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The hotel is on the London Road about ten minute' level walk from the city centre, and has a large car park behind. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The Wi-Fi is free and is about the fastest I have used anywhere! There is an attractive garden and plenty of places to sit. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Would definitely use again if I needed an overnight stay in the city.

Had 3 nights here very good value, friendly, helpful staff . Overall would recommend, we will stay again . Good base for cathedral and dover castle ,found Canterbury a bit tatty and run down but is the same everywhere nowadays

We were three seniors on our way to Dover for a cruise, we visited the restuarant for an evening meal 27 August whilst staying in the area, plenty of parking but entry a bit difficult to find. Our meal was good, service good, not a la carte but good value for money, drinks not too expensive.

Thank you The Victoria for the perfect stay for a perfect event! You accommodated all our needs from lovely Debbie making sure we had our room from 12 so our son could get changed for his graduation, to having a spotless room with comfortable beds and pillows to a stonking breakfast, perfect after a well oiled night of celebrating our sons fab achievement. You provided everything a good hotel should, well done, if we ever visit Canterbury again, yours is the place we would rest our heads!!

Came here for a family meal. Lots of staff working, waited a while for drinks even though pretty much empty. 2 of us had starters, they came in good time and were enjoyed. All of us had the carvery which was pretty basic and well... just average to be honest. Not that hot but not cold, and the gravy (nicest part of the meal) saving the bland offerings. I don't think it was worth the price but it's not bad enough to complain. Just like I said, an average meal. Desserts are good and staff ok. P.s, you need new menus...very tatty and ripped.

Parking Great, we only came for the carvery. Overall the dining experience is really good great value for the money but with a couple of niggles. The Beef was lovely and tender the choice of veggies is ok, our complaint is that the roast potatoes tasted like they were warmed up left overs from the lunch time session, not lovely and fresh from the oven. Also the Swede dish was empty, we went and started eating it was replenished but had we waited the rest of our dinner would have been cold. The Black Forest Gateaux was on some kind of red syrup which tasted slightly of cherry but more of a perfumy kind of taste, wont be asking for that again it was horrible. Finally would it be possible to have a choice of plain Bread and Butter pudding alongside the Chocolate version ? This was not the first time we have experienced this issue with the roasties. When would be the best time to eat to ensure that the roasties are fresh ?

We had a lovely one night stay at The Victoria hotel on Friday night of the August bank holiday weekend. There is a pretty back garden area leading from the car park, with lovely floral displays and we were greeted warmly and professionally upon arrival at reception. The hotel is nicely decorated, very clean and a lovely mix of traditional and modern. Our room was spotlessly clean, with nice decor and really comfortable, with everything we needed. We ventured into Canterbury city centre itself for our evening meal, as we had a table booked at The Old Weaver's cottage (which I've reviewed seperately). It was a very pleasant 10-15 minute walk, some of which was through Westgate gardens, right by the river. Our night in the hotel, although hot as it was a very hot weekend, was very comfortable as a fan was provided did the trick just fine. The bed was super comfy and I slept like a baby, as did my young daughter in the single bed next to me. Although this was a triple occupancy room, there was still plenty of space and we didn't feel cramped at all, as we have sometimes found at other hotels in the past. Breakfast was very nice, with plenty of choice on offer, all very fresh and replenished frequently. My only grumble is that it isn't included in the price of your room, which obviously bumps the price of your stay up by quite a bit, an extra £23 in our case. Despite this, it was pleasant enough and the service was good. We spent the Saturday in Canterbury - we started with the playground across the main round from the hotel, where my daughter played for an hour before taking a stroll into town and exploring the city, taking a River punt trip from Westgate gardens (highly recommended!), visiting Houdini's magic bar (also highly recommended!), strolling around the Cathedral grounds, visiting some of the shops before taking a walk back to the hotel (where we were able to leave our car for the day, despite having checked out that morning) where we had our evening meal before heading home. Our stay was very pleasant o the whole and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

The wife and I arrived after a full day of travel to what at first impression was not a great choice of lodging for three nights. The Victoria is situated on a very busy intersection and badly needs a fresh coat of paint on the outside entrance. Reception is a modest desk in a corner behind the bar. We were a bit putoff by this, and asked to see our room before registering. However, we found a very clean large room facing a garden (all the rooms face the garden, not the roadway). We decided to stay the three nights and did not regret it. The Victoria is clearly a locals spot, not catering to American tourists.... a cricket team and bicycle club were staying there. But things were quiet at night, the breakfasts were generous (not included in the room cost), and the 20 minute walk to the city center was flat without traffic. All in all, after seeing how crowded and noisy the old town is, I'm glad we stayed at the Victoria.

I visited here as I have before with a friend. Before I had even entered the building a member of staff was extremely rude to me. I asked politely for him to close his car door as he was unloading stuff into the back building as we couldnt pass in the car. He shouted at saying ‘ill be just one minute’ whilst gesturing a number one and looking very angry. Another member of staff present closed the door. I ordered steak and chips ( medium) which came out very rare with blood running on my plate, I could not eat much of this. The same member of staff who was rude prior to this took our payment to which he was very pleasant and approachable ... clearly didn't recognise us!

Comfortable room, friendly staff, excellent food reasonably priced - especially the Diamond Club for the over-sixties - and easy walking distance from the city centre (also on bus routes). We hope to re-visit next year.

59 London Road Canterbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Canterbury Cathedral and Marlowe Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The Victoria Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Canterbury Cathedral and Marlowe Theatre. This 34-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The Victoria Hotel's 34 heated rooms provide coffee makers, portable fans, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

The Victoria Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 509 reviews

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