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Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate

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9.1

Exceptional

1,222 reviews

1,222 reviews

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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Canterbury Cathedral Shop

20 m

Mod & Rock

20 m

Canterbury Pottery

30 m

Aztec Silver Designs

60 m

Fudge Kitchen

60 m

Closest landmarks
Justin Richardson Designer Jewellery

90 m

Hardys Original Sweetshop

90 m

The Buttermarket

100 m

Nasons

110 m

Canterbury Cathedral

120 m

Cathedral Gate

36 Burgate, Westgate, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 2HA - See map

Conveniently situated in the Westgate part of Canterbury, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

580 meters to public transportation

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Announcements by hotel (1)
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Please note that the cathedral is undergoing refurbishments work at the rear of the hotel. Works may take place from 08:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Please note that due to the nature of the building, there is quite a lot of stairs and no lift. The hotel is in a central location in the pedestrianised city centre, however, guests are welcome to drive to the hotel's front door for unloading prior to parking. Parking vouchers for the public car park cost GBP 10 for 24-hours parking. The vouchers will cost GBP 12 from the 1st of April 2022 onwards. Baby cots are provided upon request only. They are not guaranteed until confirmed by the hotel. Please note all our rooms are non-smoking this also includes the use of e-cigarettes.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Room service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Value for money8.5
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at Cathedral Gate

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Double Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room with Bath
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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TWIN ROOM,ENSUITE
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Double With Double Bed
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        Standard Room
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Cathedral Gate?

          Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Cathedral Gate?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cathedral Gate has a car park that's close to the hotel.

          What is the smoking policy at Cathedral Gate?

          Cathedral Gate does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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          What people love about Cathedral Gate

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff is very kind and helpful."

            Karin

            |

            August 3, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "It’s a really well established hotel but feels like a B&B because the staff are all so casual, friendly and up for a long chat about Canterbury."

            Bridget

            |

            June 7, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Gorgeous, unique hotel in a superb location, overlooking the Buttermarket and the Cathedral."

            Glynis

            |

            March 24, 2019

          Overall rating:

          9.1

          Exceptional
          1,222 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.9
          Facilities
          7.8
          Location
          9.5
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          More about Cathedral Gate

          More about Cathedral Gate

          Dating back to 1438, the historic Cathedral Gate is in the heart of Canterbury. Once slept in by pilgrims, the hotel predates the adjoining gateway to Canterbury Cathedral and features wooden beams and sloping floors. The rooms feature a TV, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has a hairdryer, along with a shared or en suite bathroom. Some rooms have views of Canterbury Cathedral. In the mornings, Cathedral Gate serves continental breakfast. Full English breakfast is also available for an additional fee. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The Cathedral Gate is just steps from the bustling Buttermarket and the cathedral precincts. The city is home to numerous high street shops and restaurants, which are within a 2-minute stroll. Canterbury West and Canterbury East Railway Stations are both just 15 minutes’ walk away.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Very good
          Facilities

          7.8

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          2 mentions

          Housekeeping

          2 mentions

          Car Park

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Romanian
          • Spanish

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Garden

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Anti-viral cleaning products
          • Breakfast in room
          • Cashless payment service
          • First aid kit
          • Free face masks
          • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Room sanitization opt-out available
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Safe dining setup
          • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
          • Shared stationery removed
          • Staff trained in safety protocol

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Food delivery
          • Heating in public area
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          Access

          • Fire extinguisher
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Smoke alarms

          Getting around

          • Car park [nearby]
          Location
          36 Burgate, Westgate, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 2HA
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.5

          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from15:00
          • Check-in until23:00
          • Check-out from07:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          Property announcements

          In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Please note that the cathedral is undergoing refurbishments work at the rear of the hotel. Works may take place from 08:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Please note that due to the nature of the building, there is quite a lot of stairs and no lift. The hotel is in a central location in the pedestrianised city centre, however, guests are welcome to drive to the hotel's front door for unloading prior to parking. Parking vouchers for the public car park cost GBP 10 for 24-hours parking. The vouchers will cost GBP 12 from the 1st of April 2022 onwards. Baby cots are provided upon request only. They are not guaranteed until confirmed by the hotel. Please note all our rooms are non-smoking this also includes the use of e-cigarettes.

          Reviews of Cathedral Gate from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.8
          /
          10
          Excellent
          Cleanliness8.9
          Facilities7.8
          Location9.5
          Room comfort and quality8.0
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.5
          High score for Canterbury
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (9)
          8-9 Excellent (3)
          7-8 Very Good (3)
          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (2)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (4)
          Jun - Aug (6)
          Sep - Nov (6)
          Dec - Feb (2)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Glynis from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          WOW - what a find!”

          Gorgeous, unique hotel in a superb location, overlooking the Buttermarket and the Cathedral. The higgledy piggledy interior just added to its charm, although accessibility to some rooms may be an issue for some - I had 49 steep and twisty stairs up to my room. I found it quite amazing to think of all the folk, pilgrims included, who had stayed in the room in the last half millennium before I had. Despite the historic feel, the bathrooms were modern and very clean and the towels huge and fluffy. Without exception the staff were friendly and very helpful, they couldn't do enough to help you. The included continental breakfast was superb - I overheard another guest stating it was the best fresh fruit salad she had ever had and I couldn't agree more, and the hot and crispy croissants were superb. B&B in a fabulous city centre location for a low £50 per night. I hope to return soon.

          Reviewed March 24, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Neil from United Kingdom
          Group
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Hotel with Cathedral Views”

          Beautiful 500 year old hotel rambling across across two buildings with direct views next to the hotel. Exceptional, friendly staff. Beside the gate to the cathedral is a perfect location. Wish I was staying longer.

