Abode Canterbury ★★★★

4.1 /5
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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. Abode Canterbury, in the very heart of an ancient and historic city, is your home from home.


Michael Caines at ABode Canterbury
The Michael Caines Restaurant is the stunning centrepiece of Abode Canterbury food and beverage operations. The beautifully designed dining room, with 70 covers, combines classic elegance with modern style. With its glass-fronted Wine Room, private Chef's Table in the kitchen area, and adjoining Champagne and Cocktail Bar, it is a truly fabulous addition to the Canterbury dining scene.
Michael Caines Champagne and Cocktail Bar
The Michael Caines Champagne and Cocktail Bar has quickly become one of Canterbury's most fashionable and popular places. The setting is stunning, the city centre location convenient day or night, and the Champagnes and cocktails are simply the best in town. We offer an extensive choice of Champagnes by the glass, bottle, magnum or larger bottle size, and ranging from the excellent house MC Champagne through the best-known grandes marques, as well as vintage and deluxe cuve Champagnes. Whatever the occasion, Champagne is a wine that uniquely makes us feel special. Come visit us and enjoy a flte or bottle, served with Michael Caines style.
Old Brewery Tavern at ABode Canterbury
The Old Brewery Tavern may look back to historical antecedents, but it is wholly contemporary in design, outlook, approach and style. With its striking sliding glass windows that allow us to open to the sunshine whenever it may appear, and with its decking and bright modern furnishings, the courtyard area of the Old Brewery Tavern is anything but 'old' in feel. A comfortable, more discrete lounge area contrasts this, with its warm modern fireplace, while wooden tables and chairs in the central area retain the feel of traditional British pub. At nighttimes, the atmosphere changes completely, all over again, with atmospheric lighting, live music and DJ nights. Outdoors, a heated 'jumbrella' ensures ensures a warm and convivial atmosphere, all year round, whatever the weather.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Looking for somewhere special for a wedding, private party, dining or meeting? Look no further than ABode Canterbury. The beautifully restored County Room provides the perfect venue for an elegant reception or private dining party, and the meeting rooms are fully equipped for a hi-tech conference or other corporate event. From private dining business meetings for eight to 100 people, hotel'll make your event unforgettable.

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  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators
  • 24 hour security


  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Children's activities
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Play ground
  • Fishing


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Coffee shop
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service
  • Family plan


  • 24 hour front desk
  • Guest laundromat
  • Express checkout
  • Concierge desk
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Copy service
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Conference suite


  • High-speed internet


  • Parking
  • Indoor parking


  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking


  • DVD player
  • Television with cable
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Electronic door locks
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • International direct dial


4.1 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 5/5
  • Value: 3.9/5


Would recommend Tue, Jun 22, 2010
Although the hotel seems empty we still got a room above the High Street and not in the back of the hotel. There was a LOT of noise on the street during the night so not a good night sleep. Not sure our room assignment had anything to do with us using 'points / miles' for this stay or the fact it was just me and my 12 yr old daughter. Good breakfast. 2 car parks with first come, first serve, 1 of those is more secure than the other and therefor more popular. Lots of restaurants nearby. Recommend the hotel for location near cathedral and city centre, bit expensive, room and bed average size, not very big. ASK FOR ROOM IN THE BACK!

| UK Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Very nice place to stay

Would recommend Fri, May 25, 2007
This hotel is a great place to stay when visiting the Canterbury area. It is right in the tourist area and within walking distance of may attractions. There is also transportation options within a half mile of the hotel that provides access to other areas of England and the European continent.


The Canterbury Cathedral is about 3 blocks from this hotel.

| USA Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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