Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel Canterbury  3 stars

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DU  show mapSave
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The charming 3-star Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel is set in a charming area minutes away from Chilham Castle, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Howletts Zoo. An example of Gothic architecture, this hotel opened in 1830 and was fully restored in 2006.

A 10-minute walk will take you to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Lawrence Ground. Canterbury city center is 1km away.

This hotel is quietly based near a river.

45km to the London Southend airport.


The property comprises of individual Executive Twin Room, Deluxe Double Room and Standard Twin Room appointed with air conditioning, a seating area, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities and satellite TV. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


Every day a deluxe breakfast is served in the dining room. The 24-hour restaurant serves British dishes. The elegant bar serves a selection of tea.

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. 


Guests will benefit from 24-hour reception, concierge service and 24-hour room service and also appreciate free parking, a designated smoking area and a lift available on-site.


Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel offers sports activities including cricket, shooting and fishing.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   53.


City Center Canterbury - 3000 ft
Airports London Southend (SEN) - 26.8 mi, London City Airport (LCY) - 47.7 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: One Single Bed
Size: 165 sq. feet

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions
  • Art Room
    2300 ft
  • Castle Arts
    3300 ft
  • Animal Arts
    3300 ft
  • Kings Gallery
    3300 ft
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery
    3300 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral
    3700 ft
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery
    4000 ft
  • Province Of East Kent
    4300 ft
  • St Augustines Abbey
    4600 ft
Popular areas
  • City Center
    2700 ft
Places of interest
  • Chantry Social Club
    1000 ft
  • St Thomas R C Church
    2700 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales
    2700 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts
    2700 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
    3000 ft
  • Chaucer Club
    3700 ft
  • Odeon Cinemas
    1000 ft
  • Odeon Cinema
    1400 ft
  • Olympia Leisure
    2000 ft
  • Olympia
    2000 ft
  • WildWood,
    2700 ft
  • East Station Snooker Club
    3000 ft
  • Roman Museum
    3000 ft
  • Museum Of Canterbury
    3300 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum
    3300 ft
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum
    3300 ft
  • Masonic Library & Museum Trust
    4300 ft
  • Marlowe Theatre
    3300 ft
  • The Marlow Theatre
    4000 ft
  • Gulbenkian Theatre
    1.7 mi

Local Attractions

  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
    2.3 mi
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park
    2.7 mi
    Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury
  • Druidstone Park
    3.8 mi
    Honey Hill, Canterbury
  • Wildwood Trust
    4.2 mi
    A291 Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne Bay
  • West Blean & Thornden Woods
    4.5 mi
    Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay

Near the hotel

  • Canterbury Cathedral
    3200 ft
    The Precincts, Canterbury
  • St. Martin's Church
    2400 ft
    North Holmes Road, Canterbury
  • The Canterbury Tales
    3100 ft
    St. Margaret's St., Canterbury
  • Roman Museum
    3100 ft
    Butchery Lane, Canterbury
  • Dane John Gardens
    3400 ft
    Watling Street, Canterbury
  • West Gate Museum
    3400 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum
    3500 ft
    Stour Street, Canterbury

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

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Based on 114 reviews

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  • Family with children

    Beautiful hotel, located in nice part of Canterbury. Clean and typical English room Spacious bathroom

    Room a bit small for travelling with two children. We only recieved one of the two requested babycots

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Hotel and rooms maintained to a good standard. Good size car park. Friendly staff.

    Over priced, tepid breakfast. Restaurant prices not clear enough and seem a bit misleading. Final check out bill had extras wrongly added. Not impressed with the fact people would still be charged for the room if they had to cancell, regardless of notice given.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Location, clean and tidy, good restaurant

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    1. adequate safe parking, 2. Really friendly professional staff, 3. Top quality food and wine, 4. clean spacious room with really comfortable bed, 5. easy walk to anywhere in the City that I needed to go. 6. loved the hotel and have recommended it to a colleague already.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Lovely Hotel, Attentive staff. Have been before and would return without hesitation.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Friendly senior waiter at breakfast and excellent breakfast. Spacious bedroom with wall mounted t.v. Easy access to Canterbury. Pleasant gardens. Easy parking.

    Creaky floorboards in the room above us which meant that we could hear the occupants moving about very clearly - this disturbed our sleep on several occasions. Only one comfortable chair in our room - would have been nice to have one each.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Helpful staff, early check in, and lovely room

    There is a very noisy generator/ fan in the kitchen and the hum from this seems to go onto about midnight and then start again early in the morning.This seems hard to get away from - we've stayed 3 times and can always hear it. It was fine this time as it was cold so we had our window shut but it would be difficult in the Summer

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Rooms had been modernised since the last time I was there and were very comfortable. Bar also very good.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    It was quiet, friendly with welcoming reception and the room was clean with all the expected ammenities

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The room was well appointed and comfortable - excellent.

    The service at breakfast is good; but the cooking is very poor. Soggy toast, bitter coffee, badly cooked egg, and you charge £10 for it! It was the same last time we stayed - you need to do something about it. Next time we will breakfast elsewhere.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The hotel was conveniently located just a short walk into the centre. There was free wi-fi. The room was comfortable and quiet.

    We thought the breakfast was expensive.

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Friendly, helpful staff. spacious rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, set back from main road, walkable into Canterbury.

    Would have liked the rate to include breakfast, it was over priced and dldn't have a vegetarian option. We paid for a cooked meal that was minus meat so was just half a plate of food....

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Liked the shower, nice sized bathroom, good tv with lots of channels! Nice staff, & clean bedroom!

    • Average rating
  • Single

    good location and nice room

    the room was very noisy - we could hear the people above us walking in their room

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    nice bedroom very comfortable

    noisy pre party group in the bar

    • Average rating
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