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The City of Canterbury

3.0 out of 5.0

The City of Canterbury

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have stayed in several places in Canterbury but this is the worst so far. I don't like to be critical but the room wasn't great - not as clean as it could be and very noisy from the road and from thin walls (noisy neighbours)! Despite paying very similar price to other places in Canterbury there was only continental breakfast provided with the minimum of effort. Boxes of cereal, make your own tea/coffee, yoghurt and fruit bowl. The breakfast room was also dreary and grubby. Positives - free parking and well situated for the university. Owner friendly and responds quickly to queries.

Had an overnight stay in one of the family rooms- was lovely and clean and very comfortable. Service was excellent. Can highly recommend. Hopefully we will be able to book a return visit to see the beautiful city of Canterbury - which unfortunately we did not do due to business commitments

Booked here as I have stayed previously and the hosts hospitality did not disappoint. Clean, fresh room with a view into the cathedral. A very reasonable. Good value compared with other pricier establishments in the area. Would stay again and look forward to seeing Nick and John soon.

Set in the beautiful historic city this gem of a B and B couldn’t be more perfect. This was our third stay with 2 small children the staff especially Nick couldn’t be more friendly and welcoming. So kind and lovely it’s like a home away from home, room 4 is perfect for a family with a wonderful view of the cathedral. The rooms were spotless which is great when you have children as u can trust they can play on the floor etc! The beds were very comfy and smelt lovely. It’s difficult travelling with small children but the propirter made it marvellous nothing was too much trouble. Would very much recommend this charming delightful hotel great location and comfortable accommodation.

This place is perfect for anyone wishing to visit the University of Kent campus. The owner Nick is really welcoming. My bed (in room 7) was very comfy, and it had a great shower. Very convenient help-yourself continental breakfast provided.

I stay at the City of Canterbury frequently due to work at the university opposite , it’s ideal for my work and also only a short walk into the city centre , it’s always immaculate and a parking space is a distinct bonus

First, it should be stated that the staff were very helpful, friendly and understanding and provided a full refund after our concerns were discussed, however, the nature of the issues of cleanliness raised need to be addressed, as they have existed for a good while. 2 rooms were booked to attend my daughters graduation at the University. As agreed, we could park and check-in at 1pm to leave our bags, to be at the University by 1.30pm, so we did not have time to see the accommodation other than open door and leave our bags. We did not get back to the hotel until after 11pm following the ceremony and celebratory dinner It was on our return we discovered that the cleanliness was an issue which fell short of what should be expected even in the most budget accommodation. In each room there were similar issues, The problems were not minor, were photographed and included for this review: shower heads covered in limescale, severe mould and dirt caked on the UPVC window frames (easily wiped off in some cases), the smell of damp and mould in Room 3, with wall paper peeling away; damage to door; unhealthy mould and soap residue around shower doors. and soap holders in both rooms; debris in lamp shades; . The bedrooms do require a really good clean and it is hoped the owners will get onto it immediately, as the place good be so much more than it currently is.

Absoltutely perfect location for visiting the univeristy (and Canterbury parkrun on Saturday morning which starts in the uni grounds). Literally opposite the entrance. Parking is at the front of the property. Dated decor with dark furniture throughout but don't let that put you off. The owner/host was brilliant, helpful, and chatty without being "too familiar", a difficult trick to pull off! They live on site so are available even if not immediately visible. Breakfast was more than adequate and consisted of a selection of toast, pastries, cereals, yoghurts, juices, and tea/coffee. 15 minute walk down the hill to the city centre, and plenty of buses back up if you don't fancy the walk back uphill. We had the suite room with a view of the cathedral from the side window. Also LOVED the fact we could actually turn the radiator off in the room at night, unlike some chain hotels where that's not possible. Overall, a lovely, unique independently owned and run B&B. Downside is the decor does need updating in the main breakfast/reception area but it's not a huge issue, it's all perfectly clean and presentable. Some proper china mugs/cups in the room would have been good too, rather than disposable cups, but again I wouldn't let that stop me going back.

Good amount of parking to the front. Dated decor to the room (dark furniture) but everywhere is clean and tidy. Kettle with tea and coffee and complimentary biscuits Good sized room overlooking gardens, comfortable bed with nice pillows, great sized shower, good toiletries. This b&b is situated on a hill near Canterbury university, not suitable for the unfit but the hill certainly isn't a challenge. Twenty minutes walk through pleasant suburban area on a main thoroughfare into Canterbury by the arch and apparently a £5 taxi ride back although we chose to walk. The included full English breakfast was of good quality presented well, cereals fruit and juices plus nice yoghurts are also available. The eating area is bright, clean and pleasant. Nick is friendly and helpful as is his lady assistant, sorry I didn't catch your name, to concerned about your poor cat. This b&b is a very good example of how a budget place should be run and I would have no hesitation in recomending and will stay here on our next visit.

Very friendly staff nice clean room comfy bed 20 minuets walk into Canterbury £2 by bus which stops almost outside. Great find would definitely return. Great end to the weekend with a delicious full English breakfast.

27 St Thomas Hill Canterbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Kent
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

University of Kent is a short stroll from The City of Canterbury, and other popular attractions like Marlowe Theatre are within a mile (2 km). The 8 rooms at this 3-star bed & breakfast include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast.


Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Guests can expect to find a flat-screen TV with digital channels. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker and a hair dryer.

Property features

Guests of The City of Canterbury have access to free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay.

Room options

Family-Deluxe-Ensuite with Bath-ground floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Double Room, Ensuite (with Shower)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, Ensuite (Ground Floor)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 178 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.