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Canterbury Hotel
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 December 2013

This lovely little hotel was chosen from the internet because we were looking for a hotel in Cambridge with a pool. We were not disappointed - the male receptionist was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were good, clean and well stocked with teas, coffees etc. The bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished and was complete with lots of toiletries including toothbrush !
Breakfast was served by a very enthusiastic waitress, - plenty of choice, and excellent poached eggs each morning ( not all hotels seem to be able to produce a decent poached egg!) The hotel is a short walk from the city. We also visited Chilham , on the breakfast lady's recommendation, which is well worth a visit and only 15minutes by car from the hotel. Should you visit Chilham, you will pass Badgers Hill "alternative" garden centre, tea rooms and animal sanctuary and this is a must to visit for a quirky experience !
We made use of the pool and had a couple of treatments in the Spa - very good value with friendly
therapists.
The car park is small and parking is tight if you have a large vehicle.
I would certainly recommend this hotel and wouldn't hesitate to stay again if in the Canterbury area.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We recently stayed at the hotel for two nights while visiting my son at the University of Kent. The Canterbury Hotel was perfect. Walking distance to Canterbury shopping and cathedral, staff that met every request with a smile, clean rooms, great breakfast and a reasonable price. Terrific hotel and staff.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed every element of this hotel, arriving just as finishing touches being applied to a major refurbishment, I loved the comfortable modern interior design which retains a traditional feel.

This hotel had it all for a perfect base for beautiful Kent walks and exploring the city which is an easy 10 minute walk away.

The room was very comfortable and warm, spotlessly clean, and had generous finishing touches such as good selection of bathroom goodies and tea/coffee/biscuits all nicely presented. Wi-fi is free and worked well.

The hotel has small indoor pool with sauna, great for a relaxing swim, and also has a very comprehensive choice of spa treatments. Super ladies and lovely relaxing massage, highly recommended and brilliant value.

Breakfast was also top quality and served in the charming breakfast room overlooking the courtyard which I imagine will be a fab place to sit in warmer weather.

All the staff (including the decorators!) we're extremely accommodating and eager to please, great customer service and a very friendly atmosphere.

There is a very good Indian restaurant, Jalsha, a short walk (towards the city), fresh cooked and delicious food.

We went on a scenic and not too challenging walk from the picturesque village of Chilham, can recommend the Woolpack pub, cosy with open fire and good traditional menu.

Canterbury itself is a great city to explore with many independent shops and cafes. We didn't have time to visit the Cathedral, but will return next year and will have no hesitation in staying at the Canterbury Hotel again.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank CarolineParka
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We had a fantastic stay 8 night stay at The Canterbury Hotel, The property is recently renovated, the staff were overly friendly and helpful, the breakfast to die for and its all at a very reasonable cost. We have stayed at many high end hotels in Big Cities worldwide and have never received such excellent ,personalized service. The hotel is also well located and only a short walk to the city center. With the new Spa being added I look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: ROOM 11. Best room in the hotel.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank JPHazell21
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Lynda D, Owner at Canterbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you. Just so you know, our spa will be open from November 11th, on your next visit you will be entitled to 10% off any of the packages. Hopefully see you soon!

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

The change of name doesn't seem to have caused problems, although the hotel was surprisingly quiet. Room was very comfortable and excellent cooked breakfast.

I have stayed there quite a few times in the past and would certainly visit again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We had a great stay in this hotel. It was previously called the Thanington Hotel but had a name change the week before we arrived so we were initially a little confused when looking for it. We were a walk in booking initially for one night but stayed for three. Room was on top floor (3 floors) large and recently refurbished with a very large bathroom. Only disadvantage was no lift as it is a hertiage building but heavy bags were delivered to room. The staff were very friendly and professional.
This hotel is 10-15 minutes walk from city centre but provided carparking which is a big advantage. I would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We took our kids to Canterbury for a two night break. We were attracted to The Thanington as it has Family rooms, it is within a 15 minute walk of the city walls, parking and a indoor pool.

We are quite particular and the hotel did not disappoint! Refurbished room, new decor , carpet , furniture, very clean, crisp white linen bedding, loads of new white towels, bath robes, super selection of soaps and toiletries, wifi, flat screen TV, good selection of teas/biscuits etc in room. Staff are excellent, helpful, friendly, smiley, willing...all very good. Breakfast, excellent, cooked quality food with large selection of continental also.

The Thanington offers excellent value for money. Please note the hotel is undergoing refurbishment. There is painting going on to the interior and exterior. The bar/lounge is usuable only if you do not mind the odour of paint. Staff will happily accommodate you by bringing your drinks order to the garden or dining area.

Thank you, we really enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Canterbury Hotel

Address: 140 Wincheap | Kent, Canterbury CT1 3RY, England (Formerly Thanington Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: £90 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canterbury Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canterbury Hotel is a short three minute walk to the City walls, approximately seven minutes to the High Street, Canterbury Cathedral and all the main attractions of this beautiful city. Combining Georgian elegance with excellent service, Canterbury Hotel offers a variety of en-suite rooms, maintained to an exceptionally high standard. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a comfortable bar offering an extensive range of spirits, beer, malt whiskies and fine wines. The beautiful courtyard garden provides a relaxing oasis. There is free wifi in all rooms and a secure car park. Breakfast is included in the tariff. Canterbury Hotel, as well as being a short walk to city centre and train station is ideally located for the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover for those leaving or just entering the country. In addition to a lovely private indoor heated swimming pool there is a fully staffed spa offering a range of massages and facial treatments including anti-ageing and Thalgo treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing and tinting. Canterbury Hotel has some of the very best facilities anywhere in the city of Canterbury. ... more   less 
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