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92% would recommend it to a friend
Cathedral Gate Hotel
Terrific, everything was of the highest standard.
The ambiance was wonderful, a real pleasure to be there. A real pilgrims' place. Excellent service from extremely helpful staff.
Cooked breakfast was an extra cost so was parking as no car park, too much noise from constant banging of external doors beneath my room, and constant chiming of bells from cathedral would not recommend or stay here again.no bar for evening drink or evening meal unless they failed to explain there was facilities available.
A Happy Pilgrim
I was so pleased to stay here again , especially as it is so mich better than it was when I last stayed (under different management).
The pleasant owners really care about both us guests, the place and its wonderful history. If you value peace, then 'Chimes' will be a little haven for you. And breakfast, overlooking the lane where all pilgrims enter the cathedral, and have done, and will do...well, quite a thought.
Basic but comfortable
Very good value for money right in the heart of Canterbury.
Canterbury Comfy Tales
This is a really quirky hotel, all twisty and windy staircases in an ancient building.
Bang slap next to the Cathedral gate, so much so that the rooms have their own slope where the building was squished when the gate was built. And no, the bells don't wake you up. Really clean rooms, very comfy beds, clean communal bathrooms, good to have tea/coffee/hot choc selection. The only thing we couldn't work out was getting the temp of the room right: too hot and we opened the window to the end of night/early hours revellers; too cold and the temp went up too much - but that's a minor annoyance compared to a really pleasant stay. Staff were really friendly, breakfast fresh and delicious though might be nice to have buffet style continental rather than place an order - it was delish, but I do like control over my fruit salad as a rule. That said, all lovely and highly recommended.
the staff are helpful and great to chat with.
i felt very welcome and the room was clean, well set out with plenty of tea and coffee. even delivered my breakfast to my bed. dropped one star from quality of room because the shower would not stay warm which is a pain when your in it, then cold, then scolding so ouch. the hotel is in a great location and well priced for its location to town and such.