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The White Cliffs Hotel

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Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

In spite of the good reviews was not good. The staff were very young and inexperienced. It took the young waitress 3 attempts to give us the correct bill. Supposed to be a pub but very much a hotel with a bar. The menu is average . I had the fish and chips which I thought would be good for...

Thank MichaelMacartney
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant room and helpful staff. Arrived late and was offered a sandwich in my room which I really appreciated. The room was well furnished but with a really small bath and TV. Breakfast was pretty decent but would have benefitted from some nice fresh coffee.

Thank tattimcnally
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked out basically the entire hotel and restaurant for our staff work do (69 people). Our annual Christmas party is always the best party and this was the first year somewhere new, so the hotel had a lot to live up to. The food was the best we had ever had, the atmosphere was intimate and welcoming, the rooms...

Thank jj608
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Diamond in the rough, what a find.. Will definitely be recommending this place, such an enjoyable 2 night stay. Very dog friendly, food was excellent. Cosy fires, hot spiced cider was delicious , the mussels starter was the best, good selection of wine, and the scrumptious croissants for breakfast. Excellent and welcoming staff. Great location for White cliffs walks. Decor...

Thank Tullycalter
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Charming hotel, old world but all the modern conveniences, very friendly staff, very comfortable, rooms, excellent bathroom. Good breakfast buffet, good dinner, even if choice a bit limited. Free off street parking.

Thank Andrew M
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Always a warm welcome and the hotel has proved a gem of a find. Fabulous food and aleays a good service... home from home and I don't say that about mnay hotels :-) Big big thumbs up from me and it will alweays be my place of chocie for my trips to the area

Thank vernie31
Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

No complaints! Good roast beef, good service and nice atmosphere. This isn't our first visit when we ate one evening. We'll be visiting again. All the staff are very young, so please be patient if you're expecting silver service!

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

So - if you're working in Dover and need to stay overnight - don't stay overnight in Dover. Stay here... A handful of well maintained rooms above the bar and restaurant plus another handful in an annexe. Food is pretty good and the menu a bit different with a good range of wine and local beers. Little bit pricey but...

1Thank Adrian L
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stayed for a night with my two dogs after arriving in Dover at the end of a lng drive through France. The hotel is perfectly situated, away from cental Dover but still only 5 -10 minutes drive from the ferry. Plus it is is close to the Walking area on the cliffs. The hotel is charming, dog friendly and...

Thank PandionWest
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The good point: the staff were friendly. However, the hotel itself needs a good renovation. The public loo looked to be from circa 1951 and the smell drifted into the lobby. Our room - 'executive' - had damp on the walls and was a depressing dark colour. There were signs of mould on the bathroom tiles. All this for £150...

2Thank Derek821

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Cliffe Kitchen at The White Cliffs Hotel
The Cliffe Kitchen at The White Cliffs Hotel
Cuisines: Pub, Bar, British, Gastropub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Cliffs Hotel is set in the heart of the picturesque village of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe under a mile from the beautiful beach at St. Margaret's Bay in celebrated White Cliffs Country. This is the closest hotel in England to the coast of France at Calais 21 miles away and is just seven minutes drive from the port and Cruise Terminal at Dover. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Cliffs Hotel

Address: High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover > St Margaret's at Cliffe
Price Range: $141 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Cliffs Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Garden rooms are nicer, but outdoors (v short walk) so maybe not in winter!”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Perfect for dog owners but some rooms have windows that don't open so check”
 of 5 bubbles PandionWest, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles Derek821, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room but we were on ground floor with easy in and out of yard area”
 of 5 bubbles mawrcrest, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The 2 rooms we booked on the first floor were excellent because at 11p.m the music was getting down (on Saturday)”
 of 5 bubbles Monicagenoud, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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