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Park Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Welcoming and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Stayed for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the trip. I felt that the staff were all excellent, extremely friendly but also very professional.
The room was clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the park opposite.
The quality of the food, both at breakfast and in the evening was first class.
On the day we were due to leave, we were unsure of our travel plans because of the poor weather conditions. The receptionist dealing with this,was extremely understanding and helpful.
This is the first time we have stayed in The Park Hotel, and we would welcome the opportunity to return!
Thank you to all the staff that we encountered for making our stay so enjoyable (including the three whose names we got to know, Steve, Dan and Howard)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Just returned from a New Year break at the Park and can not rate this Hotel Too highly, the food , rooms, and most of all staff were all EXCELLENT, my wife and I take breaks 3 or 4 times a year and stop in 3 or 4 star hotels, this was our first Brend Hotel break and the the BEST we have stayed in.
The award of employee of 2012 must be awarded to Steve who made our stay, and the Manager for training the staff to such a high standard.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank valmerthyr
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BrendHotels, General Manager at Park Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2013
Thank you for your review regarding your New Years break with us. I am glad that you were so impressed with the hotel and the standard of service you recieived, hopefully it helped to make you New Years Celebration one to remember! We hope to welcome you back in the future either to us or to experience another Brend hotel for another enjoyable stay.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

We used to live in North Devon and were back for a function at the Park so decided to stay there. Functions is what the Park is about and it does them well enough but other residents have to compromise. Besides our function there was a birthday party - the room was being set up at 9 a.m. so only places to sit or eat were reception or bedroom.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

stayed at the park while working on upgrading the barnstaple railway line, was afternoon shifts so returning late at night (past midnight) and not up till 1pm. staff were brilliant, from those on the front desk, cleaners(who work there socks off) the waitresses in the dining room, bar staff hotel manager dan and assistant manager steve couldn't do enough for us!
if i ever work or for pleasure visit barnstaple or the surrounding area i'll be sure to stay at the park hotel.....
and im not even going to say anything about the food! lol best carvery ever, totally amazing

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 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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Thank si m
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BrendHotels, General Manager at Park Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am glad that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and that you were pleased with the service you recieved from all the staff. Thank you also for giving us yet another positive comment about our carvery! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, either for work or pleasure.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

I recently stayed at the Park, when visiting Barnstaple. I lived in the area for 3 years and returned to meet up with a friend. The plan was to meet in the residents lounge for a drink and a quiet chat . On the afternoon in question,I went into the foyer to wait my friends arrival --only to find a childrens party taking place in the residents lounge ( and 6 children playing at "rolling" down the stairs !! in the foyer --no parents in sight !)--.
When I asked where I could go for a quiet drink/chat -I was informed that there were 2 evening events --so no residents lounge ??? Was invited to sit in the foyer-- a quiet chat with 6 children playing and then everyone arriving for 2 functions !!!!! My friend and I went to the Imperial hotel down the road and the staff there allowed us to use their residents lounge. On my return around 7 pm I was obliged to have a drink/meal in my room !! great when there for a 2 night stay. So check before booking --especially during the wintertime! It felt that the function attendees were more important than a paying guest !! No apology -- no offer of redress -- didnt give the impression of caring. Otherwise room OK--clean -- but not that large one would want to eat/drink in !! Very disappointed -- wont stay again--better alternatives in Barnstaple.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

We recently went to a special function at Park Hotel and the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was very good, the cauliflower cheese was so good that I had to make some later in the week, you know how it is you taste something scrummy and you want to eat it again, (I had seconds at the Park Hotel as it was), the beef that we had melted in the mouth and was lovely and moist, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. A plus for me is that It has lovely ladies loos. The building has a 30's feel to it and looked fantastic with the Christmas decorations up. Really recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 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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Thank Ildi M
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BrendHotels, General Manager at Park Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed you recent visit to us and that you were so impressed with your meal. Should you wish to return to us in the near future we hold carveries every day but Monday and Saturday and we would love to welcome you back for another enjoyable meal.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

I had to attend a funeral in Barnstaple and chose the Park Hotel as it appeared to offer the best value in the area. I was not disappointed.

My single room (125) overlooked the large car park at the rear. The room was warm, spotless and well appointed. The bathroom was modern and gleaming.

Free WiFi was available and ample tea and coffee facilities were provided in the room. The staff were, without exception, totally professional and very friendly. They all spoke with English accents as well which was a pleasant change!!
The full English breakfast was, like the rest of the hotel, of an exceptionally high standard.

I also took advantage of the leisure facilities at The Barnstaple Hotel (a sister hotel in the same group). I had an enjoyable swim in a good pool and a relaxing sauna.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 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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Thank Alchemist
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Additional Information about Park Hotel

Property: Park Hotel
Address: Taw Vale, Barnstaple EX32 9AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated opposite Rock Park and only a short level walk to the town centre, this modern 3-star hotel offers easy access to the countryside and beaches of North Devon. Guests can use the leisure facilities, including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools of the Park's sister hotel, The Barnstaple Hotel. The Park Hotel is part of the Brend Hotel Group. ... more   less 
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