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“It was great. I recommend it.”
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The Chantry Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Bury St Edmunds
Certificate of Excellence
England
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“It was great. I recommend it.”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We have just had a very good experience staying at The Chantry. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the building spotlessly clean and well decorated. We had a simple standard twin room but it had all the things you need to make your stay comfortable and was clean and well appointed.
Breakfast was excellent; varied and well cooked. There was ample free parking at the back of the hotel which was a bonus.(One of the reasons we chose this hotel).
There was always hot water for a shower and tea and coffee facilities were always topped up daily.
One point for reference and is not meant as a criticism is that in this wonderful fine weather we are having it would have been nice to have a sheet on the bed rather than just the duvet so I could stay covered and cool.
The hotel is only a few minutes walking distance from the Cathedral and the town of Bury St Edmund which is a wonderful town to visit.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and would gladly recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Just an overnight stay as visiting RAF Mildenhall but the room was beautiful.
Lovely big bed and immaculate bathroom really made it a lovely stay. Breakfast was great - good choice of cold buffet and a fully cooked breakfast if you wanted. Literally a 5 minute stroll into the centre and a good choice of Bars and Restaurants. All of the Hotel staff were great and would recommend this hotel highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

I stayed at the Chantry Hotel whilst on business. After my epic 4 hour drive I was delighted with the reception I got. Free parking at the back of the hotel, superb breakfast (poached eggs are perfect), the room I was in was a single with a wonderfully large shower, the shower itself was not the most powerful but it did the job. It's only a 5 minute walk into the main town and there you can sample some of the many pubs and restaurants Bury has to offer. I also made a brief stop at the Cathedral which was beautiful. My only one gripe was, due to the lovely weather, I had to keep the window open in my room but this meant I heard every single bike, lorry and car that went past which was a bit annoying (especially at 5 in the morning). I would definetly stay here again but I'd ask for a different room.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

two bridesmaids, one usher , one bride , stayed in the tudor suite . rooms were clean, fresh and well maintained . breakfasts were fantastic and set us up for the big day, on return with groom and a few guest, again rooms cleaned and stocks replenished. sunday morning , a little less exuberance from us but a full english of fresh local ingredients and a pot of hot coffee, saw us on our way . paying the bill was a joy, and would stay again gladly.

Room Tip: tudor annex is superb . room 17 .
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed as a party of 9 in July, found the hotel easily located very close to town centre. Rooms of a good standard and very clean - free parking was a bonus.

The hotel has wifi with good speed, found the breakfast excellent in selection and quality.

We highly rate this hotel and will return.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I stayed at the Chantry for two nights in early July 2013 while visiting Bury St Edmunds for a wedding . The hotel was very good . The location is great - 5 minutes walk from the centre of the town with free parking. My room was comfortable and very clean . The staff were helpful and friendly . Breakfast was great - a wide choice , including a cooked full English breakfast if you want it . The hotel was peaceful and quiet and great value for money . I would thoroughly recommend the Chantry - if you are looking for fancy decor and lots of facilities then this might not be the place for you , but if you want a very clean and comfortable and good value place to stay in the centre of Bury St Edmunds , then this is a good choice .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

stayed here during a recent wedding in Bury St Edmunds - great location and plenty of free car parking at the back of the hotel
great location with a 5 min walk into town and the main square.
room large and very comfortable - also impressed with the breakfast which used good quality ingredients
would recommend highly

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Chantry Hotel
Address: 8 Sparhawk Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bury St Edmunds
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Bury St Edmunds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chantry Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chantry Hotel is situated in the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds. It is close to the town centre,shops and restaurants. It offers 14 en-suite rooms with a bar/lounge for the guests to use. ... more   less 
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