Holiday Inn Express - Canterbury  3 stars

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT2 9HX  show mapSave
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 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course




Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


The well-equipped Holiday Inn Express Canterbury offers 85 non-smoking guest rooms as well as a designated smoking area, a vending machine and free parking. The building was renovated in 2011.

This hotel is situated 3.9km away from St. Augustine's Abbey, University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral. The property is located 5km away from Canterbury city center with a cathedral and monuments nearby.

This hotel is conveniently based close to bars and restaurants.

Fast access to London Southend airport within 40km is provided.


They provide bathrooms with a power shower and a hairdryer.


A hearty breakfast is served at the lobby from 06:30 to 09:00. Guests can unwind in the 24-hour restaurant, which serves fresh British cuisine. The bar is open from 11:00 to 01:00 and serves complimentary drinks.


Guests can take advantage of internet connection, a business center and a photocopier and make use of ironing service, wake up service and 24-hour reception provided on-site.


Leisure facilities feature BBQ facilities, a golf course and a cocktail lounge. The hotel's activities include hiking, cycling and golf.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

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

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   89.


City Center Canterbury - 3.0 mi
Airports London Southend (SEN) - 23.9 mi, London City Airport (LCY) - 44.1 mi
Bus stop - 2300 ft
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Golf course
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Province Of East Kent
      2.5 mi
    • Castle Arts
      2.7 mi
    • Canterbury Cathedral
      2.7 mi
    • Sidney Cooper Gallery
      2.7 mi
    • Royal Museum & Art Gallery
      2.7 mi
    • Animal Arts
      2.8 mi
    • Kings Gallery
      2.9 mi
    • Art Room
      2.9 mi
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2.9 mi
    Places of interest
    • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
      2.8 mi
    • The Canterbury Tales
      2.8 mi
    • St Thomas R C Church
      2.9 mi
    • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts
      2.9 mi
    • Cinema 3
      2.4 mi
    • East Station Snooker Club
      2.7 mi
    • WildWood,
      2.9 mi
    • Olympia
      2.9 mi
    • Olympia Leisure
      2.9 mi
    • Masonic Library & Museum Trust
      2.5 mi
    • Museum Of Canterbury
      2.7 mi
    • Canterbury Heritage Museum
      2.7 mi
    • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum
      2.8 mi
    • Roman Museum
      2.9 mi
    • Mount Ephraim Gardens
      2.4 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • University of Kent
      2.4 mi
    • Gulbenkian Theatre
      2.2 mi
    • The Marlow Theatre
      2.7 mi
    • 2.8 mi

    Local Attractions

    • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
      1.5 mi
      Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
    • Druidstone Park
      2.1 mi
      Honey Hill, Canterbury
    • Mount Ephraim Gardens
      2.6 mi
      Staplestreet Road, Hernhill
    • Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
      2.9 mi
      Stour Street, Canterbury
    • Canterbury Cathedral
      3.1 mi
      The Precincts, Canterbury

    Holiday Inn Express Reviews

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    Average guest rating

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    Based on 516 reviews

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    • Single

      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...

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    • Single

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.)

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

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

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    • Family with children

      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

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Staff were helpful

      A long way from town and not well signposted

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

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

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

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