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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury

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The 89 room Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is conveniently located on the A2, 10 minutes by car (4 miles) from the city centre. The hotel is easy to find at Upper Harbledown as it is 4 miles from the M2 on the Dover bound A2.The Hotel offers free car parking and free wi-fi to guests; Facilities include an evening meal service, bar, Sky Sports TV lounge and a business area with 2 PC's available for guest use

It is the ideal venue for the holidaymaker, being located in Canterbury, England’s most famous cathedral city of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, which sits by the River Stour and in one of the most attractive corners of rural Kent. The Express by Holiday Inn Canterbury is within 20 miles of Dover and its famous Dover Castle, with Deal & Walmer Castles nearby.

Accommodation Information

The Holiday Inn Express Canterbury has a 'No Smoking' policy. The hotel is accredited by Visit Britain and The AA. The hotel has 89 well appointed rooms with a lounge, bar area with Sky Sports TV, two conference rooms, a breakfast dining area and plenty of free car parking on site. At night we have a dinner menu available for guests from 6pm to 10pm daily in our dining area.

Location Information

By Road:

The Hotel is located at the Upper Harbledown Service area which is accessible from the Texaco Service station on the A2.

Arriving from London - The hotel is 4 miles from the M2 on the eastbound carriageway of the A2 road to Dover. The hotel is accessed via the Texaco petrol station and service area at Upper Harbledown.

Arriving from Dover - Take the westbound carriageway of the A2 to Canterbury and just past the 2 Canterbury exits take slip road exit to Dunkirk, crossing the A2 via the bridge and joining the eastbound carriageway onto the A2. Access to the hotel is via the Texaco Petrol Station and service area at Upper Harbledown

By Rail:

Canterbury Rail Station 4 miles or 10 minutes by taxi (rank outside the station).

By Air:

Kent International Airport 16 miles or 25 minutes by taxi Gatwick International Airport 62 miles or 1hour 15 minutes by car.

By Sea:

Dover Ferry Crossing 19 miles or 30 minutes by taxi.



  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Restaurant

Important Information





Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 Day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Airport Pick Up – FREE
  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Towel – FREE

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