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Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms
Ranked #66 of 73 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Great location and great building, so what is wrong?

Inside the furniture and decor is not in keeping with the style and age of the building.

All thought-out the building, it's old, it's new it's the wrong period, shame as this place could be fantastic.

The bathrooms are all very nice.

It's quite expensive for what you get, but the location is perfect.

No parking available, so you'll have to park in one of the public car parks

Room Tip: many fourposter rooms, but you'l have to pay for them. The room in the loft is the quietest...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

The Sun Hotel is right in the heart of Canterbury close to the Cathedral. The rooms are very comfortable (we were in the Cathedral room) and well decorated. The hotel although hundreds of years old has been renovated beautifully. The beds are very comfortable and bathroom spotless and very well presented. The breakfast is filling and very nice. A great start for the day.
If you are in Canterbury for a short break and drove you can park in a small car park at the end of the High street near the "west gate". You pay £1.10 per hour but only until 9 pm & then it is free until 7am next morning however depending on when you arrive you can pay up to 12 hours so you don't have to get up early to add more money. credit cards are accepted and then the walk to the hotel is very short. The only downside is the noise at night. There were a number of bucks and hens nights and the noise from the surrounding streets and pubs was very loud. However after about midnight it was relatively quiet. Double glazing may help. The price is expensive but for a short stay overall it was worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank LoveTravellingMilan
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is a gorgeous quirky building in the centre of Catnerbury and is full of olde worlde charm and character.

We stayed in the Chaucer room. It was spotless (and believe me I am fussy) the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was beautiful. The lack of big windows (small skylights only) and its location in the attic, meant that none of the streets noises from the noisy Friday/Saturday student party crowd, made it up to us and we had a really quite relaxing stay.
Contrary to KatyCLondon, we had a wonderful stay and no complaints.

We always carry our own toiletries so did not need the radox or washngo provided in the bathroom and we had plenty of fluffy towels. Andrew did leave his phone number in case we had any concerns but we didn't need it.

Breakfast was huge and cooked to perfection, and nothing was too much trouble.

We would definitely stay here again

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank roamingjode
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I really could not recommend this hotel to anyone. Despite it being a very good location (its only redeeming feature) everything else was poor. The cost for the room was astronomical, we were in the Chaucer room (I think) which was a mish mash of furniture despite being labelled as a suite, there were no towels in our room when we arrived and the only product in the bathroom was a half used bottle of imperial leather. The carpet was stained and the sheets also stained.The water was so hot I burnt my hand and the only windows were tiny sky lights. Breakfast was good, though we had to send the coffee back as it was literally cold. When we complained to management (the manager was supposed to see us the night before but didn't, and was covered in food with unbuttoned shirt) and were basically told we were wrong which was the icing on the cake. It may have just been we had a bad room, but the cost for what we had was completely disproportionate. If you want a romantic break I would not recommend it.

Room Tip: Don't choose Chaucer.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KatyCLondon
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

The location is fabulous, almost next to the west Gate of the Cathedral. The owner goes out of his way to be helpful and I enjoyed the best scrambled eggs and toast anywhere on my trip. You truly get a sense of Canterbury life when you stay at the Sun Hotel.

Room Tip: Be prepared for night noise on occasion as foot traffic walks past hotel.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Nancy G
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed here for a night in late April. We booked the jacuzzi room which was fantastic. The view from the double aspect windows of the old street was great and gave you an idea of how Canterbury was many years ago. The location of the hotel is perfect, bang in the middle of town near all the main shopping areas, bars and restaurants. The cathedral is also a stones throw away.

The welcome from the receptionist was very nice and polite, and the breakfast was of a high standard. The room itself was great with a big comfortable four poster bed, ipod docking station and freeview tv. The bathroom is very modern. The best part of the room was the enormous jacuzzi which was big enough for two.

The street did get busy of an evening with people going home from the bars and clubs but this wasn't a problem as people were just passing through and not hanging around.

There are some great pubs and places to eat on the doorstep of this hotel. I would highly recommend staying here and it is well worth spending the extra to have the jacuzzi room.

Room Tip: Pay the extra and have the jacuzzi room, it is very romantic.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Perfect location, a stones throw from Canterbury Cathedral. The owner and staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast was very good, particularly the sausages!!. It is very clean and the decor in each of the bedrooms is different and resembles a stately home. its perfect for romantic breaks. The bed was extremely comfy and I slept very well.
The only minor criticism I have is that the wardrobe in my room was only big enough to hang one item of clothing, but I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms

Address: Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #66 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range: £114 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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