Family-run, this hotel earns raves for its laid-back attitude and comfortable accommodations inside two big Victorian buildings. Rooms are simply decorated but good size (bathrooms can be a bit tiny), and beds are firm. The cozy lounge has a wood-burning fireplace, and the indoor pool is perfect for hot days. The restaurant, serving French-influenced cuisine, has a reasonably priced set menu (£21 for two courses). If you like the kind of inn that has a house Labradoodle,
this place is perfect for you. It's a 10-minute walk from central Canterbury.