As a corollary to any reviews of Canterbury Cathedral itself, I thought I would add a review to one of its 'best kept secrets', that the cathedral has its own class accommodation, located in a private Courtyard within the precincts.
Built originally as accommodation for Anglican bishops, from around the world, coming for conferences and the like, 'The Lodge' is now open for any visitor. It offers in total 35 excellent double rooms 'en-suite', 29 of these in the main block with a superb view of the cathedral, mostly doubles, (standard bed size) with some twins. 6 more are located adjacent, newly refurbished, some with cathedral view and some not. There is also, here, a two bedroom family facility.
All accommodation is offered at B & B tariff (full English breakfast served in Refectory Restaurant). Rates are per room and vary between (2014) £85 and £132, with a £10 reduction for single occupancy. (The rates in the adjacent 'annex' are lower) Tariffs vary according to season and to occupancy levels.
Rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs/Freeview, direct dial telephones, tea/coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Pre-booked (safe) parking within the precincts is available at £5 per night. (Or otherwise Council parking permits cost £6 per day.) It is a completely non-smoking establishment. The Lodge also caters for functions. A precincts pass allows one to come and go at will.
Adjacent is a lovely 'Campanile' garden in which to sit out and take a drink. There is also a guest library and lounge. The place overall has a wonderful location, ambience and a welcome to match.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the grounds of the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral you’ll find the perfect retreat. The best located accommodation in the City - rooms are in a private courtyard and provide stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral, which guests also enjoy free entry to. You will receive a dedicated, friendly service in a setting that’s peaceful, secure and relaxing. It’s the ideal base to explore Canterbury’s picturesque, cobbled streets and visit the City’s excellent eateries and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canterbury Cathedral Hotel Canterbury