Member Exclusive – Boutique Canterbury Hotel
Gothic-style hotel with 2 acres of gardens, 15 minutes' walk from Canterbury city centre
- $64-$103 per night ... 17-23, 27 Dec; 2-18 Jan
Why We Love It
- Its Fountain Restaurant has an AA Rosette
- Whitstable, Herne Bay & Ramsgate are within 40 minutes' drive
- The hotel is dog-friendly & has ample free parking
A Gothic-style property with two acres of gardens and an AA-Rosette restaurant, the BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel sits just 15 minutes' walk outside the centre of Canterbury.
The city is probably best known for its historic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for its connection with Chaucer's Tales (the hotel offers discounts for the Canterbury Tales exhibition). But if you're tired of walking along its pretty riverbank, go further afield -- the seaside towns of Whitstable, Herne Bay and Ramsgate are all around half an hour away, and spectacular Leeds Castle is just 40 minutes' drive away.
The AA-Rosette Fountain Restaurant serves British fare for dinner. Look for dishes such as roasted breast of Gressingham duck, Sussex beef rib-eye steak and assiette of artichoke. In the morning, there's a vast breakfast buffet with hot and continental options. The Westfield Bar is a pleasant spot to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink overlooking the gardens, and serves bar snacks all day. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and some bedrooms.
The Gothic-style building is simply furnished, but the bedrooms are a good size with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some have views of the cathedral in the distance.
Please note, there is currently an extension being built at the hotel to include a swimming pool and spa. Disruption to guests is kept to a minimum but parking on site at busy times may be limited.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour security
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard Time is 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 4 and under. There is no extra bed available.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout. This includes bed, towel, mat and bowl.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am National Rating Know Before You Go
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Breakfast fee: between GBP 9.95 and GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
- Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
When You Can Go
Until 18 Jan
Getting ThereThe closest airport is London City, 1 hour 15 minutes away -- you can take a taxi, or take a train to Stratford International, then head to Ashford International, where you can change for Canterbury East station, which is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. If you’re driving, exit the M2 at Junction 7 and follow signs for Canterbury. There is free parking on site.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.