Thanington Hotel: facilities
Thanington Hotel: Hotel Facilities
- Two elegant dining rooms offering full English breakfast, fruit juices and yoghurt and preserves. Light or vegetarian breakfast is available on request.
- Private licensed guest bar.
- Heated, attractive, indoor swimming pool, available all year round
- Walled courtyard garden
- Free and secure car park
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Major credit cards accepted
Thanington Hotel: Room Facilities
- 15 en-suite bedrooms - beautifully decorated and most recently refurbished
- 2 superior rooms with queen-sized 4 poster beds
- 2 superior rooms with antique bedsteads
- 2 family rooms - 1 double and 1 single bed in each room
- Radio alarm clock
- Flat screen TV (superior rooms have DVD)
- Direct dial telephone
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Trouser press
- Free wireless internet
- Wallsafe (in standard rooms)
- z-beds and cots available on request
Heated indoor swimming pool
The Thanington swimming pool was refurbished in January 2013 and is open for guests each day from 7:30am till 9.30 pm. Non staying guests are very welcome to use the pool. Membership is £160.00 per year. Please call in for a free trial swim before you decide. Check in at reception, where you will be provided with a bathrobe and towel if required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
There are separate showers and changing rooms for men and women each with hair and hand dryers. The pool is offers direct access to the superb courtyard garden - a perfect place for a refreshing drink or relax with a good book. The pool is approximately 10 m x 5 m in length and the average temperature is maintained 84 F (29o C). Guests may request extra towels and bathrobes from reception if required.
Hotel Thanington has probably the largest collection of single malt whiskies in Canterbury and East Kent and we are proud to offer over 100 varieties of single malts for the discerning customers. Our malts come from each of the Scottish malt whiskey areas of Speyside, the Lowlands, the East, North and West Highlands, the Islands (particularily Islay) and Campbell Town. We would be pleased to offer advice or suggest a dram to meet your taste - or just serve your favorite liquor. We also stock a good range of local beers including Spitfire and Bishops Finger, and lagers for those of a more "hop" based taste. The bar is open until 11 pm, drinks are also served in the garden.
Relax in our beautiful courtyard garden, popular with all our guests - a real 'sun trap' in the summer months. An added bonus to business travellers is the free (recently improved) wi-fi connection. Offering ample seating, guests can enjoy drinks from the bar or inspect our garden pond containing a variety of Koi carp and goldfish. A great place to sit and relax.
Hotel building and history
Originally a Georgian farmhouse Grade II listed for its architectural interest, Thanington House was built in approximately 1785.
The second floor was added in 1800 together with the distinctive black cowls over the first floor windows.
Thanington Hotel opened in 1987 when ten purpose-built hotel rooms were completed and linked to the main house by a beautiful Georgian conservatory. In 1990 the indoor heated swimming pool was completed. A further five bedrooms have recently been added enhancing the accommodation for our guests and the facilities are constantly being improved.
Wincheap was established by the year A.D. 1200 and because of the lack of space within the city walls became the site of many markets and fairs. There are two theories regarding the name 'Wincheap', firstly that it is derived from the Saxon Wenchiape or 'Wine-Cheap' meaning that a wine market was once held here; secondly that the name derives from Weychep from the old English "Waegnceap" - a wagon. Wagons would originally have been stored here for buying or selling: this would further explain the width of the road, one of the widest in Canterbury.
Wincheap was well established as a suburb of Canterbury by the thirteenth century. It still retains much of its character today and is in the Canterbury Conservation Area.