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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wow, What a perfect place to wake up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This was the perfect place to stay to experience Canterbury at its best. We paid an extra £5 to be able to park within the cathedral walls & it was so easy to park. The lodge itself is completely opposite the cathedral & most rooms will overlook the cathedral's beauty. We stayed in room 107 & it was faultless. The double bed was comfortable, excellent shower, tea & coffee, tv & enough wardrobe space for 1 night. Everything you need but it was the view we came for & were not disappointed. Within the room rate you get free entry into the cathedral & private time to wander around the grounds at night. After 9pm you ring a bell & a security guard lets you in. After hour drinks are available in the library which was a lovely way to end a brilliant day. The breakfast the next morning was also very good with everything you would expect from a full english breakfast. Every member of staff we encountered were very helpful & polite. We will definitely be returning again.....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Shelley T
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 13 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments about your stay with us here at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the view from your room and I was particularly pleased to read your comments about the staff and service received during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

James
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We found the directions by car completely maddening. All that changed as soon as we booked in. It was bliss.The location set a relaxed atmosphere. The views were stunning. We can't say enough good things about our stay

  • Stayed April 2012
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. I was delighted to hear you much you enjoyed your stay with us and will ensure the team are also informed about the content of your review.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in the near future.

Kind regards

James
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Very nice hotel inside the precincts of the Cathedral. Very friendly staff, nice and clean rooms with a view of the cathedral and a good breakfast. The perfect place for a trip to Canterbury.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in the near future.

Kind regards

James
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Billed as a hotel and study centre, this was something of a "find". Set in the cathedral grounds, you get free access to the cathedral and the grounds to yourselves when it closes to the public at 9:00pm (although they do ask you not to wander around after 11:00pm).

Free wi fi.

Very quiet, peaceful and comfortable although only a shower no bath.

No bar but a decent "refectory" for breakfast and a library for study.

It's different from a standard hotel but very welcoming friendly staff. No good for a stag weekend!!!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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CCLManager, Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Dear Reviewer,


We thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge and for appreciating the uniqueness of our venue.


We look forward to welcoming you back again.

My very best wishes

Sally
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Can't fault this venue for its location, for the friendliness of reception staff, and for its quiet comfort and peace. Driving into the cathedral precincts we felt so privileged, and to return at night through the magnificient main gate just added to the sense that we had special access to a very privileged site. Rachel, the evening receptionist, could not have been more helpful and kind. And the room itself had everything we needed, including a bay window seat from which to gaze out at the floodlit cathedral.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane M
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. I was delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Please accept my reassurances that I will be sharing the content of your review with Rachel and the rest of the team at the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

James
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Additional Information about Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Property: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Address: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,959 - ₹ 11,852
Hotel Class:4 star — Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the grounds of the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral you’ll find the perfect retreat. The best located accommodation in the City - rooms are in a private courtyard and provide stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral, which guests also enjoy free entry to. You will receive a dedicated, friendly service in a setting that’s peaceful, secure and relaxing. It’s the ideal base to explore Canterbury’s picturesque, cobbled streets and visit the City’s excellent eateries and shops. ... more   less 
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