Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel - Canterbury

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DU  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel - Canterbury

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Overview

Featuring free self-parking and a sauna, the 3-star Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel offers 53 individual guestrooms. Opened in 1830, the tranquil hotel attracts visitors with its historical architecture.

The hotel is quietly placed minutes away from Canterbury East train station. Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Canterbury.

An art gallery, a museum and a tower are set within walking distance.

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel is situated about 50 minutes drive from London Southend airport.

Rooms

Room amenities at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel include individual climate control, Wi-Fi, cable TV with on-demand movies, a work desk and a DVD player. Rooms come with the cathedral view. There are private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries along with a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A comprehensive breakfast is served daily. A fine variety of British dishes is offered at the superb restaurant onsite.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 9.95 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 12.95 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can rent limousines to discover the nearby sites.

Relax

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel pampers guests with a library and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   53.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DU

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City Centre
  • Canterbury
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    3300 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    53

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Twin beds with ensuite bathroom, desk, hospitality tray, hairdryer, trouser press, flat screen TV with Freeview®, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, full length mirror and individual decor.

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

All rooms are en suite and have access to free Wi-Fi. They also feature flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|1 ROOM 3 SINGLE BEDS,NONSMOKE,FAMILY ROOM ( No Breakfast )

Family Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

1 Double BedInternet - Free WiFi Entertainment - LCD television with premium channelsFood & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service Sleep - Premium bedding Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryerPractical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on requestComfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-Smoking 

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|1 DOUBLE BED,NO SMOKING,DELUXE QUALITY ROOM ( No Breakfast )

Executive Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Trousers press
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|2 SINGLE BEDS,NO SMOKING,EXECUTIVE ROOM ( None )

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Double bed with ensuite bathroom, spacious, desk, hospitality tray, hairdryer, trouser press, flat screen TV with Freeview®, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, full length mirror and individual decor.

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Room2300 ft
  • Kings Gallery3300 ft
  • Castle Arts3300 ft
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery3300 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral3300 ft
  • Animal Arts3300 ft
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery3700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Places of interest

  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury700 ft
  • Chantry Social Club1000 ft
  • Canterbury Christ Church University1700 ft
  • St Thomas R C Church2300 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales2300 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts2300 ft
  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital2700 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction3000 ft
  • Chaucer Club3700 ft

Train stations

  • Canterbury East Train Station3000 ft

Amusement

  • Odeon Cinemas1000 ft
  • Odeon Cinema1400 ft
  • Olympia Leisure2000 ft
  • Olympia2000 ft
  • WildWood,2700 ft
  • East Station Snooker Club3000 ft

Museums

  • Roman Museum2700 ft
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum3000 ft
  • Museum Of Canterbury3000 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum3300 ft

Theaters

  • Marlowe Theatre3300 ft
  • The Marlow Theatre3700 ft

Local attractions

  • The Goods Shed1.0 mi
    Station Road West
  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods 2.2 mi
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road Rough Common
  • The Parish Church of St Mary\'s Chilham5.8 mi
    The Square
  • St Dunstan\'s Church1.1 mi
    80 London Road
  • Clowes Wood4.3 mi
    Radfall Road

Near the hotel

  • St. Lawrence Ground 1600 ft
    The Spitfire Ground St. Lawrence Old Dover Road
  • St. Augustine\'s Abbey2000 ft
    St. Augustines Abbey Longport Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • The Canterbury Tales2800 ft
    St. Margarets Street
  • Dane John Gardens2700 ft
    Watling Street
  • Canterbury Cathedral3100 ft
    Katedra W 11 The Precincts
  • St. Martin\'s Church2500 ft
    St. Martins Court North Holmes Road
  • St. Thomas\' Catholic Church2600 ft
    59 Burgate
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    53

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburyBest Western Abbots Barton Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 186 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Once again, friendly staff, excellent service, ideal location for a visit to Canterbury (ten minutes'walk to city centre).

