The Yourcounty Guide To Budget Hotels In Canterbury - The Holiday Inn Express

Welcome to our Holiday Inn Express feature. The Canterbury Express is actually about four miles from the city centre on the A2 at the Harbledown Services. In the decade or so that we have been featuring local hotels and guest houses user feedback has played an important part in the quality of our coverage. If you've tried this hotel or any of the others in the Canterbury area we'd welcome your thoughts. Our contact details are at the foot of the page. Follow these links if you'd like to see more hotels in the area and the Discover Kent guide for local tourist attractions.

The Holiday Inn At Canterbury

In certain respects Holiday Inn Express hotels tend to be quite similar, this is the pattern of nearly all low cost hotel chains. So if you've stayed in another Express you'll recognise many aspects of the Canterbury establishment. The accommodation consists of 89 attractive, modern rooms, all no smoking. All rooms also have LCD TV with satellite channels and internet access. Family rooms able to accommodate two adults and two children are available. Guests also can enjoy a free 'Express Start' breakfast. Dinner is served between 6pm to 10pm in the dining area, starters priced from around £4, mains from around £8. The bar serves hot and cold beverages throughout the day.


There is free wifi access throughout the hotel, and a public computer terminal where guest can purchase internet access. The lounge/bar open 24 hours a day for drinks, breakfast and dinner.


At the time of writing (2013) room rates started at £39 per night. There are a number of ongoing special offers such as a return Nausicaa deal, cross channel two night offer and a Kent tour package. Terms and conditions apply. See the website fopr the current details.


There is wheelchair access throughout the hotel, wheelchair accessible rooms are available.

Meetings And Event Rooms

The are two event rooms on site, the price of room hire started at £49 at the time of writing. The daily delegate rate starts at £19, the overnight delegate rate can be as low as £89 dependent on the package chosen.

Location And Contact

The Express Canterbury can be reached through the Harbledown Services on the A2 coast bound. If you're travelling London bound you'll need to exit at Dunkirk and cross over the A2 via the bridge then return to the Harbledown Services. If your travelling to the Express from the centre of Canterbury you can expect a taxi to cost around £15

  • Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9HX
  • 01227 865000

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Your Comments

"A typical Holiday Inn, staff are friendly but you'll need your own transport to get into the centre of Canterbury. It's right on the motorway so perfect for a stop over on the way to or from Dover. Ms H Onanatu"

The Yourcounty Review

Personally and professionally we've visited this Express several times. It's modern and has all the facilities you'd expect of a hotel of this category. Plus Points - the food is generally good so don't hesitate to take your dinner there, check out the offers in advance of your trip for potentially great savings. Drawbacks - It's a bit of a trek into town, a car is essential, access is through the Texaco petrol station!