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Cathedral Gate Hotel

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#1 of 16 hotels in Canterbury
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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Louise H wrote a review 25 Feb
4 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I decided on a last minute visit to canterbury this weekend we booked the cathedral Gate Hotel on first look at the main door we was unsure what we had let ourselves in for. How pleasantly surprised we were fantastic staff room clean and pleasant building a lot bigger then in looks from outside. Breakfast included option of room service but we opted to eat in the lovely dining area. Food was fantastic definitely going to return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Travelrckymtns wrote a review May 2023
101 contributions45 helpful votes
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Hospitality is ensuring comfortable lodgings, a clean room, and friendly service; all of which were met at Cathedral Gate. However, we received so much more. This is a group of people who clearly care about each other and have fun together - like family - and everyone there made us feel that way. The Inn is historic and with that come wonky uneven floors, settled over hundreds of years, and lovely exposed beams. It is located next to Canterbury Cathedral on streets originally built to carry horses and carts - truly charming. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable; ours had a lovely four-poster bed. A continental breakfast is included. Deb and team are great and we look forward to a return; and we recommend this Inn as a first choice when visiting Canterbury,
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nigel P wrote a review 12 Feb
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely quirky hotel. A very old hotel which is spotlessly clean. Lovely room, very uneven floors and wonky windows! But what do you expect in such an old building. Really enjoyed it ! Right at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. A lovely find. Staff welcoming and very friendly. The full English breakfast was the only reason for not a five star review. It would have been nice to have been asked what we wanted, rather than to be presented with a cooked breakfast! It’s normal to have your order taken! My wife doesn’t eat eggs and I am not a fan of tomato. Apart from that, happy customers
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Make sure you can order what you want for breakfast!
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Katie wrote a review 6 Feb
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful hotel which is situated within the city walls in a safe area. Lots of shops and restaurants on the doorstep. The staff were so friendly and kind and I felt very well looked after throughout my stay. I requested breakfast in bed and it arrived on time with the most plentiful and delicious croissants, fresh fruit , yoghurts , orange juice and fresh coffee. The view from my bedroom window was the magical floodlit Canterbury cathedral. My room’s four poster bed was so comfortable and clean and the bathroom modern and well equipped , with the hottest and most powerful shower . Front desk could not have been kinder - from ordering my taxi , bringing me bottled water and ensuring every need was met . The whole experience was truly five star. Olivia Kirk
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Ian S wrote a review Jan 2024
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom59 contributions13 helpful votes
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We had two rooms in this historic building overlooking the Buttermarket and the cathedral. One room overlooked the cathedral and although smaller than the other room was nevertheless warm and welcoming. The larger room also provided good value considering the central city location. Both rooms were comfortable, clean and warm. The continental breakfast, set us up well for the day. a cooked breakfast was available at a further cost but we did not make use of this. Staff were friendly and helpful and we would return if visiting Canterbury again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Debbie Stapel, General Manager at Cathedral Gate Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your recent stay with us. In view of the age of the hotel all the rooms are different and we are pleased to see that you found both of the rooms you were allocated o be comfortable, clean and warm. We look forward to welcoming you back if you return to Canterbury in the future. Kind Regards
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Anna P wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom51 contributions35 helpful votes
Firstly, amazing service. We needed a room last minute and the lovely people on reception (and on the phone) could not have been more helpful. The hotel is quirky - a labyrinth of rooms running through multiple buildings. Our room was lovely - particular top marks for quality linen and towels. Will be back
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is in a local car park. It’s a two minute walk and the hotel sorts out the payment etc
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Thank you for leaving such a lovely review of your recent stay with us. So pleased to see that you thought your room was lovely and appreciated the quality of our linen and towels. The staff will be thrilled by your comments regarding service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards
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James wrote a review Jan 2024
Hampshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
The staff and the location of Cathedral Gate Hotel was fantastic! Purpose of my trip was a Hospital operation for my son in Canterbury which ended up with me requiring an extra nights stay at Cathedral Gate Hotel which I easily sorted with India over a phone call. The Hotel was lovely clean and everything I needed was in the room which also had a great view of the cathedral. BIG thank you to Monica for just being so nice and caring! If I ever need to go back to Canterbury I would rebook here with No hesitation.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Phone before arrival and ask about where to park as the Hotel is totally in the town centre
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Thank you for leaving such a lovely review of your recent stay with us. I hope your son is well on the road to recovery and we hope to welcome you back if you return to Canterbury. Kind Regards
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Jo S wrote a review Dec 2023
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What a lovely stay here in the centre of Canterbury. Fantastic location just metres away from the cathedral, shops, bars and restaurants. The service was absolutely outstanding from our delightful host Monica, who was so accommodating, and nothing was a problem. Lovely quirky historical hotel which we'd fully recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Di L wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions56 helpful votes
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Great, quirky, historical Hotel. Be aware lots of stairs and hallways to navigate to rooms, but well worth the cardiac exercise. Just a tad difficult to locate on the Burgate. Fabulous stay - lovely, friendly, very hospitable staff. Great continental breakfast. Terrific view from Breakfast Dining Room. Rob was especially kind in taking our “heavy” bags to our room. He also had a great sense of humour! 😉 Would highly recommend staying here, for the full experience of staying in Canterbury. 👍🏻👍🏻
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Johnny McG wrote a review Nov 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic location; actually part of the Cathedral. Quirky 16th Century building without a level floor or straight wall :-). Great staff and great breakfast. Check out Evensong when the Tocsin Bell tolls
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Date of stay: October 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.04 miles), and Houdini's Magic Bar (0.2 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 Mr Falafel Canterbury, Notorious BRG Canterbury, and The Corner House Canterbury Restaurant.
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 Eastbridge Hospital (0.1 miles), St. Augustine's Abbey (0.3 miles), and Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (0.3 miles).