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The Fairway, Barnsley
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dodworth
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Have stayed here before when it was The Bluebell Inn. Things have not changed much with the change of name.
This is a reasonable budget hotel. The room was large and clean and the bed comfortable.
Bathroom floor covering was starting to 'bubble' here and there, probably due to a shower curtain that was too short.
Bar area was clean and staff were prompt to serve.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Omg where do I start.......

No sheet on the double bed when I pulled back the quilt,
Room was dirty
Heater didn't work in the bedroom and on the morning we left a workman walked straight in where I was on the bed naked!! And when I complained the girl on reception just laughed

The steak in the restaurant was absolutely gross ( pic attached ) however the manager in there was apologetic and offered a free meal the next night.

Breakfast was appalling I was asked to sit at a table that someone had previously been sat at and there was still dirty pots on it and the table dirty. I couldn't believe it - disgusting! So I moved myself to another clean table and when my breakfast arrived I was slammed down and I was told I was supposed to sit on the othe table as this one had been laid for lunch. The breakfast was £7.99 and all I got was 1 sausage, one egg, a greasy piece of bacon, and one hash brown. I just got up and walked out. What is worse is that I have emailed the hotel several times and heard nothing from them- would hurt just to apologise.

Anyway avoid at all costs

Room Tip: Pay the extra £20 and go to Cubley Hall where we usually go but fancied a change at our expense
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Booked at the last minute and we thought it was very good value for the price. The room was large and had everything we needed. It is not luxurious but for the price we paid we were happy. We arrived late and they were closing the bar but still served us a drink and were friendly and welcoming.
We needed an early getaway and had a good breakfast. Overall for a functional overnight stay it was ideal.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Basic accommodation, clean and cheap but staff not really interested, young and inexperience.
Slow service., food quality poor. Location distribution depot starts early for an early wake up call. Location ideal for the M1

Room Tip: Select double bedded rooms, single beds are too small for adults
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

We had out wedding at the Fairway (Bluebell), had a fantasic day thanks to the great staff and seemless planning!

Thank you to all the staff, especially Emma, Marian and Anouk.

The food was excellent- and the breakfast the next morning was cooked fresh to order.

We were blown away by the bridal suite- a very impressive room which topped out day off.

Thanks again,

Ryan and Danielle

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Stayed for the bank holiday. Hotel on an industrial estate so dont expect nice views but well located for attractions such as wentworth castle and metrodome swim both of which would recommend. Ample free parking. Check in was poor.. no info about hotel local area etc had to ask about free wifi, paying for breakfast (additional charge). Room wasnt ready on arrival (at 3pm) but were allocated another room quickly (request we had sent upon booking for a top floor was not given). Room was spacious with plenty of towels pillows. Family rooms have extra bed (matress on the floor! ) room was dusty but adequate for the cheap price we paid. Didnt sleep brilliantly as constant creaking floorboards, uncomfortable pillows and loud slamming doors but the lull of the fan provided to cool the room down drownt out some noise. Restaurant is lovely. Food and drink good quality waiters friendly kids play area and beer garden. Reasonably priced. Breakfast waitress less friendly more matriarch! Again breakfast not spectacular but adequate for money paid. If u wantluxury stay elsewhere and pay more!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the FAIRWAY hotel here a couple of times for a night out in Barnsley. It's only £5 in a taxi to town. The hotel is cheap, clean and spacious and has a late check out of midday so you have time to recover from the partying. Another bonus we had a lovely mixed grill down in the bar which is a pleasant bar.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about The Fairway, Barnsley

Address: Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 4LS, England (Formerly New Country Inns - Barnsley & The Bluebell Inn )
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Barnsley > Dodworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dodworth
Price Range: £34 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fairway, Barnsley 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern friendly 39 bedroomed hotel, located within 1 mile of Junction 37 of the M1. Our friendly hotel also has a bar and restaurant and meeting/banqueting facilities. At The Fairway, you will be welcomed by our team of staff who will look after you throughout your stay. We cater for everyone staying at our hotel from the discerning business traveller to a family of 4. Ample free car parking is available to all hotel guests. We have meeting & banqueting facilities and can cater for up to 250 delegates or wedding guests all in 1 room. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
New Country Inns - Barnsley & The Bluebell Hotel Barnsley
New Country Inns - Barnsley And The Bluebell Inn
Barnsley Country Inn
The Fairway, Barnsley Dodworth

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