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Magnolia House
Ranked #59 of 75 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed 30 November 2010

Excellent hotel with all the attention to detail that makes a stay so refreshing. Wonderful breakfasts, served beautifully. Lovely shampoo, shower cream, hair lotion all made specially for magnolia house. Lovely , clean, spotless, very good cleaning. A fridge in the room is a nice bonus and allows you to have a few things in the room. Fresh milk every morning in the fridge is a really nice and refreshing touch, as i so hate those uht sachets of milk that you get in most places. Also you get a bottle of wine when you arrive and water in the fridge. also a good quality hospitality tray with different teas coffee and filter coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits. The only slight criticism and it is slight, is that the hospitality items were not always filled up every day.I only got water in the fridge some days and not every day and no sugar sachets were put on my tray while i was there, although there were enough to last until the day before i left and there were no biscuits on the last two days. However i did get a bottle of beer in the fridge, which was a lovely touch. I would definately recommend and it and i will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Surrey
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

We wanted a short break to celebrate our 30th Wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived till we left we were made to feel special. Even coming back into our room the first morning there to find a small bottle of Cava & postcard congratulating us on our anniversary. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was freshly cooked, served beautifully. The fridge in the room with a small bottle of wine & bottle of beer, also fresh milk not long-life to go with tea/coffee etc was also appreciated. Once we get a spare weekend will be going back!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Halwill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

We stayed for three nights in Magnolia house whilst visiting our Son and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was well stocked with everything needed for a short stay. The fridge was stocked with fresh milk, wine and beer (which was complimentary) The room was very comfortable, clean and warm. Having free high speed internet was a god send for me, the signal was very strong. There was a "freeview" TV/DVD player and a selection of DVDs available to borrow.

The dining room, although a little small was very quaint and brekfast was joy as all of the items were locally sourced and cooked well. There was plenty of freshly squeezed juices available. The owner was very polite and friendly but not too intrusive. On the whole we very much enjoyed our stay at Magnolia House and will be returning again

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

I have never found it necessary to submit a negative comment following a stay at any hotel or B & B, despite having travelled a fair bit. However, we did not feel at all comfortable with our stay at this B & B. Similar to some other reviewers, we found this place unwelcoming, regimented and not very hospitable. The stay in Canterbury was a Birthday treat, but it was not very happy or relaxing. Everything here seemed measured, controlled and not very friendly. The breakfast room is very small and uncomfortable to move around when full. I had to squeeze past other guests to get some fruit juice and we did not dare ask for any more than the one slice of toast we were each given, or any more than the small glass of juice we managed to get our hands on. We definitely would not stay here again.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

Magnolia House is a pretty B&B a fair distance from the old town of Canterbury. It is a walkable distance if you are fit, but be prepared if it is cold or rainy. Our room was a bit fussy in decor for my personal taste, but everything was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The advantage to not being located in the center of things is that it was very quiet. Breakfast was tasty -- nice choice between full cooked English breakfast and continental style with fruit and cheeses. The stairs to get to the room are very steep and twisty, and the parking requires stacking two or three deep, which means you are sometimes called to move your car so someone can get out, but all in all it is a very pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

We stayed here over the bank holiday weekend and found it to be a very nice B&B. The room was excellent with a very modern bathroom with an excellent selection of toiletries. The Hotel was in an excellent location for the train station and for the centre of Canterbury. Breakfast and service were excellent.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

I needed a room for the night in Canterbury, and Magnolia House came up with the best rate. It's a short walk out of the city centre in a residential street. The single room was clean and had a new en-suite shower room which was fine. Complementary tea, fresh coffee, and a small bottle of wine in the fridge. I found the mattress a bit highly sprung, so not the most comfortable night for me, and the decoration style is a bit twee.

Breakfast served overlooking the garden at the rear, cooked to order and good quality.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Magnolia House
Address: 36 St. Dunstans Terrace, Canterbury CT2 8AX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Magnolia House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A five star gold award winning Georgian home, set in a quiet residential street ten minutes stroll from Canterbury city centre. It is close to the universities and public schools and is ideally situated for exploring the city, coastline or Kent countryside and is an ideal location for short breaks, long weekends or business trips. All of the guest bedrooms have been professionally designed with a close eye to detail to make your stay as relaxing as possible. ... more   less 
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