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Cathedral Gate Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An exceptional and romantic place, of an outstanding beauty, in the heart of this charming city of Canterbury and like a heart it is the great kindness, humanity, generosity and attention of its staff towards their guests. One can read on the wall of its entry "You come as strangers and leave as friends" and this is exactly what I...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This near 600 year old hotel is amazing. The rooms are situated in a maze of hallways and up and down stairs. The floors are slanted and the door jambs have to be as well. We adored all the unique qualities of this wonderful place. The staff are delightful and very helpful. Hotel is right in the perfect place.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite hard to write this as the staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel is superbly sited and the rooms even had a view of the Cathedral tower. But it is in need of modernization. Our room was comfortable but overly warm and if you leave the windows open at night you will be woken early by the pigeons...

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm afraid we shouldn't have expected much for the relatively low prices we paid for two rooms without their own en suites. The shared toilet and showers were what you might expect in student accommodation. We have no complaints about cleanliness or the toiletries/towels/bedding, but the paintwork and general decor is badly in need of a thorough overall. No doubt...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievably charming location on cobble-stoned pedestrian street next to the Canterbury Cathedral Gate. Stayed in the room called "The Barn". Skeleton key for the door. Could see the Bell Tower of the cathedral from the room and hear the bells ringing on Easter morning. Room surprisingly spacious considering, though bathroom is tiny. Parking available and close by. Tons of shops...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stayed at this hotel for two nights during the Easter holidays.Check in was very quick and efficient and we stayed in the Wisteria room. Our room had a quirky, slanted floor which added to the hotel's charm. The bed was soft and comfortable and the shared bathroom was spotlessly clean. We had a really good night's sleep both nights;...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a gem and for me the ultimate place to stay in Canterbury. It is right next to the Christ Church (main) gate to the Cathedral and some rooms enjoy a view of the cathedral. It's a 30 second walk to the main high street and the vast majority of attractions are weighing a 5 minute walk. The...

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Manchester, UK
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Atmospheric and delightful, worthy of a pilgrimage. I had a small single room (Dawn) on the top floor looking directly over the Cathedral precinct. Excellent location, friendly staff, adequate breakfast brought to the room, and a very reasonable price.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I really do feel guilty at giving this place only four stars, but there are short comings which simply can not be ignored in any review. So lets get the not so good things out of the way first. The hotel is run from a C15 timber framed house and so of course has to contend with a 400 year...

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Sutton, Surrey, UK
Reviewed 1 April 2017

In a central position, within walking distance of all amenities. We loved the higgledypiggledy and quirky character of the hotel. Our room was on the back, with views across the roof tops into Cathedral Close and extremely quiet. It was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable, although the en-suite shower room was very small. The breakfast was plentiful and hotel...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Cathedral Gate Hotel

Address: 36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range: $132 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cathedral Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Cathedral Gate Canterbury
Hotel Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate Hotel Canterbury, Kent
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“Trinity for families. Joy for lovers. Aurora alone or for two. Peace and Schimes for writers.”
foujean2017, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Cathedral view and make sure they cover the main light before you go to sleep or the green light will keep you awake.”
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KSAfricaHack, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quieter room, ask for one that is not facing out onto the main square.”
ChloeLiz91, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear are quieter and some have cathedral views.”
Chorltondad, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are the quietist”
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Thobur, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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