Historic hotel located in the centre of the Kent cathedral city
With a heritage that goes back 600 years, the Falstaff Hotel Canterbury is a popular establishment within the heart of the city centre. Located just a few moments from Canterbury West railway station, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to arrive and depart via public transport.
Having served as a coach inn during the Fifteenth century, this 3-star establishment has a vast experience in catering to the needs of its guests. As well as offering comforting amenities, the hotel is also located close to some of the citys finest attractions.
The hotels 46 guestrooms feature a number of pleasing views. Some look over the hotel courtyard whilst others look out upon the likes of the Westgate Tower and the River Stour. All rooms include en-suite bathroom facilities as well as a variety of amenities, including TV and radio, work desk, hairdryer, iron, and tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout.
A full English breakfast is offered to guests during the morning however lunch and dinner must be sought outside of the hotel. There are a number of fine locations to drink and dine within a few minutes walk though. A relaxing lounge and bar is on offer for those looking to take some time off from sight-seeing or business meetings.
The hotel accommodates those in the region on business thanks to a number of conference and meeting rooms able to accommodate smaller groups. Residential meetings are also held within.
Those staying at the Falstaff Hotel Canterbury for leisure purposes can enjoy the historical context of the city. The most popular of attractions is Canterbury Cathedral, which is considered the mother church of Anglican religion. At one time the cathedral served the entire south of England. Today it is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its historical importance and fantastic architectural design. As well as being a popular visiting spot its also a fully operational church.
As well as the cathedral there is an assortment of other locations celebrating the history of the city. The remains of Canterbury Castle are frequently visited whilst the Roman Museum offers artefacts, relics, and information regarding the citys time under Roman rule. Other features include museums dedicated to Canterbury itself and Rupert Bear, whose creator, Mary Tourel lived in Canterbury. The Westgate tower is the largest surviving town gate from mediaeval times.
Its not all about history in this part of Kent though. St. Lawrence Ground is home to the County Cricket Club as well as a popular destination for sports fans. The River Stour offers a scenic backdrop to those looking for a relaxing walk or a drink by the banks. Therere also a number of gardens and parks that fulfil the same purpose. The Marlowe Theatre, named for playwright Samuel Marlowe, is currently undergoing substantial redevelopment and is scheduled to reopen soon.
Ultimately the Falstaff Hotel Canterbury provides a well located stopping point for those looking to enjoy the city as well as the Kent countryside and coastline around it.