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Cathedral Gate Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my mum traveled down to Canterbury for a uni interview. We loved the room! The hotel is a bit of a maze to get around due to doors leading outside, hidden staircases and dead end hallways but this adds to the charm of the very old building! The 4 poster bed was the comfiest bed we had ever... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review. It is great to know that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and your comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Canterbury. Kind Regards Debbie More 

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We booked a Saturday night stay to attend an evening Carol Concert at the Cathedral requesting a view of the Cathedral if at all possible. To our absolute delight we were given the "Joy" room - with the best view of the Cathedral - "You cannot not miss it!" In the words of the welcoming reception staff who showed us... More 

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

Dear Steven H, Many thanks for your kind words, it is so nice to hear your stay here was so enjoyable. Thank you for uploading the lovely photo too, it shows perfectly how amazing the view from the room 'Joy' is, and how close we really are to the cathedral! We wish you happy holidays, and hope to see you... More 

Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I would just like to say what a lovely weekend we had shopping in Canterbury and for the second time we stayed at the lovely cathedral gate hotel where our stay was made complete , BEAUTIFUL historical surroundings and very friendly warm and welcoming stay will definitely be doing our Christmas shopping there again in 2015 .... More 

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

Dear Sally P, Many thanks for choosing to stay here at Cathedral Gate Hotel again. It is lovely to hear you and your husband had another wonderful weekend of Christmas shopping here in Canterbury, and look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Iida Cathedral Gate More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

An overnight stay in Canterbury in this delightful hotel. Meandering hotel over a few adjoined buildings. Lovely large room with nice comfortable beds, nice fluffy towels and good sized bathroom with shower gel. In room tea/coffee making facilities. Sloping floors adds to the charm of this hotel. The staff were most welcoming and helpful. Lovely Continental breakfast included in the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and delightful review -- I am sure other TripAdvisor users will find your comments very helpful. We're so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay here at Cathedral Gate, and hope to welcome you back when you are next in town. Kind regards, Iida Cathedral... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here whilst on a day trip to Canterbury. We were in the daybreak room wich has unspoilt views of the cathedral. The cooked breakfast was great and delivered to our room! An historic place to stay with a cental location.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write the lovely review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the views that the room 'Daybreak' offers, and will pass your kind words on to our breakfast chef Nina. We hope to welcome you back when you're next in Canterbury. Kind regards, Iida Cathedral Gate More 

Windsor,England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Welcome & friendly helpful staff. We stayed in the family room with en suite. Room had a lovely boutique feel with sloping floors reminding you of the age of the property - a unique & wonderful experience. Breakfast was great & so was the lovely service. I thoroughly recommend this hotel - you're right in the heart of Canterbury,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely, positive review! I fully agree with you, the location of the hotel is perfect for exploring Canterbury and what it has to offer. We'd like to thank you for recommending us, and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Iida Cathedral Gate More 

West Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went with friends to this hotel and loved it. Totally unique and overlooks cobbled square. Excellent staff- nothing too much effort. This hotel combines history with boutique chic and in perfect position for all that canterbury offers. If you are looking for flat even floors, no stairs, no nooks and crannies then its not for you. Breakfast and service... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It is so great to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your time here at Cathedral Gate, and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to our staff members. We hope to see you again when you're next in Canterbury! Kind regards, Iida... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Canterbury is a wonderful town full of buildings that are hundreds of years old, the true Dickensian feel comes from the may wonderful wooden framed buildings that over the years move and settle meaning that there is barely a straight line or level surface in the place. The buildings lean and bulge and wave creating the charm for which they... More 

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

Dear Bill B, Thank you for the wonderful and detailed review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here at Cathedral Gate, and would like to thank you for the useful tips too. I am sure your fellow travelers will find them useful. We hope to see you again when you're next in Canterbury. Kind regards, Iida Cathedral... More 

Guildford
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very pleased to write a positive review of the Cathedral Gate Hotel after a very comfortable and enjoyable stay on the night of the 7 November 2014. The gentleman behind the reception was most helpful from the moment that I walked in, and was more than happy to answer any questions that I had regarding the city. The hotel was... More 

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

Dear Adam G, Thank you for the lovely review. It is a pleasure to hear you had a comfortable stay here at Cathedral Gate, and that you found our staff helpful. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you would recommend us to your friends, and look forward to welcoming you (and your friends!) back soon! Kind regards, Iida Cathedral... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After learning that there are no luggage lockers in the entire city of Canterbury, including the bus and train stations, I was a bit worried that I would be forced to carry my bag around all day. I stopped in a small hotel, simply to ask the receptionist if he knew of any place to store luggage for the day,... More 

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

Dear Ben B, Glad we could help you. Perhaps we will see you again when you're next in Canterbury! Kind regards, Iida Cathedral Gate More 

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Address: 36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cathedral Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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