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30-33 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX England
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#10 of 15 hotels in Canterbury
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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 base to explore this historic city. Individually designed bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Enjoy fine dining in The County Restaurant, contemporary pub food in the The Old Brewery Tavern, or relax with a drink in hand in our Champagne Bar.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Breakfast buffet
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David B wrote a review 18 Mar
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I normally stay at the Hampton up the road, but I thought I’d try this place out as it was meant to be one of the best. But I wasn’t impressed at all. When I arrived I was offered an upgrade, so when I paid extra for it I thought I’d be getting something very special. The bathroom in the room is in a terrible state, I live on an armed forces base and honestly the bathroom is probably on par with that, if not worse. There is mould up the walls, things rotting, holes in the doors poorly filled in and just generally not what you are expecting from a hotel of this stature. The toilet was broken and kept making a hissing noise all night as water kept coming through. When I came back late at night I found the door ajar, I was petrified as my car keys and iPad was left in there. I noticed the door to the room didn’t close properly and anyone could walk in, the window was also left unlocked and easily accessible from another room. I enjoyed the ambience of the champagne lounge, the food and drinks, as well as the staff were all very good. Unfortunately I will not return and will urge others about laying out vasts sums of money to stay in rooms that are of such poor condition. I will continue to stay at the Hampton around the corner, much better value and the rooms are pristine.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear David B Thank you for sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us. I am profoundly sorry that your stay fell short of your expectation and our high standards. I know that we have contacted you privately and all areas mentioned in your review will be actioned to ensure that the issues that you raised will be dealt with. I hope that you will consider returning to us at some point in the future as your stay does not actively reflect the general standards that our team uphold on a daily basis. Kind regards Simon Barker General Manager
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jacquifield wrote a review 13 Mar
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We arrived early to the Canterbury abode by car and parked in the car park limited parking spaces . We immediately went to reception and was told our room was ready and we could go up and wow it was beautiful, we jumped on the bed in delight , we then went shopping in the high street which is situated directly outside the hotel doors. We went back to the hotel for our evening meal and a few drinks before slumbering into the magnificent bed .
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear jacquifield Sincere thanks for sharing your wonderful review of your recent stay at the ABode. Delighted to have read what a great time you had and in particular, the very comfortable nights sleep you enjoyed. We use a specially designed Hypnos bed and you are not the first guest to compliment us on these. They are wonderful. Hope to see you again very soon. Very best wishes Simon Barker General Manager
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crsanderson wrote a review 11 Mar
Ditchling, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff on reception were exceptionally professional, helpful and friendly. We walked in off the street after a bad Airbnb experience and they quickly found us a room that met our requirements. The room was quiet and spotlessly clean with some lovely luxury touches. The champagne bar provided an excellent afternoon tea in front of a huge log fire. The hotel is centrally located for all that Canterbury has to offer and we had a great 4 night stay.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear crsanderson Sincere thanks for taking the time and trouble to share your wonderful review of your recent stay with us at tne ABode Canterbury. I shall take enormous pleasure in sharing this with my team. I am delighted that my reception team were able to rectify your unfortunate problem with your first choice of accomodation and I certainly hope that we have done enough to be your primary choice when next visiting our lovely city. With grateful thanks Simon Barker General Manager
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janmckay4 wrote a review 9 Mar
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Arrived early, so we’re able to park in the hotel’s car park. Really friendly reception and were upgraded to an Enviable Room. Lovely spacious room, although step down proved a trip hazard for my husband. Huge bed which was so comfortable and we both slept like logs. Bathroom adequate, although flush on loo kept running continually. Would have preferred a walk-in shower. Had really good evening meal (compliments to chef) and well looked after by staff. Breakfast next morning was delicious although serving of fresh fruit was very frugal. All in all a very enjoyable visit- many thanks👏👏
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Dear janmckay4 Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay at the ABode Canterbury. Delighted that you appreciated the bedroom upgrade and hope that we can be of service to you again when you next visit Canterbury. Look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Simon Barker General Manager
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Twiggy55 wrote a review Feb 2023
Wokingham, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely weekend Break location in Canterbury. Central location, maybe too central for my liking. Quite noisy at night being on the main strip of the high street. Would come back. Staff very accomadating.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Twiggy55 Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us. Your comments regarding our team are most welcome and I shall take great pleasure in sharing these kind words with them all. We hope to see you again very soon. Very best wishes Simon Barker General Manager
