Abbey Hotel

Three art-filled Georgian town houses combine into this ‘quirky, modern hotel’, now part of the KE Hotels portfolio. More

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1 North Parade,

Hotel information




all year.


lift, bar, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), front terrace.

Background music

all day in bar.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms and bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

all major credit cards accepted.


per room B&B from £135, D,B&B from £185. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Three art-filled Georgian town houses combine into this ‘quirky, modern hotel’, now part of the KE Hotels portfolio. It is liked for its ‘super-friendly staff’, ‘attractive bedrooms’ and ‘all kinds of interesting art’. Well-equipped bedrooms, recently refurbished, ‘have everything you need and more’; they vary in size and accessibility (some have easier lift access); some offer far-reaching views. Light sleepers might request a ‘blissfully quiet’ room at the rear. Some bathrooms sport unusual features, a bath beneath graffiti-covered tiles; a period fireplace. In the unstuffy, scarlet-hued restaurant, chef Rupert Taylor’s ‘beautifully presented’ modern dishes include pan-fried salmon, pink fir potatoes, tomato, shallot and herb salsa. The ‘exemplary’ breakfast has ‘all the classics’.

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Abbey Hotel
1 North Parade,

Guest comments

'The room, described as ‘superior’, and all the public areas are adorned with an eclectic mix of art and objects. So an interesting place to let the gaze wander. The bedroom was fine . We were at the front of the building, overlooking a plaza. It was very hot, we had the windows open, so it was noisy. Not the hotel’s fault. But a side or back room would have been better. The main problem was the total lack of storage space. The breakfasts were ok if unimaginative. The table d’hote dinner was excellent, and good value. ' - Julian Landy - July, 2018
'The staff were consistently friendly and helpful. The welcome was cheery. The renovated rooms are in sharp contrast to the ones, like mine, that have not yet been updated. But it was quiet, with a comfortable bed, excellent bedside lighting and an ipad loaded with local information. Breakfast in the handsome Allium brasserie was exemplary. ' - AS - April, 2016

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide