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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DU, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Canterbury
Holden, Massachusetts
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15 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Hotel was close to downtown, and we could walk without having to try and find parking downtown. The rooms were small, but it is an older "converted" hotel. The hotel was very clean and breakfast was great.

The beds were single size, so be aware.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your response for your stay at the hotel. It is an ideal base for Canterbury, especially with the hotel having a large free car park as it is not easy parking in the busy city centre.

The hotel bedrooms have all different size beds, among them are single beds in the single rooms, twin rooms which have two single beds and double bedrooms, which have a standard double bed. We do also have a number of king size beds, dependant on the room type you book.

We hope to see you again,if you visit Canterbury in the future.

Regards

Christine Cooper
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The rooms were comfortable and well furnished. Checking in was rather slow due to problems with computer and there seemed to be few staff on duty at the time we arrived so we had to wait for service .


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay,I am pleased you enjoyed the hotel. I do hope the small delay at check in did not inconvenience you too much, computers have their own rules unfortunatley.

Regards

Christine Cooper
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Rio de Janeiro
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50 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited Canterbury over the weekend and were not disappointed withe the Abbots Barton Hotel. Our stay was very enjoyable and we all had such a nice time. The rooms were cozy and the employes were also very attentive to our needs.
I would definitively recommend this hotel in Canterbury.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your review, my staff and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Christine Cooper
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Me and my girlfriend choose this hotel based on the reviews we read here. We booked a standard double room and we were a bit skeptical about it (it seemed too good for a 3*), but it turned out to be a great experience. The hotel has a good location (very close to the city center); the room was very nicely decorated, spacious and clean; the staff was friendly and efficient. If we were to come back to Canterbury we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, especially the photos.

My staff and I are are always delighted to hear good feedback and that you both enjoyed your experience in Canterbury.

We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I was one of 120 guests at a special birthday celebration. It turned out to be a great event by virtue of the super professional care taken by all staff on duty and especially the dining room staff. They were led by a very friendly personable guy for which nothing was too much trouble. I was one of two speech makers and needed some special help to set things up and again everyone was very helpful. They were able to serve up really nice hot food for all 120 without any fuss or bother. The whole experience was positive so much so that I wanted to report same on TripAdviser.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
It was a delight to read your review about the birthday celebration you attended.

The team enjoyed the day along with all the guests and were only to happy to deliver a special experience for the guests.

Thank you.
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Dover, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed for one night to avoid having to drive home in snow after an evening out in Canterbury.
Have walked passed on many occasions and thought how nice the hotel looks and it was even better inside than out. We were upgraded to an executive room on the third floor which was pleasantly decorated with a good size bedroom. We didn't eat in the restaurant but did have breakfast which was freshly and well cooked and served on lovely hot plates. The hotel has ample parking. The hotel is an easy walk from the city centre and the cathedral is 10 minutes at the most. We would stay again even though we live only 17 miles away and I work in the city!

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Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, another happy guest for the third floor.

The hotel has six superior bedrooms on the top floor and I am pleased we were able to upgrade you during your snowy stay.

We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps without the snow next visit.
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We booked this Hotel for a Weekend Break, in Kent.
The Hotel is well situated, for the City of Canterbury, and of course the Cathedral.
We went for a Break, we were given a first class room, on the 3rd floor, with a view of the front of the Hotel, good room well laid out, very pleased with the room.
Had dinner in the Hotel on Saturday evening, very pleasent dinning room, well served by the staff, food exceptately good, and fine wines. a first class meal experience.
Next morning had English breakfast, in the Hotel dinning room, which was again first class food wise, and very well looked after by the staff.
The brief stay was excellent, and very upto top standard, for The Best Western Group. We would certainly reccomend this Hotel, to anybody visiting Canterbury, or the surronding area. Paul and Joan Bennett

Room Tip: Get a room in the front 3rd floor very good.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abbotsgm, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you Paul andJoan for you comments.

We value feedback from all our guests with regard to their experience at the hotel. I am pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the superior bedroom on the third floor.............excellent views across the area.

We do hope to see you again should you return to Canterbury.
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Address: 36 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Canterbury
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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