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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 city centre itself. The Cathedral, shops and tourist attractions are all within this wonderful citys walls just a 10 minute walk away. Built in the 1830's as a private house, the hotel has lost none of it's style and charm. If anything, the homely atmosphere has only improved with age!

The Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel provides a great indoors, but those seeking adventure or relaxation in the great outdoors will be equally impressed by our location. Coastal and country walks are close-by, you can enjoy both river and sea fishing, and try something a little different with clay pigeon shooting at the local shooting range!

** Please note that there will be some building work at the back of the hotel over the next 6 months but this will cause minimal disruption to guests stay **

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Location

36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3DU
England
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01227 760341
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Summary

Hotel has limited car parking spaces
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted by prior arrangement only £15 per pet per night.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and 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.

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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

Golf

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.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland/Woodland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6208 Yards
No handicap required

Location

6.8 miles away in Whitstable

Facilities

Please vist; www.chestfield-golfclub.co.uk

Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

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.

Course information

Course Type: Woodland/Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6272 Yards
No handicap required

Location

1.5 miles away in Littlebourne Road

Facilities

Please vist; www.chestfield-golfclub.co.uk

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £15.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.25

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.

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Wedding service and reception venue

Whether you would prefer a traditional celebration or something more contemporary, our experienced wedding co-ordinator will be with you every step of the way to advise and guide if needed to ensure that it truly is the happiest day of your life.

Catering

From traditional sit-down wedding breakfasts, seated buffet and relaxed evening spreads to fish and chip suppers and 7-course banquets, we'll meet almost any requirement!

Honeymoon Suite

Traditional decor with a 4 poster bed, gives you a delightful honeymoon suite. The seating area for two in the Gothic tower of the room overlooks the landscaped lawns. A corner jacuzzi bath compliments the large bathroom with heated towel rail. In the bedroom there is a large flat sceen tv, hospitality tray and trouser press.

Registrar

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




Contact Emma Vogle on 01227 760341

For any enquiries please call Emma Vogle on 01227 760341

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CT1 3DU

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Nearest motorway: M2, J7, 8.00 miles
Nearest train station: Canterbury East, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Gatwick, 65.00 miles
Free parking on site (40 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3DU
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Canterbury Rugby Club (2 miles)

  • St Lawrence Kent County Cricket Ground (0.8 miles)

  • Gillingham Football Club (28 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Canterbury Cathedral (0.5 miles)

  • Canterbury (0.5 miles)

  • Historic City Centre (0.5 miles)

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (5 miles)

  • Marlowe Theatre (0.8 miles)

Shopping

  • Whitefriars Shopping Centre (0.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1427 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 649
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Rating: 1 36
Rating

Business stay

18/03/2019 Mike F, Wednesbury, United Kingdom

I was upgraded on arrival. The room was a surprise with a separate sitting room and bedroom. The only problem was the lack of a proper shower to stand in. Reception staff were very helpful. I had my e... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The room you staid does only have a bath, due to the design of the building, it is not possible for us to put a shower in this room. The majority of our rooms have a bath with shower over the top and we would have happily changed this for you. We do offer one menu for restaurant, bar and room service with the last two areas also offering additional items such as burgers and sandwiches. Thank you also for mentioning my team, and I am pleased you found them all friendly and attentive. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards.
Rating

Amazing value, excellent food

14/03/2019 david186338, London, United Kingdom

Rooms a good size. Very clean, lots of hot water, A big group with pre-ordered food which arrived hot, all served together and excellent quality. Waiters were superb at all meals.Efficient, discrete ... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I am also pleased to read my team looked after you and your group. Thank you also for mentioning our food offerings and pleased it was all o your liking. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Kind Regards.
Rating

Excellent

11/03/2019 Orangefarm, Lancashire, United Kingdom

This is a historic hotel set in beautiful grounds just outside the Canterbury town centre. The interior of this hotel is to a very high standard. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The ... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and that your room was to your liking. We love animals here at the hotel, and always look forward to welcoming our four legged guests, as you say pets are allowed in all areas of the hotel except the restaurant, although my team are always happy to set a table in our lounge area so that they can enjoy the dining experience also. Thank you for mentioning our food offerings and I am delighted you enjoyed what we have to offer. I am also pleased to read you found my team friendly and helpful. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards.
Rating

Nice and friendly

08/03/2019 Nomad00220009451,

Overall a good stay. Hotel a bit old but functional. Quiet location, close to town. You can leave your car and walk. Staff very friendly. Maybe a bit more variety on the breakfast side. Full English b... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. As you may have noticed we are currently undergoing an expansion and refurbishment project which will see all areas of the hotel fully refurbished once building works are completed. Along side the cooked buffet options for breakfast we do also offer an a la carte menu which offers alternatives from the buffet options. We do also offer a continental buffet with a selection of cereals, make your own muesli, fresh fruit, pastries, ham and cheese. We are always looking to improve our offerings and this will be discussed when the menus are next updated. I am pleased you found all my team friendly, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Classy and cozy...I agree

06/03/2019 Eileen D, Bonn, Germany

This was a lovely hotel that was very accommodating. The staff at the front desk - Gary and Sarah were lovely and exemplary in looking after the guests. They were relaxed, warm and professional. The r... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Firstly I am pleased you enjoyed the hotel and grounds and found the majority of my team very friendly and welcoming. My apologies you did not find my duty manager to be as friendly, please be assured this is not the norm as most of the reviews on here will attest. Your feedback has noted and feed back, and I thank you for bringing this to my attention. We do hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards.

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