Went to stay in Canterbury with a friend and found this to be one of the cheapest hotels near to the city centre. The hotel staff were lovely and were very accomodating as we asked to change rooms after the first night (stayed 3) as the road noise at the front of the building was quite heavy. Our request was met with no fuss and the staff arranged for our bags to be moved whilst we were out! The following 2 nights at the back of the hotel were lovely and quite.
You are literally 2 miles outside town and you can use the Old Dover Road park and ride to get into canterbury which is just around the corner behind the hotel. You can park the car for £2.50 per day (up to 6 passengers) or according to the driver we spoke to its £2.50 each way per person. We chose to park our car in the park and ride carpark. This made it a great way of getting in canterbury and then using bus or train to go further afield if you didn't want to worry about taking the car or finding a car park.
The hotel food was good and reasonable priced and had a varied menu even serving afternoon tea. Apparently a good range of wine ( according to my friend) and I certainly spotted a reasonable range for real ales and cider (stowford press). The breakfast served each morning was continental with cereals, toast, bagels, croissants, some fruit, yoghurt which you helped yourself to and as much juice and coffee/ tea as you wanted.
Rooms were clean and were cleaned each day during our stay with fresh towels provided each day.
For the money I paid ( due to advance booking) of £49.00 per room plus breakfast I would say I got a bargain and I would stay again although i would request a room at the back of the hotel on booking. I find inn keeper's lodge one of the best chian hotels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Of all the hotels in Canterbury, few have as many stories to tell as this historic lodge, which has been providing a warm welcome to travellers for almost three centuries.With nine comfy rooms and its own cosy pub serving a menu of hearty, freshly cooked food, it's the perfect place to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Although there's so much to see and do you won't want to put your feet up for too long.Canterbury is one of England's most beautiful cities, and its jewel in the crown is Canterbury Cathedral, which is a pleasant half-hour stroll from the lodge, or just five minutes by car. You can also explore the intriguing shops of King's Mile, take a ghost tour, visit Canterbury University or take a summer boat-trip along the River Stour.There's plenty to keep you busy further afield in Kent, like wildlife spotting in Blean Woods or a day at the seaside in Herne Bay or Whitstable. ... more less
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