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Abbot's Fireside Hotel

High St, Elham CT4 6TD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat dinner in the restaurant but the continental breakfast was reasonable. Not sure when hotels stopped serving traditional English breakfasts unless specifically ordered at extra cost - this seems a shame and another example of cutting corners to make less work. Breakfasts were always part of the hotel experience as not many people have time to do it... More 

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North Yorkshire, England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute booking to this hotel as I needed accommodation for the same night. We arrived late (10pm) -received a call from the hotel to check we were on the way. Arrived and shown to our room (the Wellington) -very Olde English! Beamed room -fireplace -Drapes above the bed -very quaint and appealing. Large room (floor on a bit of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downsides: not much in the village, menu very small (not much of a variety). Breakfast very limited (Continental only - this was not stated when booking). However, it is a lovely old building. Very authentic with crooked beams, sloping floors, as might be expected for a building so old. Staff were very friendly, eager to please and accommodating. Recommend you... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We have just stayed two nights at this historic hotel, we were given such a warm and friendly welcome by Adam, who was so helpful in every aspect, he even offered to carry our luggage to our room,which these days is a rarity !! Once shown the room, we couldn't get over how spacious the room was, considering we even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights more than we expected room was very large and comfortable very clean nice shower staff were just great kind friendly and polite the manager could not do enough for you breakfast and dinner exceptional could not fault hotel will look forward to going back also in a very good position for Canterbury etc great walks thanks... More 

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Twyford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The room was huge and was a lovely bare timbered period room. It just want possibly as clean as I would have liked, inside the cupboards in particular. It was also a particularly cold room, but i imagine it is lovely in the summer. The beer was well kept in the bar and the meal was lovely. I would come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

For anyone looking for historic charm, clean rooms, comfortable beds, very good food and ales I would certainly recommend The Abbots Fireside. I spent 2 nights and was treated excellently by a very helpful manager and staff. I would visit again if I was in the area.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having continued to stay here for the past 6 weeks, I am still welcomed with the same level of service and excellent staff as my first night in the hotel. The staff continue to treat me with respect and provide a friendly atmosphere to work, socialise and sleep in. I have a family event coming up and have asked them... More 

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Prangins, Switzerland
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192 reviews 192 reviews
34 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a 10am ferry from Dover so decided to make the trip from Exeter the previous day and stay close to the port. I chose Elham because it was half way between Canterbury and Dover. This hotel is as good as it looks in the photographs. There are nooks and crannies everywhere, creaking floors, old fireplaces, real fires. Fantastic.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Have been here numerous times and it just gets better. We walked in to the amazing smell of warming cider by the side of the wood burner. Our table wasn't quite ready so we were shown into the small bar. We were quite early for our booking so this wasn't a problem. We were then shown to our table and... More 

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