About L’hôte, Canterbury

Bespoke Boutique Hotel, Grill & Bar

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 Weavers, Canterbury
The Bat and Ball, Canterbury circa 1910

Circa 1910

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!

The Bat and Ball, Canterbury circa 1940
Circa 1940

Our Rooms

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.

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163 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent

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01227 286651

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The hotel is situated less than a mile from Canterbury’s historic town centre which is packed with history and heritage and is home to the world famous Canterbury Cathedral and The Marlowe Theatre.

“Overnight stay at this lovely hotel. The hosts were very friendly & welcoming on arrival. Rooms were very comfortable and beautifully designed with all facilities required. Breakfast was delicious & freshly cooked. I would definately recommend this hotel & would stay again. Thank you for a relaxing stay.