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Wincheap Guest House
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Wincheap Guest House
Ranked #22 of 75 Canterbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Midlands
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Very good”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Though on a busy main road our front bedroom was quiet because of the double glazing. It was comfortable, the welcome was good and the owner helpful and friendly and the breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

I stayed here for 1 night while doing a bike maintenance course. Joe & Patrick were wonderful hosts, very friendly & accommodating (they let me park my car at the guest house all day for 2 days) & helpful. Breakfast was absolutely fantastic & it is only a 10min walk from the cathedral so good location. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Hasselt, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

Close to Canterbury city center (10min walk), free car park, clean room, very nice breakfast ... in short, everything you need to enjoy your stay in Canterbury. Driving from Dover to Canterbury the guesthouse is easy to find, yes, the guesthouse is at a busy road but our room was at the back of the house so no problem there. The groundfloor room has a nice small terras (thank you Joe for the early morning coffee) very nice and handy if you are traveling with a smoker. The room was clean, good bed, open closet so you are sure not to forget anything ! A tray with a nice selection of tea and coffee and some cookies. Internet is also free available but we did not try it (laptop free vacation). 5 channels on the TV set (BBC1 and 2, ITV, Channel 4 and 5) Bathroom is small and clean, I did have some trouble with the shower but that might be because I still have trouble with these electric showers. The car park is at the back of the guesthouse (camera surveillance). Now for the breakfast ... hmmm ... full english (vegetarian available), choice of cereals, fresh fruit, bread and jam, you name it ... they have got it. No serious, breakfast is very nice and a good way to start your day ! Next time in Canterbury we will surely book there again.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

I stayed at this guest house with my partner over the Easter holiday. We were at a room at the front of the house on the upper floor of the house. The room was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and a better size than other B & B's I have stayed in. It is only about fifteen minutes walk from the town centre.

The road on which it is located is quite busy which can result in some traffic noise at night, but on the other hand it was is easy to find and handy when travelling out of Canterbury. Our hosts were friendly and helpful and Joe cooks a great breakfast. There were some nice touches, like a bowl of toffees and lolly pops by the door and a little hen shaped basket of mini chocolate eggs on the breakfast table at Easter day .

It is great value for money and I would use this guesthouse again if staying in the area.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

We looked around a few hotels which seemed full and expensive. Wincheap was superb, Jo was very helpful along the way and room very reasonable, large room. Excellent location, 10 mins to centre and breakfast lovely. Def check it out!

  • Stayed February 2011
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Brighton
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

Having lived in Canterbury some time ago and returning for a wedding, the Wincheap Guesthouse was the perfect stop over. The room was very spacious and clean and the breakfast generous. The owner was exceptionally helpful and welcoming and town was a 5 minute stroll away with none of the normal parking worries!

  • Stayed October 2010
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Eastbourne
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

We stayed at the Wincheap for just one night whilst exploring Canterbury.
The benefit of free parking helped us choose this Guest House, together with its location, and we received a very warm welcome from a very friendly host, Joe. We didn't have to "book in" at any specific time, because he had already asked what time, roughly, we would be arriving. Our room was very nice indeed – it was clean, as was the bathroom, and there were some very nice touches, such as biscuits and tissues. Despite our room being at the front, it was remarkably quiet and we enjoyed a good night's sleep in nice bedding.
The breakfast could not be faulted: there was a good selection of fruits and yoghurt, as well as cereals, with fruit juice; then came the full English, which was both substantial and of good quality; then came toast and more tea and coffee if you wanted it; there were also rolls, croissants and muffins. . . . We were stuffed!
Joe allowed us to leave our car on site after "checking out" while we popped into Canterbury for a few more hours before coming home. (The town centre is barely ten minutes' walk away.)
We really cannot find anything negative to say about our stay – nothing was too much trouble and we would recommend the Wincheap to anyone.
Finally, we also recommend the King's Head (just a few minutes' walk down the road) for good quality, reasonably priced meals and very friendly staff.
All in all, we had a wonderful weekend!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wincheap Guest House
Address: 94 Wincheap, Canterbury CT1 3RS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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Ranked #22 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Number of rooms: 6

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