Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU, England
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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Comfort in Canterbury.

The Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel sits quietly in Canterbury, amongst 2 acres of beautiful, tranquil landscaped gardens. The hotel, as well as offering a delightful place to spend the day and night, is also the ideal base for visiting Canterbury c show more

Pets accepted in all rooms £15 per pet per night by prior arrangement.
Hotel will be serving a Grab and Go Breakfast option or a pre plated cooked Breakfast option delivered to guests room.
No early check ins available due to Covid 19 sanitisation regulations
Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets accepted
By prior arrangement at 15 GBP per pet, per night.
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & Bars

Our head chef has over 13 years' experience, some of which was spent training at Eastwell Manor and the Michelin Stared All Brighton Manor.

  • Fountain Restaurant
  • Westfield Bar

Available

Fountain Restaurant

The Fountain Restaurant enjoys a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with Gothic style decor, and delicious modern British fayre, seasonal menus, working with ethical produce sourced from local suppliers and farms. Sample from our a la carte or daily dinner menu.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Westfield Bar

Our hotel bar boasts many original features of the old house, with it's beautiful gothic windows and intimate corners creating the perfect mood for relaxation. Why not take the opportunity to sit back and enjoy our comfy sofas and sample our tasty bar food, fine wines and local ales.

Opening hours
11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

The Best Western Abbots Barton is a unique venue with rural charm and ambience set in beautiful surroundings. This country house hotel with landscaped lawns and ancient trees is conveniently situated in the heart of Canterbury, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Events Co-ordinator on 01227 760341

Registrar

Registry office:
Kent County Council
Wellington House, St. Stephens Road, Canterbury
0845 8247400

Golf

The County of Kent is perhaps the most fortunate in Southern England with the variety and quality of it's Golf courses. Chestfield, with it's historic connections, attractive layout and it's reputation for a warm friendly welcome, is well worth a visit. It boasts a course that is an excellent test of golf, with it's undulating fairways and greens, extensive tree planting programme, coupled with magnificent views, all set in the Kent countryside.

  • Chestfield
  • Canterbury

Chestfield

The County of Kent is perhaps the most fortunate in Southern England with the variety and quality of it's Golf courses. Chestfield, with it's historic connections, attractive layout and it's reputation for a warm friendly welcome, is well worth a visit. It boasts a course that is an excellent test of golf, with it's undulating fairways and greens, extensive tree planting programme, coupled with magnificent views, all set in the Kent countryside.

6.8 miles away in Whitstable

Course information

  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Parkland/Woodland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

70

Distance

6208 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £30.00
Tuition Yes

Canterbury

Canterbury Golf Club is situated in a delightful woodland setting around half a mile from the hotel.
The beautiful sculpted and challenging 18 hole layout,created by renowned golf course designer Harry Colt and has been in existence since 1927.The club house overlooks the 18th hole and the first tee. A driving range open to the public, excellent practice facilities and a well stocked pro shop all contribute to make it one of the top clubs in Kent.

1.5 miles away in Littlebourne Road

Course information

  • Driving range
  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Woodland/Parkland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

71

Distance

6272 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £42.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.25

Meetings & Events

With a large meeting room and even more space outside in our 2 acre grounds we can accommodate events of all kinds and capacities. 1 on 1 interviews are just as at home here as larger events.

  • Beckett

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

With a large meeting room and even more space outside in our 2 acre grounds we can accommodate events of all kinds and capacities. 1 on 1 interviews are just as at home here as larger events.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape

Beckett

This meeting room is half the section of the Cathedral suite and will accommodate smaller conferences. It has natural daylight and air conditioning, is ideal for private dining and networking events.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Marlowe 60 40 30 30 50
Beckett 60 40 30 30 50
Garden Room 30 20 18 20 50
Cathedral Room 150 70 60 70 100

Reviews of Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 1536 reviews
Excellent 45%
Very Good 36%
Average 11%
Poor 3%
Terrible 2%
Rating

JoeP265, wrote review 13/03/2020

Decent stay in Canterbury, friendly staff

We had a good stay at this property. Yes the rooms are old and need an update, but there was a bit of character about it especially the art! The main good thing was the staff on reception as myself a... more

Rating

8sophiap, wrote review 08/03/2020

Noisy floors

The hotel room itself was lovely and clean, however the floors are so thin we could hear everything going on upstairs. The guests were walking around all night long and so I was completely unable to s... more

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heatherrebeccawells, wrote review 05/03/2020

Our Wedding weekend

We held our wedding at this hotel last November, it was perfect from start to finish. The majority of my family live quite far so all stayed at the hotel for the whole weekend, everyone was delighted ... more

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Troy59, wrote review 22/02/2020

Two night Stay

This was our second visit to this hotel , Reception staff polite, welcoming and after booking in we were given directions to our room. Bedroom spacious, nicely presented and comfortable. Bathroom faci... more

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MuAlMj, wrote review 21/02/2020

One night only

Nice little hotel The people are very gentle and welcoming Rooms are clean (we had 2). A little outdated but comfortable (bed) The breakfast is great 5 min by foot to town historic center If we come ... more

Owner Response
abbotsbartonhotel, General Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MuAIMj, Thank you for your review, so happy that you enjoyed our service, and enjoyed breakfast. With regard to the rooms, we are currently undergoing an extensive project to add fantastic new, modern rooms to the hotel, and modernise our existing ones. We would love to welcome you back in the future so you can enjoy the exciting improvements! Kind Regards,

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