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34 Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UD England
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#30 of 56 in Canterbury
The Coach House is a Georgian grade II listed building situated within the city walls of Canterbury. The Coach House offers stylish guest house B&B accommodation in the heart of historic Canterbury. Stay in well decorated and facilitated rooms (freeview TV, DVD, WiFi). Situated within the city walls with the picturesque and historic Dane John gardens to the rear, offers a quality bed and breakfast service for any duration of stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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eagertraveller123 wrote a review Apr 2022
UK1182 contributions248 helpful votes
Excellent accommodation, easy process to check in. Was worried my bathroom was shared but it was private (just on another room). Free parking very useful, quite close to city centre and university campus. Great bed - fantastic shower- and friendly host!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
armydonkey81 wrote a review Oct 2021
UK112 contributions95 helpful votes
Nice place - very old fashioned in decor, but clean and welcoming. Almost guest house rather than B&B. Breakfast is available but as a continental room delivery (I didn’t take up the offer as I don’t eat breakfast) The room was clean, large and had everything I needed - except the toilet is just outside the room. That’s ok, as no one else was using it but it was so cold in there! The shower is in the room though and it’s powerful with plenty of water. I’m not that short, but all the mirrors in the room were a bit high up, so bring a mirror if your make up is important! Great location for the city centre and a short walk to the main shopping areas. I was here for work but enjoyed the walk into town for dinner. There was a great welcome and help with my luggage. Like many of these guest houses it’s stair cases to the rooms so no good if you have mobility issues. The room was comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and I slept very well. There were 2 radiators in my room but I didn’t turn them on. I prefer to put a blanket over the bed (there was one in the cupboard). There was some early road noise but I was awake anyway so it didn’t bother me but worth knowing. I didn’t bring a car but it seems there are 3 spaces outside. I’m sure you would need to book them. I also met the house cat on my last morning! 10/10 based on what I paid, my expectations and what I needed
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Meander816912 wrote a review Oct 2021
13 contributions2 helpful votes
10/10 for location and free parking. The property would improve greatly with an update to the decor. Our bedroom was clean and spacious, had the bonus of a small settee. The furniture was old but functional. The shower was not powerful, but adequate & took a few minutes for the hot water to arrive. The extractor fan above the shower was not clean & would be better if replaced with a more powerful one as we had constant condensation on the sash windows. The levers on both windows had been painted over so we could not open them to get any fresh air. There is no reception desk, only a mobile number displayed on the wall downstairs for emergencies. We rang the door bell to hopefully speak to a member of staff, but no one appeared to be on the premises, only the very friendly household cat. Our WC was separate from our room, which we knew of in advance, but it was not cleaned during our stay (cobwebs behind the door & window in need of repair). No noise problem, but will not be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: 1st floor room at the front of the property had no problem with noise, even on a Saturday night....
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WymeswoldOFB wrote a review Aug 2021
Leicestershire, England286 contributions154 helpful votes
A family run b&b. Very central location with parking available outside the front door, so perfect for walking around town but inevitably a bit of noise. Similarly, a very old house which gives it character but means that some amenities are not the same as in a modern property - toilet just outside our room etc. We had the continental breakfast. It was delivered to our room and was very nice, especially the hot croissants. Really nice, helpful couple run it. Overall one needs to decide between location and character and friendliness v old house with basic amenities.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Paula B wrote a review Jul 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom340 contributions96 helpful votes
This is an old fashioned B&B which is extremely central and has great parking facilities ( we couldn’t get any closer to the front door) . We had an shower in our room but toilet was outside our room(1) . Slight noisy road in the morning but nothing to worry us . Very helpful and friendly staff
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
madammedusa wrote a review Jul 2021
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom20 contributions32 helpful votes
