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Cathedral Gate Hotel

36 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 16 hotels in Canterbury
Travellers' Choice

See why so many travellers make Cathedral Gate Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Canterbury. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a historic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Cathedral Gate Hotel, visitors can check out Christ Church Gate (0.0 mi) and Buttermarket (0.0 mi), some of Canterbury's top attractions.

Cathedral Gate Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast.

If you like seafood restaurants, Cathedral Gate Hotel is conveniently located near Pinocchio's, Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie, and City Fish Bar.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral, Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, and St. Augustine's Abbey.

At Cathedral Gate Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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Jacqui M wrote a review Yesterday
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Great hotel. Very quirky going around the hotel, with lots of history. Definitely recommend, this was our second visit and as good as the first. In the heart of Canterbury beside the cathedral. Great staff. Rob and Monica were really helpful
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel arranged parking for a great price and car park only a few minutes walk
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samnew wrote a review 8 Jun
London, United Kingdom57 contributions36 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is brilliant. Right in the centre of the city and right next to cathedral. Parking was easy to find and the hotel arranged the payment for us. It wasn't a long walk from the car park to the hotel. The hotel is well decorated, clean and has a lot of character as it is very old. The owners and staff are very helpful and approachable. Monica at reception was helpful, informative and friendly. They have a water station with bottles that you can fill, this is such a nice touch rather than having to buy bottled water for the room. The continental breakfast was delicious. We pre-ordered it the day before and chose a few items. It was delivered to our room the next morning and was presented really well. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we visited Canterbury in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JosieCropredy wrote a review May 2021
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom61 contributions32 helpful votes
Only had the one night but what a great place to stay! Spotlessly clean, fantastic location and a discount for the parking which is a good 5 minutes’ walk away but location makes the difference. Staff were wonderful – lady on the main desk, charming. Monica was an utter poppet and could not do enough for us. Continental breakfast which is included was excellent. No criticism at all. Will definitely return if back in Canterbury. Can't praise it enough! Facilities excellent. No they don’t do food but so many places to eat within easy walk. Dear little bar and well stocked and games/books to use. Big Thanks. Josie and Peter Howard
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: front rooms have a great view but rear rooms would be quieter. But all good!
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Karen W wrote a review Nov 2020
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Our room was called Joy. The room had a full and unobstructed view of the back of Canterbury Cathedral, and was a complete surprise! Particularly stunning as the light of the day faded and the lights within the cathedral shone out. It was still beautiful despite the current scaffolding adorning it's facade. The room was delightful, fairly compact but with everything you need and most importantly a fabulously comfortable bed with lovely bedding too. There is a sweet bar room with a pretty view of the cobbled square below and also a breakfast room where we thoroughly enjoyed a great selection of items including an enormous organic bacon baguette. Every person working n the hotel was very helpful and what's more you can drive along Burgate to drop off your bags first if you need to and parking nearby under an arrangement by the hotel is easy. We would not hesitate to book again at this absolutely central hotel at a very reasonable cost. A room with THE view of Canterbury for sure. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Muriel F wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everything at this hotel seemed nice, until I lay down on the bed in the evening, about 11.30pm. I felt something on my skin, and when I put my hand near it was gone in an instant. I didn’t pay much attention until it happened again. I realised that they moved away much too fast to be a flying insect, so it must be fleas. I spoke to the man on night duty and asked to be moved to a different room. He said that they were fully booked, so I would have to move to another hotel. He said he would call round to find a hotel for me. So I repacked and after a few minutes he rang to say he had found me a room at the Holiday Inn, and that he would call me a taxi. When I got to the Holiday Inn, the man on reception said he had been at the desk all evening and that no-one had called to arrange a room for me, and that anyway he wouldn’t have been able to agree because (a) they weren’t allowed to accept a walk in, there had to be a prior credit card booking, and (b) it was after midnight and the hotel system had moved on to the next night, Monday, so could no longer be used for a Sunday night booking. He very kindly called the man at Cathedral Gate and had a long argument with him, insisting that Cathedral Gate must accept responsibility and that he was sending me back to them. So he called me another taxi. (The journey by the taxi which the man at Cathedral Gate called took a long time and cost £28 – the journey back by the taxi called by the Holiday Inn took about half the time and cost £15 – I leave you to draw your own conclusion). I was exhausted, upset and worried as to where Cathedral Gate were going to send me next. But when I got there, lo and behold, he said he had a single room for me. Strange how that suddenly materialised in a fully booked hotel! The next day before getting myself out of there, I spoke to the couple who own the hotel – it was their son who I’d been dealing with the night before. They agreed to refund my money, but not the taxi fares, and made a number of excuses, blaming Holiday Inn and giving a ridiculous explanation of why their son hadn’t given me the single room. They said they would write asking Holiday Inn for the fares and copy me in, but I’ve received no copies and no refund.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$70 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cathedral Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape In The Towers (0.5 km), Houdini's Magic Bar (0.3 km), and Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Corner House Canterbury Restaurant, Il Posticino, and Saint Smokeys BBQ House.
Is Cathedral Gate Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Canterbury.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cathedral Gate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Cathedral Gate Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens (0.3 km), St. Augustine's Abbey (0.5 km), and Eastbridge Hospital (0.2 km).