This hotel looks very nice in the photos but does not live up to much!
The location of the hotel is a major plus until you you realise that the main road to Canterbury is outside the main building and that the windows are as old as the hotel itself meaning you can pretty much hear a pin drop outside! You will certainly hear the countless rows and shouting of people being thrown out of the local pubs and the numerous buses and heavy goods vehicles rumbling by at all hours! The Annexe out the back is generally quieter but be aware that this hotel accepts Stag parties and allocates them there so again expect a sleepless night!
The room I was allocated was noisy, smelly, dirty and had a number of items such as lamp and hairdryer that was broken with the latter falling apart in your hand. I had asked if it was possible to be allocated elsewhere but the less then interested staff member informed me that the computer said no it wasn't possible.... I found this hard to believe as the hotel was not exactly busy.
It looked like being an old style good value hotel but you'd be well advised to pay a little extra for another hotel elsewhere in Canterbury.
- 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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