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When I was a 16-year-old brace face hostess, please try not to actively picture this, I was taken under the wing of a girl who quickly became my restaurant business 'Mr. Miyagi', but aside from that, she was intimidatingly drop-dead gorgeous. She was the blonde hair green eyed girl who would walk around without a stitch of makeup, getting great tips from the husbands and witch hexes from the fat, self-loathing wives. By every unwritten female code ...
... To Diet Without Fear of God's Wrath". At least my plan is only 6 days vs. 40.
Thought about selling a workout DVD to coincide with the program. It'd essentially be 6 days of live footage of me coughing and cursing everything while eating stalks of celery. Let me know if you' be interested so I can get in touch with my publisher.
I'm coming for you Jillian Michaels.
... Is the human reincarnation of The Little Mermaid. While my Disney doppleganger is probably Gaston, the d-bag from Beauty in the Beast.
6. Gives advice like she's an 87 year old asian "enlightened one"
7. Is going to be a total bombshell when her boobs grow someday (your day will come, grasshopper)
8. She's a beauty, and a cynic
9. She is THE ONLY HUMAN with whom I can have uninhibited, politically ...
... life was passing by at an exponential rate. This was when Adam (my husband) and I decided we would not have a honeymoon after our wedding. Instead we would save up as much money as possible and see some of the world before settling down. With this we promised ourselves we would try out new things outside our comfort zone, challenge our pre-conceived ideas of ...
... myself I wouldn't do here. Used this conversation starter: "Did you see the episode of The Twilight Zone where...". So that was sad I'm going to go microwave my Ben & Jerry's because it's been 3 minutes and I still bent the spoon in my devoted efforts to get this peanut butter cup out of it's frozen grave.
Epiphany #8: You can take the fat American out of America but you can't take the fat out of the American.
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Historical Traveler Reviews ABode Canterbury
Went to historic Canterbury for the weekend and was surprised to find what a beautiful city it is. Wasn't expecting much from the Abode after reading a few negative reviews but was very surprised by the stay and will definately come back again.
I was greated by a cheerful and friendly porter by the name of "Oscar." A quick check-in by the effecient reception staff was followed by an information pack provided by "Oscar" which was very useful as i'd never been to this city before. The meal in the MC restaurant was without doubt one of the best i've ever eaten and the service was superb. All in all, my stay was perfect and i in tend to come back shortly.
Having read the previous reviews on this site we weren't sure what to expect, but it seems that management has taken some of the earlier comments on board. Certainly, the staff we met were charming, smiley and helpful. They had booked us the wrong type of room and changed it quickly and without quibble - room 106 looked gorgeous but we wanted double not twin - but 110 was similar large size though with much lower ceiling. But still a good room especially as we'd snuck in through a booking website which threw in breakfast for £115 the room.
They think they're something they're not
Great location on the main street. Call them selves a "boutique" hotel. Think that means they can charge plenty for medocre service and cut costs wherever they can.
Dont accept rooms 108 - 109. Above the function room its like you are the guest of honour at someone elses bad taste birthday party. Shower was cold and low pressure too, but management were unable or unwilling to resolve. Did offer some Champagne, but it wasnt ever going to replace a nights sleep and a shower. No room in the car park either.
Has a lot of promise but fails to deliver the basics.
We stayed here in late September with our friends who were on Honeymoon, we live in Cornwall and they live in london. We booked through a website for late room rates and got a great rate of £100 per room per night for standard room. I had tried phoning direct but they wouldnt budge on price and informed me they only had enviable or fabulous rooms left, all standard (desirable) were booked, but the website personnel assured me that the rooms would be booked as per their contract.
This has to be the worst experience of a hotel ever!
We stayed 2 nights at this hotel as it was the venue for our nephews wedding. Before booking I looked on their web site and saw that children under 12 stayed free when sharing with parents but when I asked for a family room i was told they do not have one and we would have to book 2 rooms, when I questioned them on this they came back and said they could put a bed settee in an enviable room at £170 a night which was better than 2 rooms at £140. We booked several months in advance and I was shocked to find that the hotel had charged £500 to my credit card straight away, turns out they had taken the deposit for the actual wedding from our card!!
This hotel claims to be 4star but unfortunatly its not quite there. Its a shame because it is a lovely modern hotel in a characteristic building. The location is fantastic! But there is a big BUT sadly.
I have had very few good experience with hotels in the UK having been spoilt by Far Eastern Standards and have yet to find one in London that lives up to their 5 star status BUT i would give this place 5* without hesitation.
I spent ages on the Internet trying to find a half decent hotel for a weekend break in Canterbury. They all seem to be either very tired, dated, and/or grubby (Catherdral Gate!!), or fully booked in the case of the one or two decent ones. Saw Abode's website and made an enquiry - at first I thought it too expensive (and they refused to budge!), but a day later I relented after more fruitless hours on the Internet.
We have just tried an overnight escape from the children at the newly refurbished and partly re-opened former County Hotel - now Abode Canterbury. There is a lot of hype locally about this hotel and the web-site gushes about the aspirations of the new owners.