The Canterbury Family Hotels Guide

hotels and other accommodation for families travelling with children


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ABode Hotel

Canterbury

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behind the historic facade lies a stylish and contemporary hotel with modern rooms an award-winning restaurant and a vibrant cocktail bar

The Dog

Wingham

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stylishly renovated, yet retains plenty of original character that can be found in the boutique, well-appointed rooms and public areas

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in the heart of this historic cathedral city, spacious newly refurbished rooms - and downstairs, the signature Wetherspoons good value menu

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modern, purpose-built hotel, with bright, colourful rooms, located on the A2 north of Canterbury and just over a 20-minute drive to Dover

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former coaching inn set alongside the River Stour and only a 5-minute walk from the cathedral - offers smart and contemporary guest rooms

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popular hotel set in attractive gardens located 15 minutes walk from the city centre - offers spacious rooms and traditional home-cooked food

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in a picturesque village amidst the Kent countryside yet only 15 minutes drive from Canterbury - features a cosy restaurant with exposed beams

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stylish lodge, offering hearty breakfasts and guest rooms with scenic views, in the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral

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features elegant rooms, a traditional restaurant serving classic British cuisine in Victorian Gothic surroundings and 2 acres of grounds

The Evenhill

Littlebourne

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a characteristic pub, formed from a row of 16th century cottages, located close to Howletts Wild Animal Park and a short drive from Canterbury

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a charming 18th-century property with period features, an indoor pool, sauna and spa offering a range of pampering treatments and therapies

Pilgrims Hotel

Canterbury

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family-run hotel, dating back to the 16th century, with well-appointed, traditionally styled guest rooms and a cosy oak-beamed bar

Ebury Hotel

Canterbury

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privately owned-hotel set in a Victorian townhouse amidst 2 acres of well-maintained grounds just a 10-minute walk to the city centre

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in the heart of Canterbury, near shops and a short walk from the cathedral, a superior chain hotel offers well-equipped rooms and leisure facilities

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comfortable lodge accommodation with neatly decorated rooms, adjoining Old Gate inn, offering hearty menus and continental breakfasts

YHA

Canterbury

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set in a Victorian villa a 15 minute walk from the cathedral - offers shared kitchen facilities, a cafe bar, laundry facilities and a games room

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enjoy the varied, tasty food at this ancient inn near Canterbury centre, and the beautiful rooms - simply styled to showcase the 700-year-old beams

Willow Down

Harbledown

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former farmhouse dating from 1640, located just off the A2 on the fringes of Canterbury, with cosy rooms each with individual character

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character accommodation located in a peaceful village, ideally located to explore Canterbury, the Kent coast and the Kent Downs countryside

Number 8

Canterbury

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located near Canterbury's bustling centre and a short walk from the cathedral, spacious and stylish suites with a convenient shared kitchen

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