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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation 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 £10 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 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1409 traveller reviews
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Rating

Welcoming Hotel

13/01/2019 Michael P,

Stayed for 1night to visit Canterbury and we were allocated a spacious room which was very comfortable. Bar and lounge area pleasant to relax in and hotel breakfast was above average especially qualit... more

Rating

Really great hotel

07/01/2019 davecS1558XA, Folkestone, United Kingdom

We done a last minute booking and got great deal including breakfast. We arrived early parked in large spacious car park, hotel was more than happy park there and enjoy sites of Canterbury. Check was ... 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 enjoyed your stay wiht us and that your room was to your liking. I have passed your comments about the lager temperature to my food and beverage manager to investigate, thank you for letting us know. Thank you also for mentioning my team and pleased they looked after you well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Lovely Hotel

03/01/2019 Lizzylou1953,

Stayed here for one night,lovely hotel plenty of parking.The staff are very helpful,had an evening meal in the restaurant which was delicious and well cooked,the staff were very efficient and a big sh... 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 and dinner with us. Also pleased you found all my team very helpful, especially Peter, you kind comments have been passed over to him, thank you for mentioning him in particular. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area. Kind Regards.
Rating

Just Average but a good location.

29/12/2018 Llangynog, Carmarthen

A convenient hotel a short walk from the centre of Cantebury. The hotel receptionist was quick with the check in. I found our room was dated but clean. the bathroom was ok but hair was found on the to... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased our location was convenient for your needs whilst visiting Canterbury. I have passed on your comments to my head housekeeper about the bathroom cleanliness so that she can address with her team, my apologies for this being missed. We are a classic style hotel, and our decor is in keeping with the Gothic Victorian mansion in which it sits, I do however appreciate this may not be to everyone's taste. Thank you for mentioning my team, and I am pleased you found them all polite and helpful. Kind Regards.
Rating

Very friendly staff and lovely setting

20/12/2018 woodthorn, Kent, United Kingdom

We were here for a Christmas party so only stayed one night. The staff were all very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The food was really good and all of our party enjoyed themselves. The hotel it... 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 had a good time at one of our Christmas party nights along with everyone else in your group. I am also pleased you found all my team friendly and helpful, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to see you again next year, Kind Regards.

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