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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Astley Bank Hotel

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Astley Bank Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Darwen
Certificate of Excellence
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Less than average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Poorly equipped room up with the eagles. Small room, no headboard, one towel between two, low pressure on the shower..

Had it not been for helpful staff we would have moved out.

We won't be returning I am sorry to say.

Grounds are nice and the place looks well from the outside.

Stayed July 2014
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This Hotel is set in Town but you would never know it once you turn into the long drive way, its beautiful grounds took my breath away and would be ideal for photo opportunities.
It was so peaceful and calm, The front of the hotel did look a little tired but once you step through the door it more than made up for it as every thing was grand on a scale to match size.
The food was certainly 5 star and served hot by several waitresses all of which were polite and friendly in fact nothing was too much trouble all through our visit.
The conference rooms were light clean and airy which was nice on a warm day.
A perfect venue for weddings or meetings and equally for a quiet break away from it all

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Had to dash up to Lancashire to visit a very sick friend. Had no idea what the hotel would be like. However, it turned out to be very welcoming and comfortable. There was an event during the evening in the dining room and because of this our evening meal was served in a small function room which was very pleasant. The meal choice was good, food superb and beautifully presented. Hotel grounds charming; probably lovely to stroll around on a summer's evening. No noise from the Saturday night function.
Hope to visit again soon

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Lancashire
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We had our wedding here in May and what a fabulous day from start to finish. Astley Bank is a great venue for a wedding with beautiful rooms and lovely gardens for photographs. So many of our guests have commented on what a good choice we made. Everything ran smoothly thanks to the wonderful staff who are so friendly and made us feel quite at ease. The room looked beautiful, the food was perfect - we had the hot buffet and it was fantastic, lots of choice and plenty of it. We had 90 guests for the evening reception and we found this just right. The resident DJ did a great job and had everyone up on the floor dancing. For those who wanted to sit and relax there is a lounge area linked to the main room with comfortable sofas and chairs. We had a lot of guests staying over (25 rooms in total) and everyone enjoyed their stay. Would highly recommend, and many thanks to all the staff, we had a ball!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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manchester
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

What a wonderful place this is. Set in beautiful grounds and well manicured gardens. With a clean warm and elegant interior. However what really made it for me was the food the service,and the staff. Especially a guy called Jason, who made us feel so welcome and always had a smile no matter my request. To be frank he was so good I'd employ him !!! What can I say about the lamb ?? Eldorado, Utopia...This was the very best lamb I have ever tasted . It fell off the bone, no fat, wonderfully aromatic and absolutely gorgeous. The room was spotless with peacefull views across the lawns. Now some of you by now may think I own the place lol I don't .I was just thoroughly impressed . Jason keep it up you re doing a great job.

Room Tip: A view across the lawns...try the food you wont be dissappointed
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

very nice hotel in a beautiful setting. had the pleasure to stay twice there, very nice and clean rooms, the top floor rooms are luxury and character combined. friendly hotel staff, and delicious food from the restaurant of the hotel

Room Tip: downstairs rooms are basic, try to get the top floor rooms
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

What a nice surrounding the hotel was lying in! Very grand and surrounded by green. We had a very large and specious room. And the bathroom was like a ballroom. Quit a comfortable room. The only sad thing was that the bathroom was a bit "clinical". Although it was big, there was nothing else than the bath, the shower and the wash table. Nothing to brighten up the bath room. The staff was very nice, except the girl at reception was not that friendly.
One detail: there is not elevator, so you have to carry your bags yourself up the stairs.
Breakfast was nice, but basic.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Astley Bank Hotel
Address: Astley Bank, Darwen BB3 2QB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Darwen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Darwen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Astley Bank Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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