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“Quality hotel in depressing location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barnstaple Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quality hotel in depressing location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

High standard of rooms let down by non double glazed door to balcony. Well heated pool, both indoor and out. Good food served by polite and willing staff. Exterior and location lets down an otherwise pleasant, comfortable and quality establishment.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karenza13
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it was lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and the food. We hope you come back in the future.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed here after a last minute booking with the family. The staff were incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble, both in reception and also in the restaurant. The breakfast was great too!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kr0nen
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

My wife and I had to visit Barnstaple Hospital at short notice because my mother had been admitted in an emergency. We booked the Barnstaple Hotel as it was within a 10 minute drive of the hospital.The hotel staff were fantastic and very simpathetic to our reason for the visit. They could not have been more helpful. We had a .lovely room with a balcany that overlooked the outdoor pool. We had breakfast and an evening meal in the resturant. The food was excelent. Unfortunatly we were unable to use the hotels facilities as rushing back and forth to the hospital but they looked great. A well equiped gym and both the indoor and outdoor pools looked very inviting. We will definatly go back for a visit just to enjoy ourselves without hospital visits. I would like to say once more " Thank you for being so kind and helpful , Great Hotel and wonderful staff "

Room Tip: Room overlooking outdoor pool with balcany
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your staff even under such circumstances and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future (minus any hospital visits).
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and were not disappointed. The room was clean, warm and very welcoming. Bed was so comfy too and a nice beverage box was supplied with plenty of tea and coffee.
Pool was lovely for a morning swim and the whole hotel had such a nice atmosphere.
Reception staff were so lovely making us feel very welcome on arrival and displaying a genuine interest in our journey and holiday plans.
All in all a really lovely stay !! :-)

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Samantha22Lichfield
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett - Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you for reviewing The Barnstaple Hotel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit to North Devon. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Barnstaple hotel last weekend - April 26th in order to attend her uncle's 90th birthday party. The hotel was excellent. Although we did not make use of some of the facilities, the indoor and outdoor pools and games rooms looked very good and we both felt that the Brend hotels in the West country were worth bringing our grandchildren to at some time in the future. Rooms were clean, food was excellent and staff were very friendly and welcoming. I can recommend the Barnstaple hotel, especially for families with small children.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KENB719
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett - Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us, it was lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have a fabulous kids club running throughout the year thats starts from just £5.00 per child per night which includes free soft drinks, ice cream tubs, ice pools, free breakfast and main course when dining with parents/grandparents we hope you choose to come back in the future and look forward to welcoming you.
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

lovely pool - especially the outdoor pool - you can pretend your away on your holidays! bar food meals very good quality - friendly staff, carvery very good but definitely feels hotelly rather than restaurant. Overall thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms allow easy access to both pools, gym and relaxation suite.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank bertrudewigglebottom
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett - Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are glad you enjoyed the outdoor pool, we have recently won an award for the best carvery in North Devon. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great hotel. Didnt expect it to be on an industtrial site though! Our room was lovely. Clean, well kept and modern. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good too.
We had breakfast in our room, very very swish!

Room Tip: There is no lift. So if you have any mobility problems be sure to ask how dar away from reception yo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rockyonthemoor
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BrendHotels, Amy Noblett - Office Manager at Barnstaple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us here at The Barnstaple Hotel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have 17 ground floor rooms for anyone with mobility problems, as unfortunately no lift is available here, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Additional Information about Barnstaple Hotel

Property: Barnstaple Hotel
Address: Braunton Road, Barnstaple EX31 1LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Barnstaple Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barnstaple Hotel: The Barnstaple Hotel is just a short stroll from the centre of the picturesque market town of Barnstaple, and only ten minutes drive from the stunning North Devon coast. Stylish and contemporary, and with an easy, friendly atmosphere, the hotel is ideal for family holidays with its spacious bedrooms around the pool. Businessmen, too, choose it as a comfortable and convenient venue for conferences and meetings. And if you're planning a wedding, you can be sure of the perfect day of your dreams. Recently refurbished and expanded, the Barnstaple Hotel is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Use it as a base for exploring North Devon's attractions and beauty spots. You'll soon feel at home! North Devon's premier health and leisure centre: The superb new Health and Leisure Club - North Devon's finest - offers you heated indoor and outdoor pools, a high-tech gym, and a range of soothing alternative therapies and treatments. The ideal conference venue. With its easy access to North Devon's major road and rail links, the Barnstaple Hotel is a convenient location for business meetings. We can do everything to make your conference a success, whether it's small seminar or a gathering of up to 350.Your delegates will appreciate the well-equipped conferences rooms, the luxury en-suite accommodation, and the delicious food. When you choose the Barnstaple Hotel for your business meeting you'll have all the advantages of a metropolitan venue with the added glories of the North Devon coast nearby. So why not combine business with pleasure? A family holiday to remember: You and your family can enjoy ten-pin bowling and thrilling go-karting nearby. Within a short drive you'll find golden sandy beaches, theme and farm parks - everything, in fact, to keep your children busy and happy. And the beaches at Saunton and Croyde, with their surf schools, are close by. The Tarka Trail cycle path runs alongside the hotel - why not hire a bike and cycle beside the river to Bideford or Braunton? And with the beautiful Exmoor National Park nearby, you can go wild in the country - it's just a short drive away! Banquets and functions: The Barnstaple Hotel is perfect for celebrations and parties, from small intimate occasions with a simple buffet to extravagant banquets for 300 guests. Our experienced team will be delighted to advise you. Your North Devon Wedding: At The Barnstaple Hotel we take care of absolutely everything to make sure that your special day runs smoothly and successfully. And as well as hosting your wedding reception, we can offer the Arlington Suite or the Ashford Suite if you are arranging a civil marriage ceremony. Our dedicated wedding planner will be on hand to help you make all the right decisions, down to the smallest detail. ... more   less 
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