Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 191
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by duckss good for an overnight
Entrance through a garage was off putting but once you are inside the grounds a good nights sleep in a nice hotel. The hotel is next to a busy road which you can occasionally hear.
Inside the hotel all is clean and nice, the disabled room was excellent.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good stop off hotel
Good basic clean hotel for stop off on way back from France. We stayed in a family room - one double bed and one sofa bed - small but adequate for one night stay. The children could feel the springs of the sofa bed so we asked for another duvet to put on the mattress as a liner - no problem for the staff - they brought it to our room within 15 minutes.
Good choice for breakfast - self service; eat as much as you like.
This is the third time we have stayed here and would stay again for another stop off on way to or from France.
Very good value for money and only short distance into Canterbury town Centre.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnboy Cornishman Assured Comfort
Assured comfort at the Holiday Inn Express, Good beds, clean rooms and attentive staff. They always meet our expectations.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by craxton great value
excellent stay.we will use holiday inn express in preference to other budget hotels in the future
August 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Zo-Jo1999 Don't expect an express service at this Express Holiday Inn!
Overall the hotel is understaffed, so although the staff are friendly, everything happens slowly as there is not enough staff members to see to the guests. It took about 1/2 hour to check in as the guy on the desk was dealing with so many customers, for example, not great after a long day..... So although the hotel itself was OK, and the staff were OK, do not expect an express service! Breakfast was also exceptionally poor.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sugar and Spice /////Very relaxing stay
We found the general attitude of the staff to be of a high standard - very polite , helpful and friendly.
The room we had was comfortable and clean which meant we were able to relax and enjoy the few days we stayed there.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindanna49 Excellent all round
We stayed here twice in a week, firstly on a Monday then the following Saturday. At all times the staff were courteous, most helpful and welcoming. Every request was dealt with efficiently and with a smile. Both rooms were clean and comfortable and we slept well. There was lots of nice food to choose from at breakfast and the hot food was hot, not lukewarm or cold! Can't praise the staff here highly enough.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bands18 Great service from a hidden treasure
Having eventually found this hotel - better signage would be helpful especially for those not coming from London - we want to
thank all the staff for making our stay so pleasurable.
We found the fan provided in our room so useful on hot nights. Despite having two coach parties to cater for one night the staff made sure we were suitably seated away from the rest, that our food was promptly served and we were comfortable at all times. Their friendly but efficient manner was much appreciated.
There are not that many hotels where you can see rabbits playing outside the windows! If in the area we would certainly pop in again.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TE03 Good Value for Money
We had a standard family room which was fine for a one night stay, our girls shared the sofa bed which made the room a little small when it was in use but not a problem for one night.
The hotel is next to a main road however our room was quiet.
The breakfast was a pleasant surprise much better than we were expecting, a help yourself buffet which included sausages, scrambed eggs and beans, fresh fruit and warm pastries. The chef kept bringing out plenty of food for the busy restaurant.
If we needed to be in the area again we would use this hotel again.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pilgs1 Great staff
The staff at this hotel were extremely friendly and attentive. Although they probably needed more staff on duty in the evening, those who were on duty could not do enough for us. The rooms are newly refurbished and excellent.
August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pioneer1952 Comfortable room
The room was comfortable, clean and quiet but the breakfast service was lacking in quality and variety. The staff took some time to replenish what had been used so the breakfast took longer to complete than I expected.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mjcj room 115 excessive noise
The Holiday Inn Express at Canterbury is as you would expect from a Holiday Inn hotel, fine if you are staying one night on the way to somewhere else. However if you are given room 115 and want to be able to sleep at night I suggest you demand to be moved. The room has a refrigeration / power unit situated 6 ft away from the window which hums loudly 24 hours a day and makes sleeping difficult and having the window open impossible. In fairness we asked to change room for our 2nd night which they arranged but there was not a hint of an apology from the manager at reception for the disruption.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Desperate Dan Fantastic value for money
When we arrived we were welcomed warmly at reception and very pleasantly surprised by the quality of our room and the public areas. All the staff were helpful and pleasant, and the choice and quality and service of food for dinner was excellent.
Overall, a very pleasant stay which will be repeated whenever we are away on business near a Holiday Inn
August 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jumbos21 1st bad expericence
we stay in hoilday inns on a regular basis,what we normally get is a very good standard at a great price but on this occasion there standards fell well short this included
1.no cups for tea/coffee had to to asking
2.when we rang to reception to ask for something it took ages to answer the phone
3.no tea spoons
4.requested the use of an iron it was delivered but did not work
5.there were no free papers
6.the bed was too small
7, our door key did not work and we had too go back twice to put it right
8. breakfast kept on running out of hot products
all in all not good
August 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Klotzi Autobahnmotel ohne Charme - OK für eine Übernachtung
Am Motorway neben einer Tankstelle 8km von Canterbury entfernt gelegen. Zimmer klein und laut, leider auch nicht klimatisiert. Das Frühstück typisch für Holiday Inn Express - es reicht zur Sättigung. Die BAr ist nett, das Personal sehr entgegenkommend.
