We booked last minute to stay over after a family visit to Alton Towers on Bank holiday Sunday, the hotel is quite a kookie little place with lots of character, four poster beds etc, it has a nice cosy bar lounge area, we were looking for a Thai restaurant to eat that night, so we thought we had struck lucky when the guy on reception told us the dining area doubles up as a Thai restaurant, only when I asked to book a table was I informed that it was closed on Sundays. We ate Mr Woo's Chinese (which was great), the wife and I don't get out much so I was looking to tuck the kids in and have a nightcap back at the hotel bar, only to find it locked up (at 10.15pm on a bank holiday Sunday).
We got up for breakfast (which was not included in the price) it was the same guy that worked on reception that also worked behind the bar, he also cooked breakfast, so no wonder he had shut the bar up early the night before, he was pleasant enough, I asked if he was the proprietor to which he replied he was just "the general dogs body" I felt a bit sorry for him so I gave him a tip when I left.
So although it was a bit rough and ready and we paid extra for breakfast (which was nice) it still worked out good value (£25 per head for a family of five) it was a pleasant stay, if the owners invested a bit more time and effort it could be a great stay.
One thing to also note; the rooms I booked online were nearly twice as expensive on the Saturday as they were on the Sunday when I stayed. I would have been more disappointed and scored it lower had I paid the premium rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting a central location in the historic town of Uttoxeter, just 20 minutes from Stoke on Trent, this charming Georgian-era Hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and secure on-site parking.The property was built in 1777 and served as the first bank in Uttoxeter. To this day the Hotel still retains many of its original features, such as the bank vault and a beautiful unsupported oak staircase. With friendly staff and a thoroughly warm welcome, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the area.Each of the 17 en-suite bedrooms are individually styled and furnished. Emphasising both comfort and relaxation, they all include free Wi-Fi access, TV, cosy bedding, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. Double, Twin and Family options are available and for those seeking a touch of added luxury, they also offer elegant four poster rooms.Although the Hotel does not have its own restaurant, the delectable ‘Thai at The Bank’ has set up home in the Hotel, offering freshly prepared, authentic Thai food served in a welcoming atmosphere.The Hotel is located in the town of Uttoxeter, just a 25 minute drive from Junction 14 off the M6. Convenient and accessible, it is just 20 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent, 30 minutes from Derby and 45 minutes from Nottingham. Each city has excellent transport links and there is also a local train station at Uttoxeter, just a brief walk from the Hotel. For those flying in, East Midlands International Airport is just a little over a 30 minute drive away.The town of Uttoxeter is perfectly positioned to make the most of all that the surrounding area has to offer. The town itself is home to the famous Uttoxeter Racecourse, just a 10 minute walk from the Hotel. The vibrant city of Derby offers a fine cathedral, the fabulous Westfield Shopping Centre and some of the best real-ale houses in Britain. Whilst Stoke-on-Trent, renowned as the World Capital of Ceramics, offers over 25 pottery factory shops as well as a wonderful selection of award-winning museums and visitor centres. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Staffordshire Moorlands provides excellent walking and beautiful scenery. There are also plenty of nearby historic attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Tutbury Castle. For unparalleled family fun, escape to Alton Towers, Britain’s most popular theme park. With its adrenaline fuelled rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows and scenic gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, HostelWorld, Odigeo, LateRooms and Priceline so you can book your Bank House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Bank House Hotel Uttoxeter, Staffordshire