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“Great location for sightseeing in Canterbury”

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The Falstaff in Canterbury
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed three nights as part of an annual weekend away with 7 other couples. A great location for the sightseeing areas in Canterbury - only a few minutes walk from the cathedral. We had a room in the original hotel building and as our room overlooked the central courtyard it was quite noisy - these old places don't have double glazing! and as the weather was warm and our room had no AC, we had to keep the window open. The room was small and although it was comfortable enough it could have done with some re-decoration. The same goes for the bathroom - the tiling was looking a bit 'tired' and the taps/shower could do with some upgrading. The free WiFi worked well and the breakfast was very good - although the dining room is too small for the number of people that the hotel can accommodate - so some people had to eat in the bar. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel has good secure parking. I would certainly recommend the Falstaff as a place to stay in Canterbury.

Room Tip: I would recommend going for one of the newer rooms in the blocks away from the main building. There...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located at 20min walking from the bus station (need to walk across all the touristic street ).
The hotel is an old house built about 600 years ago, therefore the rooms are old fashioned, rustic, small, with wood floor (if you want to experience what was to live in an old era then this hotel is perfect for that).
The breakfast was quite good: eggs, sausage, fruits, tea, coffee and celery.
I stayed for one night. The check in is at 3:00pm; we arrived at 10am and left the luggage at the hotel in order to met the city in the meantime.
In general it was fine.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed 1 night, wonderful location, secure Parking, very efficient and friendly staff,wonderful large and comfortable room, large TV, good sized bathroom with plenty hot water. included WIFI in the room. Breakfast wonderful with helpful staff, The small Bar great atmosphere and great service.
The Hotel was in close proximity to the Cathedral and the Boat Tours. would stay again

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Stayed two nights here and it was very much a case of different experiences for each day ! When we arrived we were checked in by friendly staff. Our room was at the edge of the courtyard so although it had three windows because of privacy the blinds made it feel a little dim but all in all the room has good. The bathroom needs a little bit of a makeover though. It was clean but the taps on the washbasin were stiff and the bath taps were rusty so that let the room down really.

The breakfast on the first day was very very good. Freshly cooked and helpful friendly staff.
We slept well only to be woken just after 7am by the luggage of a coach party being wheeled (one by one ) past the room.

When we tried to have breakfast there were no tables left in the dining room. People were outside on the benches and tables. One member of staff was helpful and said he would try to clear a table in a few minutes but we ended up walking in Canterbury to a cafe for breakfast. Not at all impressed which is a pity because this hotel is in an excellent location , its staff are friendly and welcoming. But I don,t want to stay again where you only have an enjoyable stay if a coach party does not arrive !

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had decided to stay in Canterbury for a few days and selected the Falstaff for its convenience to the centre of the city. Immediately on our arrival, we knew we had picked the right place. The receptionists were warm and friendly, the room was very comfortable, the breakfast was really nice. We thought this place great value for money and it will be our first choice to stay if we are in the area again. One word of advice: there is a notice in the car park saying that you should check-in before taking luggage from the car. This is a good one to heed. We hadn't spotted this, so we took our cases in to the reception area - and then found that we were staying in the old Woodmill annexe - across the car park from the main building.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This hotel is just outside the walls of the old city of Canterbury. Hence it is a very convenient place to stay with just a very short walk to the cathedral.
But it is not just the convenient place that makes this a great hotel at which to stay. The staff were very helpful in everything: they helped with luggage; they gave advice on where to dine; they gave directions to interesting places. And the breakfast was very very good. The beds were comfortable too.
The most wonderful thing was the kindness of the young lady who was on bar duty the night we stayed. We had driven from London where we had been staying in an apartment and we had a collection of cheeses, bread and olives we had bought with us rather than just throwing them out. After dinner, we returned to the bar, bought a bottle of red wine and the staff member provided a bread board, knives, plates, etc so we could enjoy our food and wine in comfort. This was amazing service - yes, we bought a bottle of wine and we would not have if we had not been able to eat our cheese with it - but the lady on duty went to so much effort to ensure we enjoyed the whole experience that we have to give her great credit for her excellent service.
I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here one night on our travels though southern England. The Falstaff was everything I had hoped for. An old black and white stage stop with lots of character. May need some new carpet in a few places and a new mattress on the bed but too many changes would ruin the character of the place.

The Falstaff's location was just a few blocks from town center and historic areas. We loved the little pub and cozy sitting areas. Another great feature was the ample free parking. Everything was clean and the service was friendly.

Breakfast was good and there were plenty to chose from.

As it is a historic old building there was no elevator to the first floor.

Room Tip: This is a historic hotel so no elevator (lift) to the upper floor. You may want a ground floor room...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim S
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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
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Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: £65 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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