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Accomodation in the Canterbury area

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Accomodation in the Canterbury area

Hi all, travelling to Kent in September for 3 nights as part of a round UK driving holiday, keen to spend a day around Canterbury and another in Dover/folkestone, have looked at Canterbury hotels and can't really find much that is appealing and also car parking can be difficult, so was wondering if there were any options in the surrounding area or towns/villages etc. Budget up to around 120 pounds a night.

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1. Re: Accomodation in the Canterbury area

There are Premier Inns with parking on the outskirts of both Herne Bay and Whitstable, located just off the A299 road which gives you easy road access to the surrounding area. They are about a 20 min drive from Canterbury (off-peak / 30 mins at rush hour) yet both have a bus stop outside with a regular bus service into Canterbury if you fancied leaving the car at the hotel so not to worry about parking.

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2. Re: Accomodation in the Canterbury area

You might like to consider the Grand Hotel, Folkestone. Do not confuse it with the Grand Hotel Burstin, also in Folkestone, the one I am recommending is an apartment hotel on the Leas. Without any doubt, go for one of the two penthouse (A+) suites right at the top of the hotel. There is a spacious sitting room with unparalled views over the Channel, a bedroom, two bathrooms, a good sized kitchen and a balcony/terrace. If you don't fancy self catering there is a restaurant on the ground floor. There's also ample parking.

The place has to be booked for either three nights (weekend) or 4 nights (midweek) and the cost is within your budget - £335. The website is

www.grand-uk.com

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3. Re: Accomodation in the Canterbury area

Canterbury has plenty of hotels. I am staying a week at the end of September in the Pilgrim's Hotel right in the city centre. It's ancient building, not a level floor or straight line in the place and they have access to the public car park opposite. I have previously also stayed in the Coach House, which has a small private car park and is just inside the city walls.

There is a large new Travelodge hotel on the city's southern edge.

There is a Premier Inn just outside Canterbury city centre also.

You cannot sensibly drive around Canterbury. There is a very good system of park and ride buses from parking areas out of town and the ordinary buses are very good also. Or you can park outside the city walls and walk into the centre.

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4. Re: Accomodation in the Canterbury area

I've eaten at the White Cliffs Hotel, St Margaret's at Cliffe, and would confidently say it is a place where I would also happily stay. It meets your criteria so you might like to consider it.

www.thewhitecliffs.com

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5. Re: Accomodation in the Canterbury area

The Chaucer Hotel (Travelodge) has a small car park and is just outside the city wall. The Catherdral Gate Hotel is lovely and has views of the Cathedral if you get a back room, but they don't have parking. You can always use the Park and Ride overnight for £5. Canterbury has 3 of them.

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