We had a thoroughly enjoyable time last week when we stayed here for our son's graduation.
It was very hot and the hotel does not have Air Con, but a large fan had been put in our room, and the room fridge was handy to cool bottles of water. Although we arrived after 2pm, and all the hotel information in the room suggested this was the Check In time, our reservation had been made through Expedia which stated that we could check in from 12. So it might be worth checking if this is an issue for you. Although there are numerous car parks in the town, they are mostly £1.10 an hour so having a car park is definitely an advantage over some of the older, more quaint properties in the centre that expect you to use public car parks.We strolled through the beautifully laid out public gardens in Canterbury in the afternoon, next to the Walls or the river, meandering down many alleyways in the back streets away from the shops and foreign students. It was all charming! We ate outside at a candlelit riverside restaurant in the evening and returned to the hotel very relaxed in the knowledge that we were in the right place to be seated in good time in the Cathedral, rather than sitting on the M25! After a delicious full English breakfast- always a treat for us, we Checked Out and the owners kindly allowed us to leave our car in the hotel car park until after the ceremony, which was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castle House Hotel is located five minutes from Canterbury High Street and 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