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“Beautiful Hotel in Stunning Grounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Moat House

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The Moat House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Acton Trussell
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Hamilton, Scotland
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“Beautiful Hotel in Stunning Grounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

Although there is some distant noise from the motorway a few miles away, it is greatly out weighed by this lovely hotel set in stunning grounds sitting on the side of a canal. There are a number of outside sitting areas each with different views; the canal basin watching the barge boats pass, or the side area over looking a smalll pool within an encolsed area of trees or out the front of the hotel overlooking a large duck pond. I would be doubtful if this hotel has a room without a view.
The staff were all helpful and friendly even although during our stay there was a wedding in progress we were never made to feel that we were in the way and any enquiry was dealt with promptly.
Although the restaurant was fully booked you can get meals in the bar area, the food was excellant and the breakfast the following morning is of a high quality and a vast range of choice.
The bedrooms were beutifully presented and spotless.
As already stated there is some slight noise from motorway traffic (our room was facing the back overlooking the canal) but for the quality of the meals and the pleasent surroundings this is small price to pay. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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stafford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2009

we stayed here on honeymoon, staff are extremley attentive and helpful. the restaurant is beautiful and meals are excellent. the only downside is the bed and pillows are really uncomfortable, to the extent both my husband and i have had crick necks since we stayed there. everyone at breakfast was heard to be complaining about the same thing. it seems such a shame that such a small detail deters from what is a truly gem of a hotel in lovely surroundings with genuine staff.
i would recommend the hotel as a place to dine or drink but not to use accomodation im afraid

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2009

This is a small three star hotel set in pleasant grounds just off J13 on the M6 motorway. Some traffic noise can be heard from the M6, which is only a mile away, it's audible, but not deafening, so I wouldn't let that put you off staying here. At the back of the hotel is a canal which is scenic and ideally suited for pleasant walks when the weather is suitable. The restaurant food is excellent, in preparation, presentation and quality. It was a pleasure to dine here. The service all round could not be faulted. I would thoroughly recommend it as a one or two day relaxing stop-over.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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nomansland,salisbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2008

We stayed at the Moat House as a base between Wolverhampton and Uttoxeter Racecourses,(both are about 20 mins away).The staff were very helpful and the Hotel extremely comfortable. We had a slight problem with our hot water but this was quickly rectified.
The food in the Hotel was excellent .. The restaurant certainly deserves its reviews and two rosettes, as everything was delicious!!! Would certainly recommend this Hotel to family and friends and would definately stay there again.

  • Liked — The fantastic food
  • Disliked — Not much in immediate village
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2007

Stayed November 17th for just one night.It was the wifes birthday and we often do this i.e. have dinner out and stay over.

Bedroom was very nice,nothing fancy but modern and clean.

Lovely position just alongside the canal,in a nice area of Stafford.

The service that we loved was the Conservatory Restaurant. We had the Gourmet menu.
A little bit more in cost than a 3 course.2 extra very small course's to make 5 course. 1 to start,and another between main and dessert but inclusive of coffee.

The meal was excellent and I mean excellent.Certainly one of the best steaks I've had(Staffordshire Rosette) medium rare.It was delicious.The wife had a souffle of goats cheese and it too was excellent.
It was one of very few restaurants in a 4 star hotel that we've seen full,on a saturday night.
Not overly expensive £110.00 for 2 including wine.Worth a treat at times are'nt we.Waiting on staff were worth some of the money alone.

Would stay again without any question.

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  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2007

Stayed for 1 night between wedding and honeymoon.

Booked the 4 poster Paget Suite. Lovely room with beautiful views of the canal.

Room spacious and clean.

Food fabulous as ever in the restaurant.

We have dined in the restaurant before but never stayed overnight. We felt the stay enhanced the trip somewhat.

  • Liked — Beautiful location - Special to us!
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Pinkmooner
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Fairmaiden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2007

We had a family room which was spacious but dusty in places (TV unit etc). No mini bar despite a space for one
No hairdryer either

Food was excellent - we had dinner, breakfast and lunch

Staff all very friendly and helpful. We requested additional towels and they appeared within minutes.

Only negative they had run out of duck food which disappointed our toddler

  • Liked — Great service, large room
  • Disliked — Lots of open water outside - major child hazard
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Property: The Moat House
Address: Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford ST17 0RJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stafford > Acton Trussell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Acton Trussell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Moat House 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moat House Staffordshire, an independent, family run hotel with four coveted AA stars....a unique and very special place. The luxury Moat House Hotel boasts a canal side location in the picturesque village of Acton Trussell. It extends a warm family welcome which guarantees industry leading professionalism and service. Whether your need is for accommodation, fine dining, a wedding venue or the best in corporate hospitality, our beautiful, historical buildings provide the perfect solution. Close to junction 13 of the M6 and within a short drive of Stafford, The Moat House combines a taste of history with leading-edge facilities and unrivaled service. ... more   less 
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