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Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
298 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Social distancing


Explore the area

Popular LocationCanterbury Cathedral1 min walk
Popular LocationThe Canterbury Tales4 min walk
Popular LocationMarlowe Theatre4 min walk
AirportLondon (SEN-Southend)84 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Single Room (Shared bathroom)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Double Room (Shared Bathroom)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Standard Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)

About this area


Cathedral Gate Hotel is located in Canterbury. Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Roman Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club and Boughton Golf Club. Wingham Wildlife Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park are also worth visiting.

Visit our Canterbury travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Canterbury Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • The Canterbury Tales - 4 min walk
  • Marlowe Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Westgate Gardens and Towers - 7 min walk
  • Westgate Gardens - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Canterbury East Station - 10 min walk
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 75 min drive


  • The Old Buttermarket - 1 min walk
  • Club Burrito - 1 min walk
  • Deeson's Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Cafe Mauresque - 1 min walk
  • Pork & Co. - 1 min walk

About this property

Cathedral Gate Hotel

3-star guesthouse, walk to Canterbury Cathedral
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free guesthouse has a coffee shop/café and free breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. All 24 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, desks and free toiletries.
Cathedral Gate Hotel offers 24 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Discounted parking nearby

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays
Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Cathedral Gate Hotel Canterbury
Cathedral Gate Hotel
Cathedral Gate Canterbury
Cathedral Gate
Hotel Cathedral Gate
Hotel Cathedral Gate
Cathedral Gate Canterbury
Cathedral Gate Hotel Guesthouse
Cathedral Gate Hotel Canterbury
Cathedral Gate Hotel Guesthouse Canterbury

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cathedral Gate Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Cathedral Gate Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cathedral Gate Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this guest house?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Canterbury, this guesthouse is steps away from Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Cathedral. Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Christ Church University are also within 15 minutes. Canterbury East Station is 10 minutes by foot and Canterbury West Station is 11 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Cathedral Gate Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The hotel was lovely Situated directly in the city centre square, around a 5-10minutes walk to the very last shop/restaurant. Staff were for accommodating with everything currently happening (COVID-19) Great location, great price, would highly recommend :)

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Although the hotel, which is next to the Cathedral, is obviously centuries old, it has been sensitively modernised to retain its homely atmosphere. My bedroom with very comfortable bed, was large with modern en suite shower and washing facilities. I can recommend the full English breakfast although all healthier options were available! Friendly and helpful staff and maitresse d'hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very historic building and extremely friendly staff. The bed was a bit hard so worth asking if you prefer a soft bed, but looking forward to going back

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

If you want to experience a really old building, stay here! An ancient building with low lintels and beams so watch your head! It has character, sloping floors, walls n ceilings, a charming building. It has no lifts though and one must take staircases to reception, bedrooms, guest sittingroom, bar and dining room.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020