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Bolton Road, Darwen BB3 2QB England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 25/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 in Darwen
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Welcome to Astley Bank Hotel, your Darwen “home away from home”. Astley Bank Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Guest rooms offer amenities such as flat screen TV and desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Room service is also available with delicious dishes brought straight to your bedroom door. The property also boasts a lounge and bar featuring a wide selection of snacks and beverages. If you are driving to Astley Bank Hotel, free parking is available. When you’re feeling hungry be sure to check out Othello's, our restaurant, where our team of dedicated chefs prepare locally sourced food freshly made on the premises. If you’re looking for something to do, Jubilee Tower (0.9 mi) and Darwen Heritage Centre (0.7 mi) are both within walking distance. Astley Bank Hotel puts the best of Darwen at your fingertips. Great memories start here. Make yourself at home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek, Korean and 2 more
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Teddy_o1234 wrote a review 7 May
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
I never write reviews however we attended for an afternoon tea on Tuesday the 3rd May and I needed to write this to say how amazing it was! The food and setting was fabulous, a great amount for afternoon tea and the waitress who served us was so polite and lovely, a credit to the venue! Thank you! We will be visiting again very soon and have recommended to everyone!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Teddy_o1234, We are incredibly grateful that you have taken the time to leave us a 5-star review. We take pride in making sure that our customers are happy with their experience and we work hard to achieve this. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and the service - I will be sure to share your lovely comments with the team. It was a pleasure serving you and we also kindly thank you for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back at Astley Bank soon. Kindest regards
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littleD wrote a review Apr 2022
Mawgan Porth, United Kingdom2 contributions
Stayed at this hotel recently on a business trip to the north west and the whole stay was fabulous. Myself and my colleague both stayed in standard rooms which were small but spotlessly clean and well decorated with lovely comfy beds. In check in the reception staff were really Pleasant and helpful making the process quick and easy. On the evening we dined in the restaurant And the food was amazing, the presentation, the variety on the menu and the attentiveness of the serving staff was out of this world. It was lovely after dinner to relax in the bar area in front of the wood burner with a drink or two. The bar staff were really pleasant and the prices reasonable. Breakfast the next day was freshly cooked and arrived promptly and the waitress was lovely. The grounds look beautiful although we didn’t have time to explore them but this hotel is made so special by the wonderful staff team who seem the go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. I would love to visit this hotel again in the future
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 9 Apr 2022
Dear Guide27276284643, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review – it really made our day and we are so grateful for your kind words. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; it means the world to our entire team! We position customer experience and satisfaction at the forefront of what we do and your review makes all the hard work that the team put in every day at Astley Bank worthwhile. It was a pleasure serving you, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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NorthantsNige wrote a review Mar 2022
452 contributions146 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to be here for a wedding – we stayed extra nights either side of the event. And we were glad we did. The food here is seriously good. The dishes at the wedding were phenomenal. The evening meal we had the following night was equally spectacular. And the breakfasts were brilliant too. All the staff we came across were friendly and helpful – the waiters and waitresses in the restaurant and the people behind the bar were all cheerful and super-efficient. And nothing was too much trouble for the people on Reception – they even gave us useful tips on a walk we took from the hotel up to the Darwen Tower. The Housekeeping ladies were brilliant too – very speedy and really accommodating. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Dear NorthantsNige, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review – it really made our day and we are so grateful for your kind words. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; it means the world to our entire team! We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day at Astley Bank. Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. We look forward to serving you again soon! Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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Derek W wrote a review Mar 2022
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
I dined at Astley Bank at lunchtime today (Monday) accompanied by my partner and my two sisters. I would like to thank all the staff there for a very enjoyable experience with lovely food and excellent service. We look forward to returning in the near future.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Dear Derekw617, Thank you for sharing your kind words with us and the community. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lunch. Thank you for also acknowledging the service, it means the world to us and to our entire team! We look forward to serving you again soon. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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Metalbox wrote a review Feb 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom18 contributions17 helpful votes
This review is about accomodation and the owner/director. We had a problem with the room being cold and we were provided with a tiny heater so we let reception know after 2 hours that it was still too cold. My wife sat with her coat on all afternoon. We were then offered other rooms. One had a big portable heater in it so I asked that that be moved onto our room and even offered to move it myself. We did not want to mess up another room just for a one night stay Problem solved but my wife asked to speak to the manager to make him aware of the situation. We were taken to a meeting room (the breakfast room) and he came and sat with us He opened the meeting by saying that we were not happy and complained too much so he wanted us to leave because the staff could not do anymore for us I could not believe my ears this man is the most obnoxious person I have ever met. It was 8,15pm and we had just ordered dinner. We left the hotel and I say again this man's customer service and attitude is atrocious. Beware when booking events here if you have a problem it will be treated with contempt
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Alan Ezekiel, Owner at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 24 Feb 2022
What is interesting with this review is that the staff solved all the issues that this writer complained about. The reception called me to say that she wanted to see a manager in the morning. Unfortunately, we had no senior manager for that morning, so I went to see them. The gentleman explained everything to me calmly; I offered the drinks that they had for free. This gesture ignited the lady into anger. I asked her to explain why she was so angry, and she replied that it was me, just me personally. So I again asked what she wanted me to do? The gentleman said he was fine continuing the stay, after which she then got angry with him. He then walked out, and I suggested that she go and discuss the matter with her husband. If she still weren't happy, we would arrange for another hotel and pay taxi expenses associated with the move. She walked out, and twenty minutes later, she appeared at the reception demanding a full refund and left (with the gentleman already gone) and not before letting me know in no uncertain terms that she would be writing a damning review. Well, it looks like she got her way. It's a shame that this kind of behaviour is allowed without justification.
