Abode Canterbury

4 stars
High Street, CANTERBURY, Canterbury, CT1 2RX
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
2 reviews
Very nice place to stay

This hotel is a great place to stay when visiting the Canterbury area. It is right in the tourist... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 25, 2007
Disappointed

Although the hotel seems empty we still got a room above the High Street and not in the back of the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 22, 2010
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.

Hotel Map

51.2751 1.2153
Area served
Canterbury.
Nearby airports
London Southend Airport (SEN).
Area description
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.

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Abode Canterbury Rooms

Comfort Room
Comfort Room offers one double bed. The hotel believe that your stay with hotel should be special, whatever the occasion. As in all Abodes, hotel offers the most modern comforts within a design that reflects the historic fabric of the building. So as you would expect, the entry-level rooms with bath or shower are anything but basic. In the Comfortable rooms hotel offers all the features that make a night with unforgettable, including the most comfortable Vi-Spring bed you will ever sleep on. Other Abode features include comfort cooling; LCD TV & DVD players; in-room safe; hospitality tray; bespoke toiletries; a tuck box with regional food and drink; and complimentary wi-fi. Hotel looks forward to welcoming you soon. Settle in, unwind, and make yourself at home.
Superior Room
The Desirable rooms are impossible to resist, offering all the features of the Comfortable rooms as well as that little bit extra. The Desirable rooms are just that, slightly larger, slightly more desirable, for whatever reason. Extra features include king-size or twin Vi-Spring beds, and bath and shower. The Most Desirable rooms are even more spacious in size and luxury, and include a complimentary tuck box containing a variety of delicious snacks and organic juices.
Deluxe Room
The Enviable rooms are simply beautiful. Each is unique, with completely individual features including solid oak flooring, luxurious Vi-Spring super-king size beds, en-suite facilities, luxurious velour bathrobes and much more. These spacious rooms with their own sitting area are what others might call a junior suite. But they are more than just a luxurious space, for inherent in the concept and philosophy is a level of personal customer service that is unsurpassed. Tempt yourself with the complimentary tuck box of regional treats, relax in a comfortable lounge space or luxuriate in a bath with the superior toiletries. Most Enviable rooms are particularly spacious and special rooms, with beautifully designed, integrated bathrooms with free-standing bath tub with a separate walk-in shower, bathrobes, and bespoke toiletries. Relax in your separate seating area with coffee table and title magazines, and of course the Abode complimentary tuck box.
First Class Room
The Fabulous Room is the very special Abode suite. It has its own spacious lounge area with 42" plasma TV, Bose entertainment system, large L-shaped sofa, title magazines, complimentary tuck box containing a variety of snacks and organic juices. Leading off the lounge is your own private decked rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the city and famous Canterbury Cathedral. This must be the place in Canterbury to kick back and enjoy a glass of MC Champagne while enjoying rooftop views of the historic city. The bedroom boasts a luxurious Vi-spring hand-crafted super king size bed, changing area with walk-in wardrobe, integrated bathroom with free-standing bath tub, separate walk-in shower, luxurious bathrobes, slippers and bespoke toiletries. For the ultimate in Abode luxury, it has to be the Fabulous Room.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Play ground
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
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
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Sitting area
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

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.

Dining

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for Abode Canterbury

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 2
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of Abode Canterbury

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
UK
Jun 22, 2010

Disappointed

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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