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“Great venue for an intimate wedding”
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House of Agnes
Ranked #2 of 75 Canterbury B&B and Inns
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Great venue for an intimate wedding”
Reviewed 14 July 2011

The House of Agnes is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding with its quirky charm and beautiful garden where you can also get married under the pagoda (weather permitting). I got married in the Quadrant Room which has a lovely wood panelled interior at the front of the House of Agnes.
Sandie and her staff were warm and friendly and made the day for myself and our guests very special. Lisa, the wedding planner ensured that things ran smoothly and acted as a make up artist to myself, babysitter to various younger guests whilst the parents ate their meals and generally made everything look pretty. Another added bonus is as part of the wedding package the guests were able to stay in the lovely themed rooms. As the bride I stayed in the Venice room with its huge bed, whirlpool bath and opulent interior with French doors opening out to the garden which was very lovely.
The venue was totally exclusive for the wedding party which made it feel like you were having your wedding in your own beautiful house.
After a throughly enjoyable day, you wake up the next morning and are able to have a good full English breakfast with the guests that stayed and chat over the events of the previous day.

Thank you Sandie, Lisa and the rest of the team for making our day a special and memorable one. xx

Room Tip: The best room for a bride is the Venice room as it feels so special.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

Stayed with my husband for 4 nights(June 27th to July 1st) and had great time.Our room was Tokyo with air con and double glazing.We needed the air con as the weather was glorious and the double glazing stopped any street noise.We looked at all the rooms during our stay and all are very well appointed,although some on the top floor are a little smaller.The staff are great and nothing is too much trouble.Plenty of parking and lovely garden area.The honesty bar was a pleasant surprise and works very well.Delicious breakfasts too! Thank you to all the staff for making us so welcome..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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HOAgnes, Owner at House of Agnes, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
We NEVER take positive reviews for granted. We treat each one as if it were the first and are always delighted that our guests appreciate what we have to offer. Customer service is a priority, as is cleanliness and a good breakfast. My intention was to make the House of Agnes a place that is a little bit out of the ordinary and I hope I have succeeded! I wish to say 'Thank you' to all the reviewers who have contributed to our positive ratings.
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Landskrona, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

The House of Agnes was the first stop on our holiday in England. We got a warm welcome by Steve and felt immediately at home. We stayed in the Boston room which was fresh and inviting. The bed was very comfortable and the Kentish breakfast was delicious. The hotel is conveniently located, just a five minute walk from the cathedral. Yes, the entrance to the parking area is very narrow, but we managed to squeeze through without any problems. The hotel is very good value for money and we look forward to coming back.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Like previous reviewers, we were welcomed by very friendly staff and shown to our room despite being nearly two hours earlier than the 3pm check-in. We stayed in the Boston room, which was extremely comfortable and very quiet, overlooking the garden.
One concern had been mentions of very tight car parking but, in fact, it is just the entrance to the car park that is extremely narrow, once you are in there is plenty of space.
The honesty bar is a lovely touch (unfortunately our bill was rather large due to lack of self control!) and the garden is lovely to sit in after walking around the sights of Canterbury. If I had to complain about anything it would be that our cooked breakfasts were not quite what we ordered on both mornings but the staff were extremely busy and this did not detract from our enjoyment of our stay at all. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

Terrific little hotel with wonderful staff, thanks Tracey & Alan

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

I stayed at the hotel as my friend had her wedding there. It was very handy for sight seeing in Canterbury, and did an excellent vegetarian breakfast.
My only complaint would be that the spirits served in the bar were a bit generic, and didn't cater for a younger taste.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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HOAgnes, Owner at House of Agnes, responded to this review, 3 July 2011
We aim to please here at the House of Agnes so its always great to receive a compliment. The fact that we can also please our vegetarian guests is a real boost to our comfidence! Thank you!

Our Honesty Bar is stocked with an ample selection of local Kentish beers, ciders, wines, soda and juices but in the case of 'Exclusive Use' weddings (as in your case) provisions for the bar are arranged directly with the bride and groom.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

I spent 2 nights at the "House of Agnes" in Canterbury this week, on a visit to see the city. I discovered it online when I was looking for somewhere to stay close to the city centre, Cathedral, etc. The booking experience was a pleasure, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, especially as I arrived much later than planned due to electrical storms mucking up the rail network.

The HoA was a 2 minute walk from Canterbury West station. I was warmly welcomed, and shown around the place. Lovely breakfast room, a library/quiet/reading room, a games room and a well stocked "honesty bar" with exceptionally reasonable prices - lovely! To boot, an extensive and beautiful garden, perfect for reading the paper in the morning after breakfast.

My room was the Mumbai room on the top floor - I'd checked it out on the website beforehand, knew it wasn't massive, but ideal for me. It was on the top floor of the property, overlooking a busy main road. The secondary glazing and superb (and unexpected) air-conditioning did their job with aplomb. The room had everything I needed, including a most comfortable bed. Full Freeview digital television, speedy (and free) WiFi and a compact but superb bathroom, with a very powerful shower.

Breakfast was excellent - a selection of yoghurts, cereals and (freshly prepared) fruit salad. This was then exceeded by the locally-sourced and delicious Kentish Breakfast (full English). Service was swift, and the coffee decent and restorative.

Canterbury is a marvellous city, and in my experience this is an ideal place to base yourself for a visit.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Property: House of Agnes
Address: 71 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8BN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — House of Agnes 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The original 15th-century character has been respected and enhanced in this beautiful accommodation. Guests can choose between themed rooms in the main house or modern rooms in the Stable Annexe, each with an abundance of thoughtful extras. Delightfully helpful service, free parking, free Wi-Fi and a heritage garden add to the appeal of this historically significant property, mentioned in Charles Dickens 'David Copperfield,' which is a short stroll from the city centre and railway station. ... more   less 
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