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Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence
Located just across from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of this beautiful, unspoilt and smallest county in England, Barnsdale Lodge is a privately owned hotel that remains a well kept secret. Barnsdale is two hours from Heathrow, one hour from Leicester and a few minutes from the historic town of Oakham. The friendly and efficiently run hotel is the place to relax and enjoy for a few days. Guests can try the courtyard for alfresco dining, or relax in the comfy chairs in the cosy bar and chat, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or glass of Champagne. In every case the relaxed atmosphere is unmistakably Barnsdale Lodge.There are 44 bedrooms, all en suite and individually furnished with charm and style, with views of either the surrounding countryside or the picturesque courtyard. All bedrooms have broadband internet, direct dial telephone, digital free view, a selection of tea, coffee and biscuits, hairdryer, iron and trouser press. Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary White Company toiletries in the bathrooms.Guests at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel can expect the very best food; wine and personal service in one of the dining rooms or enjoy alfresco dining in the courtyard. The hotel use locally sourced, seasonal produce to create fantastic dishes, with something to suit every taste. Barnsdale Lodge is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is renowned for its private dining.Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge is a place to get away from it all and have time for yourself. Guests can escape from the grind and stress of daily life. Viciente offer an array of services that will put your mind and body on a path towards total harmony. Whether you choose a single treatment or a few hours escape, enjoy optimum health, beauty and relaxation. The focus is placed firmly on guests well being for now and into the future, using their products and treatments for both men and women, which have been chosen with environmental concerns in mind. Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge are committed to guest’s complete satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations.Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles square. The county has two historic market towns Oakham and Uppingham, and 54 beautiful villages spread across the rolling rural landscape. Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new; cycling along miles of traffic free paths, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, golf, a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Just a short walk down the avenue from Barnsdale Lodge is the late Geoff Hamilton’s famous Barnsdale Gardens. You can also enjoy the delightful individual shops at nearby Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, a visit to Burghley House or the events at Rockingham Speedway and Castle.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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I stayed here recently and the stay was not too bad. I guess I had high expectations and this wasn't bad but I wasn't ecstatic about things. The room was very spacious, but I found there was noise clearly audible from the other rooms, which included being able to hear other
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We had the pleasure of holding our wedding reception at Barnsdale Lodge and it was the best decision ever! We started our weekend with family and friends booking in the evening before. Straight away, the staff made us all feel so welcome. Our guests, that had never visited this
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Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Chezza_xx CONGRATULATIONS!! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful 5* review. We thoroughly enjoyed looking after your every need, helping you and your guests make the most of this very special occasion. Don't be strangers! We all hope to welcome you back to Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland in the very near future. With best wishes, Warren and all the Barnsdale team
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We popped in here for lunch after walking our two Labradors around Rutland Lakes. We received a very warm welcome and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Both dogs got a bowl of treats and some fresh water! The food was very tasty and presented beautifully! The Lemon Drizzle
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Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Diana123mint Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a 5* review and write such kind words. We are delighted to read your comments and cannot wait to welcome you back. With best wishes, Warren and all the Barnsdale team
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Friend and I decided to visit Barnsdale lodge Hotel for lunch. unfortunately the food looked rather lack lustre and very ordinary. Along with her ma n course my friend had a side portion of skinny fries they arrived looking limp and unappetising and service wasn't at its best.
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Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
Dear lastoneintebox We take all feedback very seriously and this is somewhat alarming to read your comments. Please would you be kind enough to contact me at the hotel on 01572724678 to discuss your comments and experience at the hotel. Yours sincerely, Warren Browning General Manager
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Visited Oakham on business and stayed overnight. A beautiful hotel surrounded by countryside. My room was very nice looking out over fields. The staff were great. Dinner was excellent I recommend the scallops! Breakfast was of the same high quality. I stay away in a hotel once a
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Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MapManEssex Thank you ever so much for your kind words and 5* review. This means a lot to all of us here at the hotel. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Warren and all the Barnsdale Team
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No, they banned clueless propaganda-spewing idiots, instead. It seems you have Trip Advisor mixed up with a platform for your personal agenda.
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They do. Had my wedding reception here and they were happy to cater for all diets, including one guest who was both vegan and gluten free (who commented afterwards how much they enjoyed the meal).
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WhT time is the restaurant open
Sorry but I don't know, Google Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
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What times is the restaurant open?
Dear Sir/Madam, We are open for lunch from 12midday to 2.30pm, afternoon tea from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, dinner from 6.30pm to 9pm. We hope to welcome you to Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Retreats very soon. With best wishes, Warren Browning General Manager
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Dear Gemma W Thank you for your message through TripAdvisor. We have carried out numerous refurbishment programs within the hotel with more still to come. I would like to invite you in to the hotel so I can personally show you the progress to date. I look forward to hearing from you in due course. With best wishes, Warren Browning General Manager
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"Hotel is quite near a busy road. Our room was fine but check the one you book has double glazing."
"First floor for the views."
"I think if your not happy with the room then say so and try for a reduction they might get the decor improved if enough people comment."
"Book early and ask reception for there recomendation on specific rooms for your needs."
"The first floor rooms will have a clearer view across the countyside. The view fron room 33 was good."
US$91 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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