My husband and I have just returned home feeling PRIVILEGED to have spent a three night break at the SPECIAL and UNIQUE Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. The Lodge is located within the Cathedral precincts and therefore very secluded and safe whilst only literally a step away from the city centre shops, cafes, superb restaurants and tourist information office. The plan of the lodge and décor of the rooms are sympathetically designed and decorated so as not to detract from the significance of the location and everywhere is clean. We were greeted on arrival by a very welcoming lady on reception called Steph who was always happy to be our concierge and a friendly ear for our city adventures. Breakfast in the Refectory at the Lodge whilst continental is ample. Other bonuses of being a Lodge guest is free unlimited entry into the Cathedral and discounted meals at the very superb Deeson’s restaurant, Strada and the Thomas Becket pub all just outside the precinct gates. Parking in the Cathedral precincts is not as limited as you may think and we had no problems parking during our stay once pre-booked. It was lovely being able to bypass the queues of visitors during the day to the Cathedral and experience the romance of the Cathedral close-up after dark.
Sorry, but I really should highlight a minor point about the Lodge: the shower is awfully compact and my own personal preference is I would have preferred a vending machine at breakfast for lattes rather than coffee poured into a cold pot then into a cold tea cup creating a tepid morning brew – but that’s just my preference as I am sure the majority of guests will enjoy being served coffee and tea in the appropriate pots.
A very special place indeed and EVERYONE should stay at least once at the Lodge because NOTHING COMPARES…
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Canterbury Cathedral Hotel Canterbury