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“Great place to stay - a real find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The White House

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The White House
Ranked #7 of 81 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great place to stay - a real find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stayed at the The White House at the end of November 2012 for a long weekend. Very attractive building set down a side road in the heart of Canterbury. Was greeted by Adrian who was very friendly and efficient. The rooms were comfortable, of good size, and nicely decorated, and a nice comfy bed. Breakfasts were lovely. Adrian was very helpful in providing information on where to eat and to visit, and welcomed feedback on various places in Canterbury. Overall a very nice place to stay, although it may seem a little pricey, it was worth it as the location is so central and it is a great place to stay. The only comment was that one of the rooms was at the front of the building and the street (although a small side street) was a bit noisy at night, but think due to celebrations of the university students that had graduated that day so probably a one off. I would definitely recommend The White House and hope to stay again soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheirngham
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We were recommended to this hotel by the Tourist information office, and what a find it was. The owners run the hotel with love and enthusiasm, and it shows. Great rooms, stylish and modern, but so comfortable and friendly. Breakfast was excellent. We will stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

I stayed here with my husband in October 2010 for a weekend away for his birthday. I went to University in Canterbury and so wanted to show him the city.

I would highly recommend this gorgeous little BnB. We had a room right at the top of the House with great views. The room was very comfortable. The Hotel is located perfectly for sightseeing and evenings out in the city and Adrian gives you a parking permit to put in your car in the car park across the road.

Adrian himself really makes this place, he gave us a wonderful welcome and breakfast the next morning was delicious!

I have already recommended the White House to friends

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emsi999
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Calne
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Excellent Hotel, tastefully decorated not just in the rooms but throughout the hotel, wonderfully big and extremely comfortable beds, gorgeous bathrooms. Lovely freshly cooked breakfast, Adrian was a lovely host, nothing was too much for him, friendly and thoughtful, great attention has obviously been paid to every detail a guest could want. Excellent location, tucked away down a charming side street but close to the shops, restaurants and pubs. We would unreservedly recommend this hotel and will definitely book there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Set in a beautiful old house which retains all of its original character The White House Hotel couldn't be in a better location of the city. Right in the middle of the centre yet tucked away in a small side lane away from any traffic or noise. Minutes away from great restaurants, bars and all kinds of shops. There is a safe and secure car park directly opposite for which the hotel provides Canterbury's cheapest parking rates.
Imaculate rooms and dining area, lovely big beds and spacious contemporary bathrooms. Great breakfast menu and incredibly charming, welcoming and proffesional service given from the hotels owner.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Canterbury. Its perfect for business or leisure and great value for money.
I have stayed in a lot of hotels all over the country due to my work and this one is among the best yet !!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danny B
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

We have just spent a lovely weekend in Canterbury and the White House Hotel just made is great. The property is in a really good location and the facilities are of a very high standard with nothing left out. Our room was very well furnished and there was nothing that we could want for. The owner was a very friendly host and the breakfast was freshly cooked to order with all of the choices you would expect from a large chain hotel - without a doubt we would definitely stay here again and have no hesitation in recommending it!

Room Tip: Room 1 is away from all other rooms and very peaceful - that being said we haven't stayed in the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

I was enchanted with The White House! Loved the tasteful decor throughout, the comfort of my en-suite room, the location in the heart of Canterbury - almost next door to the superb Marlowe Theatre - yet in a quiet, pretty street. Adrian was a very welcoming and helpful host. The breakfast was excellent and I really enjoyed the freshly-cooked food served in the attractive dining room. I'd recommend The White House to anyone wanting a lovely base (with a bit of interesting history attached) in Canterbury.

Room Tip: As a single traveller I had a room at the top of the house at the front, and found it very pleasant...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JeanetteB49
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Additional Information about The White House

Property: The White House
Address: 6 St. Peters Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you enjoy staying in stylish accommodation, with all those extra little personal touches that make you feel special as a guest, then welcome to The White House. The property is an elegant Grade II listed Regency Town House, originally reputed to have been the retirement home of Queen Victoria's Head Coachman and built in 1825. Our 4 Star Highly Commended accommodation is especially suited to discerning guests seeking a small intimate property (regrettably we do not cater for children) and its ideal location, within the City walls, is an added bonus for those who enjoy soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of a University city and who appreciate good old fashioned personal service to the impersonality of national hotel chains. Rooms are furnished to ensure maximum guest comfort - large cosy beds to fall into after a hard days sightseeing, soft pillows, with cool contemporary white linens and quality furnishings to ensure a real 'home from home'. A few minutes walk (literally!) will take you right into the main High Street, so we are perfectly situated to browse all the best shops, restaurants and of course a 'must see' visit to the Cathedral and perhaps take in a show at the stunning new Marlowe Theatre.Parking couldn't be easier - across the road in the Pound Lane Car Park - with concessionary vouchers available to our guests at £6.00 for 24 hours ... more   less 
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