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Bijou Abode - Chaucer House

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15 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this for our anniversary back in April. I have a confirmation number and turned up around 5pm to check in. The owner had double booked us and informed us that there was no room for us. He said he had tried to contact us, however no emails or phone records have been found. He obviously took a higher... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Circle room for 1 night..... The house is at the end of a terrace of about 3 properties, right opposite, and I mean Bang opposite the steps to the Marlowe Theatre. The key code to open the door worked as instructed at 1445. It felt like you were walking into someone else's house. A nice entrance hall... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents booked this for my husband and I on our wedding night last September. We arrived with our door code to find it didn't work. Rang the contact number we were given to be told we had no room booked! My husband explained that we had the confirmation email with door entry code and the name of room we... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Great location, lovely house. Room at first glance looked amazing, nice big bed, lovely furniture & bathroom had the wow factor! Until you look at details :-( as we unpacked we found some clothes left by the previous occupants of the room & when lay on bed there was an unpleasant smell. The bedding whilst looked clean had a musty... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed one night as a birthday treat. We stayed in the circle room on first floor after having it changed from upper circle room due to previous occupants having a late check out. On arrival keypad entry worked and we were impressed with the whole house. Room was large and bed was huge and very comfy! The bathroom had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Upper Circle room which we loved it hits sumptuous bed and roll top bath. The location is great, really central and parking is no problem. Would stay again and recommend it to friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed for one night to enable us to attend a performance at the Marlow Theatre, perfect location able to nip back in the interval! Slight hiccup on arrival as pin pad initially did not work and the ordered parking permit not in room as arranged, fortunately we did take the owners telephone number with us and things were sorted. As... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Unmanned means the period house is not as welcoming as warm as it could a have been but is good to relax in the whole house if you book 2 rooms. Love the touch of a cream tea left in the fridge and that you can help yourself to tea and coffee in the kitchen. Period house but with modern... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed one night after a matinee at the Marlowe Theatre. The location is excellent....our room overlooked the theatre, and being central in the city makes shopping and sightseeing easy. The accommodation is sumptuous, enormous bed, decadent bathroom, and lovely decor throughout. Good WiFi, tea and coffee making gear, nice TV all there. A very nice touch was the complimentary... More 

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Martin B, Owner at Bijou Abode - Chaucer House, responded to this review

Thanks for the overall positive feedback. I am sorry the breakfast was not completely satisfactory. We have a new staff member who had been given a weeks training and then asked to cook breakfast for myself which she completed to standard. We are giving her more training and then keeping an eye on things. We only use the best local... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in the circle room which over looked the theatre, adequate tea and coffee facilities, sumptuous bed and duvet, I loved it, bathroom spacious with lovely slipper bath, unmanned accommodation worked fine with pass codes for entry. Breakfast was different, young marcie requires extra training but over all, quality food. Cream tea scones were lovely but more cream please.... More 

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Martin B, Owner at Bijou Abode - Chaucer House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, we really are trying hard and its great to see it pay off! We have checked the internet connection and I have logged on with three different devices so I am at a loss to know why there was a problem. We will keep an eye on it though, thanks again. More 

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