Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel - Canterbury  3 stars

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DU  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
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  • Facilities
 Paid Wi-Fi
 Free parking

24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out


Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Golf course

Horseback riding





Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel is situated in the center of Canterbury near Chilham Castle, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Howletts Zoo. This historical hotel dates from 1830 and was refurbished in 2006.

A 10-minute walk will take you to Canterbury Norman Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine's Abbey. Canterbury city center is 1km away.

This hotel is quietly based near a river.

45km to London Southend airport.


There are 50 individual rooms that come with modern amenities, such as individual climate control, a trouser press, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and cable TV with on-demand movies. They provide bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.


You may have a deluxe breakfast served in the light dining room. British dishes are served in the 24-hour restaurant. The refurbished lounge bar features free Wi-Fi and a terrace.

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 lift and a safe deposit box available on-site.


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


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

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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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Horseback riding
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
Leisure facilities
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym
  • Sauna
  • Garden area
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Premium bedding
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



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: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 220 sq. feet

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Art Room
        2300 ft
      • Animal Arts
        3300 ft
      • Castle Arts
        3300 ft
      • Kings Gallery
        3300 ft
      • Royal Museum & Art Gallery
        3300 ft
      • 3300 ft
      • Sidney Cooper Gallery
        4000 ft
      • 4300 ft
      • St Augustines Abbey
        5000 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        2700 ft
      Places of interest
      • Chantry Social Club
        1000 ft
      • The Canterbury Tales
        2700 ft
      • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts
        2700 ft
      • St Thomas R C Church
        2700 ft
      • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
        3000 ft
      • 4000 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

      Local Attractions

      • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
        2.2 mi
        Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
      • Howletts Wild Animal Park
        2.8 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
        3100 ft
        The Precincts, Canterbury
      • St. Martin's Church
        2500 ft
        North Holmes Road, Canterbury
      • The Canterbury Tales
        3000 ft
        St. Margaret's St., Canterbury
      • Roman Museum
        3000 ft
        Butchery Lane, Canterbury
      • Dane John Gardens
        3200 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

      Individual guest reviews

      • 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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