We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

ABode Canterbury

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
ABode Canterbury
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,622 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,568: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely hotel in the heart of Canterbury. Perfect location, and very peaceful inside despite being on the busiest pedestrianised street. You should perhaps stress that driving up to the hotel is along very narrow one-way street, and there is nowhere to park while checking in before getting access to the overflow car park.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrea B
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the Abode, on our first visit to Canterbury. It is very central and it is easy to walk out of the front door into the main street and visit shops, restaurants and , of course, the cathedral. There are some very good eating places close to the hotel. We avoided the hotel breakfast which...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mzee-Iain
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry for the poor service you received whilst staying at the hotel. I have spoken to both the maintenance team to rectify the issue within the room and the reception manager to address your comments relating to the receptionist. Best Declan

Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We chose the Abode hotel in view of its position in the city centre with parking. This certainly proved to be the case and is only five minutes walk to the Cathedral which is well worth allocating 2 hours at least to explore and was the highlight of our visit. There is an entrance fee of £12. We also went...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Barry K
Leeds
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extremely disappointing, over priced for the quality of service, quality of cleanliness and the facilities in the room - hence, never again! Lift wasn't working, neither was the TV, friends with a baby and pushchair couldn't access the first floor lounge and we had to sit in the drafty foyer as the bar was full

 Report
Helpful?
Thank susanfY5082XD
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry the lift was out of order during your stay, we are working with the contractor to have the lift back in operation as quickly as possible. Best Declan

Aldershot
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good location but grossly overpriced for what you get. Restaurant nice but evening menu limited, room belonged in the 1990s, sparse, poor tv Chanel availability, no complementary snacks or mineral water.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank markjO530PS
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we have recently refurbished all the bedroom within the hotel and receive lots of very positive feedback I am sorry that the room booked was not to your taste. Best Declan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night and was very disappointed. We booked an "enviable" room, just calling a room "enviable" gives you a clue to the corporate approach of this chain. The cost, including breakfast was relatively expensive, £386, but the website claims seemed to make it justifiable for a special occasion. Looking at the goods and the bads Good: All...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank N304fa
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments and positive feedback relating to the team, bar and breakfast. I am sorry that the enviable room was not to your taste. We are working on the issue withe TV signal strength. I do think the restaurant price is in keeping with the quality of the food served, its disappointing to read that you feel...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights after getting married. It's such a lovely building in the heart of Canterbury City. We were upgraded to the 'Most Enviable' room. The room was beautiful with lots of luxury, comfort and space. The communal parts of the hotel were very nice and well kept and the staff were very helpful. There is a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah J
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit ever visit to Canterbury and on first impressions the Abode excelled - room upgrade to what was one of the best rooms we have ever stayed in but........ - TV in room really lacked picture quality and didn't appear to have all the stated channels - air conditioning was loud, in fact very loud until tamed via the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Clevin63
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry that you found dinner not to be value for money. I have discussed your feedback with the executive chef. Delighted you enjoyed breakfast and thank your lovely comments about our team at reception. Best Declan

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night and had a very pleasant stay. The hotel is very well situated right in the centre of Canterbury. It is very clean and stylish with good staff. We chose to stay on the entry price room but we were pleasantly surprised as the room was a good size with good amenities. The hotel is really...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 558rebeccab558
Cheltenham
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed at the Abode in Canterbury for one night, arriving at 11.00pm on a Tuesday. Not only was there a punctual and warm welcome at reception, but the Manager had already opened the secure car park for me almost before I had checked in. My pre-ordered parking space was reserved in my name and the bar was still...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jackiecM5137EX
CanterburyAB, General Manager at ABode Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and wonderful comments relating to the team. Best Declan

275 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (221)
Viewed
Room/Suite (48)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Other (134)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (54)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Dining (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Canterbury hotels
0.3 km away
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
#1 of 17 in Canterbury
1,032 reviews
0.1 km away
Cathedral Gate Hotel
Cathedral Gate Hotel
#2 of 17 in Canterbury
370 reviews
1.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Canterbury Hotel
Canterbury Hotel
#3 of 17 in Canterbury
243 reviews
1.2 km away
Premier Inn Canterbury City Centre Hotel
0.4 km away
The Falstaff in Canterbury
The Falstaff in Canterbury
#11 of 17 in Canterbury
940 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range: $117 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Canterbury 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Cancelon, HotelTravel.com, Odigeo, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your ABode Canterbury reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Abode Canterbury Hotel Canterbury
Canterbury Abode Hotel
ABode Canterbury Kent
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from ABode Canterbury staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
SOUTH WEST

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from ABode Canterbury staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get an upgrade to the 3rd floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Clevin63, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“away from elevators, away from restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles stabulldog, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try their more expensive rooms, superb quality”
 of 5 bubbles BR1ghTn, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 118 which is situated at the back of the hotel, it was very quiet even though it was a Friday night”
 of 5 bubbles 932carolinel, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on the third floor right in the corner so it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Y8213ZXmatthewm, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay