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Canterbury Hotel Cottages and Apartment's, hotel in Canterbury

A short walk from Canterbury city centre and its world-famous Cathedral, this privately-owned hotel is set within a Victorian townhouse, amid 2 acres of well-maintained grounds.

Excellent service from staff. Great place for family to have separate rooms, big bathroom & living and kitchen space. Good location & free on site parking
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
2,997 reviews
Price from£110per night
Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, an IHG Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

With a 24-hour front desk, this hotel offers free breakfasts and a modern restaurant. Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is situated in Upper Harbledown, just outside historic Canterbury.

Very clean, good food and special mention to all the staff who were fantastic
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
923 reviews
Price from£76.50per night
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, hotel in Canterbury

In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic centre is a 2-minute walk away.

The staff were all cheerful, friendly and helpful. It was lovely to still have access to the cathedral grounds after the public had left. The breakfast was excellent with a good range of choice as well as being well-cooked and well-presented.
8.9
Scored 8.9
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
2,755 reviews
Price from£105per night
Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

In 2 acres of landscaped gardens, Abbots Barton Hotel has a traditional restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is just outside Canterbury centre, half a mile from Canterbury...

Unfortunately, I didn't find anything to like about the hotel. The room was unhygienic, and the overall experience did not meet my expectations.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
453 reviews
Price from£71.10per night
Howfield Manor Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

This charming hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover and the Eurostar. Dating back to the 12th century, it is surrounded by picturesque hills and fruit trees.

Breakfast excellent. Lovely setting and location.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
1,598 reviews
Price from£90per night
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, hotel in Canterbury

Situated in Canterbury and with Canterbury East Train Station reachable within 500 metres, Hampton by Hilton Canterbury features a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property...

The hotel location it's really amazing in the centre of the city and everything around us, we had the ability to walking around going to the attractions and the places what we wanted to visits.. Thanks a lot..
8.6
Scored 8.6
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
5,592 reviews
Price from£74.62per night
The Falstaff in Canterbury, hotel in Canterbury

Just meters from Canterbury’s medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403.

Great room. Very comfortable. Helpful staff.
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very good
Rated very good
2,579 reviews
Price from£96.50per night
Pilgrims Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

Situated within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s centre, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free WiFi, and a cosy, oak-beamed bar.

The location was very good. Nice bedroom and good shower.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very good
Rated very good
2,282 reviews
Price from£100per night
The Old Gate Inn by Innkeeper's Collection, hotel in Canterbury

Coupled with The Old Gate pub, this historic Canterbury hotel offers its guests a hearty menu of freshly cooked food.

My Mum and Son had the breakfast and said it was excellent
8.6
Scored 8.6
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,088 reviews
Price from£89.10per night
Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon, hotel in Canterbury

Located in Canterbury, within a few steps of Canterbury Cathedral and 4.1 km of University of Kent, Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon provides accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi...

Much higher finish then you'd expect for Wetherspoons! Felt like I'd be treated!
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
1,696 reviews
Price from£76per night
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  • Number 8
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 912 reviews

    Located within 500 metres of Canterbury Cathedral and 1.1 km of Canterbury WestTrain Station, Number 8 features rooms in Canterbury.

    Great location. Clean and tidy. Everything you need.

  • Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,696 reviews

    Located in Canterbury, within a few steps of Canterbury Cathedral and 4.1 km of University of Kent, Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon provides accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi...

    Room was comfy and warm. Central location was good.

  • The Old Gate Inn by Innkeeper's Collection
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,087 reviews

    Coupled with The Old Gate pub, this historic Canterbury hotel offers its guests a hearty menu of freshly cooked food.

    Lovely old character building, but well maintained.

  • The Evenhill
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,122 reviews

    With a 4-star rating, this characteristic pub with an open fire and beams offers home cooked cuisine.

    Staff were exceptionally friendly and very helpful

  • Canterbury Hotel Cottages and Apartment's
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,998 reviews

    A short walk from Canterbury city centre and its world-famous Cathedral, this privately-owned hotel is set within a Victorian townhouse, amid 2 acres of well-maintained grounds.

    Very clean, all necessary items plus more, idyllic setting.

  • Pilgrims Hotel
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,282 reviews

    Situated within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s centre, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free WiFi, and a cosy, oak-beamed bar.

    An excellent value for money stay. Fantastic staff

  • Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 2,755 reviews

    In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic centre is a 2-minute walk away.

    Modern, clean and very well run. Great breakfasts.

