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Create your perfect break with 1000s of hotels to choose from (with special package discounts), fantastic deals on rail and coach travel from any UK train station or National Express coach stop, and all the top London theatre shows and UK attractions.

What are customers saying about Hotel Direct?

Excellent 2 night break

Excellent 2 night break and extremely straightforward! Would highly recommend.

Great price

Great price for hotel and theatre tickets. Excellent communication via email with clear instructions

Hotel Direct

Hotel Direct were amazing from start to finish. So easy to book and great communication, for the price we paid for the whole trip it was amazing, highly recommend 5*. We had National express coach return, 1 night stay in the President Hotel and tickets to Sister Act.

Easy to use and deliver as promised

Right from the start Hotel Direct were easy to deal with. All questions we had were answered and, once a booking made, confirmation came through quickly with clear instructions as to what `paperwork` would be needed where.Even more impressive was an email from Hotel Direct the day before our stay just confirming they`d checked our booking with the hotel!A relief to find a company with no hidden agenda and no last minute alterations to our booking.

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So easy to book

So easy to book this trip and very helpful staff.

Thanks to Hotel Direct

Thanks to Hotel Direct for ensuring that I had another great trip, I can easily recommend this company.

Excellent package deal

Excellent package deal coach, hotel and show, will do again

Very easy to arrange package

Very easy to arrange package. Pleased with price and all arrangements. Will certainly use them again.

Why book with Hotel Direct?

With Hotel Direct booking a Canterbury hotel couldn't be easier. We have several different search options including searching by area, star rating and landmarks such as Canterbury Cathedral. Unlike many hotel booking companies, we continue working for you long after your booking is made. Uniquely, we will contact your hotel 2 days before you arrive to make sure your reservation is in place for you, we will even send you an email with the name of the person who confirmed it! This means you will never have to worry about issues at check-in and can be assured that you are in safe hands.

Why stay in Canterbury?


The historic city of Canterbury lies on the River Stour in Kent. As one of the most visited cities in Britain, Canterbury is steeped in tradition yet it is also a modern and vibrant city with a thriving student population. Canterbury's skyline is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, and although it is the oldest in England, the city has many ancient ruins that are worth exploring. Whatever your reason for visiting the inspirational city from enjoying an overnight stay to a relaxing break, it couldn't be easier with Hotel Direct's fabulous array of hotels.

City Centre hotels


Canterbury has a wealth of sights and visitor attractions and experiencing the city's history and heritage couldn't be easier from one of the City Centre hotels. There are plenty of walking trails and guided walks that will let you explore the winding lanes and street, allowing you to make the most of your time there.

Single Rates


As a medieval city with four universities, Canterbury has lots of student appeal, with an eclectic mix of architecture, shops and great nightlife. Whether you're heading to the city for an interview or meeting up with current students, we have a great range of single rates giving you a place to stay when visiting your loved ones.

Cheap Canterbury hotels


Canterbury is the perfect location for those looking for a spot of retail therapy with an array of high street names as well as a fantastic range of independent shops available. Whitefriars Shopping Centre has over 70 stores and is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre. The city's King's Mile, Westgate and St Dunstan's areas are also nearby and offer a range of specialist and individual shops from jewellery, antiques and fine art. If you save money booking one of the cheap Canterbury hotels we have on offer, you'll have more money in your pocket to treat yourself to something to special.

4 star hotels in Canterbury


If you're thinking about taking in a show at The Marlowe Theatre, then booking one of the nearby 4 star hotels in Canterbury will put you in the perfect location. The 1,200-seat theatre was named after the playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was born in the city and plays an integral part of its history. Whether you want to enjoy a pantomime during the festive period or watch a famous West End musical then you'll be spoilt for choice.

Luxury Canterbury hotels


Canterbury possesses a timeless and inspiring culture set against a backdrop of historic architecture and beautiful scenic views. It will come as no surprize that there are many luxury Canterbury hotels available, which combined with the fine restaurants and welcoming pubs give a complete experience.