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Ebury 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.

lovely gardens and outside space.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
2,954 reviews
Price from£90per 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.

Clean & quiet with friendly staff. Good breakfast options
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
921 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 overall experience blew me away. I couldn’t have asked for more.
8.9
Scored 8.9
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
2,763 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...

Excellent room, friendly and efficient staff, safe parking.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
398 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.

Very over priced. The rooms have a lot of overdue maintenance and are old-fashioned. Dinner was fine, breakfast only from 7.30 am.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
1,581 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...

Comfort of rooms, location and friendly of staff
8.6
Scored 8.6
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
5,462 reviews
Price from£75.68per night
The Falstaff in Canterbury, hotel in Canterbury

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

The staff were very helpful.
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very good
Rated very good
2,567 reviews
Price from£96.50per 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.

Breakfast was great, staff excellent and couldn’t do enough for us.
8.6
Scored 8.6
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,085 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...

The room was clean and large, it is also located at a very convenient location. The room was very comfy for two.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very good
Rated very good
1,668 reviews
Price from£72per night
Cathedral Gate, hotel in Canterbury

Dating back to 1438, the historic Cathedral Gate is in the heart of Canterbury.

Great Hotel with individual Charme. Super Staff at work. Delicious englisch breakfast.
8.8
Scored 8.8
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,194 reviews
Price from£99.79per night
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  • Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, an IHG Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 922 reviews

    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.

    Kindness of staff and super helpful and welcoming.

  • Number 8
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 891 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.

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

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

    Lovely bedrooms, good space and excellent location.

  • Keynes College
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 749 reviews

    Surrounded by 300 acres of parkland with a labyrinth and nature trails, the 4-star VisitEngland campus-graded accommodation offers single and double en-suite rooms with tea and coffee making...

    Good quality basic accommodation. Very good breakfast.

Hotels located in the centre of Canterbury

  • The Sun Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 270 reviews

    Situated in Canterbury and with Canterbury WestTrain Station reachable within less than 1 km, The Sun Hotel features a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a bar.

    breakfast is very good, location is close to cathedral

  • Canterbury Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 710 reviews

    Canterbury Hotel is a charming 18th-century property with an indoor swimming pool, spa and free Wi-Fi. Canterbury town centre and cathedral are a 15-minute walk away.

    Great service and the staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 398 reviews

    In 2 acres of landscaped gardens, Abbots Barton Hotel has a traditional restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was fine

  • ABode Canterbury
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,626 reviews

    Within Canterbury’s historic city walls, ABode Canterbury is just 300 metres from Canterbury Cathedral.

    Spacious and clean room. Fantastic experience all round.

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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.

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What guests said about Canterbury:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    The Cathedral is awesome.

    The Cathedral is awesome. Plenty of places to eat and drink....the Cafe du Soleil stood out the food was very good and the staff where friendly & professional. We loved walking around Canterbury, lots of green spaces, side roads that led you on, our stay was too short so we didn't find anywhere that we would avoid.....we'll just have to go back!
    Sarah
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Enjoyed the historic buildings and the lovely cricket ground...

    Enjoyed the historic buildings and the lovely cricket ground which was the reason for our visit. We ate at a variety of places - good pub (The Two Sawyers), a turkish restaurant A la Turka and the Weavers. Canterbury was compact and good to walk around. Only have to avoid the numerous food delivery cycles
    Denise
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Canterbury is one of those rare British cities that has...

    Canterbury is one of those rare British cities that has retained its character as it somehow escaped being wrecked by appalling postwar planning decisions. The relatively few modern buildings, like the Marlowe Theatre, are of high quality, at least from the outside. It's a comfortable size to stroll around (and flat) plus it has the two arms of the river to add interest and the opportunity to punt or take a boat tour. Hard to say whether there are more pubs or churches - there are lots of both, so if you don't want to pay for entry to the cathedral there are other historic buildings to see. Didn't bother with the shopping centre so can't pass judgement on its value as a place for shopping - there'll be the usual boring 'high street' chains, no doubt; I did notice a few independent shops in the High Street as well. The tea shops we came across are insanely expensive so are probably best avoided if you're on a budget. We ate at The Old Weaver's House and had a superb meal - their pies are worth a trip to Canterbury alone! The Beaney House museum etc looks interesting and is free - we just explored the front room which has some fine 19th century paintings. Probably worth a more detailed investigation on another visit.
    Stephen
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Canterbury Cathedral was beautiful they was lot of facts...

    Canterbury Cathedral was beautiful they was lot of facts about Medieval England. I went Westgate Garden 🪴the flower was stunning to look at. It was peaceful look at the scenery Canterbury Cathedral had old Architecture and old ruins to stunning artifact of such beauty.
    Donna
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    A beautiful historical place to visit the cathedral is a...

    A beautiful historical place to visit the cathedral is a must £17.00 admission per person but that entitles to visit a full year as many times you like the old cobblestone streets are beautiful with little hidden shops.Afternoon tea in Tiny Tim’s is also a place to visit
    colin
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    A very interesting city, with excellent restaurants and bars...

