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Luxury Hotel and Restaurant near Folkestone
One of the original Cinque Ports protecting Kent’s waters, Hythe is rich with a history and character that belies its seaside town status. From its pretty town centre, filled with antique shops and seafood restaurants, to the wild Romney Marsh countryside and the 200-year-old Royal Military Canal, there is plenty to explore and discover during your trip here.
Built in the 1880s by what was then the South Eastern Railway, the Hythe Imperial Hotel is an integral part of the town’s history, combining Victorian splendour with up-to-the-minute facilities including an 18-hole golf course, a pool, gym and spa. Its two restaurants, two bars and afternoon tea parlour contribute to its reputation as one of the best places for fine dining in Kent, while its mix of elegance and modernity also make it one of the most popular wedding venues in Folkestone.
How to get here from Folkestone
The Hythe Imperial is less than ten minutes in the car from the neighbouring town of Folkestone and incredibly easy to find. You pretty much just drive west along the seafront:
Take the A259 Sandgate Road out of Folkestone for about two miles, past Saga’s Enbrook Park complex on your right and through Sandgate (the road will become Sandgate Hill, then Sandgate High Street, and Sandgate Esplanade).
Go all the way along Sandgate’s main street; you will then come to a very brief gap in the built-up area, between Sandgate and Seabrook. As you come into Seabrook you will see a BP garage on your left. Turn left here onto Princes Parade.
Continue along Princes Parade for about a mile. You will see the hotel on your right.