Castle House is very conveniently located for walking into the city centre as well as for travelling out for day trips (my family and I travelled to Dover and back very easily). The staff is friendly and the accommodation is quite nice. My husband and I (30s) stayed in what is clearly the converted stables of the house and my parents (60+) stayed in the main house. Their room was larger with higher ceilings and, in reality, a triple room, as it had a spare single bed, though we paid the same rate for the night. The downside was that we stayed during the May heat wave. Whilst we didn't expect air conditioning, there also weren't fans to be found (which another B&B we stayed in did have, so could be reasonably provided.) It made for some hot nights but that's hardly within the hotel's control. Our stables room was a bit hotter, as the room was a bit smaller with lower ceilings but the fun of staying somewhere with charm was certainly worth it. The rooms were clean, comfortable and pleasant. The main house room had a grand charm to it which added to the experience. The breakfast was par for the course in the lovely main house dining room, with cold options as well as a hot menu made to order. Should we find ourselves in Canterbury again, we'd likely consider staying here again; however, we'd request a room(s) in the main house. We dined at Pinocchio's Italian just down the street - convenient and delicious for dinner - and happily happened upon Canteen in the city centre for lunch. We highly recommend both restaurants which are both reviewed on Trip Advisor and worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castle House Hotel Castle House Hotel is built astride the ancient city walls of Canterbury and standing in the shadow of Henry II's Great Keep itself - reputedly the third largest in the Kingdom . This unique building is your choice for a bed and breakfast experience, steeped in history. Castle House Hotel is an architectural gem and a scheduled ancient monument. The main house was built in the 1730s, incorporating part of the Norman city walls, the Roman Worthgate, and the only visible remaining section of the original city moat, now of course drained of water. Here, surrounded by Georgian opulence and decoration of the highest standard, you are just a few minutes' short walk from the whole of the mediaeval city: the magnificent Cathedral; the maze of winding streets and the romantic ruins of the Castle and city walls... Book your room at Castle House Hotel and history and convenience will combine to make your stay both memorable and enjoyable. All our rooms have been decorated to the highest standards, benefit from en suite or private facilities, and provide you with every modern comfort from contemporary flat screen digital TV to high speed wireless broadband at no extra cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canterbury Castle House Guest House Hotel Canterbury