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Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Checked in early for an extra £10 - room was very small but adequate. I think we were just unlucky as a friend was also staying and had a room twice the size!! Odd that the bathroom has no heating and was freezing. Lots of noise from other guests in the early hours on the first night kept us awake but the 2nd night was fine. 24 hour bar and food served till quite late in the little café/bar downstairs but a short walk to Wetherspoons and the food is half the price and much tastier. Ideal and convenient for a short city break however had we know there was now a Premiere Inn just up the road we would have booked there instead.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TravelodgeUK, Amy from Customer Services at Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

We are sorry to learn you were disturbed by other guests at the hotel localgal38. We do ask all of our customers to respect their noise levels during their stay in the interest of other guests and our staff will be expected to patrol the hotel on a regular basis so that they can be aware of any disturbances. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused on this occasion and will be sure to pass your comments onto the staff at the hotel

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

A lovely big clean room with a comfortable bed. Pristine bathroom and clean towels provided.
The hotel was quiet in spite of being in the centre of the city.
The reception and restaurant staff very attentive.
Don't think twice about booking here, very convenient for visiting the university and for a short city break.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stayed for a Saturday night. The location is ideal, a short walk from the town centre but far enough away to not suffer from any late night partying noise, at least our room at the rear was quiet. The room was spotless, all very new with a nice comfortable bed, then we pulled back the curtains ... The "view" was of what looked like the air con plant, about 3 feet from the window. On the plus side the weather was awful and we couldn't see it! Room 114. Could have done with more towels, only a hand towel and small bath towel for 2 people. The tap water had a tainted taste, which could have been the new kettle or just needed the tap running for a while. Apart from these minor gripes the hotel is a good deal considering it's location but you do need to add the cost of breakfast and parking. I would stay again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed at this Travelodge in Canterbury last week whilst attending our daughters graduation.
The location is ideal for the city, minutes from the cathedral and shopping areas.
I have not always been a big fan of Travelodge BUT on this occasion I could not fault the reception staff who were very friendly and helpful. The morning of our stay we missed breakfast by 20 minutes but the chef couldn’t have been more helpful and provided breakfast for the 3 of us. My only quibble was that you pay £7.65 regardless of what you eat hence as I only wanted 2 slices of toast and marmalade it was expensive.
The room was warm, very clean, if a bit on the small side, but we were only there for a night. WC and shower were fine as were the tea making facilities and TV etc. The bed, sometimes a let down in the past, was very comfortable.
My only other issue is charging £7.50 to park, charging anything at all grinds with me hence this amount is excessive.
Overall fine and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed here when i was over at a graduation ceremony at the local cathedral. It really is lovely hotel,Its old but done up to lovely standards.

Staff where all lovely and everything that was asked was not a hassle for them. I had two rooms booked(Double beds),I got a room on the back of the hotel which was lovely and quite, My parents got a room at the front which was slightly noisier with the traffic/sirens and people coming home late at night and shouting. Beds where extremely comfortable. You would not wanna get out of them. Credit goes to the cleaners as well as they leave the room looking like new when they clean them. Is in a excellent location for walking up the main street.

We opted to have the breakfast each morning where cereal,Orange and tea,Toast,Sausages/Bacon/Eggs where all available and everything was filling to set you on your way for the day.

The days i was there,The wifi didn't work,As i have an international phone this would have been handy to have but only started working until the last day(Was there 3 days). The free wifi in the bar/restaurant is nice to have. My advice is pay for the wi-fi when you arrive and not prepay as it might not work.

The bar here is not very good tho. It hasn't to much to offer and if your looking for a good selection than this bar isn't for you.

Overall,Had a lovely stay and would stay again if i was over.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter,if you rent a car a permit will be giving to you at reception for use...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed one night for my nephew's graduation and this is a first class Travelodge. 100 yards to the shops and nightlight. 300 yards to the Uni and a little bit more to the Cathedral. This hotel could not be in a better position.

Immaculately clean room, in a quiet area of the hotel (Room 9) with new comfy mattress and pillows on the bed.

Special thanks to Jamie on reception for quickly rectifying a small booking in issue with aplomb and politeness. Great stay

Room Tip: Not Room 7 which my sister had which is very noisy
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

24-hour bar, comfortable bed, 4 pillows, spacious, perfectly clean, desk. Mind you, no lift. Just 2 or 3 stories, anyway. Cross the street and you're in the city centre. Local map, friendly staff. Just great.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: £52 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central Hotel Canterbury
Swallow Chaucer Canterbury
Hotel Swallow Chaucer
Chaucer Hotel Canterbury

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