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“Very convenient for Alton Towers. Very warm welcome too!”
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Bank House
Ranked #2 of 11 Alton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Very convenient for Alton Towers. Very warm welcome too!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

My family and I booked the Bank House primarily because of its location to Alton Towers, and we were not disappointed. The Bank House is approximately 1 mile away from the theme park, as a matter of fact we could see the towers from our bedroom window. What really made our stay extra special was the exceptionally warm welcome we received from Morris and Lynn. They really can't do enough for you. The breakfast, which I'm sure gets mentioned in many of the reviews regarding the Bank House, was delicious. There was certainly more than enough variety to please our two children. The rooms at the Bank House are clean and certainly on the quirky side as each room has its own particular theme, (see their website) we stayed in the sports room. Although the decor might not appeal to everyone the fact is the bed was very comfortable and if you're only staying one or two nights then perhaps, like my wife, you could also overlook the large football mural on the wall.
Overall, I would certainly recommend the Bank house as an ideal short stay visit to Alton Towers. No matter if you're on your own or with family and friends you'll be very well looked after.

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and felt that we were attentive.
It would be lovely to welcome you back for a second visit - same service guaranteed.
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Used as a base for visit to Alton Towers and could not fault any aspect of our Stay.
Great choice of rooms, superb hospitality and excellent breakfast.
Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in this area.

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Short and to the point, what a fab review. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us we really appreciate it and would love to welcome you back for a return visit.
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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Like a lot of people we stayed over night before going to Alton Towers. Staff were very helpful and the room was large and spacious. Breakfast was very high quality and their recommendations of the two main pubs/restaurants was spot on. Would definitely stay here again if I come back to Alton Towers and would highly recommend this to others. Room was well priced and you get more for what you pay for.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Well we couldn't ask for a better review. Thanks very much. It would be great to welcome you back for a return visit and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Hull, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed here for one night in June 2014 with my wife and daughter. We had the 'mod' room which was a triple room. Everything was excellent. The room was clean and spacious, the beds were comfy and everything worked. We had a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities (plus hot chocolate and 3 packets of biscuits!). We were made very welcome throughout and any information we asked for was readily supplied. This hotel is 5 minutes from Alton Towers in car or bus, but you couldn't walk it as there's no pavements for park of the journey. Breakfast had a very wide selection and we were actively encouraged to take food away from the breakfast room for our day at Alton Towers if we wanted to - usually hotels discourage that, so that was nice! I was offered a second sausage sandwich if I'd wanted one or anything else from the hot menu, so you couldn't leave breakfast and still be hungry. If we're ever in the area again, rest assured we'll stay here if we can get in! My top tip - reverse your car into the car park as it's a real pain to reverse out because you can't see the traffic approaching!

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thanks for your lovely review.
I'm sure your comments will be helpful to readers and help them decide where to book because your comments were relevant.
Look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight on a 2 day visit to alton towers, family of 5. Hosts made us v welcome, v helpful and went out of their way to cook for our 9 yr old at breakfast. Breakfast great and set us all up for 2nd day of trooping round the rides. Will definitely stay again when visiting - so close and convenient.

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you and your family felt looked after. Hope to see you for a second visit so we can demonstrate our service skills again.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

My fiance and I visited here for a short break to celebrate her birthday and visit the theme park.
The owners and staff were so nice, they couldn't do enough for you. From decorating the room with birthday banners, balloons and a bottle of fizz to informing us about where to eat in the evening.
The quality of the decor throughout the hotel is quirky but with taste and high quality.
The breakfast was top notch and great choice of fresh, cooked to order dishes. Not just a regular "fry up"
Most definitely recommend this place.

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
What a perfect review, thank you so much.
All the team get a lift when I read them fabulous comments at morning coffee break so thanks again and hope you'll revisit us. Same service assured.
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middlesbrough
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Loved this hotel. Very friendly and clean. Made to feel very welcome. Morris and Lynn could not do more.alton is a stunning village very close to alton towers. Breakfast was gorgeous loads and loads to select from and plenty of it. Breakfast cooked fresh and to order.

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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Thank you for your fabulous review.
The team work really hard to deliver a friendly professional service and its great to receive praise so thanks very much.
ps please come back
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Property: Bank House
Address: Bank House Smithy Bank, Alton ST10 4AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Alton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Alton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4* Bed and Breakfast 1 mile from Alton Towers Resort. Bank House is located in the heart of Alton village and within walking distance of all of the pubs/restaurants. All rooms are themed and en-suite with freesat tv/dvd, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge and hairdryers. Four poster rooms have whirlpool baths. We offer Champagne, Sparkling wine, chocolates, flowers etc for special occasions, prices on application. Free on-site parking and the bus to Alton Towers stops outside. ... more   less 
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