    A very interesting city, with excellent restaurants and bars all in easy walking distance of each other, cathedral was outstanding as was the Beaney museum also very interesting, Canterbury reminded us of York lots to see and do would definitely recommend a vist.
    John
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Canterbury

  • From £115 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 643 reviews
    What a treasure! This is a brilliant small hotel, just a few minutes walk from the City centre. The room was so clean and cozy. I was staying in the annexe room, which was great as I could come and go through a separate entrance. There is a min i fridge with water and fresh milk, and breakfast is brought to the room on a tray. Breakfast, although continental was really good - fresh yogurt/granola, juice, hot toast and jam, fresh fruit and patisserie. Its really well thought out. I would definitely stay again.
    Susan
    United Kingdom
  • From £110 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,129 reviews
    The location was so good. it was beautiful and room was clean with comfy beds. a bus stop to Canterbury is right in front of the facility. the staff were the kindest. all of them were very friendly and helpful in every way they could. they called for a taxi for us helped with our baggages and even packed delicious breakfast for us since we didn’t have enough time to have it at the hotel. one of the best stays i’ve evert had and definitely recommend. 11/10
    Maneesha
    Qatar
  • 9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 84 reviews
    "It was a great week in Canterbury thanks to this wonderful flat. It is very well located (close to public transport and the city centre) and quiet. It is very nicely furnished and well equipped modernly. Highly recommended for those who want to visit Canterbury and its surroundings and enjoy peace and quiet. The owner is very friendly and at your service for any questions. It was really excellent, best appartment via booking com ever!"
    dirk
    Belgium
  • From £89.10 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,085 reviews
    All the staff were great, really friendly & helpful. The room was clean and tidy but we felt that it catered more for short stays as hanging space was limited. The bathroom, although clean, lacked shelf space. Parking at hotel was no problem as it was right next to a park and ride with easy access to Canterbury town centre. The restaurant was comfortable with a varied menu. The meals we had were well presented & delicious.
    MAUREEN
    Spain
  • From £108 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,283 reviews
    This is the 3rd time that I have stayed at The Maidens Chambers and on each occasion, the welcome has been warm, the rooms comfortable and spotless and the facilities are all that you need for an overnight stay. The hotel is located on the edge of the city centre, but that brings with it the benefits of free parking on site and all that Canterbury offers is within a very short walk.
    Langley
    United Kingdom
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,416 reviews
    Excellent location for the town centre and exploring. We could see the cathedral from the hotel. Just 10 minutes walk through lovely park. Very helpful staff and good choice for breakfast. Staff very aware of people's attitude to Covid and clearly explained the room would be made up each day on request but not automatically. Would definitely stay there again if in the area.
    Ann
    United Kingdom
  • From £90 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 441 reviews
    Location - excellent in Canterbury city centre.Parking available right outside hotel - there were still spaces available the night I stayed. I inadvertently paid twice. The hotel contacted me promptly and refunded the over-payment. Friendly staff.Room clean, quiet and comfortable.Good continental breakfast delivered to room due to coronavirus restrictions.
    John
    United Kingdom
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 37 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
  • 10
    Scored 10
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 10 reviews
    Very tidy and lovely room equipped with everything you need. A good bed and nice bathroom. Location is convenient as well — it’s literally a 3 minute walk to everything you need in the area. Literally nothing bad to say! Definitely staying there if I ever have to go to Canterbury again. Would highly recommend you do the same!
    Thomas
    New Zealand
  • From £112.50 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 982 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 £110 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,217 reviews
    The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The room was very neat, clean and tidy and the facilities were excellent. The hotel is very quite and in an excellent location. The breakfast area was very clean and spacious and the breakfast that was served was ample.
    GRAHAM
    United Kingdom
  • From £125 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,046 reviews
    Continental breakfast had sufficient variety and the quality of all the food was good. The location of this hotel to explore the historic centre of Canterbury was brilliant. Staff were very friendly and attentive.
    Giovanni
    Netherlands
  • From £108 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,283 reviews
    Finding a place with parking in Canterbury is so difficult, but this place has it: on top of that its a nice place to stay the staff are lovely and its exactly what I needed for a Work trip.
    Heidi
    United Kingdom
  • From £109 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,626 reviews
    The hotel is located right in the centre of Canterbury and within walking distance to the cathedral and other places of interest and right in the middle of the best eating places.
    Adam
    Australia
  • 9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 32 reviews
    Modern well appointed house, 10 minutes from centre of Canterbury with a parking spot. It was perfect for our stay and cheaper than a hotel when split between us.
    R
    Robert
    United Kingdom
  • From £90 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,954 reviews
    Good location with easy walk into the centre of Canterbury. Parking on site was really appreciated. Spacious, clean room. Helpful staff and very good breakfast.
    Jane
    United Kingdom
  • From £97.06 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 5,464 reviews
    Really helpful Reception and breakfast room staff. Nice clean facilities. Twin room comfortable and large. New hotel in centre of Canterbury.
    Jane Barnes
    United Kingdom
  • From £125 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,046 reviews
    Very close to Canterbury centre. Nice continental breakfast. Over the road is an Aldi so can get whatever you need there.
    Jason
    United Kingdom
  • From £76.50 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 922 reviews
    This was a lovely hotel. The staff were all friendly and hardworking. Breakfast was wonderful. I highly recommend it. .
    Connnie
    United States
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 394 reviews
    The hotel is located in an excellent area for exploring Canterbury. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
    Paul
    United Kingdom

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