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Overal hotel cleanliness, friendly and helpfull staff, good food, and comfort in the bed room and the bar. I will recomend it to my friends. We had a great week end thank you.

    no every thing was well above the average hotel on this class.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    All hotelfacilities are present. Good location close by the Channeltunnel and/or ferries and very near Cnterbury. Parking lot

    Squueky floor are charming but can be very disturbing at night. Poor noise insulation in the rooms.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The hotel was a beautiful manor house style property with very nicely designed interiors and a well-maintained property overall. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The walk to the city centre was only about 15 mins. It is well located for Canterbury East train station but a little too far to walk to Canterbury West Station (~ 45 mins). Since the hotel is located outside the city centre, there are no restaurants or pubs nearby, but the restaurant in the hotel is lovely.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    I only used it as an overnight base while attending a cricket match on Friday night, but the location was ideal, the room was very well appointed, and the building and grounds were beautiful.Also, when I had returned, the staff rang me to tell me that an item had been left in the room, which they will be posting on to me.I Intend to look at details of the spa breaks for a future occasion.

    My parents had a long wait for coffee in the bar, because it had been left for them to collect, and they had expected that it would be brought over to them. They felt that they should have been told that the coffee was there for them to collect.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Very efficient and bright receptionist. We had selected the hotel on the basis of wheelchair access. I phoned in morning prior to check-in to confirm that our room requests on booking form for three nonagenerians had been actionned, they had not, but she took down the requirements and re-arranged other guests' rooms to accomodate our needs. During our stay the one lift ceased working creating a real problem for our elderly relatives. I requested room service breakfasts for them and an extended check out, and she was smart to not charge for these, thereby allaying our dissatisfaction. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Decor good standard and neat bathrooms.

    The sound proofing in the rooms was very poor, every creak in the floor boards above could be heard, as could water/waste pipes. A second lift would be a good idea as a contingency against prolonged breakdown. Otherwise elderly and disabled people should only be placed on the ground floor. Rooms were stuffy even with windows open, only way to cool down was air con which was effective but as always noisy at night. Note - we had two double and one single room.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Execelent staff - always helpful

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Location, hotel setting and reception staff very helpful.

    I was very disappointed indeed with the extortionately overpriced food menu, particularly for the breakfast options. The breakfast buffet was disappointing with very few truly fresh options (the pastries in particular were 'miniature' and certainly not fresh), and for the price of a 'Continental Breakfast' the buffet was very poor indeed overall. I also had a severe allergic reaction to the orange 'juice' which again was certainly not fresh and was made from some type of concentrate to which I personally am highly allergic - this was not made clear on the menus or by staff and I assumed that a hotel of this calibre (and a breakfast this expensive) would have at least had proper fresh juices available - it is appalling that there were not fresh juices or other items, and having had an asthma attack triggered by this substitute 'juice' after only a small sip I had to leave the room (which is also windowless) to recover. Not at all the experience I had expected and I urge your hotel group to look into this over-priced non-fresh service/menu in the restaurant area at this hotel.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Excellent venue, great staff who provide outstanding service and are very helpful. Strongly recommend.

  • Single
    9.2

    The hotel staff were very helpful, the room was spotless, with wi fi, good quality tv and plenty of supplies for the bathroom and good drink making facilities.

  • Single
    8.2

    Friendly and welcoming environment - good faccilties and sensiblebreakfasts

  • Couple
    9.2

    The staff were very helpful, the food at the bar was excellent and the room was very comfortable. The only minor blemish on an otherwise perfect stay was the room being a little too hot. Having said that, we were able to adjust it with the aircon and window.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    Absolutely nothing! Unable to get sandwiches on arrival at lunchtime - told wait would be 1 hour or more! Cold room. Lukewarm water for shower. Dreadful service for lunch with our family in bar on the Sunday...and there was no one else there - and now we know why. Very poor value. Feel we were conned. They charged for room £125 plus breakfast plus dinner, when we had requested d/b/b/

  • Single
    8.8

    I enjoyed the breakfast very much, it would however, have been nice if it was included in the price. I thought the shower was great.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The style and comfort of the bedrooms,good selection of tv channels, staff who were always professional

    There was no mention of bar meals being available, only found out because other people dined in the bar. Thought the price for breakfast was expensive it was much cheaper in your Wales hotels.

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel - Canterbury Canterbury location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DU

Get directions
City Centre
  • Canterbury
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    3300 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    53

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanterburyBest Western Abbots Barton Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

Use Badge