My daughter and I stayed at the Abode on Sunday night. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. We were very kindly given an upgraded room which was of a good size for a weekend stay, clean and very comfortable. The room had everything you could need including dressing gown and slippers. Our room had a dvd player and films could be borrowed in the hotel. We were able to make tea, coffee and hot chocolate and there was a good selection of nibbles, biscuits, juices and water. The bathroom was clean and warm and had a lovely range of smelliest. We soon realised we had forgotten our toothbrushes, but we had no cause to worry as reception soon sent up two complimentary toothbrushes and a further supply of tea. Other reviewers have said the hotel is noisy. we did not find this to be the case at all. The cocktail bar is lovely and in the evening the lighting in the hotel is dimmed and gives a very warm and relaxing atmosphere. We had breakfast at the hotel and it was delicious. My daughter had a full English breakfast and I had eggs benedict. There is a selection of cereals, pastries, fruit and yoghurts and after a hearty breakfast we were ready to tackle Christmas shopping.
Canterbury is a lovely city and we had a wonderful stay. As my daughter is at university in Canterbury I will be visiting regularly and I won't hesitate to return to the Abode. Lovely hotel, lovely staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABode Canterbury is a stylish boutique hotel that has been beautifully designed and refurbished, maintaining the old wooden beams and traditional fabric of an ancient and historic building while adding contemporary design features and modern comforts, with understated British style. With its central location, within the ancient city walls and only minutes away from Canterbury Cathedral (a World Heritage Site), Abode Canterbury is the perfect place to visit the city and enjoy the shops, historic sites and traditional architecture.There are 72 bedrooms, rated Comfortable, Desirable, Most Desirable, Enviable, Most Enviable and Fabulous. Bedrooms have been designed with a sense of luxury and relaxation so the guest can enjoy an ideal night's sleep, and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Bedrooms at all levels are well-equipped: trademark ABode features include Vi-Spring beds; luxury toiletries; personal DVD players and state-of-the-art LCD televisions. Some rooms have imaginative wet rooms and baths integrated into living areas; the Fabulous suite has a rooftop terrace with stunning views over the roofs of Canterbury across to the Cathedral.Michael Caines MBE and his talented team of chefs offer an incredible range of dining and drinking experiences, from superior room service or a drink in the stylish Champagne Bar to a pint and a pie or char-grilled fish or steak in the traditional Old Brewery Tavern. The Michael Caines Restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience, with delicious modern European cuisine accompanied by an exceptional wine list, served with professional yet not too formal style. ABode Canterbury is the ideal place for weddings, private parties, private dining and meetings, and any and all special occasions, whether for business or pleasure.We even have the facilities to make you feel absolutely fabulous. Why not join us for a workout in our well-equipped and comfortable residents' gym.ABode Canterbury, in the very heart of an ancient and historic city, is your home from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abode Canterbury Hotel Canterbury
- Canterbury Abode Hotel