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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was welcoming and friendly. Rooms were fun and very clean. The Canterbury Cathedral views were outstanding ! The view of the Cathedral lights at night were magical from the hotel. The hotel breakfast was amazingly delicious. On our checkout morning, we had to catch an early bus so the staff delivered our breakfast to our room early for us.... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

located in the city center, this old hotel is very pleasant. The new owners are doing everything to assure you a good stay. The hotel offers a discount for parking which is very expensive in this town. The room was confortable clean and with a view on the cathedral. The breakfast is generous and served in a little room over... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 1 night on our way back from France. Found ok in the car though be careful to exit the same way when you have dropped your bags. Can be more difficult as despite the fact that there are signs saying that guest of this hotel can drive down people treat it as a pedestrian zone and in some... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Cathedral Gate. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated. Some of are floors do indeed slope, a reflection of the age of the property! We are sorry that you did not have a room with a view. Rooms with Cathedral views tend to be booked... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is great value in the centre of Canterbury,our room,which was a family room was large and nicely decorated over looking the Main Street below which can be noisy but ear plugs are provided,the noise did not trouble us though as it was what you would aspect in such a central location,ideal for all the sights and many great... More 

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

It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Cathedral Gate. Your comments regarding the cooked breakfast which are made to order will be passed onto Nina our breakfast chef. We hope to welcome you next time you visit Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in May and were delighted by the rooftop room on the highest floor. The owners were lovely, even brought me tea on the terrace overlooking the cathedral without being asked to. The room was beautifully decorated, with 15th century ceiling beams and a comfortable double bed. The shared bathroom must have been newly renovated, it... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and appreciate your comments regarding both your room and the shared bathrooms. We hope to see you again. Regards Rob More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is superbly situated in the heart of the old town with the Cathedral on one side and a small picturesque square (albeit with a popular pub) on the other. The rooms are spacious and well appointed despite most of the building being medieval in origin.The hotel is right beside the gatehouse so was easy to find and is... More 

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

Thank you for writing such a positive review of your recent stay with us. We have to agree with your comments regarding the location of the building. At the front of the hotel we have the bustling square and at the rear the magnificent Cathedral! Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back one day! Regards Rob More 

West Runton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on Friday 5th June. The only problem we had was actually finding the hotel! We had to phone them twice, but the staff were really helpful and got us there in the end..... We were expecting it to be a bit quirky from the reviews, and it was, but our room was beautiful. Spotlessly... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Both myself and my staff really appreciate your kind words regarding the cleanliness of the rooms and the quality of the breakfast. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not surprisingly, the hotel offers superb views of the Cathedral that probably can't be obtained anywhere else. It's a cheerful place, probably an old 18th C merchant's house, clean, tidy and efficient with interesting and quirky interconnected corridors and sloping floors. I had a room without ensuite, but that was fine and the (quite small but efficient) shower was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Canterbury on a Sunday afternoon and it took us a while to find the hotel! It is in a cobbled pedestrianised part of the town which on a Sunday afternoon was teaming with foreign school parties which made the drive through very difficult. As the hotel sign is so high on the building and the doorway almost... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at the Cathedral Gate for one night. This time I was in a single room with a shared bathroom. This was March, so not very busy. The room was cozy and lovely. The staff were very helpful, and the continental breakfast was just right.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear that your second visit was enjoyable and we hope to welcome you a third time when you next visit Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

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