Stayed for a 2 night break - the Holiday Inn Express (HIE) is located a couple of miles from Canterbury which takes 5-10 minutes to drive and the route is very direct on the A2. The return journey - due to the location of the HIE requires a 2.5 mile detour via the Dunkirk turning (just after an esso garage). The HIE is tucked behind a texaco garage and given it's location to the dual carriageway it is surprisingly quiet. Parking is free.
The HIE reception itself was always manned with polite and welcoming staff, there is a bar selling alcohol (and hot nuts) until midnight - as there are no pubs locally this was good and prices are reasonable. There is a vending machine in the lobby for those midnight hunger pangs along with free internet via PC/complimentary newspapers.
The room was reasonable size with the double and sofa bed and equipped as expected - towels/spare duvet/hairdryer, clean and towels changed daily. Complimentary toothpaste/razor/etc., are said to be available at reception if anything forgotten.
Breakfast served for good period of time (upto 10am at the weekend) with ample choice including cereals/pastries/yoghurts/juice/hot beverages/beans/scrambled egg and mini sausages - toaster is a bit ineffectual!More
- Free Parking