Falstaff  3 stars

8-12 St Dunstan'S Street, Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 8AF  show mapSave
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The charming 3-star Falstaff offers contemporary rooms with views of the River Stour. This medieval building was refurbished in 1999.

Located in the center of Canterbury, the hotel is steps away from Howletts Zoo, University of Kent and Chilham Castle. Falstaff is also located near St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Norman Castle.

The hotel is set next to a tower, a cathedral and a castle.

Fast access to London Southend airport within 45km is provided.


Falstaff offers 45 rooms fitted with coffee/tea making facilities, a work desk, air conditioning, direct dial phone and a fireplace for a comfortable stay in Canterbury. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.


Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. The family restaurant provides delicious meals. The busy bar serves a selection of tea.


Currency exchange, a cloakroom and free parking for general use and a photocopier, daily newspapers and internet access for work can be found on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   47.

City Center Canterbury - 2300 ft
Airports London Southend (SEN) - 25.9 mi, London City Airport (LCY) - 46.8 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Shipa Tandoori (cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi) - 1300 ft, Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic) - 1700 ft
Parks Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens - 800 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Golf
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 5 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Falstaff LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Province Of East Kent
      700 ft
    • Sidney Cooper Gallery
      700 ft
    • Royal Museum & Art Gallery
      1400 ft
    • Animal Arts
      1400 ft
    • Castle Arts
      1700 ft
    • Kings Gallery
      1700 ft
    • Canterbury Cathedral
      2000 ft
    • Art Room
      2300 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2000 ft
    Places of interest
    • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
      1700 ft
    • St Thomas R C Church
      2000 ft
    • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts
      2300 ft
    • The Canterbury Tales
      2300 ft
    • Chantry Social Club
      3700 ft
    • Chaucer Club
      1.0 mi
    • WildWood,
      2000 ft
    • Olympia
      2700 ft
    • Olympia Leisure
      2700 ft
    • East Station Snooker Club
      2700 ft
    • Odeon Cinema
      3300 ft
    • Odeon Cinemas
      3700 ft
    • Cinema 3
      1.1 mi
    • Masonic Library & Museum Trust
      700 ft
    • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum
      1400 ft
    • Canterbury Heritage Museum
      1400 ft
    • Museum Of Canterbury
      1700 ft
    • Roman Museum
      1700 ft
    • The Marlow Theatre
      1000 ft
    • Marlowe Theatre
      1400 ft
    • Gulbenkian Theatre
      4300 ft

    Local Attractions

    • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
      1.3 mi
      Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
    • Druidstone Park
      2.8 mi
      Honey Hill, Canterbury
    • Howletts Wild Animal Park
      3.5 mi
      Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury
    • West Blean & Thornden Woods
      3.9 mi
      Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay
    • Wildwood Trust
      3.9 mi
      A291 Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne Bay

    Near the hotel

    • Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
      800 ft
      Stour Street, Canterbury
    • Canterbury Cathedral
      2000 ft
      The Precincts, Canterbury
    • Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
      1400 ft
      18 High Street, Canterbury
    • Canterbury Heritage Museum
      1600 ft
      Stour Street, Canterbury
    • West Gate Museum
      1700 ft
    • The Canterbury Tales
      2000 ft
      St. Margaret's St., Canterbury
    • Roman Museum
      2000 ft
      Butchery Lane, Canterbury

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Shipa Tandoori

      76% likes this, based on 8 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi
      Price Range: USD 8 - USD 19

      1300 ft
      113-115 Canterbury Street

      Phone: 01634 570119

    • Salt

      82% likes this, based on 79 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic
      Price Range: USD 4 - USD 12

      1700 ft
      13 Palace Street

      Phone: 01227 788595

    • Cite Crepes

      95% likes this, based on 75 reviews
      Cuisine: Creperie
      Price Range: USD 4 - USD 7

      2300 ft
      High Street

      Phone: 07725196736

    Falstaff Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Falstaff

    Average guest rating

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    Based on 704 reviews

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    • Older travelers

      The hotel was booked out, and we were upgraded to the John Flagstaff Suite. At no expense to us. The breakfasts were very good, with a great selection for all tastes. Would recommend to all. Great staff, great atmosphere, great age -over 600years old.

