We stayed here for 2 nights only. The hotel is within the Cathedral grounds & very secure for this reason. You are given a pass to be able to gain access to the hotel & grounds after cathedral visiting hours have finished.
Hotel car parking spaces are limited but we had booked one in advance, luckily. It is quite a jaunt from the nearest public car park & because the streets in town are so busy & narrow it wouldn't have been easy to transfer luggage had we not have done so. The extra charge for the parking space was £5 for the visit & very well worth it.
The vehicular entrance to the hotel was very hard to find as it is a narrow gap in between buildings with no signage. I had to get out of the car in the end to ask directions from a cathedral steward. We were informed by the hotel reception when we eventually arrived that they had asked the council if they could put a sign up to indicate the entrance, but permission had been refused.
The room was small but adequate for a 2 night stay. There was adequate hanging space & hangers but no drawer space. There was a cupboard which we used instead. The bed was small & not particularly comfortable.
The bathroom was again small but adequate with a good shower. Complimentary toiletries were provided & towels were changed each day.
Soft furnishings in the room were very nice but the best thing about the room was the stunning view of the Cathedral!
Breakfast choice was very good. Everything from cereals, juices, danish pastries, hams, cheeses, fruit plus the traditional english cooked option.
I would definately recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best located accommodation in the City! Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is a unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes walk to Canterbury's many attractions, the Lodge boasts stylishly refurbished en-suite bedrooms overlooking beautiful gardens. Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window. All rooms in the Lodge benefit from luxury furnishings, LCD screen TV's with free-view and there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Guests also enjoy free entrance to the Cathedral, worth £12.50 per person. A full Kentish English Breakfast is served to guests in the Refectory Restaurant with additional alfresco seating on the terrace during the summer months. The Library and Campanile garden provide a unique and relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is the ideal base to explore Canterbury's picturesque cobbled streets, eateries and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canterbury Cathedral Hotel Canterbury