Having stayed at another Abode Group hotel recently, the Slaughter Country Inn, which was absolutely lovely, decided to try another Abode hotel, the Abode Canterbury. Sorely disappointed - whilst the reception area and dining room where breakfast was served were very nice, the bedroom left a lot to be desired. We were appointed room 213 - right at the very back - small room, a tad shabby, with a small bathroom. On entering the room it smelt musty, there was condensation on the window, which we opened with a bit of a struggle!! However as there was a very noisy bar, the Forge, opposite the car park at the rear of our room, we had to close the window at 1.30am in order to try and get some sleep! Second night was much the same.
We booked two nights on the spring break offer - which was advertised as 'dinner bed and breakfast', however on ringing the hotel after we had booked in order to book dinner, we were informed that this would not be in the hotel but in their adjoining Tavern, a short walk down the street. The set menu for the 'deal' we booked was really very poor - we used the allowance to choose from the other menu. The food was very good, however the tavern was more like a cafe than a restaurant - certainly not as described on the website.
In our confirmation booking email we were informed that there would be a £5 per night charge for car parking, but this was more when we received our bill on checking out. Even £5 per night is excessive - car parking very limited too.
Breakfast was served in the hotel dining room - quality of the food and service was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 base to explore this historic city. Individually designed bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Enjoy fine dining in The County Restaurant, contemporary pub food in the The Old Brewery Tavern, or relax with a drink in hand in our Champagne Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abode Canterbury Hotel Canterbury
- Canterbury Abode Hotel