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The Falstaff in Canterbury
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Queenstown, New Zealand
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“In keeping with the Canterbury feel”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

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.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed at falstaff many times and will keep returning as long as they continue to provide value for money
Staff pleasant rooms fine breakfast ok, not a fan of buffet breakfast as the eggs always seem to be dried out or powdery, but at the price for bed and breakfast totally acceptable

Room Tip: I prefer the character of the main building the annexe is fine but lacking in character
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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.

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  • 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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Poole, United Kingdom
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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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 !

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Burton-on-Trent
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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.

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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
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Ranked #12 of 16 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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