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“Time travel from Dusk to Dawn”

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Time travel from Dusk to Dawn”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

My parents and my partner and I stayed at the Cathedral Lodge for three nights in two rooms. One was a fully accessible double room, with en suite wet room, fully fitted with hand rails and walk in shower. This was the reason for booking this hotel room as both parents are in their seventies and have some mobility issues. We stayed in a twin room, but reception had arrange for the housekeeping staff to arrange the beds as a double.
Rooms were spacious, clean, warm, comfortable, had sufficient hanging space, drawers, hair-dryer, spare sockets, WiFi, extra seating, desk space and large windows that open. They view of the cathedral from the window was a bonus.
Parking on site (for a fee). Buffet breakfast was excellent. Staff were always very helpful.
Being able to walk in the grounds in the evening was good, being in the vicinity of such an ancient and fabulous building made one mindful of the people who built it, worshipped in it, made pilgrimages to it. I found it calming and I do not mean in a religious sense. You cannot help being moved by its presence and beauty.
Anyway this is meant to be a review, and the hotel and its location brought Canterbury to life 24/7. Canterbury and all its cobbled streets and attractions were on your doorstep by day and at night you were transported back in time as you wandered the grounds with only the cathedral for company.

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CCLManager, Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for commenting (so beautifully, may I add), on your experience in Canterbury and with your stay with us at The Lodge.

It is wonderful to hear that every aspect of your experience was what you had hoped for and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Lodge again soon.

My very best wishes

Sally
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My wife and I stayed for one night at this fabulous modern hotel set within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.We were able to park overnight in the grounds of the Cathedral which made for complete peace of mind. Our Room had the most fabulous view of the Cathedral which was lit up at night. .By staying at the Lodge you get free admission to the Cathedral itself.Access to the town is excellent and you could shop till you drop in Canterbury as it has just about every conceivable shop you can think of and pubs and restaurants galore..We stayed for bed and breakfast the latter being excellent with a huge choice of food . The rooms are modern and the beds suprisingly comfortable . I personally don't care for hard beds and for me their double bed was just right.There even a well stocked library come rest room in the hotel . Staff were very friendly and helpful and the whole experience was very pleasant Although we stayed In April we had glorious sunshine for the day which just added to the feelgood factor .We ate out in the evening locally at a recommended Italian restaurant and the food was very good..

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the Cathedral as the views are stunning
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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CCLManager, Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. You made such positive comments and I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay.

Thanks for your feedback regarding the mattress, it's difficult to cater for all taste in this respect, and I am pleased they were just right for you.

Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Canterbury.

Best wishes


Sally
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed at the annex to this hotel with 3 friends in April 2012. We had 2 twin bedded rooms which were fantastic value at £60 each a night. This entitled us to a free breakfast in the 4 star part of the hotel and unlimited visits to the cathedral as well as free parking in the centre of Canterbury. The staff were really helpful and very friendly. Each night they chilled our bottle of wine and let us put our nibbles in their fridge. They helped us locate restaurants we wanted to visit and showed us round the hotel so we knew where to find the gardens and the library. It felt very special ringing the bell each evening at the big wooden door leading into the Cathedral compound after we had gone out for a meal and showing our admittance passes. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thought the hotel was really lovely.

Room Tip: The rooms in the annex are brilliant value for money and when we looked at the more expensive rooms...
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. I was delighted to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

James
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Cathedral Lodge in Canterbury, this last weekend (Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd April 2012). The room was large, clean and comfortable. It was very affordable and the breakfast they provided was excellent. The only critism was the matresses were quite soft, and we were situated at the back of the Burgate building, thus we could hear every type of noise from the shops and bars from that part of town. This is not the lodges fault, just have to bear that in mind when booking a city centre hotel. On a positive note it was really conviently situated to all parts of the attractions of the city, and with your stay you got free access to the Cathedral, and discounts and some restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Canterbury. The hotel was value for money, anad the staff were friendly, polite and helpful. If we plan another night/weekend in Canterbury again, we would definately be booking a room at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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CCLManager, General Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay here at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. I was very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that you felt it represented good value for money. We are due to commence a refurbishment programme in our value rooms within the next three months and I hope the mattress selection may be more to your taste for any future visits you might make.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards

James
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Bury st edmunds
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We have no complaints at all and found the lodge to be very good value but for one problem - the bed matresses !

They are so soft they provide hardly any support whatsoever. We stayed 2 nights - first night in a double bed which could have doubled as a trampoline ! The second night we had 2 single beds but again the matresses were so soft we would have been more comfortable on the floor !

When we discussed the matter with a very polite receptionist we were informed that the matresses had only been recently renewed so unfortunately we won't be back until they are changed to something more comfortable.
Why didn't the lodge management choose something in between ? i.e.medium/soft ?

AS most of our fellow guests were ' of a certain maturity' We are sure this problem would have been common to most.

WE would love to stay again but a good nights sleep is essential to happy sightseeing.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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CCLManager, Manager at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your constructive comments following your stay here at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. We are currently in the process of replacing our mattresses and have tried to ensure we have selected a mattress which appeals to a broad range of tastes. If you would like to contact me directly and let me know which rooms you stayed in during your visit, I will be more than happy to advise if these rooms have indeed had a new mattress.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Property: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Address: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Canterbury
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,947 - ₹ 11,712
Hotel Class:4 star — Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best located accommodation in the City! Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is a unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes walk to Canterbury's many attractions, the Lodge boasts stylishly refurbished en-suite bedrooms overlooking beautiful gardens. Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window. All rooms in the Lodge benefit from luxury furnishings, LCD screen TV's with free-view and there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Guests also enjoy free entrance to the Cathedral, worth £12.50 per person. A full Kentish English Breakfast is served to guests in the Refectory Restaurant with additional alfresco seating on the terrace during the summer months. The Library and Campanile garden provide a unique and relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is the ideal base to explore Canterbury's picturesque cobbled streets, eateries and shops. ... more   less 
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