Only upon returning home did we find out that this hotel is rated number one out of the Canterbury hotels listed on Trip Advisor...and we are not surprised! From the moment we cycled up to the front door one evening to enquire if they had a room for the night we knew we would love it as the two members of staff on duty at reception were so happy and helpful and interested in us as guests. Once they had locked the bikes away in a secure building for us we were shown to our room and told about the nearby restaurants they recommended (complete with map) The room was thoughtfully equipped with robes, ample tea and coffee supplies (and hot chocolate for those fussy folk like me who don't drink tea and coffee) a comprehensive and detailed room info pack, and a very comfy superking bed. The bathroom looked like it had been refurbished in recent times and was spotlessly clean and very contemporary with a lovely rainforest shower over the bath. A good selection of toiletries was provided, including a complimentary toothbrush kit. The towels were large and fluffy, just as they should be! Alas we didn't have the opportunity to experience the pool and spa area but walking past it looked as squeaky clean and well looked after as the rest of the hotel. Breakfast was another pleasant experience with a selection of fresh fruits, yogurts, and freshly baked and still warm pastries. We opted for a full English and that is always the key to the final appraisal as they served up "real" sausages (not the ones that look like some undesirable part of a dog's anatomy!) proper bacon (not the watery stuff which is covered in a white yuk!) poached eggs cooked to perfection, and fresh button mushrooms full of flavour. So 10/10 for an excellent breakfast.
The location of the hotel is handy for the train station and for walking into the town centre.
Staying at The Canterbury Hotel was money well spent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining Georgian elegance with excellent service, Canterbury Hotel offers a variety of 15 en-suite rooms. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, bar offering extensive range of malt whiskies. Beautiful courtyard garden providing an oasis to relax in. Free wifi in all rooms and a secure car park. Breakfast and VAT is included in the tariff. Short walk to city centre and train station; ideally located for the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover. Fantastic spa which will be available from November 2013. ... more less
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