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The Canterbury Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The Georgian property dates back to 1785 and is a 10-minute walk from Canterbury City, the Cathedral and train station
  • Reasonably priced with free Wi-Fi, breakfast & parking
  • Bar has more than 100 single malt whiskies on the menu
  • There’s an indoor pool & spa on site


Set in the Wincheap area, which is thought to be the site of the city’s markets, the Canterbury Hotel is a reasonably priced 3-star property with friendly staff and a convenient location just 15 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral and 6 minutes from the train station.

The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the city itself is centuries old -- stroll through its pretty streets or along the river to soak up the atmosphere. Also worth a look is the Canterbury Tales exhibition, brought to life by Chaucer’s poetry. Further afield, the coastal town of Whitstable is only a 20-minute drive, home to the famous Oyster Festival.

The hotel has a heated indoor pool and Rose Garden Spa with massages available (charges apply), and the bar has more than 100 single malt whiskies, and a number of local beers. The restaurant does not serve lunch or dinner but a tasty breakfast is cooked to order (requests must be made the night before).

There are only 15 rooms on site, with free WiFi and tea and coffee-making facilities. Many have views of the pretty rose garden below, and two of the Superior Rooms have four-poster beds. Upgrade to the Canterbury Suite for a separate lounge, DVD player, fridge and a discount in the spa. There can be some road noise in those at the front, so ask for a room at the back if you’re a light sleeper. Some rooms are pet-friendly.

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  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets not allowed. Only service animals are allowed

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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