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Canterbury Hotel
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Canterbury Hotel over Easter and had a fantastic stay. Our family room was large and spacious and with free wifi, our teenage daughter was more than happy! Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and attentive staff. Canterbury centre is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and the addition of a car parking space , was a pleasant bonus to our stay. We will definitely return and would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Canterbury Hotel and would like to say how much we enjoyed it.
We had a lovely room, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious!
We enjoyed the use of the swimming pool and sauna and found the restaurant recommendations very helpful.
We would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in the lovely city of Canterbury.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Pam J
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

My daughter and I had a fantastic weekend at the Canterbury hotel in Canterbury. The hotel was easy to find being on the A28 Ashford Road within walking distance of the city walls. The first impression of the hotel is a little disappointing being a white painted building that you could easily miss but in actual fact the ‘Canterbury’ is like a “Tardis” version of a hotel and as you pass through the courtyard gates you realise that there is parking for 12 cars, a pool and garden plus another accommodation block!

All the staff were friendly and extremely helpful and on arrival we were given us a map of the city and a list of restaurants. The cheery receptionist was able to give us details and directions to places we wanted to visit (far more knowledgeable that the Tourist information office in the city). There was nothing that we can complain about and the highlights of our stay were the swimming pool and the breakfasts.
The pool area and the sauna had obviously been recently updated and were spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were delicious and freshly prepared to order, so the food was piping hot.

We have never before been to a hotel where every member of the staff was so helpful and everything we asked of them was done immediately and courteously. We would thoroughly recommend this as an ideal place to stay when visiting North Kent or as an overnight stop before a channel crossing.

Room Tip: If like us you want to swim as often as possible then ask for a room in the annex then all you have...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Kaye K
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed at The Canterbury Hotel for two nights in a family room. We were very impressed with the size of the room and it's facilities and cleanliness. All staff were very polite and pleasant! Nothing too much trouble. The spa and swimming facilities were also lovely. Food really nice too. On the whole a thoroughly lovely place to stay, short drive to city centre. Would not hesitate to return to this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great 4 day stay at the Canterbury hotel with our kids and 2 dogs. Extremely courteous and amazingly helpful staff who helped out whenever we needed any assistance day or night.

Hearty breakfasts to help jumpstart the day and a good location to get to city centre (a 2 min drive to the parking lots in historic, central Canterbury).

Small but nice clean indoor pool which was a hit with the kids and a charming little garden too. Did not get to use the spa, but it looked quite good.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Good: very helpful staff; quality room furniture and fittings; helpful staff,excellent pool; great value. Less good: our room was uncomfortably hot, maybe because we were directly over the pool and we could only tackle this by opening the window to a noisy road; significant walk to the city centre; strange, awkward and unnecessarily complex arrangements for "booking" breakfast and getting in and out after hours.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

I booked into the Canterbury Hotel for 1 night as was in the area on business. The room was perfect, very spacious and met all the requirements i.e comfy bed, WIFI etc. I managed to get booked into the spa for a hot stone massage after a busy day out which was VERY relaxing and used the indoor pool and sauna. The breakfast was delicious - full English. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Overall a very pleasant experience and I would recommend!

Room Tip: I had room number 14 which had a 4 poster bed and a super roll top bath!
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Additional Information about Canterbury Hotel

Address: 140 Wincheap | Kent, Canterbury CT1 3RY, England (Formerly Thanington Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: $119 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canterbury Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canterbury Hotel is a short three minute walk to the City walls, approximately seven minutes to the High Street, Canterbury Cathedral and all the main attractions of this beautiful city. Combining Georgian elegance with excellent service, Canterbury Hotel offers a variety of en-suite rooms, maintained to an exceptionally high standard. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a comfortable bar offering an extensive range of spirits, beer, malt whiskies and fine wines. The beautiful courtyard garden provides a relaxing oasis. There is free wifi in all rooms and a secure car park. Breakfast is included in the tariff. Canterbury Hotel, as well as being a short walk to city centre and train station is ideally located for the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover for those leaving or just entering the country. In addition to a lovely private indoor heated swimming pool there is a fully staffed spa offering a range of massages and facial treatments including anti-ageing and Thalgo treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing and tinting. Canterbury Hotel has some of the very best facilities anywhere in the city of Canterbury. ... more   less 
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