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Clare Ellen Guest House
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9 Victoria Road, Canterbury CT1 3SG, England   |  
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Ranked #24 of 71 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Wigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Old Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Well, I can only say what I usually say! We return to the Clare Ellen every year, and love it. It is a good walk along Wincheap into the centre, but the price of the B&B reflects the location, and we quite enjoy the walk, watching the cathedral appear over the rooftops. I thought all the rooms were refurbished but reading some of the other reviews I was wrong. The rooms that are are fresh and clean white with green accents (used to be sugar pink!) and the fridge is a great idea - we buy fresh milk and orange juice for an early morning drink. Breakfast is a hearty full English, but they will try to accommodate you if you just want poached egg or similar. And there is free Wi-Fi. There is a small car park at the back, or street parking. We have never had any real difficulty parking here. The landlord and staff are very hands on, and so friendly. I would recommend the Clare Ellen without a doubt. It is a home from home

Room Tip: Room 3 ( a double) has a bath - as well as a shower. Great after a long country walk
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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17 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This bed & breakfast is a nice Victorian old house. As I used to live in England and know how difficult is to keep old houses in good condition, I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanness of this one. Most rooms have been renovated, not the one assigned to us, but in spite of that it was very clean and well cared. The manager (owner) is a very kind and welcoming person and is prompt to comply with your needs and wishes. His assistant is also working well to keep you comfortable. They serve a variety of freshly prepared breakfast, generous and ready as fast as possible. The location is just a few minutes on foot to the Canterbury centre (all pedestrian area) and is a quiet street, so no noise at night, good sleep.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room if possible, the old ones are a bit weird in their shape and shower is not...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Staff was very friendly and kind. Breakfast was great. Most rooms have been renovated, but the family room we had on the top floor was not (carpet in the bathroom, not a decent shower, carpet rather worn, one mattress was very bad). However, the room did have a fridge and a modern TV. Good parking possible, 15 minute walk into the center.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Located in a tucked away neighborhood of Canterbury, barely a 15 minute walk to the city centre, this B&B is reminded me of home.

The rooms were comfortable and spacious enough, for a Victorian house, I could see the cathedral from my room. However beware of being stuck with a rather small bathroom! The tea and coffee making facilities were good, replenishes every day.

For breakfast, I could choose fron omlettes to a whole English breakfast (with a vegetarian option if you're into that). The staff and owner were kind and understanding. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

just come back from staying 1 night in the Clare Ellen Guest House, have stayed and worked all over UK over the years and must say this was one of the nicest , very friendly owner/staff and the cooked breakfast was 1 of the best i,ve had , will be back

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This place is friendly and welcoming. I stayed for 2 nights in a single which was huge with 3 single beds. Nice bathroom with 2 doors between the bedroom and it which might be useful for 3 occupants. i would reccommend it.

Room Tip: The top floor tripple is large and very nice with a basin in the room as well as bath and shower att...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Very peaceful and conveniently located but the bedroom I stayed in was very dated and the bathroom and tea making facilities were poor. Staff helpful and friendly but the whole package just didn't feel value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Victoria Road, Canterbury CT1 3SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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