The Abbey

35 Southgate StreetBury St EdmundsIP33 2AZUnited Kingdom
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About The Abbey

Located just a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral, The Abbey is set in a medieval building in the heart of Bury St. Edmunds. This family-run hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking.

Each individually furnished room at this hotel features amenities such as a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, hair dryer, and coffee/tea making facilities. A junior suite is available while there is also a cottage on-site for larger groups

Amenities at this smoke-free hotel include a business centre, laundry service, heating throughout, and local tourist information.

A cooked to order breakfast is included in the room rate while other meals can be enjoyed in one of the town’s many eateries that are within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The Abbey is just an eleven-minute walk from the Abbey Gate and Gardens while Theatre Royal is just a six-minute stroll through town.


35 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1284)762020 | Fax: +44(1284)330279 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Lovely staff

The people that work here are friendly but not too pushy which is the perfect mix for a hotel. They will gladly help you out with whatever issues you might have or even just to recommend a place to eat in the town.

An excellent breakfast

The breakfast served at this hotel is cooked to order, and you can have almost anything you like within reason. Kippers, continental, full English, all are available, and all are extremely delicious. A great way to start the day.

A short walk from anywhere

This hotel is so ideally located that it feels like it's just a short walk from anywhere in the town. You can get to the cathedral or the abbey in about ten minutes or head to the shops down the local high street. It's a great base for exploring the town.

Negative Reviews

Showers could be better

The shower rooms are in need of an update at this hotel where guests have noticed that they are looking a bit shabby. They also have a bit of mildew too which may be a concern for anyone with allergies or asthma.

Wi-Fi a little slow

You'd be forgiven for thinking that this place would have no internet as it is such an old world style building. However, there is, but it's not that great. You can use it, but it might get a little frustrating after a while if you can't open anything.

Public areas in need of an overhaul

The public areas in this hotel need to be renovated in order for it to compete with other places that are similarly priced in the area. There are too many spots that look a bit old and worn to justify the high price tag.

Rating Overview

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8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 115 reviews