Travel Blogs from Canterbury
18. Write a travel blog ✅ (your are reading it!)
19. Visit the outback in Australia
20. Go on a sleeper train
21. Fly first class
22. Stay in a tree house
23. Watch a meteor shower
24. Own a tortoise
25 Do a taster menu
26. Go on the euro star
27. Go on the orient express
28. Get married
29. Bake a cake from scratch
30. Go on a yacht for a night
... of producing and disposing of the things we persuade ourselves we need. I'm also aware that the relative modesty of the belongings we've decided to keep is still totally unattainable for most people. First resolution: I will try to become less materialistic and appreciate what I have. Dorette is determined to use the wedding card to blag our way onto business class. I will be loitering somewhere, sheepishly out of ...
... antics to initiate conversation while out at night, then I will jump to the immediate conclusion that I will soon be washed by a wave of loathing into an ocean of despising you. If you stare at me for an uncomfortable amount of minutes, I am not intrigued, you’re making me uncomfortable, my peripheral vision is strained, and I will probably start picking my nose before approaching you with a bubbly, “have we met?”. If you have to supply mass quantities of ...
... not quite right about this beach, the shells were different and the water was grey. It was still a nice beach but it's hard to beat what we have at home! Sunday was dedicated to exploring the close by town of Broadstairs and of course Margate. We visited a seaside arcade, an art gallery, the house of Charles Dickens in Broadstairs, played dress ups in the vintage secondhand shops and of course ate more fish and chips and ...
... back to the hotel. It wasn't a good call, particularly as we had driven through Rochester which looked far more interesting. We didn’t find the regenerated waterfront area that I remembered from a previous visit and although the Chatham Maritime museum looked promising, it was too late in the day to justify the £17 entry fee so we walked away again. It was another Cooper Pigeonaire moment.
Consequently we got back to the hotel ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ebury Hotel Canterbury
Stayed at the Ebury Hotel for a three day break 21st April 2005, booked over the Internet. Everything was first class, although only a 2 Star Hotel the facilities, the food, the Staff deserve far more. We had a twin room overlooking the garden (No 1) which was delightful and the bathroom was beautiful, everything was clean and all the small touches ( shampoo, bath oil etc) that one would expect of a first class hotel were provided.
The breakfast is great, enough to keep you going all day, and extra tea, coffee, toast offered without having to ask. Also an indoor swimming pool is available in a seperate room across the garden, towels provided by the Hotel, a real plus.
Canterbury is a lovely City, the Cathedral is awesome, well worth a visit, so much history everywhere.
I can throughly recommend both the Hotel and the City.
Wowed by a 2 Star!
I loved this hotel. Our triple room was huge and and extremely comfortable and clean. The indoor heated pool was fantastic and the back garden quaint. The breakfast was a delicious traditional English one. We don't usually stay at anything less than 3 stars but this place was exceptional.
I Stayed at the Ebury Hotel the accomodation was wonderful, and the breakfasts were tasty. I was also very grateful to the receptionist who was on duty on my arrival (Sylvain) he was very polite and helpful.
A wonderful break at the Ebury Hotel
We recently spent a half-board weekend at Ebury Hotel in Canterbury, and very much enjoyed our stay. The hotel has an excellent chef called Jean-Pierre and our service thoughout was attentive. The room was spacious, and the en-suite had a full-size bath and shower. Canterbury was lovely, the cathedral breathtaking and the surrounding streets packed full of interesting shops. I must also mention the indoor pool, a must for a weekend away, and also the traditional cooked breakfast. We got a discount for booking on their website, and will definately return.
Dirty appartment and rude staff
When we arrived on Sunday evening in November the bungalow we had booked for the week was freezing cold and had not been cleaned since the last occupants had vacated. The bathroom was unusable, floor and china dirty, microwave a disaster and when we turned on the electric heaters one was not working. We were told by the rude receptionist that the cleaning lady was ill and no-one would be available to clean until at least Monday morning and that the heater had been working the previous day. When we requested a room in the almost empty hotel we were refused and advised that we could have our money back and leave if we weren't happy. We left.
We loved this hotel
Our family of 4 (mom, dad and 2 teens) stayed at this hotel in July 2003. Our family room was spacious and very comfortable. The hotel is immaculately clean and serves a wonderful breakfast in a lovely, clean dining room. The back yard is also exquisite with chairs for lounging and a table for picnics. It's a bit of a walk to the town centre (approx 20 mins). My only suggestion would be to ask for a room at the back of the hotel if traffic noise bothers you; the hotel is on a very busy street. Otherwise, enjoy!
Cottage at the Ebury hotel
We stayed for a week at one of the self-catering cottages at the Ebury Hotel this summer. It was our most enjoyable stay in England so far. The cottage was clean, tastefully furnished and equipped with all modern conveniences.
It is a great location for going on trips to Kent or even London. The city-centre is only a ten minutes walk from the hotel and yet you feel you are staying in a peaceful, tranquil place in the country.
We spent wonderful summer evenings sitting in the quiet and park-like hotel garden while our three kids enjoyed themselves in the indoor pool.
Stay at the Ebury Hotel in Canterbury
We had a lovely time at this charming hotel, indoor pool and great restaurant, much better than others we have tried. :-)
Ebury Hotel Review
We had a fantastic stay just outside the centre of the city at the Ebury Hotel, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was excellent, and of course there was the indoor heated pool, which was a god-send for the children.
We will certainly return there and perhaps stay in one of the self-catering cottages for a week, using it as a base to see south-eastern England.