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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 The hotel accepts pets in all rooms, £15 per pet per night by prior arrangement.
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.

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.

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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 1449 traveller reviews
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Exceptional Afternoon Tea

20/05/2019 MR-JM-KENT, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Took my Mum to Afternoon Tea as a little treat for my Mother’s birthday. Very welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step through the doors - Gary on reception was fantastic! Food - both in qual... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, I am pleased to read you and your mum enjoyed afternoon tea with us for her birthday. I will pass your comments onto the head chef regarding the sandwich fillings to look into when we next review our afternoon tea menu. Thank you for giving both Gary and Flori a mention, your kind comments have been passed onto them. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards.
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A Surprise weekend in Canterbury

20/05/2019 DeanoKaz,

Only my second stay in a Best Western Hotel For our 5th Wedding Anniversary, my stepson booked The Abbotts Barton Hotel. We had a horrendous journey from Suffolk due to the closure of the Dartford cro... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us after the travel issues you encountered. Also pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere of our bar and lounge areas, it is certainly very atmospheric in those areas. Thank you also for mentioning my team, and pleased they all look after you well. We do hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards.
Rating

Quiet, comfortable and good value

10/05/2019 rogerh943, Bradenton, Florida

Our room was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable and the all white, tiled bathroom well presented. WiFi worked well. The large, rambling hotel has an interesting history and is very close to the ... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read you found your room clean and quiet and you found our beds comfortable. We do have an interesting history from being an ex-mayor's residence to becoming a hospital during 1st world war, before converting to a hotel in the 1920's. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Just right.

06/05/2019 443clairb, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The staff at this hotel were fantastic, from our welcome to the time we checked out all members of staff greeted us with a smile and were very helpful. The rooms were nice, a little out dated but I t... 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 recent stay with us. We are currently in the process of an expansion project which will see the addition of extra bedrooms and function space. Once this phase is complete all our remaining bedroom stock is scheduled for refurbishment along with all the public areas. Additional sound proofing is also in the plans as part of the refurbishment. Thank you for mentioning my team, and pleased you found them all helpful. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards
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FAMILY BIRTHDAY

04/05/2019 William E, Bath

This was second visit for a family party. A warm welcome at reception and a well appointed room, large with charm and good appointments. The hotel retains much old world charm and this offers the ab... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your second stay with us. We are lucky to have lots of lounge areas for guests to enjoy. I am also pleased you enjoyed our food offerings and found all my team friendly and helpful, thank you for giving both a mention. we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards.

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