About L'hôte, Canterbury.

Purveyors of quality without the formalities.


Set in Canterbury, within 0.8 miles of Canterbury Cathedral and 2.2 miles of University of Kent, L'hôte Boutique Hotel Grill and Bar offers accommodation with free WiFi. The property is situated 0.9 miles from Canterbury Castle and a 19-minute walk from The Marlowe Theatre. International, Mediterranean and seafood dishes are served at the on-site restaurant.


The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each room includes a private bathroom, while some boast a garden view. All rooms are fitted with a seating area.




There has been an Inn on the site of the L'hote since 1858, originally called 'The Bat  and the Ball' due to its proximity to the cricket ground opposite.  The management were keen to keep this historical link hence the tag line 'à la batte et  à la balle' (at the bat and the ball) in the name.


Sadly the pub was forced to close down in 2015 but it is hoped that the tradition of having a guesthouse on the original site will continue for at least another 160 years!


circa 1910


circa 1940



163 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NX

Telephone: 01227 286651

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