Swallow Chaucer Hotel - Canterbury

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

Overview

Swallow Chaucer is a 3-star venue set just 3.1km from The Fishslab Gallery, RSPB Reserve Blean Woods and Chilham Castle. The charming hotel is set in an ancient building of Canterbury.

The property is 400 meters away from Roman Museum, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church. The center of Canterbury is 1km away from the venue.

Guests can reach Swallow Chaucer by car from London Southend airport in 45 minutes.

Rooms

Swallow Chaucer offers 42 guestrooms appointed with a seating area, high ceiling, a trouser press, TV and an iron with ironing board with all the sights of Canterbury within easy access.

Eat & Drink

Every day from 08:00 till 10:00 feel free to enjoy a hearty breakfast. British dishes are served in the traditional restaurant. Guests can unwind at the modern Patio Terrace And Pilgrims bar serving a wide range of afternoon tea and wines.

Internet

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

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Parking

Room facilities

  • Trouser Press

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • One child may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults 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

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Swallow Chaucer Hotel - Canterbury Canterbury location
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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Canterbury
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic)
    2100 ft
  • Cite Crepes (cuisine: Creperie)
    2200 ft
Parks
  • Dane John Gardens
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

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How to reach hotel

hotel Swallow Chaucer Hotel - Canterbury Canterbury location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Canterbury
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic)
    2100 ft
  • Cite Crepes (cuisine: Creperie)
    2200 ft
Parks
  • Dane John Gardens
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Hotel Awards

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Swallow Chaucer Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Room - 1000 ft
  • Animal Arts - 1700 ft
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery - 1700 ft
  • Kings Gallery - 1700 ft
  • Castle Arts - 2000 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral - 2300 ft
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery - 2300 ft
  • Province Of East Kent - 2700 ft
  • St Augustines Abbey - 4000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center - 1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Chantry Social Club - 700 ft
  • St Thomas R C Church - 700 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts - 700 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction - 1400 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales - 1400 ft
  • Chaucer Club - 3300 ft

Amusement

  • Odeon Cinema - 400 ft
  • Odeon Cinemas - 700 ft
  • Olympia Leisure - 700 ft
  • Olympia - 700 ft
  • WildWood, - 1000 ft
  • East Station Snooker Club - 2300 ft

Museums

  • Roman Museum - 1000 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum - 1700 ft
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum - 1700 ft
  • Museum Of Canterbury - 1700 ft
  • Masonic Library & Museum Trust - 2700 ft

Theaters

  • Marlowe Theatre - 1700 ft
  • The Marlow Theatre - 2000 ft
  • Gulbenkian Theatre - 1.4 mi

Local Attractions

  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods - 1.9 mi
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
  • Druidstone Park - 3.4 mi
    Honey Hill, Canterbury
  • West Blean & Thornden Woods - 4.2 mi
    Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park - 2.9 mi
    Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury
  • Wildwood Trust - 4.0 mi
    A291 Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne Bay

Near the hotelNear the hotel

  • Canterbury Cathedral - 1400 ft
    The Precincts, Canterbury
  • Roman Museum - 1300 ft
    Butchery Lane, Canterbury
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum - 1800 ft
    Stour Street, Canterbury
  • Beaney House of Art & Knowledge - 1900 ft
    18 High Street, Canterbury
  • The Canterbury Tales - 1400 ft
    St. Margaret's St., Canterbury
  • West Gate Museum - 1700 ft
  • St. Martin's Church - 1700 ft
    North Holmes Road, Canterbury

Restaurants Nearby

  • Salt - 2100 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 Tandoori - 2800 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 Crepes - 2200 ft

    Address: High Street
    Phone: 07725196736

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

Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Hotel Awards

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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:

Location
8.0
Service
7.0
Value
8.0

Individual 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 Hotel - Canterbury Canterbury location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Canterbury
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Salt (cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic)
    2100 ft
  • Cite Crepes (cuisine: Creperie)
    2200 ft
Parks
  • Dane John Gardens
    2100 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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