Fodor's Expert Review Cathedral Gate

36 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HA, England

If you're looking for a hotel with history, you're in the right place: Cathedral Gate's ancient beamed ceilings, low doorways, and sloping floors reveal origins dating back to 1438 (that's 75 years earlier than Christchurch Gate next door). Due to the constrictions of the historic building, rooms vary dramatically—some are poky with shared bathroom facilities, others are en suite with four-poster beds and cathedral views—but they're all clean, cozy, and comfortable. Public areas, including the small library, lounges, and a bar, are great for unwinding after a busy day of sightseeing. Continental breakfast is served up in the dining room, with beautiful views over the Buttermarket.

PROS

  • a real sense of history
  • convenient location right by cathedral
  • free tea and coffee served all day

CONS

  • cooked breakfast costs extra
  • patchy TV and Wi-Fi signal
  • some rooms share bathrooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01227-464381

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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