Unable to get 2 showers on the first morning. Went to discuss this and were told that WE had left the tap running, which we CERTAINLY had NOT. Very rude to my wife and although apologised for his rudeness to me still said WE had left the tap on. This has apparently happened on a number of occasions. Were the taps in poor condition? No they shut off fine. This again happened on the following morning after obviously ensuring all taps were turned off. The continental breakfast is a joke. It consisted of items left in a fridge in your room and only the tea/coffee making facilities as your drink i.e. 2 each per day. There was decaf, which my wife drinks, available on the 1st day but when topped up was not replenished with decaf. No table to sit at for breakfast and very limited choice. If you don't like porridge you go hungry. The mattress needs replacing as we found ourselves permanently in the middle. The room was cold and the heating non eventful. Right next to the bin store where all the bottles were emptied too early and too noisily so disturbing us. There was no information at all in the room for the area or the facilities and most important of all what to do in an Emergency/Fire we would not have known where to assemble. The towels were old, thin, small and rough. the shower screen hardly stopped the water and so flooded the bathroom floor, which had been happening for a long period of time as evidenced by the damage seen. Overall the worst place we have ever stayed in, in over 20 years of travelling around the world.
This is part of my site The FG that I built in a frenzy of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site used to be updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a handy resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.