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Cathedral Gate Hotel

36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cathedral Gate Hotel
Updated 05/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 16 hotels in Canterbury
Travelers' Choice

See why so many travelers make Cathedral Gate Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Canterbury. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

While staying at Cathedral Gate Hotel, visitors can check out Christ Church Gate (0.0 mi) and Buttermarket (0.0 mi), some of Canterbury's top attractions.

Cathedral Gate Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast.

If you like cafes, Cathedral Gate Hotel is conveniently located near Creams Cafe, Tiny Tim's Tearoom, and The Moat Tea Rooms.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular ancient ruins such as St. Augustine's Abbey.

At Cathedral Gate Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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Jellybaby60 wrote a review Nov 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
Well located in the centre of Canterbury, lovely old quirky building. Staff were very helpful and friendly. All covid safe as well. You could even have breakfast delivered to your room which was nice. Only possible problem is it could be noisy late at night but they supply earplugs if needed. So convenient and would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sandra wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom19 contributions26 helpful votes
Just came back from a three night stay, the hotel is friendly,charming and cosy. Definitely very quirky with wonky floors and a little maze of corridors to get to the rooms, but this is all part of it's charm. The history of the hotel is astounding. The owners and all the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much for them, they really made our stay great. Great breakfast which is included in the very reasonable price, considering its bang next door to the cathedral. Definitely would go back again. Only downside but not a negative are the stairs as no lift so not so good if you have mobility problems, but this is on the website. Thank you all at the Cathedral gate.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
James M wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom12 contributions20 helpful votes
Central and well-presented, this hotel is a quirky and interesting place to stay. Old world charm together with sloping floors and a warm welcome. Lovely breakfast, helpful friendly staff and spotless rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
946brianle wrote a review Oct 2021
Luton, United Kingdom79 contributions66 helpful votes
I love this place, its not your usual premier inn type hotel, this hotel has character and a lot of history. Its very old and there is not a level floor in the entire hotel. I give it top marks for cleanliness and the staff & owners made us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Emma B wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom40 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything was better than we expected, the staff are welcoming and friendly and nothing was over looked or too much trouble. From arranging our parking when we arrived to a wonderful breakfast and beautiful room. The location it fantastic, the hotel has a welcoming feel and the space has been beautifully utilised whilst maintaining the charm of the property. As always it it the little touches that count and I think the water refill station is just such a wonderful little detail. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Great experience and great value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
$70 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cathedral Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape In The Towers (0.3 miles), Houdini's Magic Bar (0.2 miles), and Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mr Falafel Canterbury, Notorious BRG Canterbury, and The Gourmet Sausage & Burger Company.
Is Cathedral Gate Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Canterbury.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Augustine's Abbey (0.3 miles), Eastbridge Hospital (0.1 miles), and Franciscan Gardens (0.2 miles).