude lady (Can't remember her name) Tonya. Maybe?

    Any way after much hassle we got the weekend sorted.... (After a very bad checkin) I advise anyone going here to CHECK all your details first as we were stitched up

    The hotel its self was ok. Looking a little old perhaps. But it's Folkestone after all

    Only one way to find out is try a small break first before you bring a group there... I wish we did

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone

    3.00 of 5 stars Good