Disappointing stay, Booking was made months in advance off our stay as a birthday present. Although the location is perfect, 5 min walk into town centre, the B&B is very dated. Our room was located on the ground floor. On arrival there was dirty bedding on the top of the wardrobe, the soap dispenser in the bathroom empty, we were told the shower in our room was playing up, and that it might turn off but after a few minutes it would start again… Anyway we unpacked and went to have a look around Canterbury. Whilst walking around the owner called and asked if he could go into the room and work on the shower, I said this was OK but couldn’t understand why he was doing this after we arrived rather than before. Got back to the B&B and noticed the dirty washing had been removed and the soap dispenser filled…again why was this not done before we arrived. Breakfast is offered as a continental option in room only due to Covid for £6 each. Attempted a shower but the water didn’t drain away and it started leaking from the bottom of the shower tray. Husband ended up having a stripped wash. We let the owner know about the shower and again while we were out they went into the room to sort it. We decided to get up and out in the morning and find somewhere to get a cooked breakfast. Loads of cafes and tea rooms in the town. Got back to the room lunchtime and our cups were still dirty from our morning cuppa!! The plan was to have chilled hour before going back out but their two young boys were screaming and running up and down the hall. With the weather against us we decided to head home early. We only stayed one night but paid for the two. All in all the owners were pleasant enough but really lacked attention to detail. I love kids but didn’t enjoy the screaming and running about. It may be an old house but the B&B needs a good overhaul. I wouldn’t return or recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Elizabeth E wrote a review Jul 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed in numerous bed and breakfasts and have never experienced such poor standards. The room smelt stale, was not clean, the toilet was extremely unclean, the shower smelt and the bed was as hard as rock. There was someone staying in the room next door , who left their room open all night, which was not pleasant when getting up to go to the toilet and they were noisy on returning to their room. The property was dated and we felt wasn’t fit to be open at this time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Benjamin Courtin, Owner at The Coach House
Responded 21 Jul 2021
Dear Elizabeth I would like to answer ever point in your review as they really need to be addressed. Checking in guests in a room described as you have would be a complete lack of professionalism. I would have serious concerns about the people that were hired to clean the room if it wasn't for the fact that I was the person who cleaned your room in that particular instance. I was also the one who had a look at your room after you'd left, room that you'd left quite clean I must say. There was also no one staying in the room next to yours that night. The door was left opened it's true but the person checked out the day before. I tried many times to contact you after you'd left as your bill wasn't settled, you ignored my calls or hanged up on me, to this day you still haven't got back to me.
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Pixie Muse Poetry & Prose wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow! What a beautiful and friendly welcome. Let me be clear - if you want straight shallow stairs and corridors, magnolia rooms and complete silence, then find a bland plastic offering at a chain hotel (you know the ones I mean!). If you want a personal, beautiful, soulful stay then you can’t go wrong in choosing the quirky and lovely Coach House. It’s an old Georgian building less than 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral. FOR COMPLAINERS - LOOK AT THE PHOTOS before you book! Came to research for writing, and was not disappointed. Would definitely stay again and recommend!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
chuckofcorby wrote a review May 2021
Corby, United Kingdom699 contributions118 helpful votes
The is B&B but covid has forced the breakfast to be continental and served in your room. This is an old building that creeks and needs a little attention, which is happening with scaffolding every where. It needs a bit of TLC and as for a carpet in the bathroom it's just not good but it was comfortable and importantly, a great location to the city centre. A bit noisy on the road thou.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Richard g wrote a review Feb 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes its in a very good position only a few steps for the shops and probably 400 steps to the Cathedral. Parking in front of the Hotel was ideal and free. Hotel furniture a little on the old side, bed large and comfortable, stayed two nights but had to make our bed for the second night?. did not have breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
US$96 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Coach House
Which popular attractions are close to The Coach House?
Nearby attractions include Houdini's Magic Bar (0.2 miles), Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.2 miles), and Club Chemistry (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Coach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Coach House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Coach House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Coach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gourmet Sausage & Burger Company, Notorious BRG Canterbury, and Mr Falafel Canterbury.
Is The Coach House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Canterbury.
Are pets allowed at The Coach House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Coach House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Coach House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Augustine's Abbey (0.4 miles), Eastbridge Hospital (0.2 miles), and Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (0.4 miles).