Für eine Übernachtung ok.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silky56 Clean and comfortable with polite staff
After driving home from France we found the Cantebury Holiday Inn close to the Ferry Port in Dover.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by geordie mafia Good service & excellent value
Ideally situated for touring the area especially Canterbury ( only £10-00 taxi ride). Although check-in was not until 3-00 p.m. and we had to get ready for a funeral 10 miles away for 3-15 p.m.,they checked us in early as to avoid any rush.
Spotless accommodation & would definitely recommend the Holiday Inn Express to all .
July 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie1948 Polite and helpful staff
Stayed at the Hotel to attend son's graduation, had a pleasant stay. It was a very hot day and a fan had been put into the room, which was needed. We needed to know a good City centre car park, the reception gave us a map and looked up the post code for the car park, this proved very useful. Overall a very good experience.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WildReview None
I couldn't believe that there was no lift to the upper floor.
No further comments.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by La Familia Schöne Lage, um Ausflüge zu machen
Wir haben das Hotel gebucht, weil wir mit 2 Kindern ein Hotel haben wollten mit Frühstücksbuffet. Zimmer waren gut, Frühstück war gut, Mitarbeiter waren nett. Lage direkt an der Autobahn war leiser als erwartet, gut abgeschirmt. Einzig negativ war die Zufahrt, wir mussten lange suchen. Würden das Hotel auf jeden Fall noch einmal nehmen. 10 Minuten bis zur Innenstadt.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dexter14 Excelllent Hotel ideal for Dover Ferry
I have stayed in H. I. Express before and this was in line with what I expected on the way back from France at beginning of July The only downside of the stay was that our room (201) was directly above the kitchen and we had to put up with the noise of the kitchen extract fans from early morning. Also the room was strifiling as it was quite warm outside and we couldn't open the window because the smell of cooked food which was coming from the kitchen was drifting across and into our bedroom window.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LE&SH Wonderful staff
Holiday Inn Express - quality of hotel/room as expected. However the two staff members who were on duty that evening went beyond what I expected, especially as it was later in the evening and busy.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Abuela46 Good experience
We arrived at Canterbury having stayed in a very poor place in Suffolk. It was so good to be in an hotel where everything was clean and well maintained. Liked the flexibility of breakfast so didn't feel we needed to be up too early while on holiday.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will W Very convenient for Canterbury
Good place as a cntre for visiting Kent and CInque ports
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trolleyjack Canterbury Stop-over
An excellent stop-over before driving to Europe. The staff were very friendly and the Hotel is clean, very comfortable and I highly recommend it.
I would suggest having a safe in the room would be appreciated by guests.
The bar area was very nice and relaxing after a long drive but I would like to have been given coasters when I ordered my drinks.
I would not hesitate to use this Hotel again and I plan to do so in September. If all the group's hotels are of this quality I will be extremely satisfied.
A great place to stay.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janton Nice break
Nice break as my husband is disabled and the ;hotel and room were ideal for him - wheelchair access etc and a nice break for me
July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aman49 Excellent staff and clean modern rooms
A great stay with staff being up to their usual helpful and professional standard. Modern , clean rooms with good facilities.
July 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Essjay1 Disappointed after 3 visits
My 3rd visit to the hotel. Several issues caused concern this trip.
Dirty towel left hanging over bathroom door on arrival in room
Very hard, uncomfortable mattress
Bar unable to provide a decaf cappuccino at midnight and gave a decaf instant (sachet) coffee at £4.70 for two - I could have made this in the room with complimentary facilities
Overall poor service at breakfast - no staff appeared to clear up and keep buffet topped up and cleaned. No bacon - I appreciate only 3 items need to be offered at a HIE but choice of sausage, egg and beans (every time) is tedious!!!
July 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pulpo Buena ubicacion - personal amable
En general una estancia agradable sobre todo debido a la amabilidad de Natalie en la recepcion. Es un hotel por lo general limpio (a pesar de que en las escaleras para subir a las habitaciones olia a humedad) y con unas instalaciones aceptables. El desayuno podria mejorar ya que es un muy basico. No tuvimos ningun problema a excepcion de la ducha en el bano que perdia agua y tenia menos presion. Muy Buena ubicacion.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bertie 65 A good hotel within easy reach of Canterbury by car
We were on our 3rd visit to Holiday Inn Express, Canterbury and still enjoyed it. The staff made us welcome on arrival and were smiling as usual. The breakfast was good and there were items to suit most people. We also thought it was a nice touch that the waiter came and took our trays when we finished which kept the dining room looking nice. Enjoyed a glass of Pimms in the evening as it was summer - please continue to do this!
Hope to return as there is always lots to do in Canterbury with its wonderful heritage.
July 3, 2014