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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really liked this hotel. Nice atmosphere. The only downfall that we had was the large group of noisy Americans were there during dinner making it difficult to have a conversation...of course not the fault of the hotel. :-)

We have family in Whitstable a tiny town with very limited hotel options so we usually end up staying in Canterbury nearby. This hotel was a very pleasant surprise and a good step above the average. It is set in fabulous grounds almost in the center of the city. I was unable to find much about the history but it feels like an old country home or perhaps an old school which has been sympathetically added to over the years. The staff were splendid and the rooms were both surprisingly roomy and modern. It does suffer from the traditional British plague of a fire door every 50 feet....but that's the fault of the fire code not the hotel. It has a warm old world feel with a real English Breakfast included. The bar is comfortable even tho there was a wedding going on while we stayed the rooms were quiet. With so many bland corporate hotels out there it was marvelous to find history and comfort at a reasonable price.

Lovely hotel on the outskirts of town. You can walk to town center. the room was larger than most. The bathroom was nice. Breakfast was included in my price and was good. Décor in lobby is beautiful and traditional. We have to commend Fern at the front desk for being so nice and helpful.

The hotel is very charming -- feels like you go back in time. Good location and perfect when the reason for your visit is related to your desire to experience a medieval town.

36 New Dover Road Canterbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church. This 3-star hotel has 53 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Lawrence Ground.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in British cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel's 53 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1192 reviews