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“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The White House

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The White House
Ranked #6 of 81 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We enjoyed a two night stay at this lovely B&B. The whole property is well maintained and fantastically clean. Decor is tasteful and rooms very comfortable. Attentive host, good breakfast - not much more to add other than agree with everything the other five star reviews have already said.

I will definitely be returning next time I'm in Canterbury.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Just got back from staying at this wonderful place, attention to every detail could not be faulted, we got there much earlier than planned, this wasn't an issue, beautiful room and a wonderful breakfast with some background music which was such a nice touch. Everything is just 5 minutes away, wonderful city and such a wonderful place to stay

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here last night so we could have a night out in Canterbury. What a gem of a find. Convenient in the hustle and bustle of town, parking for 24hrs £6 with a voucher from the proprietor which is literally 2 minutes walk away. Lovely host, lovely clean rooms, fantastic breakfast we will be returning when we fancy a meal out in Canterbury again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

I arrived at The White House at the same time as another group of guests. Despite being rushed off his feet booking us both in, at no point did I feel neglected or unwelcome. I was shown to my room and was shown how the heating and TV worked which was very helpful and thoughtful. The room itself was just as beautifully decorated and presented as the rest of the building. I was staying in a well sized single room that was spotlessly clean. There was a well stocked tea/coffee/hot chocolate making facility, ample plugs for my electrical devices and plenty of surface space in both the bedroom and bathroom for all my bits and pieces. The bed was incredibly comfy with plenty of cushions. After a great night's sleep I had a refreshing shower and headed down for breakfast. There was a great selection of cereals and juice as well as a fresh pot of coffee. The breakfast ingredients were of a high quality, cooked perfectly and served with a good supply of toast.

I will definitely be returning next time I'm in Canterbury. The White House was everything you could want from a B&B and more.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Really welcoming host and lovely communal areas, however I felt that our room wasn't quite as nice as it looked on the website. It needed a lick of paint, had an utterly bizarre collection of artwork that didn't have any coherent theme at all, and the 'kingsize bed' was actually two singles pushed together - which left my feet hanging over the end!

Also, I do think in a B&B charging these rates they could replace the cheap flimsy toilet seats with something better... Same goes for the loo roll!

The breakfast was delicious and a much more manageable portion than many other B&Bs, and the location in Canterbury is really excellent.

All in all, this is a perfectly decent place to stay, it's just not quite as upmarket as the website and the other reviews on here would have you believe.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The White House is a brilliant find, great central location, great hosts, tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. Lovely breakfast, no complaints hence why I keep returning and will continue to do so!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Words alone cannot do The White House justice, you simply have to stay there to see for yourself how elegant and peaceful it is and how welcoming and warm Mr & Mrs Olney are.
They made our stay extra special with their thoughtfulness and generosity, we stayed on Valentine's night and were greeted in our room with a red rose, box of chocolates and little card.
We are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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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 #6 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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