Posted 23-Jun-2016 on Hotels
Excellent reception,,lounge, bar areas and outside terrace. Rooms nowhere near as good. Appreciate it is an old hotel but our room was not the best experience apart from a very comfortable bed and bedding. Old fashioned sliding double glazing with rusty windows. Very old fan sort of heater/cooler (not sure what it was) which was in need of replacement. We found a desk fan in the wardrobe (creaky) and this helped a bit to keep the warm air circulating so we were hot all the time. Opened the window the second night and had virtually no sleep as all the drunks of Canterbury went past. Once couple stayed on the pavement outside our room arguing for around 10 minutes - swearing and shouting!! Bathroom in severe urgent need of renovation. Could not manage even a warm shower as so difficult to adjust the hot and cold (very little hot water came out). Bath had chips in it. Toilet made a very loud noise after each flush. We were there to go to a wedding at Swarling Manor so it served the purpose. Drinks very expensive also. Well located I suppose for central Canterbury and there was enough parking at the back which was free.