We stayed at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in May 2014 and had a wonderful few days. The Lodge is also an International Student Centre and Conference Facility, but has lovely accommodation, which can be booked separately, without any particular link to the Cathedral.
Where we stayed, in the older part of the accommodation, a view of the Cathedral was not guaranteed, but when we entered our room, there was the majestic building, bathed in sunshine, towering over the low roofs of the Conference Centre.
The room and en-suite were clean and more than adequate. The staff were helpful and accommodating, without being obsequious, just striking the right note - really lovely.
Breakfast was fantastic from start to finish. Perfect in every way. The best breakfast I have had for a long time. We stayed for four nights and breakfast was superb each morning.
Guests were given a pass for entry into the busy Cathedral whenever they wished and we had to use the pass to gain entry back into the Cathedral Precincts at night. It became a highlight of our stay to walk through the gate at night, into the quiet of the precincts and sit on a bench, admiring the beauty of the floodlit Cathedral, with hardly anyone else around.
I would recommend a stay at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge unreservedly.
- 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