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The Falstaff in Canterbury

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Just metres from Canterbury's medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403. A former coaching inn, it offers free WiFi and free parking, 2 minutes' walk from the city centre. The Falstaff still retains many original features, including oak beams and an open log fire. Each room has a TV for guests to use, and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel offers a cooked to order full English breakfast as well as self service buffet option. The bar offers a range of wines and variety of exclusive cocktails. Canterbury West Rail Station is a 3-minute walk from the building. The city's spectacular Norman cathedral can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


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Grade: 100 out of 100
86Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
75Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We picked the Falstaff for our overnight stay in Canterbury because of its location just outside the historic centre of the city. The hotel is in an old building but our room in the “Wood mill” annex was modern, spacious and very comfortable. Because the annex is behind the
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Great quirky hotel, lovely relaxing room with exposed beams. Brilliantly situated for everything Canterbury offers. The staff where excellent. As well as the hotel being lovely it is only as good as thier staff who were brilliant. Polite helpful and everyone seemed happy working
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Really lovely little hotel! Rooms are nice and do the job. We just had a standard double for 1 night. Key points for this hotel would be the location and the bar! We had cocktails here after our dinner and enjoyed trying a different variety from the Lionel Ritchie menu!
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So I went out with friends last night to celebrate our one year anniversary. After dinner we decided to go to falstaff for a drink as had good reviews. As me and my partner approached the door our friends went in. The doorman looked at me and said we are full and smiled. I said
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We had a large group booking (23 people) for afternoon tea. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive! We asked for more ‘basic’ food for her children, the venue made up special plates of food with simple sandwiches, crisps and cakes and also gave us
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Not posted. As you drive to the Canterbury old gate, facing it turn left. It’s just around the corner to the end of the building. Left into the lot.
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Dear Donna H Yes we have our own guest car park which is free to residents on a first-come first-serve basis. We hope you have a lovely stay in Canterbury. With best wishes The Falstaff
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Dear Hermia G Most of our rooms have baths with integrated showers. Some of our rooms are shower only. Please give Reservations a call on 01227 462138 and we can talk you through the different room options for the datesyou require. With kind regards, The Falstaff in Canterbury
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Dear bikarman Thank you for your comments. We are one of the few city centre hotels in Canterbury to have its own car park and this is free to our residents. We do not reserve spaces for guests. There is also a public car park in North Lane, a few metres away from the hotel. With kind regards The Falstaff in Canterbury
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There was a locked room where the hotel stored our luggage as we had arrived too early to check in.
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"very close to town centre (and cathedral)"
"We had a separate block room 133 I think"
"Only dined, did not stay here."
"There are no lifts available but go for a turret room (only 2 to be had)"
"Room 20 is good with an open feature bath"
US$ 82 - US$ 148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCanterbury
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