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Cathedral Gate Hotel

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36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights from Friday 20th March and leaving on the Monday morning 23rd March, on the Friday night we stayed in the room Serenity this had a bath and a shower, the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Tea and coffee were available in the room or in the bar area at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a couple of nights as I was fencing at the University. Hotel was easy to find and very central. Was able to leave my bags before check in and found them in my room after being given a nice guided tour of the place. Nice views of the cathedral from the back, especially lit up at night. My... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here at the start of March after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. The hotel was very good value for money and the continental breakfast included in the room was great with freshly cooked croissants. The breakfast was delivered to our room free of charge too! The room was spotless and very comfortable. We stayed in "Willow' and... More 

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Reading, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 3 nights here in February. The hotel was easy to find, very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our breakfasts (the works, continental-style, was plenty to fuel two hungry distance-runners, for LONG walks!).

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Cathedral Gate Hotel for my birthday recently and I'm so glad I did! We were greeted warmly and upon making use of the parking voucher, (£6 for 24 hours, not bad!) we were ready to make the most of this beautiful City! We were met by a friendly Gentleman who provided us... More 

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CathedralGateHotel, Owner at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Your kind comments are appreciated by all the staff who work here and we are so pleased that you chose to celebrate your birthday at the Cathedral Gate. We hope to welcome you back when you are next in Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents stayed here whilst visiting me at uni. They loved it - very charming interior, staff are friendly and helpful, obviously an incredible location. Walking over the roofs backing onto the cathedral to get to the room was quite magical!

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CathedralGateHotel, Owner at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, We are so pleased that your parents enjoyed their stay at the Cathedral Gate. We are fortunate to have the Cathedral as a backdrop to the hotel and are glad that your parents enjoyed the rather unusual access to their room. We hope to welcome them back when they next visit you at university. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this location because it was economical and looked very central. Eventually...it could not be mor ecentral, just two steps away for Cathedral's entrance! The hotel is lovely and you can see the grand church for the hotel windows. It may be a bit noisy outside (as the hotel is surrounded by pubs and I stayed at a weekend)... More 

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CathedralGateHotel, Owner at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting your review. You are quite right that some of our rooms are quite basic and share toilet and bathroom facilities. As the building is listed there is no scope to make these rooms en-suite. However we do also have en-suite rooms on the other side of the hotel for guests who require their own... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a charm! I spent the night last night and it was superb. The hotel is is in the center of Canterbury in fact its so close to the cathedral you are in the grounds! I was in the Daybreak room and had a fantastic view of the cathedral. The room is very clean and the bed is comfortable. The... More 

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CathedralGateHotel, Owner at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting such a positive review of your recent stay at the Cathedral Gate. We are glad that you appreciated the worlds largest alarm clock and the historic nature of the building. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Access is quite tricky but once you arrive by car you have about 20 minutes to check in etc. Parking voucher and parking were straightforward and reasonably priced for a city. Stayed in a triple (Augustan) which was warm and comfy and overlooked the street but no discernible noise whatsoever. Some maintenance taking place during our stay but this was... More 

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CathedralGateHotel, Owner at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting such a positive review of your recent stay at the Cathedral Gate. We are glad that you appreciated the worlds largest alarm clock and the historic nature of the building. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Never stayed in this hotel before, but have to say I will be staying here again if/when I come back to Canterbury! I was staying with 2 other friends and this hotel was the only one who accommodated 3 people sharing in a room. Well, within walking distance of town anyway. So that was a really big help and they... More 

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