We visited the Abode Canterbury for our wedding anniversary as we got married there (when it was called the County Hotel) five years ago.
The change from County to Abode has been marked by an overhaul of all of the rooms, a new "destination" restaurant and the changing of the hotel public bar into a champagne bar.
The room was bright, well furnished and had one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in.
In contrast to the other reviewers, we found the reception staff to be friendly and efficient. The champagne bar was also worth a visit.
The only negative point to our stay was the breakfast. Service was friendly but very slow, the food was poor and the coffee awful. I would expect better from a hotel which is trying to establish itself as a "gastro" destination. Indeed, the low quality breakfast put me off the idea of eating in the restaurant that evening.
- 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