upon arrival the front of house receptionist was friendly, but for nearly £200 per night i at least expected my bags to be taken to the room. when entering the room i quickly realised our room, which was an "enviable junior suite" was nothing more than a basic room with en suite bath and wc, i checked the floor plan of the hotel and found our room was one of the smallest, nothing about it said "suite". but not prone to moaning we unpacked and noticed a wicker bowl with a range of 7-8 items such as crisps at 85p per bag (payable when leaving), what a cheap and nasty effect this gave an already overpriced room?
air conditioning was useless,and the secondary double glazing only allowed for half the window to be open to catch any breeze,
complimentary towelling robes were not used as they were as stiff as a board, complimentary slippers never materialised.and we expected a rather upmarket hip type bath "open plan" as in the adverts but instead got a bulk standard premier inn £29 per night type room , cant fault the location, on a lighter note i left the do not disturb sign on the outside of the door, so that my wife who has been very poorly could try and lay in, but then got a phone call from the house staff asking when they could do the room ? what a pointless exercise that was. champagne bar very nice, but we ate out as we thought the prices were stupidly expensive !! if i was staying longer i would have without doubt got this room changed to a bigger one ( i actually believe that this was not actually an enviable suite) i was going to take the top floor garden suite (nearly £400 per night) but it was taken at the time of booking, very pleased i didnt as i dont think this hotel justifies the expensive prices of its rooms. cant fault the staff but i had a word with them about the room and they already knew as it was not the first time they had heard the comments i gave,
- 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