I wanted to pay for my room a month in advance. They method for this was very strange and very unsafe. I had to write a letter stating that I wanted to pay in advance and send a copy of both sides of my debit card. They advised me this was to stop people from using stolen cards to pay for a room. I was told that this information was kept for 7 years and then destroyed.
I have never heard of this method and this needs to be addressed as it nearly put me off staying here.
However, the stay in the hotel was wonderful. We had a massive bed, which was very soft. So soft in fact that I texted my friends to say that if they don't find me again I will be stuck in it!! The room was very clean and the basket of complimentary goodies was a great treat.
Can't say anything about the service as we didn't have a meal or breakfast.
Only issue was the wifi, which only lasted about 2 mins until we had to log on again, grrr very annoying.
It was a lovely post-wedding treat and we would happily stay again.
- 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