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Abbot's Fireside Hotel

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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sussex
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed for one night in July. We booked on line and paid £99 for a family room. No mention was made that the pub was closed. When we arrived we were met by Sam the manager. He was alone and the pub and bar were in darkness, we were told that the kitchen was closed for... More 

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived later in the evening and were advised that we could come and go as we pleased and that if we needed to access the building later there was an extra key on our set. This was not the case, we got back at midnight to darkness and no outdoor key on our set, no one was availble by... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Arrived on a Friday evening at about 10 pm and looking forward to drink in bar after hectic day. 'Hotel' was on the point of being locked up and in darkness. After being shown to our room, we were advised that if we wanted a drink we should go to the pub down the road as the bar doesn't open... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Abbots Fireside Hotel. Lovely 15th century building with lots of character in the beautiful village of Elham.Floors were uneven and the ceilings were low,but for us this added to the charm. We had lunch and dinner there one of the days and we found the food really... More 

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sidcup
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here many times over the last 9 years. Have seen the place go slowly down which is such a shame. The curtains and carpet are still the same the dining room now looks awful it used to have white table clothes and sparkling glasses it now has old wooden table and chairs with dead hops hanging from the ceiling.Beds... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

passed here often and decide to call in for sunday lunch,and we were not disappointed. roast beef Yorkshire, roasts and veg, and a sweet to follow. plenty of choices on the menu at a good price. served by lovely friendly staff, in a lovely clean and tidy hotel. had to duck on the way to the toilets as the ceiling... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Some years ago we stayed at the Abbott's Fireside Hotel and thought we would like to revisit expecting to be disappointed. However were far from disappointed. In fact it was better than before being under new management. The Hotel has great character of Ye Olde English. Rooms are full of history and our room once had the Duke of Wellington... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A 16th century hotel full of original features. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat this is it! All rooms are named after famous guests of days gone by. We were in The Wellington room which was large and comfortable. Despite being at the front of the hotel it was very quiet. We had dinner in the dining room... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Let me say first that I stayed in several small, OLD B&Bs during my recent trip to England. This was the worst as far as the hotel goes. Here are the "goods": 1. The restaurant was fantastic (but I should really put that under another review) 2. The continental breakfast good (although at every other B&B we stayed at, we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the type of place to look at from the outside. If you want to stay in a museum then this is for you. Room on front all uneven. Bed on a slope also. Birds nest above in roof very noisy night. Never again.

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