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The White House
Ranked #7 of 75 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Feels like home”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

The white house was a lovely place to stay, we had a fab time, they made us feel very welcome, and enjoyed every minute we was there, our room was beautiful. defo staying there again very very soon. they were very kind and helpful people.

  • Stayed February 2014
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east ham
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Just spent a lovely weekend at this glorious Canterbury guest house. The house is tastefully decorated and furnished and our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
The location is ideal for shopping, museums and the Cathedral and the provision of a 24 hour parking permit is very useful.
Nothing was too much trouble for Adrian and Sharon, even arranging Valentine flowers for our arrival (after a secret phone conversation from my husband!) and adding a box of chocolates with their compliments. This provoked much good natured leg-pulling from Adrian during a friendly chat on Sunday morning!
Breakfast was served in another delightful room and was beautifully cooked.
Will definitely recommend and would definitely stay again if visiting Canterbury in the future.
Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aire-sur-la-Lys, France
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

great welcome!
Ideally located in canterbury,
impeccably neat house ... everything was perfect hearty breakfast and very good restaurant tips by adrian: the dolphin
thank you for everything this establishment has nothing to envy to hotels!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madeley, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I received a relatively odd reception from the host: on request of the parking voucher, I was instructed despite slight objection, to move our parked car approximately 20 m to a position which almost blocked the narrow road the B&B is located on, in order to deliver our bags. I did interject twice that our bags weren’t heavy and we’d just carry them from the car park, yet this was met with an apology, and the repeat previous instruction. Given that he’d apologised, I agreed to do as he asked, thinking this must be his regimented procedure for all guests. However, a couple turned up shortly after us, who did not receive the same unusual instruction, and a parking voucher was given without question - it was all a bit bizarre.

Yet, despite this odd behaviour, our stay at the White House was pleasant. Our room (number 7) was clean and the bed was comfy. The room did not reflect the picture given on the website – I assume this must need updating. There was lots of choice for breakfast, and it was delicious. The B&B is ideally situated – it takes literally less than a minute to walk to the high street. The location and cleanliness of the B&B are the best features.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Medway
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

If you need somewhere to stay in Canterbury, look no further than The White House.
Adrian and Sharon are lovely, kind people who seem to take great pride in providing a wonderful stay for their guests. Nothing is too much trouble - they even provided their personal details if they could be of any further help during my stay. My room was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean with a wonderful hot, rainfall shower. I got a great night's sleep in the huge bed. Amazing location....right on top of the high street, but hidden away so you don't get noise - perfect! Very close to the theatre and not far from Canterbury West station. I can't fault the place or the wonderful people that run it. A great place to stay in a beautiful city.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I had arranged for my father and I to go to the Marlowe Theatre so we decided to stay nearby at the marvellous White House. We'd seen the other reviews and it seemed perfect. We were not wrong
Adrian is. hoot... Great sense of humour (very dry!) but very friendly and helpful
The rooms are tastefully furnished and comfy beds made for an enjoyable stay .
Breakfast was beautifully cooked and parking nearby was easy.

Room Tip: The house was full so we didn't see any others but our twin room was very comfortable and clean
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My family had a superb experience at the White House. The rooms were comfortable, the food was tasty, and our host was accommodating (and humorous). Just as important, The White House in conveniently located for both train access and access to the heart of Canterbury.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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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 75 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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