I had wanted a room at the back (quieter) but was upgraded to the Sir John Falstaff suite. Although this is on the street, at street level, curtains and blinds gave privacy when needed and it wasn't as noisy as I'd feared.
The room itself is lovely - very large, old beams and furniture, four-poster bed.
Breakfast (buffet) was good, catering to a wide selection of tastes from a typical full English to continental.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful.
The location - as everyone notes - is great; a 5 minute walk from the train station (west, not east!) and 5 minutes to the West Gate and the historic centre.
- 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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