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BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Gothic-style hotel with 2 acres of gardens, 15 minutes' walk from Canterbury city centre
  • 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. 

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

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: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout. This includes bed, towel, mat and bowl.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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