Holiday Inn Express - Canterbury

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 9HX  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express - Canterbury

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The excellent Holiday Inn Express offers contemporary rooms in proximity to Howletts Wild Animal Park, West Gate Museum and Canterbury Cathedral. Founded in 1999, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2011.

Churches, the castle and museums as well as parks are in a short distance from the property. Guests can get to Canterbury city center, which is 5 km away.

The hotel offers easy access to shopping centers and commercial centers.

London Southend airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Holiday Inn Express.

Rooms

All rooms in Holiday Inn Express are fitted with free Wi-Fi, a trouser press, a sofa, a seating area and satellite TV. They all have carpet floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

A hot buffet breakfast is served from 06:30 to 09:00. A broad variety of British dishes is served at the lobby restaurant. The lively bar serves a selection of tea and coffee.

Services

Holiday Inn Express also offers a business center, a photocopier and a meeting room for business travelers.

Relax

A cocktail lounge, barbeque grills and a golf course are available at the hotel. Hiking and cycling are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   89.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 9HX

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City Center
  • Canterbury
    4.9km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    89

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 20m2
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn Express - Canterbury Canterbury location
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    Hotel Address:

    Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 9HX

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Canterbury
      4.9km
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      600 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      89

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburyHoliday Inn Express

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Province Of East Kent - 4.3km
    • Canterbury Cathedral - 4.5km
    • Sidney Cooper Gallery - 4.5km
    • Castle Arts - 4.6km
    • Royal Museum & Art Gallery - 4.6km
    • Animal Arts - 4.7km
    • Kings Gallery - 4.8km
    • Art Room - 4.9km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 4.8km

    Places of interest

    • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction - 4.7km
    • The Canterbury Tales - 4.8km
    • St Thomas R C Church - 4.9km

    Amusement

    • Cinema 3 - 4.1km
    • East Station Snooker Club - 4.7km
    • WildWood, - 4.8km

    Museums

    • Masonic Library & Museum Trust - 4.3km
    • Canterbury Heritage Museum - 4.6km
    • Museum Of Canterbury - 4.7km
    • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum - 4.7km
    • Roman Museum - 4.8km

    Parks

    • Mount Ephraim Gardens - 3.6km

    Universities, Institutes

    • University of Kent - 4.0km

    Theaters

    • Gulbenkian Theatre - 3.7km
    • The Marlow Theatre - 4.6km
    • Marlowe Theatre - 4.7km

    Local Attractions

    • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods - 2.5km
      Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
    • Mount Ephraim Gardens - 4.2km
      Staplestreet Road, Hernhill
    • Canterbury Cathedral - 4.9km
      The Precincts, Canterbury
    • Druidstone Park - 3.4km
      Honey Hill, Canterbury
    • Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens - 4.6km
      Stour Street, Canterbury
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      89

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburyHoliday Inn Express

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Holiday Inn Express Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 516 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    4.5
    Rooms
    8.5
    Service
    8.0
    Value
    8.0
    Dining
    8.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Single
      7.4

      Easy access and clean comfortable room.

      The food available for supper was awful - I ordered chicken curry and it was made with the bitty dark meat from a chicken and didn't taste remotely like curry, it was very disappointing. The poppadom was oily and the mango chutney tasteless...

    • Single
      7.8

      Excellent value for money and conveniently placed for Canterbury and the M2

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Hotel clean and still quite new. Lots of free parking space. Handy for Canterbury and surrounding areas. Probably a good overnight stop if you live in the North of the UK and are using the Channel Tunnel or the Ferries and want to break the journey. Staff friendly. Breakfast now seems to be included in room rate (Best to check though.).

      Guest room walls carry sound to neighbouring rooms. (Got woken up on last night by loud drunken guests coming into next room at 3.30 a.m.)

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Location is very close to the motorway. Still we did not have any trouble with noise. Staff was very friendly and helpfull.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      Computer system was down, payment was taken upon arrival but receipt/invoice was not given to me. I had to ask for it the next morning, rather than being put through the door immediately after processing as promised by hotel staff

    • Family with children
      8.8

      A very comfortable night was had and a good breakfast to start the day.Enjoyable and easy to find!

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      good clean room and facilities. Nice breakfast but quite busy at certain times.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Convenient alongside the A2, better to stay in than around Dover when using the cross channel ferry. About five minutes from Canterbury city car parks. A good small city to visit with plenty of eating places, as well as, the Cathedral, Castle walls and pedestrian area of old buildings.

      Travelling from Dover on the A2 the signage is poor to find the hotel

    • Single
      7.0

      Staff were helpful

      A long way from town and not well signposted

    • Couple
      9.2

      Staff were very obliging and helpful. The rooms were large and well appointed and very quiet despite being next to the motorway.

      Access is a little tricky as you need to be on a certain side of the motorway

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The hotel was chosen from previous experience and location, being close to the Channel Tunnel. It was just as expected, clean,comfortable and a good location for our needs.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      It was very close to Canterbury, thre room was great and the staff very helpfuln infact you could not have wished for more.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The beds at the Holiday Inn Express Canterbury are more comfortable than any other hotel of the same class in the area.

      We thought the choice at breakfast has reduced since our last visit last year. The cooked breakfast only consisted of sausages and scrambled egg. And the buffet only had a choice of peaches and grapefruit, my wife would have liked prunes.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      Good value for money, clean room but small, excellent breakfast.

      Bit far from town, difficult to find when coming from Canterbury first time.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The staff were very helpfull,room very clean, excellent value for money.evening meal served over three hours so no pressure to return early evening for meal. food excellent.

      Would have liked more blankets and softer pillows. We did find the room a little cold.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn Express - Canterbury Canterbury location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 9HX

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Canterbury
      4.9km
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      600 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      89

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburyHoliday Inn Express

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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