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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom CT2 9HX (Show on map)

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Features of Holiday Inn Express Canterbury

Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • executive floor
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • meeting facilities
  • pets allowed
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops


  • car park

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Hotel Description
When visiting Canterbury, you'll feel right at home at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, which offers ...see more When visiting Canterbury, you'll feel right at home at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Gulbenkian Theatre, West Gate Museum, Museum of Canterbury.

At Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as facilities for disabled guests, car park, meeting facilities, business center, restaurant can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The ambiance of Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is reflected in every guestroom. non smoking rooms are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Canterbury, the Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
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Kenneth H. Families with older children
United Kingdom, September 22, 2013
Economic Quiet Location.

Free Breakfast, Free Basic Internet, Quiet Rooms.
Overall its a reasonable hotel, located on the A2 Motorway. Its around 3 miles from Canterbury city centre, so not easy to walk, as some parts lack pedestrian walkway. However, if you come out of the hotel and follow the pavement to the left, it leads to the old Roman Road, which is now a quiet lane, follow it as it turns to join another side turning from the A2, again turning left, after passing a few houses there is a bus stop under some trees. Here you can catch a bus (number 3/3B), which will take you to the city centre. Walking to the bus stop takes 10minutes, the bus journey varies, according to time of day, as the 3B is a school bus, with more stops, but averages 15 to 30 minutes. The buffet breakfast is included, so you can eat as much as you desire. It had sufficient choices, from toast, fry up, continental, cereal, fruit, or yoghurt, as well as hot drinks and juices. Its all self service. Only criticism is that only baked beans, sausages and scrambled eggs to choose from for your hot breakfast, along with toast. I think maybe fried eggs and bacon could be added, maybe tomatoes and mushrooms too, a I'm sure the chef could manage it! On the other hand, the evening meals at the restaurant were very good and the chef was excellent in my opinion. Basic internet included free, but pay extra for second person using it per room, or for faster connection. Staff were friendly and efficient.
Barry S. Solo travelers
Australia, August 03, 2013
a relaxing stay in a convenienly located hotel

location, food, free internet access
reception was a little intimidating, but perhaps my accent was a little strange for them too. enjoyed a relaxing 3 night stay in a convenient location ( I actually visited Herne Bay rather than Canterbury )
TANG W. Families with older children
Hong Kong, September 09, 2012
Cosy Rooms

Comfortable room,quiet, neat & cosy
-Comfortable Rooms, clean, neat & tidy -quiet environment,suitable for relaxation & retreat -location not so onvenient, has to walk 15 to 20 mintues after taking off from bus -has to wait for mroe than 1 hr at day-time, bus at Plough Inn Stop, bus always late from scheduled time -on the other hand, can watch natural scenery on the way to bus-stop: good cottages of fdifferent typer for small groups, grasslans & beautiful flowers & decoration, etc... -inside the hotel, not much facilities for in-house activities -the inner garden is Ok, catered for small group -Continental breakfast delicious, but feel boring as we stayed for 5 to 6 days -Conference Room, suitable for business or staff retreat -Double Rm with extra bed for My Adolescent dau, but only 2 sets of towels/cups -on the whole, acceptable
Yu S. Solo travelers
, October 22, 2011
lovely hotel but abit romote to city center

taxi service is very friendly
I stayed 3 days and extended another day. food in morning is lovely.
Aleck G. Business travelers
United Kingdom, October 10, 2011
Clean and tidy but basic and poor location

Clean and Tidy
The staff were fien and the hotel was very clean. Facilities were as advertised but no more so overall that makes it quite basic e.g. only 8 or 9 TV channels not free-view, breakfast is not a full english (scambled eggs, sausage adn beans only). The location is well out of town and you can onl access from one side of a dual carriageway so you have to go way past and back again when coming from Canterbury. The in house restaurant has a very small menu and there is nothing else nearby except a Little Chef on the otehr side of the dual carriageway (the neighbouring services restaurant is closed).
Doug Y. Couples
Australia, August 24, 2010
Holiday Inn Canterbury

Room, food
Quite a superior budget hotel. The rooms were clean spacious and well fitted out. They don't do lunch, but do a nice dinner and a pretty good breakfast. It's about10-15 mins from the centre of Canterbury, and has lots of parking. It's really poorly signposted, especially if you are driving up from Dover when you also have to go past it to the next turnoff and come back down the other side of the road.
James T. Couples
United Kingdom, September 28, 2009
Comfortable stay

Nice room, well-maintained and surprisingly quiet, given its proximity to the A32.
We had a pleasant stay at this hotel. The staff were very efficient on arrival and the room we were given was spotless, though our special requests were not acknowledged(i.e. no twin beds, no high floor roooms). A continental breakfast was included in the room rate, though we did not manage to sample this due to a great night's sleep.
Martijn K. Couples
Netherlands, August 04, 2014
Prima, net hotel bij de snelweg

Goed voor doorreis, netjes, vriendelijk personeel
Was prima verblijf in een net hotel
janny K. Solo travelers
Netherlands, June 18, 2013
heel goed en fijn om er te zijn, goed bereikbaar

snelle service in en uitcheck, goed ontbijt en prima kamer en douche
Geen problemen en goede kamer en service, met ontbijt goed bereikbaar vanuit Canterbury,en dus dichtbij Dover voor de boot naar Calais.
CHris C. Families with older children
Belgium, August 12, 2011
leuk proper hotel

dicht bij Canterbury stad gelegen
express by holiday inn canterbury hotel is een klein hoteletje met propere kamers en goede service.het ligt vlak bij de hoofdbaan naar canterbury stad wat een voordeel is om er snel te geraken maar als je aan de voorkant moet slapen kan je geen vensters open doen vanwege te veel lawaai.het ontbijt is gewoon een standaard buffetje en is in de prijs inbegrepen. het hotel beschikt over een grote privéparking en is gratis.op de kamers is ook free wifi

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