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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 0844 387 6209*
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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 £10 per pet per night, standard rooms, on request.
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 a few moments to yourself on our comfy sofas and sample our tasty bar food and 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. Chestfiled, 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 £15.00
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,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. We also have a new function room and bar due to open in 2015/16.

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Wedding service and reception venue

Whether you would prefer a traditional celebration or something more comteporary, 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, well 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 overlooking 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, c
0845 8247400




Contact Magdalena Bonar on 01227 760341

For any enquiries please call Magdalena Bonar 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) (2 miles)

  • St Lawrence Kent County Cricket Ground (0.8 miles) (0.8 miles)

  • Gillingham Football Club (28 miles) (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)

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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.




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1224 traveller reviews
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Lovely hotel

13/12/2017 Jeanette M,

Brilliant hotel full of character and close to town centre. Lovely staff and very relaxing stay. Would recommend for short stop or those wanting to explore the city. Also very reasonably priced. Beds ... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Delighted to read you found us to be a lovely hotel and that our location was good for your needs. Im also pleased you found all my team to be lovely, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards
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Recommended. Very pleasant overnight stay.

12/12/2017 janlmbrt, uk

From when you pull into the car park you can see it's an impressive looking , clean hotel. Staff extremely friendly, informative and helpful . My sister and I booked two double rooms (303/302) for s... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Delighted to read your recent stay with us was pleasant and you liked the decor of the hotel. I'm also pleased your rooms were to your liking and that we were able to meet your request of them being near to each other. Thank you for mentioning my team, and pleased you found them all friendly, informative and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Ideally located

11/12/2017 Brendan B, Greater London, United Kingdom

We had a one night stay in this quaint hotel and found it very clean and comfortable, staff were very helpful and friendly, breakfast was of a good standard and lots of it, We had an upgrade room and ... 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 recent stay with us and everything was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to put a shower in the room you stayed due to the nature of the building. Thank you for bringing to my attention about the heating all radiators in the bedrooms are individually controlled, so will have maintenance take a look at it. I am pleased you enjoyed our breakfast offerings and found all my team to be helpful and friendly. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards
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Short Stay

09/12/2017 glennh538, Newmarket, Canada

I had a very short stay at your Hotel but it was a pleasant one!! The Staff were Friendly and Helpful, the room was cozy and clean. I could have used an iron for my clothing however it wasn't the be a... 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 had a pleasant stay with us and that you found your room clean and cozy. Irons and Ironing boards are available on request and delivered to your room when asked for. Also pleased you found my team to be friendly and helpful, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to welcome you back again, Kind Regards
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Excellent Hotel

07/12/2017 michalisc228, limassol, Cyprus

Extremely satisfied with the hotel staff as well as the room. the sleep was fine and the location was ideal. The cleanliness of the room was great as well as the service received at the lounge/bar of ... 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 were extremely satisfied with your recent stay and that our location was perfect for your needs. Also pleased you found our cleanliness levels to be great. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards