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Cathedral Gate Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
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Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Canterbury
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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zola123
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It all seems very idyllic having a room right in the centre and across from the square and right by the entrance to the cathedral. We walked from the public car park to the hotel. We were being served the receptionist but was rudely interrupted by another patron. The receptionist was then going to serve him before finishing with us... More

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Pleasanton, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff was great, room good size and very clean. Very good bed. View of Cathedral out our window. Good breakfast. Reduced rate (pay) parking in town lot (5 min walk but could drive in to unload bags. No lift but staff carried our bags up (only two floors). Older building in heart of Old Town with nicely updated rooms. Everything... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another great night at the Cathedral Gate. We enjoyed the central location and the newly modernised room. Very comfortable with all the right amenities. Staff went out of their way to help us find somewhere for dinner. Will definitely be back.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you so much Debbie you made our one night stay wonderful! Your kindness taking our bags,in yourself and attention to our happiness especially to little Olivia was really appreciated! Your staff were lovely and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. To sit outside on your patio looking directly at the cathedral was an experience we will never forget.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic ancient hotel, with rooms off rooms, little staircases leading to more rooms, winding hallways, just so much charm and character. We had a lovely room, and wandering around the hotel we had views of the Cathedral. This location is superb, being right next to said Cathedral, with beautiful night views. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was good, although... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic old hotel! Our room overlooked the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the view as you lie in bed is the main body of the Cathedral. Stuffed with old beams, wonky floors and charm, this is the place for you if you appreciate character. Topped off with nice staff and breakfast in bed delivered free of charge, this place... More

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CathedralGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue S, Thank you for the lovely review - we're glad to hear your stay was enjoyable! As you mentioned in your review, some of our rooms have shared bathroom and toilet facilities, while others have en-suites. This allows us to offer accommodation to suit all budgets, giving those traveling on a budget, too, a chance to enjoy the... More

Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not be more handy for touring Canturbury! What a treat to lie abed in a lovely fourposter and hear the cathedral chimes and birdsong. The hotel is not for those with bad backs or knees as the terrain shifts (floors sag, ceilings dip, there's a short trip across the roof tops...) and there is no lift but the charm... More

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HK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is literally at the gate of the Cathedral - 10 steps from the entrance of the Cathedral!! It is right within the shopping/dining area of the town and hence everything is so convenient. The building itself certainly has long history. But the room is clean, comfortable and modern. The backyard of the hotel is facing the Cathedral - nice... More

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CathedralGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Due to the nature of the building, there are quite a lot of stairs and no lift, which can make moving luggage a bit difficult. However, our staff are always happy to help with this. Thank... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually stayed here a few months back but I forgot to review at the time... We chose this hotel because of the excellent historical location (cathedral gate!) and this is certainly impressive and the hotel building itself has kept it's original features and charm. However, after taking in the oldy worldy selling points of this hotel, I remember feeling... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We note that you stayed in September 2013. We took over the hotel at the end of March 2013 and immediately began refurbishing rooms and are continuing to do so. Indeed by the end of next week 80% of the rooms will have been fully refurbished. The remaining... More

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

Thank you Debbie & colleagues for a relaxing stay & a friendly accommodating welcome. Your hotel really is in a fabulous central location with the Cathedral directly behind so couldn't be better for enjoying the delights of Canterbury. The rooms we & our friends stayed in were spotless, comfortable & tastefully furnished. The hospitality, breakfast & value is fantastic!

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CathedralGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Cathedral Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HANDR_12, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're all so pleased you and your friends enjoyed the time you spent here at Cathedral Gate, and look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in Canterbury! Regards, Iida More

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Additional Information about Cathedral Gate Hotel

Also Known As:
Cathedral Gate Canterbury
Hotel Cathedral Gate
Address: 36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cathedral Gate Hotel 3*
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