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Cathedral Gate Hotel

36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA England
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#2 of 16 hotels in Canterbury
Travellers' Choice

See why so many travellers make Cathedral Gate Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Canterbury. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a historic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Cathedral Gate Hotel, visitors can check out Christ Church Gate (0.0 mi) and Buttermarket (0.0 mi), some of Canterbury's top attractions.

Cathedral Gate Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast.

If you like seafood restaurants, Cathedral Gate Hotel is conveniently located near Pinocchio's, Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie, and City Fish Bar.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral, Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, and St. Augustine's Abbey.

At Cathedral Gate Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury.

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Paid public parking nearby
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English, Spanish, Romanian
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Karen W wrote a review Nov 2020
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Our room was called Joy. The room had a full and unobstructed view of the back of Canterbury Cathedral, and was a complete surprise! Particularly stunning as the light of the day faded and the lights within the cathedral shone out. It was still beautiful despite the current scaffolding adorning it's facade. The room was delightful, fairly compact but with everything you need and most importantly a fabulously comfortable bed with lovely bedding too. There is a sweet bar room with a pretty view of the cobbled square below and also a breakfast room where we thoroughly enjoyed a great selection of items including an enormous organic bacon baguette. Every person working n the hotel was very helpful and what's more you can drive along Burgate to drop off your bags first if you need to and parking nearby under an arrangement by the hotel is easy. We would not hesitate to book again at this absolutely central hotel at a very reasonable cost. A room with THE view of Canterbury for sure. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Muriel F wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everything at this hotel seemed nice, until I lay down on the bed in the evening, about 11.30pm. I felt something on my skin, and when I put my hand near it was gone in an instant. I didn’t pay much attention until it happened again. I realised that they moved away much too fast to be a flying insect, so it must be fleas. I spoke to the man on night duty and asked to be moved to a different room. He said that they were fully booked, so I would have to move to another hotel. He said he would call round to find a hotel for me. So I repacked and after a few minutes he rang to say he had found me a room at the Holiday Inn, and that he would call me a taxi. When I got to the Holiday Inn, the man on reception said he had been at the desk all evening and that no-one had called to arrange a room for me, and that anyway he wouldn’t have been able to agree because (a) they weren’t allowed to accept a walk in, there had to be a prior credit card booking, and (b) it was after midnight and the hotel system had moved on to the next night, Monday, so could no longer be used for a Sunday night booking. He very kindly called the man at Cathedral Gate and had a long argument with him, insisting that Cathedral Gate must accept responsibility and that he was sending me back to them. So he called me another taxi. (The journey by the taxi which the man at Cathedral Gate called took a long time and cost £28 – the journey back by the taxi called by the Holiday Inn took about half the time and cost £15 – I leave you to draw your own conclusion). I was exhausted, upset and worried as to where Cathedral Gate were going to send me next. But when I got there, lo and behold, he said he had a single room for me. Strange how that suddenly materialised in a fully booked hotel! The next day before getting myself out of there, I spoke to the couple who own the hotel – it was their son who I’d been dealing with the night before. They agreed to refund my money, but not the taxi fares, and made a number of excuses, blaming Holiday Inn and giving a ridiculous explanation of why their son hadn’t given me the single room. They said they would write asking Holiday Inn for the fares and copy me in, but I’ve received no copies and no refund.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Sarah M wrote a review Oct 2020
Gravesend, United Kingdom33 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed here during October half term as an overnight treat for local sightseeing and eating. It’s a fantastic base for exploring the city, overlooking the old butter market. The hotel is quirky with lots of stairs and ancient floors and walls. The staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. When we asked for things, they were dealt with straight away. The room was immaculately clean and comfortable with complimentary toiletries and plenty of tea and coffee. Water was available for self service in reception. The breakfast was delicious with an excellent variety to suit all tastes. They even sorted out discounted overnight parking nearby. We would have liked a bin in the main bedroom as well as in the bathroom, a box of tissues and a toilet roll holder. Would recommend and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Traveler197870 wrote a review Oct 2020
Chessington, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Would definitely recommend this lovely hotel . All the staff so very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is absolutely fantastic . Every you need and everything right on your doorstep Will definitely return
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Clive G wrote a review Oct 2020
Broughton Astley, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
If you want a standard identikit hotel this is not for you. If you want a centrally located original hotel with spotlessly clean, original rooms and a fantastic breakfast option this is it. Covid secure obviously, and clean through out. The bed was really comfortable, nicely firm but not hard. For our American cousins, the plumbing worked fine. The full English is excellent. Good quality sausages, bacon, mushrooms and all the rest served fresh. The people who run it were really helpful and clearly have a passion for offering a great stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$70 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cathedral Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape In The Towers (0.3 miles), Houdini's Magic Bar (0.2 miles), and Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Corner House Canterbury Restaurant, Il Posticino, and Saint Smokeys BBQ House.
Is Cathedral Gate Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Canterbury.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens (0.2 miles), St. Augustine's Abbey (0.3 miles), and Eastbridge Hospital (0.1 miles).