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ABode Canterbury

30-33 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at Abode with my friends for a short trip to Canterbury. Brilliant location, right in the middle of town. My favourite thing about Abode was the bar and the bar staff - always friendly, always welcoming, providing great service! Breakfast was lovely - good that you could order from the waiter rather than a buffet for the hot food.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just returned from a stay at this hotel on business, and it was absolutely beautiful. Amazing location right in the heart of the city looking out on the historic library. I will be returning for a weekend to have a good look round the amazing city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of June. The hotel has a fantastic location right on the High Street so great for shopping and restaurants. The staff were super friendly on reception. The room we were offered was not quite what we thought we'd booked but a quick call to reception and we were upgraded to room 4...would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Abode has the reputation of being the best hotel in Canterbury. It is superbly sited right in the middle of the city and occupies a lovely and very old building. It is nicely furnished and has a welcoming and laid back atmosphere. However, it lives on its reputation. We stayed for three nights in July and in the end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is a nice upgrade of an old central town hotel. the rooms are nice and the staff are friendly. its just let down by silly stuff. My children order room service, and despite my credit card being pre authorised for both rooms for the night the waiter told them they had to pay, so they came and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The breakfast at The Abode was marvelous, absolutely top notch, and I wished I could have returned to the restaurant for another meal. Unfortunately the rest of the hotel doesn't measure up. We could hear the elevator doors scraping open and shut continuously from our room, and the threshold to the bathroom was about two inches higher than floor level... More 

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CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, delighted that you enjoyed our new breakfast offering the feedback has been excellent so far. Sorry the room was not to your taste we have 3 higher category of rooms within the hotel that I am certain you would like. We do keep the car park locked as you say, reception will open when you... More 

Ashford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything was great - except for our first impression. Upon arrival we were tired and carrying bulky awkward luggage. The gentleman who checked us in rushed through our check in, handed me a key card and pointed to the lift and said 'floor three' and went back to his keyboard. We were not shown to our room or offered the... More 

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CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry for the poor check in which is not like the team on reception, I will discuss your feedback with them today as first impressions are so important when arriving at the hotel. Really pleased that you enjoyed dinner. Best Declan More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location of this hotel is very central. Parking is very restricted and costs £12 a day. Breakfast costs £15 a day although this is reduced to £10 if you book ahead. We paid a total of £462.for two nights bed and breakfast stay and although our room was quiet it was small with no mini bar and we did... More 

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CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry that you feel the stay was not value for money. The prices do change depending on how busy the city is, I would recommend checking the prices direct with the hotel or our website as we are able to offer the best available price and packages direct. Best Declan More 

Atnens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is right in the centre of Canterbury. Everything is within walking distance. The very helpful tourist information office is directly across the street. One word of warning: cars cannot reach the front entrance which is in the pedestrianised High Street. The side entrance is a bit narrow. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We often like to go... More 

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CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, the address on our website will take you to the car park on Stour street which is CT1 2NR, we do sell traditional fish and chips in the tavern, I will discuss your comments with the reception team. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best Declan More 

Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over night stay for daughters graduation,location perfect,car park took the worry out of where to leave car ,hotel was very good room accommodation superb and the restaurant excellent would use again.

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CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, delighted that you had such a lovely short break. Best Declan More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ABode Canterbury is a stylish boutique hotel that has been beautifully designed and refurbished, maintaining the old wooden beams and traditional fabric of an ancient and historic building while adding contemporary design features and modern comforts, with understated British style. With its central location, within the ancient city walls and only minutes away from Canterbury Cathedral (a World Heritage Site), Abode Canterbury is the perfect place to visit the city and enjoy the shops, historic sites and traditional architecture.There are 72 bedrooms, rated Comfortable, Desirable, Most Desirable, Enviable, Most Enviable and Fabulous. Bedrooms have been designed with a sense of luxury and relaxation so the guest can enjoy an ideal night's sleep, and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Bedrooms at all levels are well-equipped: trademark ABode features include Vi-Spring beds; luxury toiletries; personal DVD players and state-of-the-art LCD televisions. Some rooms have imaginative wet rooms and baths integrated into living areas; the Fabulous suite has a rooftop terrace with stunning views over the roofs of Canterbury across to the Cathedral.Michael Caines MBE and his talented team of chefs offer an incredible range of dining and drinking experiences, from superior room service or a drink in the stylish Champagne Bar to a pint and a pie or char-grilled fish or steak in the traditional Old Brewery Tavern. The Michael Caines Restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience, with delicious modern European cuisine accompanied by an exceptional wine list, served with professional yet not too formal style. ABode Canterbury is the ideal place for weddings, private parties, private dining and meetings, and any and all special occasions, whether for business or pleasure.We even have the facilities to make you feel absolutely fabulous. Why not join us for a workout in our well-equipped and comfortable residents' gym.ABode Canterbury, in the very heart of an ancient and historic city, is your home from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ABode Canterbury

Address: 30-33 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range: $112 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Canterbury 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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