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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara Y Manchester, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this hotel after reading so many good reviews. We were not disappointed. A beautiful modern lodge in an amazing setting. Free entrance to the cathedral and grounds was an added bonus. Coming back in the evening though the old gates was like taking a step back in time. Breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We greatly appreciate the time people take to review their stay with us as we realise how helpful this can be when planning a break, so I am pleased to find that we lived up to your expectations! We are indeed fortunate to occupy such a special location within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral and it is a... More

Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here last Saturday with my wife for a break away. Upon arrival as you drive into the Cathedral grounds the view is stunning, you are presented with a view of the entire cathedral and its grounds as you drive through to park and it is magnificent, a true and wonderful example of English architecture and building from over... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to post such a glowing review; your comments are much appreciated. It is wonderful to read that you experienced such a warm welcome during your stay with us and throughout the City as a whole. We do hope to see you again when you return to Canterbury. With kind regards Joanne Thompson More

Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently spent four nights here while visiting family in the area. The hotel has the best location, right in the Cathedral grounds, and I could sit on my window seat in the room and look out at the Cathedral. It is a peaceful place to stay as the Cathedral grounds are closed at night. You do have to ring... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. It is a pleasure to find that you found our staff to be helpful and I will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to the team. We have negotiated discounts with a number of nearby cafes and... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a night visiting our daughter who is studying at University of Kent. I have travelled worldwide with my job (retired now) and have to say this was one of the best experiences ever. I was pre-informed of potential road work delays and the detail of finding the entrance was perfect. Having read through some of the more negative... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing review! It is a pleasure to read that we were able to provide useful directions and to offer a warm welcome when you arrived. We very much look forward to your return. Kind regards Joanne Thompson More

London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
88 hotel reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge several times, and it is always enjoyable. Yes, there are a few rules for staying in the Cathedral Precincts, and at night you need to ring the bell at ChristChurch gate (adds to the charm of the place), but waking up with Canterbury Cathedral outside the window is worth it. Free internet.

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for returning to stay with us at the Cathedral Lodge and we hope that it won’t be too long until we can welcome you back again! With kind regards Joanne Thompson More

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel in the grounds of, & next to, the Cathedral. We had to go past a "security guard" who was not quite what one would expect in a Cathedral. Rather rude and abrupt. Couldn't park in the allocated place so had to park under some trees. We were there for a "ladies Festival" in the Lodge... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer It’s wonderful to read that your recent festival was a success! Our venue offers a purpose built facility for events such as this, so it is a pleasure to find that you enjoyed your dinner and dance. Please do however accept my apologies for any difficulties that you experienced upon arrival. We delight in offering a warm welcome... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Judging by the other glowing reviews regarding this hotel , I guess I must have missed the point. Or perhaps it's just that it was my, or my travelling companions taste. Being stopped and quizzed by a sarcastic and rude security guard, is not to my taste either. With the lists of rules presented on arrival, it genuinely feels like... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recentely stayed here for a ladies festival . Not knowing the hotels parking policy and after negotiating a way past incompetent security staff on the car entrance gate we were told that there was no spaces left on site ( despite numerous area empty later in the evening ] and for the privilege of £6 voucher we could park our... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and it is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed many aspects of your visit. I would also like to take this opportunity to address the concerns that you raised regarding parking. Due to the nature of our location within... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a superb location - on the cathedral grounds which gives guests free access to Cathedral itself. We asked for an early check in and although it wasn't guaranteed, our room was ready when we arrived (2 hours before check in). We stayed in a building adjacent to hotel; room was surprisingly spacious and clean. Bed was... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review to recommend the Lodge and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. You may wish to note for future reference that the majority of our bedrooms do have showers (as opposed to... More

Lenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a smll meeting in the Common Room in the lodge. The environment was amazing, with a view over thee Cathedral and the garden and the service was faultless. The food was delicious and tailored to our team's dietry requriements. Our conference hostess was excellent (Catheine) and made sure everything ran smoothly. I can't recommend it highly enough! Thanks... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to review the facilities and service received for your recent conference. It is a pleasure to find that you enjoyed your visit and I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Catherine and the rest of the team. With kind regards Joanne Thompson More

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Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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