Sun Hotel and the Little Inn

A Historic Hotel in Canterbury, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Sun Street

Sun Hotel and the Little Inn, Canterbury

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Accommodation Description:

A 15th century Tudor building steps from Canterbury Cathedral formally known as 'Little Inn' and made famous by Charles Dickens. Now with our new addition of The Little Inn Pub and restaurant in May 2015. The building was transformed into this hotel in 2006 and is just 20 minutes from Dover and the Channel Tunnel.

We offer a warm welcome with modern comforts Guest with cars can visit 3 Park and ride car parks for £3 for 24 hours or Queningate car park on Lower bridge st.

Extensively refurbished in 2006 today the hotel offers a warm welcome with modern comforts combining traditional architecture with contemporary design. A 15th century Tudor building brought back to life after being vacant for 50 years. We can offer guest with cars a reduce daily parking for 24 hours at £6 per day at hotel reception.

Bedrooms are stylishly furnished most with a beautiful four-poster bed. Enjoy lunch light bites and the renowned cream teas served daily in the licensed tea rooms in the famous Sun Street. Located just a few steps from Canterbury Cathedral in a cobbled street this 15th Century hotel is steeped in history with former guests including Charles Dickens.

Canterbury lies on the River Stour and along with the towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay is in the local government district of the City of Canterbury. Originally a Celtic settlement it was renamed Durovernum Cantiacorum by the Roman conquerors in the first century AD. After the Kingdom of Kent's conversion to Christianity in 597 St Augustine founded an episcopal see in the city and became the first Archbishop of Canterbury a position that now heads the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Thomas Becket's murder at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 led to the cathedral becoming a place of pilgrimage for Christians worldwide. This pilgrimage provided the theme for Geoffery Chaucer's 14th Century literary classic the Canterbury Tales. The literary heritage continued with the birth of the playwright Christopher Marlowe in the city in the 16th Century.

4 star rating

From: £95.00

Room Facilities
Colour television
Wireless internet connection
CD player
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Adjoining rooms
Alarm clock
Internet access
Fire alarm with light

Lock-up facility for bicycles
Ironing facilities
DVD/Video/Games rental
Dry cleaning
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Baggage store
Adjoining rooms


Business Facilities

Dining Facilities
Our elegant Pub restaurant is warm and relaxed atmosphere with sash bay windows to the front original beamed walls and ceilings and 0ak flooring. A fully licensed bar area. The pub has been furnished with oak tables and leather chairs.

Free Breakfast
Breakfast (Full cooked)

Child Facilities

Pet Policy
No pets

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