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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury

3-star Hotel with Restaurant

3 stars

A2 Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9HX

+44 122 786 5000
Very good

based on 937 reviews

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About Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, Canterbury

Value for money
Comfortable Canterbury hotel just off the A2, with a restaurant Holiday Inn Express® Canterbury Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Canterbury's historic city centre. You're seven minutes by car from Canterbury West Station, where direct trains whisk you to London in as little as an hour. Heathrow Airport (LHR) is an hour and 15 minutes away. Visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, with its medieval stained-glass windows, lofty Gothic quire and tranquil cloisters. You can catch musicals, international ballet and drama performances at the sleek, contemporary Marlowe Theatre, or take a stroll through the shops and cafes at the bustling Whitefriars Shopping Centre. If you’re in the mood for a family day out by the water, the charming seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable are an easy drive from the hotel. At this hotel you can enjoy: - Electric car charging points - Two meeting rooms Get your day off to a bright start with the included Express Start™ Breakfast, with English and Continental choices. Our vibrant, welcoming restaurant also serves an international menu for dinner. Relax with a drink or a coffee from the well-stocked bar, open for you around the clock. Guest rooms feature comfortable bedding, a pillow menu and blackout curtains for a restful night’s slumber.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Holiday Inn Express Canterbury room price & deals

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Standard Rooms - Courtyard view
1 sofa bed

1 sofa bed



$96 totalBooking.com
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Double Rooms - Sea view
1 double bed

1 double bed



$90 totalExpedia
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Other Rooms - Mountain view
2 twin beds

2 twin beds



$96 totalTravala
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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Conditioner


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking


  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Holiday Inn Express Canterbury Reviews

Very goodBased on 937 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Breakfast - super friendly staff. (in 371 reviews)
  • All staff were brilliant.Breakfast choice verygood. (in 342 reviews)
  • Staff friendly and very helpful (in 305 reviews)
Cons -
  • Having to pay for car park (in 65 reviews)
  • Ridiculous £3 charge for parking (in 59 reviews)
  • The spare bed protector was stained. (in 51 reviews)

Holiday Inn Express Canterbury room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Holiday Inn Express Canterbury compare to other 3 star hotels in Canterbury?

    Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is $77 cheaper than the average 3 star hotel in Canterbury. You can usually find a nightly rate of $95 when staying at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury.

  • How far is Holiday Inn Express Canterbury from London Southend?

    The drive from London Southend to Holiday Inn Express Canterbury will take you about 1h 11min depending on traffic, with a distance of 23.9 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • What is the best way to get to Holiday Inn Express Canterbury from London Southend?

    Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Holiday Inn Express Canterbury. The nearest airport to the hotel is London Southend.

  • Are there food options at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury?

    Holiday Inn Express Canterbury does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Holiday Inn Express Canterbury at +44 122 786 5000.

  • Does Holiday Inn Express Canterbury have a pool?

    Judging by our data, Holiday Inn Express Canterbury does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Holiday Inn Express Canterbury at +44 122 786 5000.

  • How close is Holiday Inn Express Canterbury to Canterbury city center?

    When staying at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury there is just 3.0 mi between you and Canterbury city center. While making your way to the center of Canterbury, you should plan to visit The Canterbury Tales, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • What is the phone number for Holiday Inn Express Canterbury?

    For assistance from an employee at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury please call +44 122 786 5000.

  • Does Holiday Inn Express Canterbury have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Holiday Inn Express Canterbury has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Holiday Inn Express Canterbury?

    Standard check-out time at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is 12:00 PM. Guests can check in after 3:00 PM.

  • How much is a room at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury?

    Prices may fluctuate based on room type, dates, and availability. You can find great room deals for Holiday Inn Express Canterbury at the moment between $85 and $134 a night. Enter preferred dates in the form above to see the best-matched deals for you.

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Places of interest near Holiday Inn Express Canterbury

Attractions in Canterbury, England curated by momondo

Holiday Inn Express Canterbury location: A2 Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9HX

Top landmarks

St. Dunstan's Church2.6 mi
Westgate Gardens2.7 mi
Kent Museum of Freemasonry2.8 mi
Canterbury Norman Castle2.8 mi
Eastbridge Hospital2.9 mi
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge2.9 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Harbledowns Restaurant0.0 mi
1181 Restaurant1.5 mi
The Old Well Restaurant1.9 mi
Chives on the Green10.0 mi
The Abbot's Fireside10.1 mi
The Rose and Crown - Elham10.2 mi
Abbot's Fireside - Elham10.2 mi
The Dog And Duck Plucks Gutter10.8 mi
The Griffins Head10.9 mi

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