Simple Kent hotel surrounded by English history at its finest
Named after the author of the 14th Century collection of literary stories, The Canterbury Tales, the Chaucer Hotel Canterbury is located in the centre of the historic Kent city.
Recently added to the Travelodge brand, visitors to the 3-star property can expect limited frills but a comfortable stay. Each room includes an en-suite bathroom, television, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Items such as toiletries, soft drinks, and snacks are available from the reception area.
Included within the building is a restaurant that offers a buffet breakfast as well as lunchtime and evening menus. Each costs an additional fee, but children eat for free of charge at breakfast time. The hotel restaurant also has a license to sell alcoholic beverages. Parking is free for customers, and an early check-in/late check-out is available.
Located on Ivy Lane in the heart of the city, the Chaucer Hotel Canterbury is surrounded by some of the most historical sites in the county. The hotel itself is located between two of the citys famous educational institutes, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury. Canterbury College is also close by.
Within short walking distance visitors are able to call at the Roman Museum where the Citys history is recalled. Originally occupied by the Roman army in the first century AD, Canterbury has a great number of ruins and Roman artefacts, including an old wall around parts of the city.
As well as Roman history, youll also find example of the 11th Century Norman conquests. The best place to observe this part of antiquity is Canterbury Castle, a few minutes walk from Canterbury East train station. The remains of the castle are open to the public.
The citys most astounding sight is its Cathedral. Designated a World Heritage site in 1988 by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the cathedral is one of the oldest Anglican structures in the UK and is seen as the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the principal leader of the Church of England. The building itself is a fine example of Gothic architecture from the 11th Century.
Canterbury lies on the River Great Stour. The river makes for a gentle locale for those wishing to take a stroll. As you walk along the riverside youll be able to see classic white houses with black framing. This was a style prevalent during mediaeval Britain and still survives to this day.
For those looking for a break from the citys vast history, the Marlowe Theatre provides an ever-changing line up of entertainment. The venue is the stop-off point for many touring acts, including musicians, comedians, and shows. It also combines the historical elements of the region, with ballet, orchestra, opera, and musicals being performed frequently. For a complete break, Londons central Charing Cross station is a mere 90 minutes on the train.
The Chaucer Hotel Canterbury is surrounded by the richness of history, so it makes a perfect refuge for those with a particular interest in the past, as well as those looking to spend some quiet time in the unobtrusive Kent county.