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Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Dover, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Basic, but great value...”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

I had planned a child free day for my wife and me, including an overnight stay in Canterbury. After spending out on Marlowe Tickets and budgeting for lunch, dinner and several drinks in the local pubs, I didn't really have stacks of money left for a hotel. We have previously stayed in the Catherdral Gate Hotel (which is a corker), but at £111 for the night was a bit too extravagant on this occasion.
The new Premier Inn came in at over £60, but the Travelodge was a very nice £47.
It's not inside the City Wall, but only just across the road near the subway, which keeps it quiet when you are ready to sleep. We have used Travelodge in the past and found them to be very basic, but worth it for the money. The beds in particular used be be quite uncomfortable and creaky, but we were very pleasantly surprised to find that they seem to have improved this little issue. My wife wasn't impressed to find that there wasn't a bath to soak. The wasn't a massive selection of tea and coffee stuff either, but reception were happy to supply more when we ran out.
The restaurant is pretty basic, but provided a nice all you can eat buffet breakfast for £7.65. The dinner menu didn't look too bad either, but we ate out in Canterbury (Tacos Locos - Great mexican).
Not the greatest, but worth it for the low prices...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

A great location for my weekly trips to Kent. Thanks to Dawn and her team - always go that little extra mile, always friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Chaucer Travelodge to anyone who visits Canterbury... Easy access to the town and the rooms are always clean and and of high standard.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were visiting our daughter for the weekend and needed a reasonably priced hotel just to go back to at the end of the day. This hotel is all the things mentioned in the previous reviews ie easy walking distance to town, cheap parking - only £10 for the whole week end. We had B and B and the breakfast was good and plentiful and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever had in an hotel even if the room itself was very basic. When we arrive in the room there was a very wet and soiled towel hanging on the bathroom door and I had to go down to reception to ask for it to be removed, no telephone in the room which surprised me. But the noise in the hotel was unacceptable. The floor boards were so squeaky and noisy that just the normal act of people walking along the corridor and walking across the floor in the room above us kept me awake most of the night although why people pay to stay in an hotel and proceed to walk around all night beat me! So unfortunately I will not be going back to this hotel again, instead we will try the premier inn which is just a few minutes walk away from the travel lodge and has good reviews.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 112 which was very noisy, maybe other rooms would be better.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2014

I found my experience at the Travel lodge, very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was good and service was excellent. I would recommend this place for anyone to stay, as it also is in good walking distance to the town centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Croydon, Uk
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

A great place and perfect location for seeing the city of Canterbury. The rooms are clean and very adequate and the beds are perfect. I found the staff to be most helpful and considerate. I was actually quite surprised how good the stay was. I expected something a bit more basic. Travelodge are charging a fair price and giving god service here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you want a perfect location and a good nights sleep at a reasonable rate, then this is the hotel for you. However, some cleanliness standards need to be improved. Staff were helpful but would prefer someone to be at reception at all times, not doing other things in another part of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Room clean, bedding clean. Stair wells in need of attention and cleaning. A little confusion as to whether bar was 24 hour. when buzzer pressed at bar, no staff member appeared at all within 5mins. Staff friendly and helpful on check in.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central
Address: 63 Ivy Lane, Canterbury CT1 1TU, England (Formerly Swallow Chaucer Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel built around attractive old House & retaining Regency appearance & atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central Hotel Canterbury
Swallow Chaucer Canterbury
Hotel Swallow Chaucer
Chaucer Hotel Canterbury

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