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ABode Canterbury
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location and fabulous staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

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.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Andawem
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Nice location, rooms overpriced and cramped, I booked five Desire rooms at £145 a night , the only Desire I had was to get out.the resturant was the biggest disappointment , I had Chef table for ten guest , was presented the worst menu I have ever been given , three starters and three main , liver,Hake or the predictable and boring mushroom risotto , only after some real fuss did they add Scallops and Venison, quality was only ok, a real let down .

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Gary S
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Petts Wood
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

We made arrangments to stay at this hotel on the understanding that I could park my car (disabled driver) in their small car park. This was all agreed and a confirmation email was sent by the managment months before. our stay. On arrival I was told that your space has been taken and that we would have to park some distance away in a public car park. Having a heart problem I found it difficult to walk back to the hotel and I struggled for the rest of the evening. However they did organise a cab for me at their expense in the morning.
Its a nice hotel wth a good champagne bar -albeit very expensive. The room was nice but perhaps a bit noisy. Also you cannot open the winows because of the air conditioning.

The staff were very helpful and polite.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

The hotel is in a great central position for visiting this very walkable city. The (standard) room was clean and well maintained. However the walls were not very sound proof in our room and we could clearly hear all the comings and goings of the 'neighbours' as well as their conversations and sound from their TV. The bathroom was quite cold and became very wet with condensation after a shower. The food in the Michael Caines restaurant was excellent quality although the menu was limited and inflexible, especially for vegetarians (risotto on this occasion)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian C
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Great location, superb service from the staff in all parts of the hotel, in particular the mixologists in the cocktail bar.
Tiny little things need attention in the room (it was one of the cheapest rooms), paint chipped round the door, that sort of thing, but lovely smellies!
Had dinner in the restaurant which was awesome (separate review).
Only downside is the car parking which is a nightmare, if you can get into the hotel car park it's not too bad, but to be fair, the hotel is in an historic building, right in the centre of an historic town, so it's not going to have loads of space for a car park!
Worth a stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tatyans
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Westlake Village, California
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180 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

couldn't have chosen a better location. Restaurants, shops, location, bus terminal and attractions all within 10-15 mins. to the left or right of the hotel entrance.
having a kettle with wide selection of teas and coffee is such a plus.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank horse54
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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

A very striking hotel with an expensive restaurant attached, plenty of lounges and a champagne bar. It doesn't quite work as the high-service boutique it's trying to be, though. It's very central but also very noisy: the external and internal soundproofing is poor, and the room had the loudest air conditioner I've encountered in years. The staff aren't as attentive as they need to be to live up to the promise of the design and marketing: they're friendly and efficient, but they lack that edge that marks a real high-service place.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank simoninireland
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Property: ABode Canterbury
Address: 30-33 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Canterbury 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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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