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“ok for a night ,restaurant lovely.”
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Bull Hotel
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Peterborough
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“ok for a night ,restaurant lovely.”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here on 2 different nights in the past week, one en route to holidays and one on the return. as it is very convenient for the station.
We have stayed here before, and remembered it as a lovely hotel.

We arrived the first night and were offered porterage as there is no lift, it being an old building., but the second arrival evening we had to struggle up the stairs ourselves,and as elderly people , we found this hard. also the taxi for morning for the station hadn't been booked , fortunately we had allowed for that eventuality. and the girl on reception in the morning was very helpful and efficient and soon got us one
The rooms this time were not the same as we had previously, the en suite was tiny, and around the bath taps was squalid, thick green/black goo, it had taken a long time to get that way. Although the rest of the area was clean.

The bedroom itself was dark and dingy and the carpet looked like it could do with a good clean. Noise from outside like a machine going, made getting to sleep difficult.
But spotless white bedding makes up for a lot.

We went to the restaurant in the evening, and were treated really well and the food was excellent, unfortunately I was feeling unwell, and we had to leave the table sharply.

Still feeling unwell the next morning, we didn't manage to have the prepaid breakfast, which we remember from previous visits as being very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a lovely hotel in the heart of Peterborough it was hard to find opposite the queens gate shopping Centre the hotel rooms are spacious and the food is lovely there we did have one problem tho the parking when it came to checking out the parking machine would not take our ticket so we went to go and re new it so I came back outside and it didn't work one again so I went back and they gave us another one and it didn't work so I went back and I asked someone to come outside and they opened the barrier...

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Erin T,
Thank you for your kind review, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and so sorry that you experienced a problem with the car parking system, however I am pleased that this was quickly resolved.
We hope to see you again soon, and thank you once again for posting your review.

Alan Price
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West Wales
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I stayed here at the bull for one night on business. The location is good being a short walk from the train station. The hotel is a lovely old building and full of charm. The room was spotlessly clean and well presented. The only downside was the price at £145 per night - it is quite pricey.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear WestWalesHorse,
Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed our lovely hotel, and sincerely hope to see you again very soon.

Kind regards,
Alan Price
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

What a lovely hotel we went with the peel promotion deal. The room was fabulous in particular my husband loved the "office" where he managed to conduct some of his business. The staff and the food was great. But it was made special by the presentation of my husbands birthday cake which took him totally by surprise. The cake was delicious well done staff. We are hoping that this will not be our last stay

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear janellis,
Thank you for your lovely review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed you recent sty with us so much, and that you husband was able to get some work done at the same time too!
We all appreciate your comments regarding the quality of our food and also our staff members also.
We were also very pleased to have been able to contribute in some small way, to making your husbands birthday, that little bit more special. We hope to see you again very soon.

Alan Price
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Bull is housed a lovely old building smack bang in the centre of Peterborough.There is free parking for guests.
The layout is very interesting, the room numbers appeared haphazard, and the corridors were like a labyrinth.
Our room was on the back of the hotel. The small window was glazed with frosted glass. There was air con/heating that was controllable from the room.
The bed was large, but rather springy, and the pillows were quite hard and not terribly comfortable.
The bathroom had a bath with shower over, sink, loo, and lovely soft towels, and a variety of toiletries.
In the room was a fridge , a trouser press, a flat screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The breakfast was buffet style and there was plenty to choose from. Oddly there was a waiter serving the hot stuff which seemed a little pointless. Perhaps it helped control portion sizes?
All the staff we met were absolutely lovely, kind, and helpful.
We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. The hotel oozes character and olde worlde charm, and we very much enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Remember though that this is a very old building and the walls are thin, but despite that the ambience is so good we would definitely stay here again next time we are in Peterborough.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear fbis,
Thank you for your review, and we are delighted that you had such a good time while staying with us. There is however one thing, which is the matter that you raised regarding our serving the hot aspect of the buffet breakfast. This is done to prevent the risk of any guest burning themselves when choosing food from the buffet, no other reason, and guests are very welcome to have as much, or as little as they like when choosing from the f foods on display.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,
Alan Price
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

My wife and I arrived at 3.00 pm for afternoon tea. The dining room was clean and tidy with all the tables properly laid. The meal consisted of a pot of tea (refillable) salmon and cucumber sandwiches ( choice of three fillings), scones with cream and jam, fancy cakes and a small lemon cheesecake. All the food was fresh and of a high quality. The service was excellent. Altogether a very enjoyable experience.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Peter M,
Thank you for posting your review following your recent visit for afternoon tea, which we are really pleased to confirm is becoming more popular by the day.
Thank you for your very kind words, and we hope very much that it will not be too long before we see you again.

Alan Price
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London, UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights ( 2 Exec Rooms) on the Easter Break Package. Very very good value for money . staff very friendly and welcoming, food very good and a very comfortable stay . We are already looking to possibly go back with a bigger group for New Years Eve. From booking via e-mail till departure was a pleasure staying. First time in a long time a hotel in the UK has been so good!

Stayed April 2014
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PeterboroughAprice, Operations Director at Bull Hotel, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear AllyD_2010,
Thank you very much indeed for your very kind review following your stay with us over the Easter holiday. We are all truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and so pleased to hear that you are considering celebrating new year with us.

Kind regards,
Alan Price
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Property: Bull Hotel
Address: Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Peterborough
#2 Luxury Hotel in Peterborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bull Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 118
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