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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2010

located in the cathedral precinct.
has more the atmosphere of a retreat center.
magnificent views from the rooms.
rooms very comfortable,
great breakfast.,
the only possible downer are the bathrooms which appear to be all handicap accesible with low sinks etc. not impressed.
do stay here and not at another hotel outside in the hubbub of the town.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

Booked into the annex of the Cathedral Lodge Hotel, because all rooms in the actual
lodge were fully booked.

One night stay (saturday night) in two twin rooms, adult and child in each, with breakfast
included.

Annex is a little shabby and tired, but have no complaint about that, because the rooms
are priced accordingly. No view of Cathedral, again no complaint about that, because that was stated when we made the booking

What I did not expect was the level of noise from the street below. Our two rooms in the
annex faced out on to a busy thoroughfare which seemed to be in constant use through out the night. Canterbury has a lively pub culture and the noise from the street below
meant we got a very bad nights sleep. Please note that the rooms do not have double
glazing, and have old wooden sash windows.

There are I think 4 rooms in the annex, two face out on to the street, and two face in towards the Cathedral Lodge. When making your booking make sure you do not get
the two rooms over the street.

You would at the very least expect accommodation in an area sectioned off to the general public after 9pm to be quiet

M Moore

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

Comfortable rooms and generally very nice, but it is the location that makes it special, right in the cathedral precinct. With your precinct pass you can get in and out of the cathedral and precinct anytime you want, and parking is right by the cathedral too (if pre-booked). After dinner at a nearby restaurant, we wandered round the cathedral precinct at 10pm - the atmosphere was amazing.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

Just spent the weekend in the Kent County area and spent the night at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. This is a perfect place to stay while visiting Canterbury. The rooms were very comfortable, breakfast was delicious and included meat, cheese, breads, yogurts, fruits, juices, etc. The stay also includes parking in the cathedral grounds (must make separate request for that). Being able to park and stay so locally was wonderful. Many stays in the heart of a city can come with noisy nights. On the grounds of a cathedral, it was very peaceful.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Very nice rooms. Ask for a view room and you will be rewarded with an up-close-and-personal view of the Canterbury Cathedral.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2010

this is truly a hidden gem, to be able to stay within the cathedral grounds, to be able to visit the bustling city centre and walk away to find the peace and quiet of the lodge is truly magical. The lodge is clean, comfortable and the staff extremely helpful. My only tips would be try the riverboat trip but don't bother with the ghost trip in the evening, otherwise can't wait to return. Parking is not a problem, but remember to book a place.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

The view was fantastic. Canterbury Cathedral lit up at night,how can you beat it?. Quiet environment, so peaceful. The desk people were fantastic in helping our group. Can't say enough good things about them. The room was ultra clean, modern in design.I'd return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Additional Information about Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Address: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: $126 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best located accommodation in the City! Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is a unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes walk to Canterbury's many attractions, the Lodge boasts stylishly refurbished en-suite bedrooms overlooking beautiful gardens. Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window. All rooms in the Lodge benefit from luxury furnishings, LCD screen TV's with free-view and there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Guests also enjoy free entrance to the Cathedral, worth £12.50 per person. A full Kentish English Breakfast is served to guests in the Refectory Restaurant with additional alfresco seating on the terrace during the summer months. The Library and Campanile garden provide a unique and relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is the ideal base to explore Canterbury's picturesque cobbled streets, eateries and shops. ... more   less 
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