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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little hotel in a beautiful location with staggering views of the cathedral and ideally located in the city centre. The room was clean and comfortable having been recently renovated to a very high standard. We were moved rooms on arrival due to renovation works to higher priced rooms with no extra cost to ourselves. The hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a marvellous find. The location was perfect - near, indeed overlooking, the Cathedral. The room was both clean and comfortable, recently renovated, with fluffy towels and quality toiletries. The breakfast was copious, and brought to our room. The price was eminently reasonable. Most of all, though, the team running the place could not have been more welcoming, kinder or... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are pleased that you had such an enjoyable time at our hotel Regards Debbie and Rob More

SWLondon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to celebrate my in laws' golden wedding anniversary and were looked after in a first class manner. There were flowers and a balloon in their room which was fantastic, overlooking the Cathedral. Our family room was spacious, beautifully decorated and with a really comfortable bed. Breakfast was excellent but the overriding memory will be the warmth and friendliness... More

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

Dear davidref, Thank you for the glowing review! We are so pleased to have been able to play a part in making your family’s special weekend a success. Once again, congratulations to your in-laws on their golden anniversary, and hopefully we will see you soon again! Best regards, Iida More

Worthing, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you in Canterbury and look for a lovely place to stay look no further :) £80 for a night stay with breakfast, lovely room, nice staff and what a view! We was told they had just taken over the business and refurbished the venue. Wish you good luck!

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

Dear reviewer, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Cathedral Gate hotel. You're quite right, the owners of the hotel took over the business only about a year ago, and have been refurbishing and updating the facilities since then -- while of course preserving the original features of the building. Majority of the rooms are nearly done... 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
Hotel Style:
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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