      We were unable to control the room temp, so it's was a bit hot. And due the age of the Hotel, the rooms didn't filter noises from other rooms.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location, and a free car park.

      I was expecting ye olde pub, but it's more of a hotel that used to be a pub. Breakfast was budget hotel quality, rather than B+B quality.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      An all round nice experience, a short walk to the city, comfortable bar and lounge rooms

      Found the combination locks on the entrances a bit of a pain

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      location, friendly very helpful staff, good breakfast meal, safe easily accessible car parking facilties close to hotel room and town.

      decoration starting to look very tired, room very hot lucky to obtain a fan.Possible aircon facility in future remodelling in the annexe where we stayed.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      It was a nice cozy hotel and the location was ideal. The staff accommodated us in changing rooms. The front desk staff was also very helpful in providing information and booking a taxi for us. I would recommend the hotel but only in cooler temperatures

      The first room we were assigned was on the third floor and it was extremely hot with very little air entering through the small opening in the windows. It also had not been dusted properly i.e thick dust on the lamps. Fortunately the staff accommodated us in moving to a first floor room which was nicely cool. We also did not like having to carry our luggage up and down over three flights of stairs.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location near to sites and shops and Christchurch University Easy going friendly atmosphere Free secure parking Comfy beds Olde world charm Good choice for breakfast.

      Decor a little faded in room Breakfast rather busy when hotel was full so some guests had quite a wait to be seated .

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      All staff extremely friendly and helpful. Spacious room, very quiet despite being in city. Excellent breakfast. Hotel in brilliant location for city centre.

      Had to wait for breakfast on one of our mornings as restaurant was full. This wasn't a problem as we weren't in a hurry and could read newspapers in the bar while waiting. However, it could be a problem if time mattered.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      This is a really historic building in a really historic city. The hotel is very convenient to the historic downtown.

      Our room in the attic of the annex had limited windows and ventilation.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Location is absolutely great for Canterbury's city centre and the cathedral

      The beds tend to move when you prop a pillow against the headboard and lean on it. The TVs are the old CRT lumps, not flat screens and are positioned on a somewhat low TV stands

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Very convenient location by Westgate and the heart of the city. Easy walking distance to Canterbury West station. Friendly and helpful staff. Warm and cosy - despite the sub-zero temperatures outside day and night. Good bathroom set-up and plenty of hot water. Plenty of cupboard and drawer space.Tea-making facilities in bedroom, with ample supplies. Generous breakfast included in price. Effective free wi-fi. Trouser-press and traditional iron/ironing board in bedroom. Great value price via this website. When I left my suitcase with reception for safe-keeping until the afternoon, after checking out in the morning, I was given a numbered ticket to ensure the security of my luggage, which was then locked away - reassuring! I would stay here again if visiting this city.

      There was nothing I didn't like really, though a remote control for the tv would have been welcome. However, the set was an analogue-only one, so no doubt they'll be replacing that soon, ready for the digital switch-over.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      We've stayed at the Falstaff a number of times, and nothing can beat the location and the price combined. It's a lovely 14th(15th) century coachhouse with character

      Breakfast staff need to keep better track of who comes in when, as 3 couples who followed us in had their orders taken before us. Also, although the food was quite good, and I wouldn't want a buffet with food getting dry under heat lamps, I'm wondering if its necessary to do each order completely individually (i.e can't they coordinate more than 2 people's breakfasts at the same time...? it was quite a wait for the food following those other 3 couples...)

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      close to town centre, good car parking facility, good english breakfast, value for money, service at reception was good.

      service at breakfast was very poor

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Housekeeping staff were firnedly and flexible about room-cleaning time. Good wifi

      Limited TV. Room rather strangely laid out.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location excellent - staff welcoming - accomodation brill

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Pleasant & helpful staff, great location for walking to places of interest like main street & church. Staff advised us of a great eating place & the bed was soft but not 'sinky'. Great breakfast spread too, better than some more expensive ones we've stayed at.

      It's a little on the dated side in the room, & I don't 'period' style. But the bed was warm & comfy.

      • Average rating
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