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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*

Summary

Hotel has limited car parking spaces. Kitchen Refurbishment at the hotel until 15th March 17. Only the Daily Menu & Bar Menu is available, if you feel this will affect your stay please contact the hotel.
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.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

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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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
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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.

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) (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)

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

Cathedral

The Cathedral Suite is ideal for large meetings and functions. It can accommodate up to 150 delgates theatre style and 120 for bangueting. It has natural daylight and air conditioning, it can also house a marquee on the adjacent terrace and lawn for larger events.

Marlow

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.

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
Cathedral 180 70 60 70 120
Marlow 70 30 30 30 50
Beckett 70 30 30 30 50
Garden Room 40 20 20 18 0
New Build Due 2015/16 350 0 0 0 300
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

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Birthday Weekend

08/02/2017 suevogle, Herne Bay, United Kingdom

Fantastic weekend in Canterbury. Beautiful room, excellent service from members of staff at dinner and reception. Special mention to Johanna, Flori and Manuel who gave us a very good service and made ... more

Owner Response
Mark C, Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your your review. I'm delighted to read you enjoyed birthday weekend with us us recently. I have passed you kind comments onto Johanna, Flori and Manuel, thank you for mentioning them. We all hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards.
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Wife's Birthday treat

08/02/2017 Stephen M,

Took the wife to Canterbury for her birthday and the stay at this hotel was excellent. Really close to the town for shopping (the low point) and cinema, bars and restaurants. The staff were really fri... more

Owner Response
Mark C, Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Pleased to read you had an excellent time with us recently and that everything was to your liking. Thank you for mentioning my team and our food offerings. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards
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Comfortable rooms. Great breakfast. Average dinner. Mixed service.

06/02/2017 Roomchecker007, Brighton, United Kingdom

Rooms were clean and comfortable. My partner had a problem twice with her room but Reception quickly dealt with the problems. Dinner was basic and lacked choice. Service surly. Learn to smile! Breakfa... more

Owner Response
Mark C, Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to read you found your rooms clean and comfortable and that the problems you encountered were rectified straight away by my reception team. Our main kitchen is currently undergoing a full refurbishment. This means we are currently working out of our smaller kitchen, therefore only able to produce the daily fixed price menu and bar snacks menu, apologies for any inconvenience this caused. You comments have been raised with the restaurant supervisor regarding the surly member of staff to address. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards.
Rating

Lovely hotel

29/01/2017 Cheryl R,

Spent a weekend here with my husband and our dog. We wanted a base from where we could explore Canterbury. The hotel was very comfortable, clean and the staff were welcoming, it was great to be able ... more

Owner Response
Mark C, Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to read that yourself, husband and furry friend enjoyed your recent stay with us. Apologies for the public areas being to hot, our central heating system is on a timer and does go off during the day and after midnight. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards
Rating

Clean and comfortable

28/01/2017 James H, Nottingham, United Kingdom

as Best Westerns go, it was very clean, quiet and comfortable (learnt a few years back never to inspect there mattresses) good sized car park. on the night (Saturday) i was staying the fire sounded ar... more

Owner Response
Mark C, Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found us clean and comfortable. Apologies for the fire alarms sounding but pleased it didn't impact you too much. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards.