We have stayed in several Innkeeper's Lodges before and always been very satisfied with our experience, however the Old Gate Vintage Inn was disappointing. It has an air of tiredness about it and the accommodation area is in much need of updating- chipped paintwork and scruffy. Our room No.8 was directly above the kitchen. We had to complain twice about the noise from the extractor fan and ask for it to be turned off so that we could get some sleep.
This was not early in the evening but approaching 11.00 @ night. Breakfast was disappointing,
coffee not fresh but stewed. We spotted a slug trail on the carpet in the dining area adjacent to the bar. On the plus side the park and ride into Canterbury is just next door and very efficent.
- 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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