  • The Hugo - Hotel Concept Canterbury
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 996 reviews

    The Hugo - Hotel Concept Canterbury is offering room-only accommodation on Canterbury High Street.

    Spacious, stylish, great facilities, brilliant location.

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Heavenly Heritage and Literary Legend

Canterbury’s religious and historic significance has inspired literary greatness. Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ were based on pilgrimages to the bygone shrine of Thomas A Becket, who was murdered here. The Marlowe Theatre is named after the 16th-century playwright born here, and the Canterbury Museum has an exhibit on Rupert Bear, whose author lived in this River Stour city.

River cruises and punting provide fantastic views of the striking weavers’ houses right on the water, and of Westgate - the UK’s largest city gate. Other sections of the city walls remain, and there are also ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey, named after the 6th-century saint who brought Christianity to England. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, but the modern-day seat is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral, dating to the 12th century.

From the same period are the Norman castle ruins, occupying the site of a wooden fort constructed by William the Conqueror. The mound they sit on in Dane John Gardens is thought to be a Roman cemetery, and an original mosaic is visible in the Roman Museum.

In the Buttermarket half-timbered houses and historic inns are interspersed with shops, and big name brands line the Whitefriars Shopping Centre. The Canterbury accommodation on Booking.com includes luxury hotels with swimming pools, cheap hostels and city centre B&Bs.

What guests said about Canterbury:

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    I spent a lot of time in the cathedral, it is very...

    I spent a lot of time in the cathedral, it is very interesting and the guided tour for five pounds was excellent. The city is charming with lots of interesting buildings. I ate at The Cosy Club which has good food, pleasant staff and an especially good miso based pudding. The Chapter Pizza restaurant was very good as well. Both restaurants are very reasonably priced.
    Madeleine
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Saw the Cathedral and although not religious was fantastic...

    Saw the Cathedral and although not religious was fantastic to see it and the history about it. Village near it was lovely and some very old houses. The Old butter market pub, excellent food and great prices!
    Peter
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    There is so much to see and do in Canterbury.

    There is so much to see and do in Canterbury. I would recommend a walking tour with a guide. Apart from the cathedral, there are plenty of fascinating old buildings to see and the history of the place. The shopping in Canterbury is very good, with lots of small and large shops. There is such a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, and pubs.
    French granny
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Lovely place with lots of unique shops also the main shops...

    Lovely place with lots of unique shops also the main shops and banks you would expect in a big city. Used Canterbury East station and South East Kent trains to travel to Dover Castle . Luke at the hotel told us how to get there only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Plenty of places to eat or buy food from.
    Judith
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    A busy bustling place.

    A busy bustling place. The older part of the city is full of narrower streets with independent shops, and is by far the nicer area to stroll around. The cathedral is very interesting, but the charge of £17 to enter is a rip off.
    Phil Rowley
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Canterbury is an historic city, as such is easy to get...

    Canterbury is an historic city, as such is easy to get around ancient streets, very intimate centre. For me the Lovely Cathedral is the jewel in the crown, and from the Hampton by Hilton Hotel is a few minutes walk, I could see the Spires from room windows.. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant and the views from there are spectacular, I went for a look. As I travel alone I usually eat at M&S Cafes or similar, and if I need anything else take back sandwiches to hotel. I can recommend Canterbury for a visit, I got train from London St, Pancras to Canterbury West Station, hotel 10 mins walk or Taxi £7,00.
    Ian
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Canterbury

