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“Spacious room but moldy bathroom”
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The Victoria Hotel
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
antwerp
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spacious room but moldy bathroom”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We had a family room which was very spacious. Nice comfortable beds for the children too. In the evening we had dinner in the restaurant which we liked very much. Unfortunately the bathroom was in our opinion a real disaster. Moldy !!! We had to ask to change the shower curtain and the shower knob was very sloppy. Housekeeping tried to clean it on our request, futile. Also around the bathtub, fungus is growing with lots of enthusiasm. The location is OK, you can easily walk to the centre of Canterbury. There is a busy roundabout, just in front of the hotel. I suggest you ask for a room at the rear.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stayed in the flat which was excellent, a very large bathroom with bath and a shower, good sized double bedroom and kitchen diner with 2 flat screen TV's. Breakfast is either full english or continental in a very pleasant dining room. Lunch and Dinner offers a very nice carvery or a good range of a la carte meals all reasonably priced. Ample parking space at the back and well positioned within 20 minutes walk of centre. A 3 star rating but worth every penny!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Property: The Victoria Hotel
Address: 59 London Road, Canterbury CT2 8JY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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