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Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very clean and comfortable place to stay. Staff were very friendly and it's located in a great place for shopping or sight seeing. Room was large and it was nice and quiet for a good night sleep. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed the night having attended friends wedding reception. The rooms were clean, comfortable and most importantly quiet. We would stay again with out hesitation and those friends who choose to pay for breakfast said it was good value. The staff were very helpful also

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Wirral
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of August and had a pleasant stay. It was good value for money and it is very close to the city centre (just through the underpass).
The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff were friendly.
If I was to visit Canterbury again I'd stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isle Of Man
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Checking in from Brugge around 9.00pm horrified to find room had been double booked after many calls by the member of staff on duty finally transported to whitstable in the middle of nowhere adjacent to a duel carriage way. This booking had been made and paid for weeks in advance and booked to be near the coach station and easy to meet with friends the following day who had arrange to travel to Canterbury.

Staff very helpful and gave complimentary meal and arrange a taxi to transport us, but no apology from travel lodge itself for this mess. Not the fault of the staff at Chaucer who were more the helpful, but obvious they are left to be the fall guys, very poor. Second night back in Canterbury for our second night booking, noisy room with people in the above room could be heard till very late evening. Terrible pillows. Experience spoiled an otherwise perfect holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We chose Canterbury as a pleasant city to spend a night en route for the Dover-Dunkirk ferry. The Travelodge has been refurbished and rebranded in red and blue colours which look good, though we thought the fittings and extras a little spartan compared to other Travelodges we have stayed at. The wardrobe has limited hanging space, just one top shelf for clothes but no side shelves, there are no bedside tables, just a small space set into the bedhead, and there is no shower gel dispenser, just one very small bar of soap. Breakfast was fresh and served in a pleasant dining room - book online and save £1. I last stayed in the Chaucer Hotel in April 1965 when it was a Trusthouse branded hotel. I was delighted to stay again now, and it is just fine as a budget hotel for a comfortable short break a stone's throw from Canterbury city centre, and near to the Kent coast.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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jersey
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had a lovely short break here. It was comfortable, clean and close to the city centre. The only bugbear is crossing that awful ring road! Its hard to avoid using those nasty, wee stained underpasses, but railings prevent you from crossing at surface level. Not Travelodge's fault of course! But Canterbury's traffic engineers seem to have a real dislike for pedestrians. There are few proper crossings, and you have to walk out of your way to get to them. Apart from that, the hotel is nicely placed to get straight into the city centre quickly. Over the road in the Whitefriars Centre is a Tesco supermarket. You have to go right into the centre to find it, but it is worth hunting out for nice inexpensive sandwiches, drinks and other essentials.
Canterbury is perfect for a short break, and you can reach everywhere on foot. It is lovely just to wander up the little atmospheric lanes and streets. We found all the main attractions that way, rather than deliberately searching them out. There are lots of eating places, and some nice real ales in the pubs. The students are very noisy and lively at night at the weekends, so be warned! If you want to hear singing of a more sublime type, go to the Cathedral for evensong at 5.30p.m. It is absolutely free, and is the experience many tourists overlook.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as a family on our way to France. Not a bad hotel, recently refurbished and very clean, the staff were also very helpful. We used the cafe for tea which was nice, the food was excellent. It's situated down a tiny back road and the parking has to be payed for, (£5) which is a bit much! Overall, it offered a nice stop over with good value for money, just make sure you factor the parking cost into your overall 'value' factor!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central
Address: 63 Ivy Lane, Canterbury CT1 1TU, England (Formerly Swallow Chaucer Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel built around attractive old House & retaining Regency appearance & atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central Hotel Canterbury
Swallow Chaucer Canterbury
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Chaucer Hotel Canterbury

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