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“Warm welcome & very kind staff”

Clare Ellen Guest House
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Clare Ellen Guest House
Ranked #29 of 74 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This bed & breakfast is a nice Victorian old house. As I used to live in England and know how difficult is to keep old houses in good condition, I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanness of this one. Most rooms have been renovated, not the one assigned to us, but in spite of that it was very clean and well cared. The manager (owner) is a very kind and welcoming person and is prompt to comply with your needs and wishes. His assistant is also working well to keep you comfortable. They serve a variety of freshly prepared breakfast, generous and ready as fast as possible. The location is just a few minutes on foot to the Canterbury centre (all pedestrian area) and is a quiet street, so no noise at night, good sleep.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room if possible, the old ones are a bit weird in their shape and shower is not...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Staff was very friendly and kind. Breakfast was great. Most rooms have been renovated, but the family room we had on the top floor was not (carpet in the bathroom, not a decent shower, carpet rather worn, one mattress was very bad). However, the room did have a fridge and a modern TV. Good parking possible, 15 minute walk into the center.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Located in a tucked away neighborhood of Canterbury, barely a 15 minute walk to the city centre, this B&B is reminded me of home.

The rooms were comfortable and spacious enough, for a Victorian house, I could see the cathedral from my room. However beware of being stuck with a rather small bathroom! The tea and coffee making facilities were good, replenishes every day.

For breakfast, I could choose fron omlettes to a whole English breakfast (with a vegetarian option if you're into that). The staff and owner were kind and understanding. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Droodkin
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

just come back from staying 1 night in the Clare Ellen Guest House, have stayed and worked all over UK over the years and must say this was one of the nicest , very friendly owner/staff and the cooked breakfast was 1 of the best i,ve had , will be back

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Gerry C
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

This place is friendly and welcoming. I stayed for 2 nights in a single which was huge with 3 single beds. Nice bathroom with 2 doors between the bedroom and it which might be useful for 3 occupants. i would reccommend it.

Room Tip: The top floor tripple is large and very nice with a basin in the room as well as bath and shower att...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Fillinda
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Stayed for one night. Very peaceful and conveniently located but the bedroom I stayed in was very dated and the bathroom and tea making facilities were poor. Staff helpful and friendly but the whole package just didn't feel value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank Doodlehappy
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

I’ve stayed in many British B&Bs, and they’re always an important part of the overall travel adventure. My latest trip to England included a visit to the cathedral town of Canterbury in the county of Kent. Clare Ellen Guest House was where we stayed for three full days, and we couldn’t have asked for better digs. Located just off of Wincheap Road, one of the main streets that branch out from the road ringing the city center, it is located within easy walking distance to the old part of the city and the cathedral (via a beautiful park—or pedestrianized city walls if you prefer!) and is very close to two good fish and chip bars. What more can you ask for? Plus, it is close to one of Canterbury’s train stations and the bus station. This was important to us as we were traveling by foot and on public transportation. Clare Ellen is owned and operated by a family who prides itself on maintaining a high standard of quality and comfort. Our room was super clean and comfortable, well furnished with chairs, a small table, nice television, and a small fridge. The owner “apologized” that our room had older fixtures and furnishings (including a wonderful bathtub!) but it was perfect, no apologies or “upgrades” needed as far as we were concerned. Evenings in with some takeaway eats were a pleasure. Mornings began with a first-class full English breakfast, fat trimmed from the bacon because that’s what guests prefer, according to the owner. And satisfying guests is what Ahmad and his crew strive for at Clare Ellen. A greater than average assortment of dry cereals, yogurt, and fruit were also available. Breakfast was cheerfully served in a spotless, comfortable, and tastefully appointed dining room. We enjoyed pleasant and intelligent conversation each morning with Ahmad, and he offered useful insights into local attractions and nearby towns worth taking a look at. When we return to Canterbury, and we will at some point in the future, we will without a doubt stay at Clare Ellen again. Thank you, Ahmad, for the lovely accommodations and for your exceptional hospitality. Such qualities are as memorable to travelers as any castle or cathedral.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clare Ellen Guest House

Address: 9 Victoria Road, Canterbury CT1 3SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #29 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range: £30 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7

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