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The Falstaff in Canterbury
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
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87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Canadian reunion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Booked the hotel on the recommendation of one of our group of 9 who had met on a trip to Canada 5 years ago. He obtained a special rate of our party. I managed to get the single room for £65 per night with breakfast. Loved the old world feel of the place which was in keeping with Canterbury. Yes the carpet was a bit worn but it was not important. We had clean towels everyday. Bed changed every two days. Room over looking the courtyard. Not too noisy although it was on the main street into town. Room and bathroom clean. Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was plentiful with good choice. Had a good pot of tea in the bar on two occasions. Well placed for walking into town and for the railway station. Will definitely use when next in Canterbury.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheila M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Great location 5 mins walk from station & most attractions. Lovely breakfast. Quaint. Clean. Friendly staff. But.. We had rooms on front & in tap rooms annexe which incurred a lot of street noise until the early hours. Take earplugs! Need to spend some money re carpeting main areas, threadbare and patched. But overall, good choice.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Stayed here, with my wife, for two nights in April 2013 and found it to be a very friendly and fairly comfortable hotel with a lot of character and history but it could use a bit of updating and refurbishment. We had a nice quiet room overlooking the inner courtyard of the hotel, the room was big enough without being generous and the en-suite was very serviceable but the decor could benefit from updating and refreshing. The creaking and sloping wooden floors and the narrow corridors go with the age of the building so these are expected but the carpeting has seen better years and could do with renewing. The breakfast (and the serving staff) were very good and set you up for the day.
Big problem is the restricted parking provision, which is not sufficient for residents and has some VERY tight corners to get round to reach some of the parking areas.
All in all an average hotel that could do a lot better with some expenditure and still give the historical feeling of staying in a very old hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms facing onto inner courtyard are quieter
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

room was right on the street ground floor very very hot and stuffy, no windows could be opened ,lots of ducted tape holding the carpets together,left my name in dust on the bedside table.Had no breakfast as we left early to go to a wedding,but staff would not let me take a cup off the pre set table so had a paper cup of coffee,dont know what the breakfast was like !!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank evvy l
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John A, Manager at The Falstaff in Canterbury, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear evvy I,

Thank you for staying with us and appreciating our great location. I am sorry however that the team were not able to meet your expectations with the options that were on offer to you for an earlier breakfast. We do always try our best to meet all guest requirements and are disappointed you felt let down.

Kind Regards,

John Alexander
Operations Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here a couple of times now. The rooms are very old but unique. Kind of quirky with with dark wood panelling. Room for my latest visit was smaller than before and although I appreciate the windows are very old the double glazing needs some maintenance. The previous room I had was great. Big 4 poster bed, spacious area and a separate bathroom up some steps.
Breakfast has been very good both times. Service also has been very good. This time a guy called Gavin stood out as providing great service. I will definitely book this hotel again next time I'm staying in Canterbury.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Right in the centre of things you can walk just about anywhere. Rooms fairly small and dusty. Would have liked to have sat on the terrace and had a drink, but apart from Guiness they only had German lagers. Staff very friendly and breakfast good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank keithmallen
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Whats Good First:
1/The Location is good.Right in the Centre of Canterbury.
Two Minutes walk from everything.
2/On entering I received Friendly service at the Reception.
3/ During my stay I found my two different rooms to be fairly quiet.
4/The Breakfast was ok although fairly average coffee is that is important to you.

Then the not so good.
1/The Rooms Decor that I was in were very simple and getting tired.
2/Bathroom clean but very poor water stream from the shower.

Then the Worst part.
Having spent two nights at the Hotel,I booked another night online in the afternoon.
I received confirmation of my booking but:
On arrival back to the Hotel at midnight,I was told there was no room for me after all.

So the reception contacted another hotel some distance away who said they had a room.
Having disappointed me with the mistake that their system had made with my booking they sent me off at 12.45 with a google map to the Hotel.

I would have thought that someone at the reception may have dropped me off in a car seeing as I had already stayed with them for two nights and they had made this mistake but no.

The map they gave me was Wrong and led me down a road with No Hotel.
Why the people at the Reception did not check the address correctly ,I do not know especially considering what time of night it was.

Anyway I finally found the hotel to be told no they didnt have a room but had a Sister Hotel with a room and they gave me a key to let my self in,although this place was another ten minutes away and very overpriced for what it was which was a tiny room at the top of a building with no reception.
Falstaff I am Not Impressed !!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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John A, Manager at The Falstaff in Canterbury, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear PaulWimbledon,

Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that the staff were friendly, the location great and that you found the breakfast to be fine and the rooms quiet. We will look into the issue with the shower as a number of rooms have been fitted with a water pump and the remaining ones have not been a problem in the past so we will investigate this.
Do please feel free to call me directly anytime to discuss the issue with your online booking for the extra third night as this seems very odd and I would be happy to talk to you about it.

Kindest Regards,

John Alexander
Operations Manager
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Property: The Falstaff in Canterbury
Address: 8-10 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Falstaff in Canterbury 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just metres from Canterbury's medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403. A former coaching inn, it offers free WiFi and free parking, 2 minutes' walk from the city centre. The Falstaff still retains many original features, including oak beams and an open log fire. Each room has a TV for guests to use, and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel offers a cooked to order full English breakfast as well as self service buffet option. The bar offers a range of wines and variety of exclusive cocktails. Canterbury West Rail Station is a 3-minute walk from the building. The city's spectacular Norman cathedral can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot. ... more   less 
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