Swallow Chaucer - Canterbury

63 Ivy Lane, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 1TU  show map
 3 stars
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Swallow Chaucer - Canterbury

Paid Wi-Fi

GBP 10 per hour

Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Coffee shop

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Meeting facilities

Business services

Overview

Offering view over Fishslab Gallery, which is 10 km away, Swallow Chaucer is a traditional hotel featuring a sauna and a swimming pool.

Saint Martin's Hospital are within a 20-minute walk of the property. The venue is set within 1 km from Canterbury city center.

The hotel is set next to a cathedral and city walls.

London Southend airport is 50 minutes' drive away from Swallow Chaucer Hotel.

Rooms

En-suite rooms feature climate control, a safe, television and an iron with ironing board.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s modern restaurant serves a variety of French dishes. Guests can try coffee, wines and beers served in the pool bar. Serving an array of dishes, Salt and Cite Crepes are 600 meters away.

Services

Swallow Chaucer Hotel features such facilities as a safe deposit box and a car park.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at GBP 10 per hour.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • Coffee shop

Services

  • Room service

Meeting facilities

  • Business services

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Trouser press

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

63 Ivy Lane, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 1TU

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City Centre
  • Canterbury
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    2700 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic)
    1900 ft
  • Cite Crepes
    2100 ft
Parks
  • Dane John Gardens
    1600 ft
  • Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

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UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburySwallow Chaucer

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

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Room700 ft
  • Animal Arts1400 ft
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery1400 ft
  • Kings Gallery1400 ft
  • Castle Arts1700 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral2000 ft
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery2000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Chantry Social Club700 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts700 ft
  • St Thomas R C Church700 ft
  • Canterbury Christ Church University1000 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction1000 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales1000 ft
  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury1400 ft
  • Canterbury Castle2300 ft
  • Westgate2700 ft

Train stations

  • Canterbury East Train Station2300 ft

Amusement

  • Odeon Cinema400 ft
  • Olympia Leisure700 ft
  • Olympia700 ft
  • Odeon Cinemas700 ft
  • WildWood,1000 ft
  • East Station Snooker Club2000 ft

Museums

  • Roman Museum1000 ft
  • Museum Of Canterbury1400 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum1400 ft
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum1400 ft

Theaters

  • Marlowe Theatre1400 ft
  • The Marlow Theatre2000 ft

Local attractions

  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods 1.9 mi
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road Rough Common
  • Mount Ephraim Gardens5.7 mi
    Mount Ephraim Staple Street Hernhill
  • Chilham Village5.8 mi
    The Square
  • Clowes Wood4.0 mi
    Radfall Road
  • The Parish Church of St Mary\'s Chilham5.7 mi
    The Square

Near the hotel

  • Canterbury Cathedral1300 ft
    Katedra W 11 The Precincts
  • St. Thomas\' Catholic Church800 ft
    59 Burgate
  • Canterbury Roman Museum1100 ft
    11A Butchery Lane
  • Dane John Gardens1600 ft
    Watling Street
  • St. Augustine\'s Abbey900 ft
    St. Augustines Abbey Longport Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • The Canterbury Tales1200 ft
    St. Margarets Street
  • West Gate Museum1500 ft

Restaurants nearby

  • Salt1900 ft

    Address: 13 Palace Street
    Phone: 01227 788595

    84% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 13

  • Shipa Tandoori2600 ft

    Address: 113-115 Canterbury Street
    Phone: 01634 570119

    77% likes this, based on 24 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 21

  • Cite Crepes2100 ft

    Address: High Street
    Phone: 07725196736

    83% likes this, based on 79 reviews
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 7

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburySwallow Chaucer

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

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Swallow Chaucer Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Swallow Chaucer

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 50 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
7.0
Value
8.0
Location
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The reception staff were very friendly, and it was cheap.

    tv reception was very poor, floorboards were very creaky which meant the room was very noisy with other guests moving about, the whole building felt run down

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    I liked the accessibility to the centre of Canterbury

    Comfort of the room let down by no control on the scalding hot heated towel rail which made the bathroom uncomfortably hot. Stair carpet very worn in places & dangerous. No lift and steep stairs made it difficult for my husband who walks with a stick - we had not been made aware of this.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Character of the building

    Breakfast was poor, awful coffee, solid egg, cold baked beans....Otherwise very nice

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Easy and free parking at a city centre location.

    Hotel is a bit shabby, especially the stairs and hallways. Also the floorboards are very creaky.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    Not much!!

    The room was very small and my wife and I had to share a 4 foot double bed!! Normally a double bed is at least 4 foot 6 inches and I am 6 foot 3 inches. The only good thing was that it was very intimate!! The TV did not work and when we asked foir extra biscuits for our coiffee, we were told there was non available. There were also no savoury snacks in the bar. When we complained again when we were checking out the receptionist would only say that the hotel was due to close soon!!

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The staff were extremely helpful and the bedroom was fine

    The condition of the corridors was absolutely disgusting and the common areas of the hotel need a complete revamp

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The Hotel is well located for easy access to the shops and sights and offers good value. The staff were pleasant, helpful and efficient.

    The hotel itself is rather "tired" and would benefit greatly from a modest refurbishment.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Location and convenience to City centre

    Entrance and hallways very tired and baddly warn

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    the location of the hotel to the town centre

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Staff were great, breakfast was okay

    TV did not work but we were moved to an upgrade (even better value for £55). Floors creaked, but all part of the charm of the hotel

  • Single
    7.8

    It was old style and had character and felt homely.

    The television reception did not work which was rather disappointing as I was looking forward to unwinding in front of a good film.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    Tle location was good. Sadly the hotel is very tired and jaded - a trait followed by the staff.

    As above the hotel needs refurbished and restaffed, clearly particularly the management. Principal corridors and rooms eg. bar were unhoovered and unsightly. Glasses, plates and dishes were left on outside tables from 2.00pm to 7.00pm. Not impressive.

  • Couple
    4.2

    There was not much that I can say that was good apart from the staff was ok with my needs

    I was staying in room 65 and the tv didn't work probberly and the loo didn't flush as well when I rang and spoke to the woman at front desk she said that she will send some one but no one came and when I told them about the loo he said he can't do any thing as there wasn't any one there to sort it out and I had just been to the loo and done a poo so had to sleep in the room all night with a smell I would like to have a refund on my room

  • Single
    7.8

    ease of parking good location to discover area close to shops

    breakfast staff we arrived at 09 30 unsure of seating arrangement no one there when served no good morning not asked how any one would like eggs cooked

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    I liked the location, just outside the city walls and the very friendly staff. My friend and I had the bicycles with us and although they didn't have a bicycle storage, they promptly found a room where we could store them overnight.

How to reach hotel

hotel Swallow Chaucer - Canterbury Canterbury location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

63 Ivy Lane, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 1TU

Get directions
City Centre
  • Canterbury
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    2700 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic)
    1900 ft
  • Cite Crepes
    2100 ft
Parks
  • Dane John Gardens
    1600 ft
  • Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburySwallow Chaucer

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

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