Goodwood Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed 2018 - The Silver Jubilee
The Grand Folly hotel near Goodwood will pop-up for guests from 10th-16th July 2018
Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, is the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, and there was plenty to celebrate at the Festival of Speed 2018. Porsche celebrated 70 years of manufacturing, Goodwood celebrated 25 years of FOS, Polestar 1 made a dynamic debut and Alpine showcased the latest A110 and A110 GT4. The celebrations didn’t stop at Goodwood, as guest were shuttled back to The Grand Folly Hotel and our team welcomed and hosted guests from all around the world into this year's 225 room hotel.
Our aim, as always, is to provide a different kind of staycation during the Festival of Speed that invite guests to Live well, eat well and sleep well. Our International Fine Dining restaurant, Tinwood Live Lounge Grill, resident pianist and live bands every evening, together with our popular Champagne & Gin bar where Australian ‘Ink Dry’ Gin was a clear favourite amongst guests, plus the opportunity to indulge and relax with treatments offered by our professional Spa team, ensured our guests’ had the best experience during their stay. We are overwhelmed by the feedback we have received and thank each and every guest for their comments, suggestions and tremendous support.
"Just wanted to say a huge congratulations on your achievements for FOS 18, we had a great time and thought the standards were excellent."
R Stephens, England
"Well organised. Enjoyable escape. Clean, tidy. Service - 5 star. Staff - 5 star."
M Fleet, New Zealand
Guests of The Grand Folly Hotel also agreed we're perfectly located being only 1 mile from Goodwood Estate East Gate, and with our regular shuttle service we’re the ideal place to stay.
"All staff helpful and pleasant food outstanding. Shuttle service great."
C Armstead, England
“Not being one that embraces the whole sleeping outdoors, I was blown away by the whole Grand Folly experience. This is 5 star glamping on steroids. From arrival at reception where I was treated like a celebrity, to departure in the morning, the staff were a real joy to engage with. They literally could not have been more helpful and friendly which set the mood for the duration.”
R King, England
Get your festival underway at the gateway to Goodwood
Perfectly located to Goodwood, The Grand Folly Hotel is unconventional, luxurious and purposefully designed to ensure guests have the ultimate experience during this prestigious summer weekend motor racing event. Only 1 mile from Goodwood circuit, and with regular shuttle service, exhibition parking and 24hr on-site security we’re the ideal, avant-garde staycation to make the most of your visit.
Join us for the whole week during 2019 - as well as the flagship event we recommend a wide range of activities within the area, plus you can enjoy relaxing in the hotel with a choice of two restaurants, spa and beauty facilities, and Live Lounge music each night. Or select your room booking from one of any of the exhilarating days, either way we think you’ll find your stay a wonderful adventure.