          Reviewed January 27, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          SOW from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          Exceptional”

          The location is right in the centre of Canterbury town so restaurants and shops are aplenty. The staff is so helpful, polite and full of smiles. The place is clean. The free breakfast was just lovely. The only drawback is the steep staircase to the second floor for the elderly.

          Reviewed July 18, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jane from United Kingdom
          Group
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

          Traditional customer service at its best ”

          This a a delightful little hotel built a long time ago with customer service that beats many a 5Star establishment, nothing is too much trouble. The ‘continental breakfasts ‘ of cereal, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and a choice of croissant or toast and jam/ marmalade is copious and a full English can be ordered at extra cost if you wish. I travelled with my elderly mother who loved the place but found the stairs hard ( reception is on the first floor) and there is no lift. We started in rooms on the second floor which was really more than she could cope with but the hotel offered us an upgrade to better rooms on the first floor when they saw her problems. The only other issue is the nearest parking is about 8 minutes walk away and we had a few problems with this ( none of the hotels’ making and they were quick to help resolve issues). The hotel is in a pedestrianised street but guest cars have right of way to load and unload. All rooms were comfortable an clean. Recommended.

          Reviewed May 28, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Taylor from Australia
          Couple
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

          Exceptional”

          From the time my wife and I arrived we were greeted with best service we have had, for a hotel about 500 years old it was fantastic, the land lords and rest of staff could not do enough for us for our short stay, the attention to detail in the rooms was of a EXCEPTIONAL high standard as was the breakfast, no hesitation in staying there again.

          Reviewed June 06, 2017

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          7.0
          Very good
          Ladina from Switzerland
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in November 2012

          Homey, nice room. ”

          Homey, nice room. Good Value

          This is not a Hotel. It is more like staying at a friends house (without the friend). Good room (clean and well decorated). The staff doesn't really speak English (which is funny considering that they're in England....). If you arrive late (like i did) be prepared for an unprofessional welcome...

          Reviewed December 10, 2012

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Jing from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017

          Amazing!”

          I really loved the location, cleanliness, staff of this place! The shared bathroom was really amazingly clean too. And the staff members were friendly and helpful. It's a shame that there's no elevators in the building. Other than that, the building was cool and had a unique aura. Highly recommend!

          Reviewed September 17, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Rachel from United States
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in October 2014

          Cozy”

          Practically shares a wall with the cathedral. Clean clean clean.

          Staying here was lovely. I wish there were free parking, but other than that, I love everything about the place.

          Reviewed October 23, 2014

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          5.7
          Yee from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Family with teens
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in September 2012

          Service with a smile but small room”

          Cheaper, Service with a smile

          Service with a smile but small room, location is noisy at night. If traveler has many luggage, please attention there is no lift. Also no air-conditioner which the whether is cool at night. Bathing water so small but can save water.

          Reviewed September 10, 2012

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Karin from Netherlands
          Couple
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

          great old historic building”

          Staff is very kind and helpful. The building breaths history. Right next to the Cathedral Gate in the historic centre of Canterbury. Perfect location!

          Reviewed August 03, 2022

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Ellada from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

          Exceptional”

          Good location and helpful staff

          Reviewed June 18, 2022

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Bridget from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in June 2022

          Best location”

          As a hotel attached to the famous cathedral you could t ask for a better location. It’s a really well established hotel but feels like a B&B because the staff are all so casual, friendly and up for a long chat about Canterbury. The included breakfast was great and the tiny bar with perfect views of the old square, all make this hotel a great stay.

          Reviewed June 07, 2022

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Knut from Norway
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

          Wonderful hotel and staff”

          Location. Staff. Value
          Reviewed July 09, 2014

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          5.7
          Francois from France
          Family with teens
          Stayed 1 night in November 2012

          surprenant”

          l enplacement , la gentillesse du receptioniste

          nous avons passe deux nuits avec changement de chambre ,nous avons eu l impression de dormir dans la maison d une sorciere . etroitesse des couloirs et des escaliers ,la chambre pour trois personnes au dernier etage na pas ete refaites depuis 20 ans papier dechire,moquette tache vetuste des meubles impossible a decrire !!! les toilettes et la douche sur le palier !!mais propre !!bien sur les chambres avec vues sur la cathedrale ne sont pas pour les reservations internet !!donc chambre sur rue hyper bruyante du fait des pubs juste en bas !! personnel tres gentil surtout le receptioniste qui nous a fait nos reservations pour les activitees ,nous a preter un adaptateur !!

          Reviewed November 14, 2012

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Jun from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in February 2020

          Very good”

          基本料金内のコンチネンタルブレックファスト、たっぷりのフルーツサラダや大きなクロワッサンだけでも十分満足な朝ごはんでした。

          Reviewed February 20, 2020

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          7.6
          Very good
          CHAU from China
          Couple
          Double Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017

          房間清潔”

          因為面對大街晚上有點吵。其他也相當滿意。

          Reviewed April 06, 2017

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Hanol from South Korea
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in June 2015

          성당 바로 옆이라 성당구경하는데 완전 편리했어요.”

          위치, 깔끔함, 조식
          Reviewed July 16, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Paivi from Finland
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in October 2012

          ystävällinen palvelu”

          hyvä aamupala ja iloinen henkilökunta

          oli mukava vanha(historiallinen)hotelli,Huonekin oli hauskasti vinossa,Henkilökunta oli tosi ystävällinen ja auttavainen.Suosittelisin hotellia kaikille, jotka eivät pelkää kapeita vanhoja rappusia

          Reviewed October 11, 2012

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