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Jade M wrote a review Feb 2022
11 contributions5 helpful votes
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Beautiful Hotel with amazing restaurant. Staff are all excellent and very friendly. Faye our waitress was brilliant. The food in the restaurant was gorgeous and all at a very good price. Breakfast was also very good. We will definitely be returning the gardens are stunning and the hotel is beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 14 Feb 2022
Dear Jade, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and amazing scores. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be visiting us again in the future. I will also be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Faye and the rest of the team. It was a pleasure serving you, we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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Mr T wrote a review Feb 2022
8 contributions6 helpful votes
Great hotel, we booked last minute and were lucky to get a room and a table for dinner. The food was excellent. This is a very welcoming hotel, the staff are superb, a big shout out to Sue who goes out of her way to make everything perfect, all the staff were brill, very friendly, always smiling, top marks all round.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2022
Dear Springoff, Thank you very much for the wonderful review and kind words. It is really nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and our food. I would also like to thank you for acknowledging the efforts of Sue and our team, it means a lot when guests recognise their hard work. It was a pleasure serving you, we hope to welcome you back at Astley Bank soon. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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christineblythe wrote a review Jan 2022
Burnley, United Kingdom1 contribution
My sons wedding held here on 28th Jan 22. It was fantastic. Fabulous room. Food was hot and tasty, beautiful grounds. . However. THE STAFF WERE AMAZING. . Nothing was too much trouble. Always smiling and friendly. . I can't speak highly enough. I would recommend this venue Brilliant
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 Feb 2022
Dear Christine, Thank you for your amazing scores and review. It was great to read that you enjoyed the stay and every aspect of the wedding; also, thank you very much for acknowledging the efforts of the team. They genuinely care about our guests and work tirelessly to ensure that all our events are successful. It was a pleasure serving you and I am grateful to you for mentioning that you would recommend our venue. We hope to welcome you and your family back at the hotel soon. From everyone at Astley Bank, we would like to say congratulations and wish the newlyweds a happy and prosperous married life that lasts forever. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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bevvy21 wrote a review Jan 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom190 contributions73 helpful votes
Lovely building - nicely decorated. Room was clean and spacious. Helpful staff. Only concern was the lack of people wearing masks under the current situation. Plenty of choice at breakfast - would recommend
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Stath Georgiadis, General Manager at Astley Bank Hotel
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Dear Bevvy21, Thank you for you lovely review and kind words. It is great to read that you had a good stay at the hotel and thank you for mentioning that you would recommend Astley Bank in the future. We encourage both staff and guests to wear masks but we are not able to enforce this. We also follow all cleaning protocols and procedures and we ventilate the area whenever possible. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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Karlotta4 wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for a few nights for a trip up North to visit friends for Christmas. The grounds are stunning and looked even more magical with festive decorations. Our room was really lovely, with great views and a superb en suite. We had a few plumbing issues which amazingly they managed to sort on Christmas Day; the housekeeping staff here are a real asset, hope this praise is passed on! They slip into your room with stealth like elves and make the place spick and span and no request is too much trouble. Breakfast room is very pleasant and clean , our breakfasts were so enjoyable. The hotel is very attractive and normal, staff are very sweet and kind and we would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 30 Dec 2021
Dear Karlotta4, Thank you so much for your amazing review and comments. We are delighted that you had a great stay at Astley Bank and I would like to thank you for acknowledging the efforts of our housekeeping team, We look forward top welcoming you back soon, best wishes for 2022. Kindest regards Stath General Manager
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US$70 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLancashireDarwen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Astley Bank Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Astley Bank Hotel?
Nearby attractions include My Vintage (0.6 miles), Hopstar Brewery (0.3 miles), and Darwen Heritage Centre (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Astley Bank Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Astley Bank Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Astley Bank Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Astley Bank Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Astley Bank Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolly's Tearoom And Restaurant, Greenfield Inn Restaurant, and Essence Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar.
Is Astley Bank Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Darwen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Astley Bank Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Astley Bank Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Astley Bank Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Polish, Greek, Korean, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Astley Bank Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Turton Tower (4.4 miles).