Falstaff Hotel - Canterbury  3 stars

8-10 St Dunstan'S Street, Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 8AF  show mapSave
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The 3-star Falstaff offers fine accommodation in Canterbury. An example of medieval architecture, this hotel opened in 1403 and was fully restored in 1999.

This hotel is set in the center of Canterbury, just 1.8km from Howletts Zoo, University of Kent and Chilham Castle. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Norman Castle in Canterbury are located nearby.

Falstaff overlooks parks and a river and provides quick access to a local beach.

A short drive from London Southend airport.


The contemporary hotel rooms feature a fireplace, cable TV with on-demand movies, air conditioning, a writing desk and Wi-Fi as well as an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.


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


Aside from wake up service, ironing service and 24-hour reception, guests can also make use of currency exchange, a cloakroom and free parking.


Leisure facilities include a courtyard and barbeque grills.


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   46.

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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  • Parking (fee required)
  • 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
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double Bed
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      Falstaff LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Tourist attractions
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • 700 ft
      • Sidney Cooper Gallery
        700 ft
      • Royal Museum & Art Gallery
        1400 ft
      • Animal Arts
        1400 ft
      • Kings Gallery
        1700 ft
      • Castle Arts
        1700 ft
      • 2000 ft
      • Art Room
        2300 ft
      • St Augustines Abbey
        1.1 mi
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        2000 ft
      Places of interest
      • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
        1700 ft
      • St Thomas R C Church
        2000 ft
      • The Canterbury Tales
        2300 ft
      • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts
        2300 ft
      • Chantry Social Club
        3700 ft
      • 1.0 mi
      • WildWood,
        2000 ft
      • Olympia Leisure
        2700 ft
      • Olympia
        2700 ft
      • East Station Snooker Club
        2700 ft
      • Odeon Cinema
        3300 ft
      • Odeon Cinemas
        3700 ft
      • 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

      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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      Individual guest reviews

      • 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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