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“New Years Eve” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Barns Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Bedford
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Us and our friends (16 in total) spent New Year at The Barns. We all had a great time. The food, service and entertainment was excellent. The room also was very good, until about 7am when the hum from the kitchen extractor fans woke us and kept us awake. Not a very good way to start the morning after a good night out!! I will add that we were in room 25 and it was only the corridor where our room was, that was affected and the rest of our friends had no problems as they were in different parts of the hotel. Otherwise a good place to stay

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Iancr
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your New Years Eve with us. I was disapointed to read about the noise issue with your bedroom. Please rest assured I have passed your comments on to the breakfast staff. I hope you will take some comfort in knowing that your thoughtfulness in letting us know means no other guests should face the same issue.
I hope to welcome you back to The Barns in the future.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

A most enjoyable stay, plenty of friendly starff, food very good, room very good.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank carol w
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I have passed all feedback on to the staff members involved.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas.
The hotel was clean and the staff were excellent, they were polite and attentive without being pushy, most definitely the best service I have ever received.
The room was clean, fresh and tended quickly and efficiently daily.
The food was lovely, lots of it, my only gripe would be that the Christmas Day sprouts were far too overcooked for my liking.
We had 3 meals each day which were all served by friendly staff, wine was offered and poured for us.
I would most definitely recommend this hotel and would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank whereissummer
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
First and foremost thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Your kind comments were lovely to read and I have passed on all your feedback to the team.
It is so nice to read such positive comments as the staff worked so hard over the christmas period.
I hope to welcome you back to The Barns hotel in the near future.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

My works do was held here, arranged by me so there is always the worry that people will not like it, however arranging this was easy, Sarah the coordinator was very helpful and was always on hand to help with any questions/queries i had no matter how silly!! The night itself was great, good food & a great party after. In work the following week i had nothing but positive comments by everyone so i would like to thank all at the Barns for making our do a night to remember!!

Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Sarah w W
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I was so pleased to hear yourself and your colleagues enjoyed the christmas party.
I passed your kind comments on to Sarah and the team and they were thrilled to hear how pleased you all were.
I do hope to welcome you back in the future to The Barns Hotel Bedford.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

Our Company held our Christmas party get together here, the service at the Reception check in was done very efficiently by Monika, and during the meal the service that we received from Joanne and Philip and the rest of their team was very good. The food and the entertainment laid on for us was enjoyed by all in the party.
The accommodation was also very good, and very comfortable.
Overall a very good time was had by all and the comforts and staff of the hotel made our stay a very pleasant one overall.
We would return to the Hotel again and recommend this to family and friends.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Veronica D
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your christmas party. I have passed your comments on to all staff involved.
I hope to welcome you back to The Barns Hotel soon.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
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Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

i was a little skeptic when booking here, had an early morning meeting in Bedford and was not sure what to expect.
Ended up this is a nice hotel, very clean with lovely spacious rooms and newly furnished bathrooms. Bedding was good quality, pillows where nice and fresh, TV was big, complementary beverages/snacks where a nice surprise.

Hotel is located right off the highway 5min taxi from the city, 1min from the business center.
Property includes a nice park and is crossed by a little river (must be beautiful to have breakfast on the river in the summer!).

Will consider to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Alessandro B
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding our hotel. It is such a pleasure to be able to pass this onto my team.
I hope to welcome you back to The Barns Hotel in the future.
Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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Bedford
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Myself and my partner attended a christmas night with some of my work colleagues on Friday the 2nd of December. The staff were very helpful, the room was clean and spacious. The christmas night itself was well presented in the barn and executed even better with good bar staff, friendly service, great food and a competent DJ.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vaccs
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GMBedford, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2011
Thank you for your very kind comments, all of which have been passed on to the team.
Look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards
Caroline Trichet
General Manager
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Property: The Barns Hotel
Address: Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bedford
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
#6 Family Hotel in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Barns Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, yet it is just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from A1. The tranquil setting offers Bedford accommodation with views of the great River Great Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax. Come and join us for a beautiful and relaxing stay! ... more   less 
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