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    Hotel in Folkestone

    Can anyone recommend a hotel in or near Folkestone with secure parking please?

    Thanks

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    None of the ones I know have properly secure parking (such as locked garages) but I haven't heard of any thefts from the Premier Inns/Holiday Inn in Folkestone or just up the M20 at Ashford. That said, I'd always put a lock of some sort on and remove luggage.

    There are a few B&Bs within a few miles that are sufficiently out of town to make thefts not a serious risk. I'd choose one of those if I had to leave my bike anywhere. There aren't any particularly nice hotels in Folkestone itself, to be honest, but plenty in the surrounding countryside, within 20 mins of the tunnel or port at Dover.

    (On a completely unconnected topic, there's a traveller encampment at M20 J11 which seems to have coincided with a lot of car, trailer and caravan thefts. What are the chances?)

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    Assuming you want somewhere “bike friendly” (yawn ), just stay here http://www.alkhamvalleyview.co.uk/

    Cracking full English, good WiFi (), and the bike will be safe as houses.

    Avoid room 3 though

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    Folkstone

    Quote Originally Posted by Podrick View Post
    Can anyone recommend a hotel in or near Folkestone with secure parking please?

    Thanks
    We don't stay in England now we go straight through tunnel and stay at Ibis on other side of chunnel, there is a big shopping complex there with lots of food, the bike park is next to the police compound and is hidden from any roads but in plain sight of rooms, as secure as you can get. the trains run every 15 minutes and will let you on if your early or late.

    We have done this for a few years now.

    I just wouldn't stay on this side again.

    Ged

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    The Rob Roy has ground anchors fitted on their drive? I've stayed there a few times and my bikes never been touched. Very basic though, clean, but basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty KTMer View Post
    Assuming you want somewhere “bike friendly” (yawn ), just stay here http://www.alkhamvalleyview.co.uk/

    Cracking full English, good WiFi (), and the bike will be safe as houses.

    Avoid room 3 though
    If you'e going to Alkham, you may as well stay at the Marquis at Alkham.


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    Thank you all for the suggestions

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    Hotel Burstin

    DO NOT stay at the Hotel Burstin

    They rent rooms by the half hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by g00ner View Post
    Hotel Burstin

    DO NOT stay at the Hotel Burstin

    They rent rooms by the half hour
    Is that a bad thing then?

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    Cherry Garden B&B - double garage for motorcycle parking.

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    I have stayed at the swan hotel in Hythe a few times, carpark out the back, plenty of eateries on the same road for the evening,
    I prefer to cross the channel nowadays. Then travel about an hour or so in the direction I'm going and stay in a travel motel, much less hassle for the following day and get a good start onto the roads in the morning.
    We have stayed at the B+B hotel in arras,
    We have used the premiere classe or the campanile just off the A26 at Bethune,
    Going to Spain this may we are booked into the hotel ibis in abbeville ,
    All are cheap clean chain motels which are fine for a late stop and early start on the morning,
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    Quote Originally Posted by g00ner View Post
    Hotel Burstin

    DO NOT stay at the Hotel Burstin

    They rent rooms by the half hour
    The White Elephant just outside Bolongna , rents them by the hour , they were shocked i wanted a room for a whole night !

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    A room in a knocking shop for a whole hour? After you've seen to business and had a smoke, what do you do for the other 58 minutes?

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    i was the only person having breakfast in the morning ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by g00ner View Post
    Hotel Burstin

    DO NOT stay at the Hotel Burstin

    They rent rooms by the half hour
    Ahem the GRAND Burstin dontchaknow

    Designed to give the experience of staying on a larger cruise liner but much more reminiscent of a large, maximum security prison nowadays.

    Back in the day it must have been something else.

    However it's cheaper than a very cheap thing and includes not only a below average buffet breakfast and underground parking but also entertainment in the evening.

    We've spent quite a few evenings being regailed by the south's premier Neil Diamond impersonator, Dennis Wolstencroft (not to be confused with his brother Sidney who covers the midlands).

    So, if you've even a scintilla of Hyacinth genes in ya you might enjoy it just by bathing in how much superior you are than most of the folk in there but, on balance. you'll probbaly hate it.

    If you can dimly remember any of the simpler pleasure in life and/or have a well developed sense of irony you'll love it.
    Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

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