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Cathedral Gate Hotel
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Location and old charm”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

The location is awesome and its kind of fun to stay in the old places. Having said that, the floors are uneven, the corridor kind of makes you feel a little drunk and our entire room was sloping including the bed. Don't get me wrong a fun experience, but not my best nights sleep scooting up the bed every few hours. The view from the back is worth it all the cathedral is beautiful. No wi-Fi in the rooms but good access from the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Cathedral Gate is a wonderful hotel. The location is as central as you can get with great views of the magnificent Cathedral and the square. We loved the ancient higglety-pigglety corridors and floors. The room was clean and cosy, and continental breakfast was abundant- we had lovely fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and fresh croissants. Most importantly, the staff were really welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Princeton
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed one night in July and loved it. The young man at reception was fantastic!! I loved the quirkiness of this place. Located right next to the Cathedral gate it could not be more convenient.
I loved being able to sit outside and gaze at the Cathedral while enjoying the lovely potted flowers. We were very pleasantly surprised at the lovely breakfast eaten while looking out at the lively square. This is not the Hilton but if you want a place very much in tune with the history of Canterbury and super convenient....this is it!! Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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South Dartmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Cathedral Gate couldn't have been a better choice for us- within a stone's throw of Canterbury Cathedral. The views of the Cathedral by day and by night--spectacular. The breakfast nook we found especially charming because it overlooked the town square. The breakfast itself -a wide selection- all very tastefully served. The staff- Deborah and Sabina -went out of their way to make our three night stay most enjoyable. Our double room, recently renovated, was comfortable, spacious, and immaculately clean. There's no doubt in our minds this charming hotel had everything we were looking for. Proximity to nearby restaurants and a city car park nearby was accessible and affordable. Kudos to Deborah and Sabina - an added plus to our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

We loved this hotel. All the staff were incredibly friendly and thoughtful. Our room looked like it had never been used before, totally spotless. We stayed in Nightingale, and had an en suite shower room, which was also brand new and lovely. The breakfast was delicious and the price was right. You cannot get more central when it comes to Canterbury. Would definitely come again!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Thank you for an amazing nights stay on Thursday, which started with coffee on the roof terrace what a special treat. The room was bright and very clean and all the staff very helpful couldn't do enough for us, you too Oliver! .Breakfast was a treat. Hotel couldn't be better situated in the centre of Canterbury. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed here last minute and got a double room with a shared bathroom. Despite poor reviews in the past, newer reviews were good and said the hotel had recently been taken over.
The location is perfect, only 10 mins walk from the station and next to the cathedral in the centre of town. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As the buildings so old the floors are a bit uneven and the whole place is a bit of a warren so i wouldnt recommend for disabled people. There is a garden/patio overlooking the cathedral where you can have tea and coffee.
Our room was lovely, really clean and the carpets and furniture are all brand new. Despite my reservations about the shared bathroom it is only shared between a couple of rooms and was clean and decorated to a high standard.
A continental breakfast was included in the price which was more than enough including toast, croissants, tea and coffee, yoghurt, fruit and cereal. For a few pounds extra there is a cooked ooption. The staff serve this to your table.
The only negative was the rooms being in the town centre on a weekend night which was a little noisy but I expected that from a hotel in the centre of town. Ear plugs were provided.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Cathedral Gate Hotel
Address: 36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cathedral Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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