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“Gem of a hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Chantry Hotel

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The Chantry Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Bury St Edmunds
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gem of a hotel”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a one night stay at The Chantry, and what a find! Quaint and charming, my wife and I couldn't fault it. Peaceful location, parking, yet close to town centre. Delicious breakfast! Will most certainly return soon.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

It's not flashy but is really well located, good parking and the couple who ran it were friendly and helpful. The room was small and ok, nothing to write home about, bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was seriously good. We stayed here because we were at a party locally - would stop over again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Small hotel with great breakfast. Central for town cathedral theatre and easy to get to lavenham and Cambridge. If only evening meals. But four min from restaurants. We will come again. A good family business.

  • Stayed April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Easy parking and convenient location. Pleasant enough room. Very good breakfast - especially liked tip tree ketchup and brown sauce! With a bit of attention to things like toiletries and furnishings it would feel more of a boutique - but fine as it is really.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sussex
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173 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I agree with other reviewers that this hotel has the feel of a decent B & B so don't expect anything flash. But it is well located, has parking, and the beds in our twin room (6) were unusually comfortable. It was a good night. I have no complaints.

Room Tip: Room 6 (twin) was quiet, looking out over courtyard car park to historic church beyond.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Brecon
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

At £89 for a single per night I was expecting the Chantry to be firmly in "quality" territory. It gets there in many respects, and the location is good, but for me it was a bit of a let-down in comparison with the B&B I'd stayed in the previous two nights for around half the price. The service is OK, if you like hotel staff in jeans and t-shirt, and the room and facilities reasonable quality, but a few issues let down the overall deal. The breakfast is no better than bog standard (e.g. stewed mushrooms that smell like old dishcloths, undercooked bargain-basement tomatoes, bog standard tinned grapefruit/prune options, crockery and glasses not overly clean, and a broken cafetiere on my first morning, mineral water in room not replenished on 2nd day). The bed was good but had a thick duvet much too warm for the season, with no blanket options. Wifi was present but intermittent in my far-flung room (9), making for a frustrating time when trying to work. Also, they "did" my room while I was at breakfast, which for some reason I find very wrong - wait til I'm out of the building please. On the positive side, they generously allowed me to use the car park after checking out for my final hours in the town - much appreciated.

Room Tip: Room 9 pleasant, but is up quite a lot of narrows stairs and the WiFi was unreliable for me.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Our "de luxe" room was quiet and spacious, though we were surprised to find only a standard double bed. Our booking was for a couple, so we spent some time looking through the (well appointed) bathroom for a second set of towels - to no avail.

Breakfast was a disappointment, with hard poached eggs and coffee which seemed to have had only fleeting exposure to coffee beans; as so often, toast was served before the meal, so was not at its best when that came. After that first morning we ate elsewhere for the remainder of our stay.

However, the room was quiet.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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