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The Victoria Hotel
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Reviewed 27 July 2011

A pub with hotel accomodation and loads of free parking, all of which make for a pretty good combination. The location is ideal for leaving the car and walking to the major attractions of Canterbury. The staff were friendly enough, but didn't go the extra mile for their guests. Housekeeping was adequate but not brilliant. Nice big bathroom, lots of hot water, but mold growing behind the taps due to poor air flow. We noticed that the hotel are in the process of replacing the beds in the guest rooms which, if ours was anything to go by, is just about due. Bedroom was a good size, with adequate closet and drawer space. Ventilation appears to be an issue in this hotel, since many doors are wedged open during daytime. Rooms have no airconditioning, but a fan is provided in each room. Even though there are issues with this hotel, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others; however we do hope that the owners will take note of guests comments and seek to address some of the issues, especially that of a lack of ventilation.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

I have stayed here a few times. It is on the outskirts but for Canterbury it is reasonably priced. The decoration in the main building is a little tired. There is what looks like a newer annexe at the rear and I cannot comment on this as I have always stayed in the main building.
The rooms I have stayed in have all had free view TV and free broadband access.
Breakfast is extra but very good.
Rooms looking out on the main road can be noisy especially if like me you like to sleep with a window open.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

An old-fashioned combination hotel and restaurant and bar located on the southwest side of Canterbury off the main highway. It caters to older guests who have greater expectations of service and cleanliness, so what you have is a clean, well-run establishment at a reasonable price without too many extras (unless you count the in-room trousers press). The attached restaurant is nothing fancy, but its carvery is good and the location is convenient especially since the Victoria is also on the edge of a residential area and the nearest eating places are in the town centre, a good 20-minute hike. In-room cable TV, but no wi-fi.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

An excellent base for sightseeing in Canterbury. Just under 1km walk into the city centre along quiet roads and through a park. Bus stop nearby if you are too weary to walk back.
Staff were friendly and helpful at this family owned hotel. Room clean and comfortable, well stocked tea and coffee making facilities, extra point for fair trade hot chocolate!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

If you are looking for a stay in Canterbury then i can strongly recommend the Victoria Hotel. Staff are friendly and welcoming, rooms are spacious and clean, restaurant serves great food and the breakfast choice is sufficient for everyones needs and appetite.
Walking distance into the centre of town is approx 15 mins.
Next time i visit i will certainly return to the Victoria Hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

My parents booked me in to this hotel as a quick fix for an overnight stay in Canterbury, and I really enjoyed my time here. Staff were friendly and the room was very clean, a bit cramped perhaps, but the bed was well made and cozy. Breakfast was the bit I was looking forward to and it didn't disappoint! A nice selection of cooked and cold foods. Would stay again if I were in the area again and needed a room.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

Just returned from our second stay at the Victoria Hotel, the room was large and clean, as was the shower, the staff were all friendly and the breakfast was really nice, will go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 59 London Road, Canterbury CT2 8JY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range: £51 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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