  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,290 reviews
    This was my wife's favourite place to stay during our break. It was clean. It was also quiet, which impressed me given one evening there was live music in the pub below. By chance, they happened to serve my favourite beer from my student days, and I can assure you I did test it, although not in my student day style. The Inn is very well placed to explore both Canterbury and the surrounding area, being in walking distance of the town centre, well placed for driving, and very close to one of the railway stations.
    Dylan
    Luxembourg
  • From £105 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 894 reviews
    The hotel was only a 7 minute walk to Canterbury town centre but was on a quiet calm little street. The room size was great and it was lovely and warm with a spare blanket. There was a kettle and a coffee pot to make teas and coffees as well as a little fridge if we had anything we wanted to keep in there. The bed was super comfy and shower was lovely. Self check in and out was particularly handy and very secure and safe.
    Amber
    United Kingdom
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 5,592 reviews
    Perfect location for visiting Canterbury; nestled in the heart of the town centre, central to the High Street with its many restaurants and the Marlowe Theatre. The hotel has it's own piece of history which just adds to the magic. Polite, attentive staff, add to the ambience of the hotel - nothing is too much. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included and was plentiful.
    Zoé
    United Kingdom
  • From £100 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,120 reviews
    The staff, that i encountered, night porter,Brian and the early shift porter,,Daryl , were most friendly and helpful and made my stay tenable .Great wifi. Close to Canterbury East station. Close to city centre. Wonderful size room. Modern shower system...the hotel always promptly replied to my e-mails. Parking space a big plus for drivers. Loved the quaint furnishing of the rooms
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,401 reviews
    Staff were very nice, hotel clean and generally well appointed. Plenty of free parking at the rear. liked the continental breakfast option and found this very satisfactory with plenty of choice of food. I didn't use the bar, ;lunge or garden area but they all looked good. although slightly outside the city centre there is pleasant walk in along a treelined footpath
    Robert
    United Kingdom
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 41 reviews
    A lovely clean and well located place to explore the Canterbury area. The pub around the corner does a decent Carvery meal and there are buses to Canterbury town centre running frequently. The garden, while small, is pleasant and the lounge, kitchen, dining room were fit for purpose and pleasant to use. I liked the various books that were at the property.
    Steve
    United Kingdom
  • From £120 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,998 reviews
    Very lovely traditional B&B in the beautiful town of Canterbury. Staff very nice and friendly, room was clean, not big but enough for a one night stay for us. Breakfast was great with choice of eggs, bacons, sausages etc. Wi-Fi working well, Carpark right outside the hotel. Parking in the town centre was a bit expensive to our surprise.
    CoCo
    Hong Kong
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 29 reviews
    This is a comfortable cabin located about halfway between Canterbury and Ramsgate. After a couple of weeks staying in hotels and B&Bs this was a nice change to have a place with bedrooms separate from the living area. It was well equipped with cooking equipment and the washing machine in the cabin was a bonus.
    Malcolm
    Australia
  • From £145 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 967 reviews
    The room was clean, spacious. The location overlooks the site of an old watermill and is convenient for West station and the city centre. Breakfast choke was better than some larger hotels I have experienced, and well presented. The evening menu was interesting and good value. The staff were friendly.
    Denis
    United Kingdom
  • From £279 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,616 reviews
    The hotel is located in a very central area close to all amenities, the Cathedral and boat ride opportunities. It was very clean and stylish. It offers parking opportunities (offered with extra payment though). Nice restaurant for breakfast and interesting bar. Very welcoming and accommodating staff.
    Vasileios
    United Kingdom
  • From £120 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 770 reviews
    My partner and I really enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast was exceptional, our room was spacious, lots of parking space and location was great just walking distance from the Canterbury's tourist spots. Staff were friendly and accommodating.
    Jomarie
    United Kingdom
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,401 reviews
    Hotel staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. It was easy to access our room, request anything that we needed. It was particularly helpful to leave the car and walk into Canterbury and avoid the hassle of parking in the city center.
    Sunnysewells
    South Korea
  • From £162 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 453 reviews
    It was pet friendly hotel we could find in Canterbury close to the city center and all the attractions. The hotel has open grass area where we can take our pet out. They have 24 hr reception, and were very kind. The room was clean and cozy.
    Mickey
    South Korea
  • From £98.10 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,087 reviews
    Although adjacent to quite a busy road, the hotel occupies a good position and is within striking distance to amenities, shops and Canterbury City Centre by car. The food is excellent. and the staff were very welcoming and helpful.
    Richard
    United Kingdom
  • From £111.89 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,173 reviews
    Wonderful historic building right next to the Cathedral entrance and in the historic old town. Very convenient for the city centre shops in the mostly pedestrianised shopping area. 15 min walk from Canterbury West Station.
    David
    United Kingdom
  • 9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 93 reviews
    The property was spotlessly clean and had everything you need for a stay. Lovely decor and lots of tech . Comfy beds and a 1 minute stroll to the centre of Canterbury. Lots of interesting buildings and lots of shops
    Tracey
    United Kingdom
  • 9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 94 reviews
    Very new and comfortable house nearby the centre of Canterbury. Perfect and clean. Nice shower. And there is a superstore around the corner.
    Cecilia
    Netherlands
  • From £98.10 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 1,154 reviews
    Spacious comfortable room. Very clean. Lovely peaceful gardens and wooded area. Very handy for Canterbury. Good breakfast.
    Wendy
    United Kingdom
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 5 reviews
    Lovely home in the city centre of Canterbury. Easy checkin, good amenities, well equiped kitchen
    A
    Anonymous
    Netherlands
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 5,592 reviews
    Location in Canterbury city centre
    Roeland
    Belgium

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