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fordjamie wrote a review Feb 2023
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Room was the 2nd most expensive that I had spend time to save for. The windows would boot open even just a tad and they were very dirty. The shower lights were old and looked like they would fall out and one wasn’t working very well. The roll top bath looks amazing but the water took ages and was lukewarm. The breakfast service was slow and they kept forgetting items.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear fordjamie Thank your for sharing your review with us. I am sorry that you did not find your room more to your liking. Your room was a front facing street view and as these roosm are double glazed and fitted with air conditioning, the windows do not open to ensure a peaceful nights sleep. I will ask our maintenance team to correct the issues with the shower lights and take a look at why the bath took so long to fill. These are not issues that we have been previously made aware of and I hope that they did not marr your stay. I hope that we are able to welcome you back in the very near future. Kind regards Simon Barker General Manager
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Heather R wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had a 2 night stay and booked a Most Enviable type room. It was very spacious as was the bathroom and well equipped. Car parking costs £18 per day! Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast choice was excellent and the food came quickly and was well cooked. We ate in the County restaurant one night. Food very good as was service. The hotel is ideally situated for sightseeing. I booked and paid in advance and so got a good rate, I think the overall cost was very good value. If you order toasted sandwiches in the Champagne bar, one between two is plenty as the portion is huge. Vert tasty! And,,,,they serve Nyetimber by the glass, An excellent English “champagne”. I would definitely recommend staying at the Abode.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Room 201, 2nd floor, large corner room. Classed as Most Enviable type.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear heatherr398 Thank you for your marvellous review of your recent stay with us. I will be delighted to share this amongst the entire team who will be thrilled to receive it. We certainly hope to see you again very soon. Very best wishes Simon Barker General Manager
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Alessandro R wrote a review Feb 2023
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The Abode Canterbury is a very well kept and managed hotel, set in an historic building but with all the confort and amenities of a modern one! It is very conveniently located in the beautiful medival town of Canterbury. A gem of a stay!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear AlessandroR129 Sincere thanks for sending your wonderful review of your stay at the ABode Canterbury. The team will be so pleased to receive a copy of your great comments. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the very near future. With grateful thanks Simon Barker General Manager
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jacktheeye wrote a review Feb 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom3 contributions
Generally good but let down by slow service and poorly cooked breakfast. Position is excellent but parking is a problem and because of the the hotel itself is in a pedestrianised area there is no drop off for luggage.
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Dear jacktheeye Thank you for choosing to stay at the ABode Canterbury and for sharing the observations from your stay. Guests are able to drop their luggage off at the bottom of Stour Street befor check in, and then proceed to their chosen car park. I am sorry if this was not made clear to you when booking. I hope that our team have done enough to be able to welcome you back again the next time that you are visiting our great city. With kind regards Simon Barker General Manager
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1962TimP wrote a review Feb 2023
Warwickshire3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a short stay (2 nights) to generally sight see the cathedral. The hotel is excellently placed a great location to explore. The hotel itself is very nice, it's clean, the staff welcoming and the rooms very nice indeed. It is a bit pricey but for the location it's understandable. We ate both nights in the restaurant, the food was superb and the service impeccable. The only downsides (not that it's a big issue) was the distance from the car park to the reception - not easy if you have a large suitcase. The other point to mention was the location of our room (overlooking the high street) - a great view but woken by delivery / refuse lorries from 5am onwards - as mentioned it wasn't a big deal (we expected that) but it might be useful to point out All in all I can thoroughly recommend
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Dear 1962TimP Thank you for your very kind review and superb testimony following your recent stay at the ABode Canterbury. The team will be thrilled to receive a copy. I hope that we can be of service to you again in the very near future. Very best wishes Simon Barker General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about ABode Canterbury
Which popular attractions are close to ABode Canterbury?
Nearby attractions include Escape In The Towers (0.3 km), Walrus & Oyster Emporium (0.2 km), and Houdini's Magic Bar (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ABode Canterbury?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at ABode Canterbury?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ABode Canterbury?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ABode Canterbury?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gourmet Sausage & Burger Company, Mr Falafel Canterbury, and Notorious BRG Canterbury.
Is ABode Canterbury located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Canterbury.
Are any cleaning services offered at ABode Canterbury?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does ABode Canterbury offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ABode Canterbury?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to ABode Canterbury?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eastbridge Hospital (0.06 km), St. Augustine's Abbey (0.6 km), and Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (0.3 km).
Is ABode Canterbury accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.