The Retro Bed & Breakfast

63 Whitstable RoadCT2 8DGCanterburyUnited Kingdom
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About The Retro Bed & Breakfast

Occupying and elegant Victorian red-brick building, The Retro Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable accommodation a short distance away from the town’s historic landmarks and transport links.

The individually decorated rooms are available in various sizes ranging from singles through to family rooms and are equipped with many modern amenities such as colour televisions, DVD players and free Wi-Fi access. The family suite adds a separate living area.

Guest staying at The Retro Bed & Breakfast can take advantage of the on-site ironing facilities as well as free parking. There is also a lock-up facility for bicycles.

Freshly prepared breakfasts are available every morning whilst guests can enjoy their lunch and evening meals at some of the nearby cafes and restaurants such as Cafe des Amis, The Refectory and Chapman’s Seafood Bar & Brasserie.

St Dunstan’s Church and  Canterbury Cathedral are both in close proximity to the guest house. The University of Kent is 1.7 miles away.


63 Whitstable Road, CT2 8DG, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1227)455727 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Close to main attractions and local amenities.

Guests who came here to visit some of the town's landmarks and attractions were pleased to find that they were just a short stroll away from the Cathedral as well as the centre of town. Many also used the guest house as base to visit students studying at

Modern and well-presented rooms.

The rooms have been described as being tastefully decorated each according to a specific theme. Guests said that everything in the en-suites ranging from the furniture through to the bathroom fixtures and fittings looked new and modern. If you like the id

Breakfasts tick all the boxes.

Guests complimented the quality of food on offer at breakfasts and particularly enjoyed the fact that they were able to order freshly prepared dishes. Many said that the hot options were well prepared and full of flavour whilst the buffet offerings were s

Negative Reviews

Traffic noise.

The front of the house overlooks a busy road and guests whose rooms were located at the front of the building said that the noise from the street was rather intrusive.

Rooms can feel rather warm.

During warmer weather guests said that their rooms felt rather warm and stuffy and the problem was made worse by the fact that some of the windows do not open fully.

Lack of storage space.

Guests objected to the lack of chests of drawers and wardrobes in the rooms and only had clothes hooks on which to hang their clothes.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 139 reviews across the web
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9.1 out of 10 based on 139 reviews