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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The setting is lovely with old and reconstructed monastery buildings. We stayed in the 'new accommodation' block. This looked to be about 50 years old. The rooms are shabbily furnished and have a wash hand basin. The cold water was allegedly drinkable but was rusty coloured. The shared toilets could often not be flushed as the cisterns took a very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful place and grounds there is a duck pond with Geese. It is a day if prayer and medating. We have a Mass at 3pm to round off the day. There is a lovely tea room for meals the gift shop is a danger. As we always spend more than we planned. We always have a quiz...

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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I've been visiting The Friars for many years. It is a very special place for me. There's nothing more I can say about it, except that it's not for everybody. Visitors should be aware that this is a Religious House, run by the Carmelite Friars. There are interesting places to visit in the area. For example, the last time I...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Ok for the type of establishment, the room needs a bit of updating. Some of the toilets need to be updated. The wash hand basins in the rooms could do with a bit of update. The grounds are fantastic, the chapels offer a great place to meditate and be at peace.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I stayed here for a sewing weekend. The room was very basic but clean. Bed was solid and comfortable, plenty of space in the room, and a sink as well. Toilets and bathrooms were at the end of the corridor. There is also a guest lounge for making teas and coffees. Generally it was much better accommodation than I had...

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1Thank ClaireM186338
West Sussex, England
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This is the troth time I have stayed at the priory and each time I have had a fabulous weekend. Bt he food is a bit average, mostly carb based but well cooked and sufficient for everyone's needs. The weekend just gone was a sewing/quilting weekend which was amazing. The facilities are good but not great. Most rooms do not...

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kent
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We had lunch here, it was freshly prepared plenty of food and tasty. The grounds are vast and it is very relaxing walking around it.toilets reminded me of school toilets, but were clean and functional.

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1Thank KentJulieb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed at The Friars for a Conference. Lovely spiritual atmosphere but the accommodation needs updating - plumbing and soundproofing leaves something to be desired - found one shared shower compared with a number of shared bathrooms. No ensuites. Food basic with a main meal only at lunchtime rather than in the evening. Good to have wifi.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This location was not selected by myself, as I usually do, but this was selected by the travelcompany Aktiva Tours who selected this as the homebase for a walking holiday. What a beautiful location and building! The building we stayed in was the old building, dating back to the 12th century. We all had single rooms in the same block,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Want to get away from it all without the razzamataz the highfaluting riproaring carousels and just have Peace glorious peace for a weekend. Give yourself up to the Brothers for a beautiful weekend of reflection. Good basic wholesome food and accomodation that is great for nourishment and not punishment !! Its all there for various periods of holiday, escape, retreat,...

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Address: Aylesford Priory The Friars, Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Aylesford
Price Range: RM349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“The old rooms may be better????”
JohnF403, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Have a room on the first floor. It is a lovely old building but sound proofing isn't good so ground floor rooms can be a bit noisy.”
ClaireM186338, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Don't go expecting gourmet food, it's good home cooked and basic”
Sisters1plus1, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
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