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Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Canterbury, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel because we needed a family room for a wedding nearby. We were worried when we arrived to find we had to ring someone to get in and the very friendly woman who answered couldn't really speak English. We stayed in the Marlowe room. The main bedroom was extremely cramped. It was advertised as a fourposter, as... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Obviously Canterbury is expensive, but this hotel is overpriced. Understand it must cost a fortune to run a historic building in the middle of the city but for the price charged you expect great details, whereas this feels like a pretty miserable B&B. Does not run as hotel as door locked and reception unmanned, also the tea rooms... More

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

If you want to stay somewhere with bags of character and a great sense of history, this might be the place for you. An exquisite building, now thought to date from the 1480s, rescued from a derelict state by the personable and friendly owner. We were in the Canterbury room, a family room, very comfortable with a lovely bathroom. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The good points: Breakfast was very nice and plenty of it. The owner is a pleasant chap to talk to. The location is in the centre and easy access for sights and shops etc. The bad points: The pilgrim room at £100 is a waste of money, I left feeling completely ripped off. There is no picture of this room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Canterbury in the summer is always busy so hotel rooms are at a premium. We booked The Sun Hotel as it was one of the very few with rooms available for the weekend we wanted. At £175 a night we did raise an eyebrow but the weather was good, the hotel was bang in the centre of the old city,... More

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Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Last minute on-line booking resulted in an upgrade to a family room- the Cathedral room. Exactly like the pic on the site. The decor was cleverly done and the characteristic windows overlooked the cathedral. You won't get anything closer! The host, Andrew, was there to meet us and gave us a great welcome. It's probably one of the best bike... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My boyfriend came to visit, not knowing where to stay in Canterbury, he decided to book a room at the Sun Hotel. The location waas perfect, but everything else was so unfortunate. First, we could not find the entrance to the HOTEL. We asked nearby shops and none of them knew where to find it – THE HOTEL IS 600... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice small quiet clean hotel with character. very comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Hotel by cathedral in the heart of the town. Staff very nice. and helpfull, good breakfast. No problems whatsoever, would stay there again.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My husband and I accidently booked the wrong date with this hotels own website ( the booking went through as being the same day that we were booking it) and so we immediately tried to phone to amend it. However, after ten hours of answerphone messages , my husband finally spoke to the manager the next morning only to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A late booking, found ourselves in an insecure environment - unmanned for most of our stay, no recognisable reception, dirty. Finally at £175.00 per night overpriced for what was basically a rooming facility. We usually use and would recommend the Abode, just as central, great service, professional and between £108 and 130 per night - it was full. So concerned... More

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Address: Canterbury, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms 3*
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