One of Canterbury’s biggest draws is undoubtedly its Cathedral -- one of the oldest Christian buildings in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So where better to stay than on the grounds themselves? The Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is a modern 4-star B&B with impressive views from many rooms -- and guests get free entrance to the Cathedral (usually £10.50 per adult).
You’ll be staying in the centre of town, within easy reach of all the attractions the city has to offer, including The Canterbury Tales exhibition, brought alive by Chaucer’s poetry. Further afield, the coastal town of Whitstable, home of the famous Oyster Festival, is only a 20-minute drive.
There’s no real restaurant or bar on site but drinks can be served in the Library Room, where there are a number of books on the local area and a computer for guests to use. The hotel can recommend a number of nearby dining options, where guests will receive a 10% discount. Breakfast is included in the price and served in the Refectory Restaurant -- expect a continental breakfast buffet with hot dishes made to order, such as a full English breakfast, eggs benedict and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
The majority of the 35 bedrooms have Cathedral views (apart from those in a separate annexe), and WiFi is free. Some are a little on the small side and do not have a mini bar, but you’ll find tea and coffee-making facilities and homemade shortbread biscuits waiting for you on arrival.
by Tracey Cheffey
Newspaper / magazines
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Name: Standard Double Room, City View Description: 1 Full Bed Overlooking the garden
Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and room service Bathroom - Private bathroom and free toiletries Practical - Free newspaper, desk, and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request Non-Smoking Name: Standard Twin Room, City View Description: 1 Full Bed Overlooking the garden
Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and room service Bathroom - Private bathroom and free toiletries Practical - Free newspaper, desk, and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request Non-Smoking
The nearest airport is London City, around 1 hour 15 minutes away by car, or you can take the Docklands Light Railway to Stratford International, then the train to Ashford International, where you can change for Canterbury East station -- around an hour and a half in total. The station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. If you’re driving, Take the A28 into Canterbury and follow the signs for the Cathedral. Limited parking is available at the front of the hotel for £5 per night (pre-booking is essential), or a voucher can be purchased on arrival for a local car park (£6 per 24 hours).
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