I'm always looking for smart, chic boutique accommodation whenever I'm travelling and search hard for the perfect city getaway.
I needed somewhere to stay last weekend (9th August) that was convenient to the train station and with decent proximity to the wedding venue (alas, not Canterbury cathedral - though that's literally a five minute walk from The Whitehouse).
The pictures on of the venue online don't quite do it justice. It's tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean with a genuine attention to the detail. Great breakfast too!
My major praise for The Whitehouse though goes to Adrian, who runs it with his wife. I felt that I was being personally welcomed into their home and observed that Adrian took the time to get to understand the needs of his guests.
A great example of his exemplary customer service is the fact that he knew I was attending a wedding at Preston Court, 20 minutes away, and, knowing I was running to a very tight schedule, took it upon himself to not only order me a taxi in advance of my arrival but had realised that there was a couple also staying at the Whitehouse who by coincidence were attending the same wedding - he introduced us and we shared the taxi!
Make this beautiful Grade II listed Regency house the place of choice when visiting Canterbury.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The White House Hotel Canterbury