Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very decent guesthouse in Ambleside

Posted 21-Jul-2014
We stayed for 2 nights. The guesthouse is easy to find, on the road into Ambleside from the south, opposite a large garden centre. It's an old house, of course, as they all are in Ambleside, but it's spotlessly clean and Richard is very friendly. The breakfasts are excellent. There is not a huge amount of parking but there is on-street parking nearby.
3 out of 5
by andrew55 from cheshire

Very attractive hotel close to Rutland Water

Posted 18-Jun-2014
Pros: Setting, Courtyard, menu choice.
Cons: Restaurant food. Breakfast especially.
Location: Rutland Water and Barnsdale garden nearby both worth a visit.
Staff very welcoming. Room nice but dated, some extensions used rather than sufficient sockets. Good shower but inadequate bathroom ventilation. Food OK but service very average, not good considering pricing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Well worth a visit

Posted 29-May-2014
Location: Barnsdale gardens the home and gardens of the late Geoff Hamilton.
Nice hotel with friendly staff. Lovely breakfast. No problem parking.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Joy from East Yorkshire

Very quaint in a lovely position

Posted 24-Mar-2014
Pros: Very tasteful furnishings in public areas in keeping with the age of the hotel. Wi fi in rooms. Lovely setting.
Cons: Furnishings in bedrooms. Rushed breakfasts.
Location: Rutland Water very near. Oakham is worth a visit as is Melton Mowbray.
We stayed at Barnsdale Lodge as it was fairly convenient for visiting a friend in Melton Mowbray hospital and wanted to look around Oakham. Our first impression of the hotel was good, with beautiful gardens - very authentic. Checking in o.k. Room quite disappointing - perhaps we were put in a room for one night guests. Bathroom fine but didn't like the curtain with a few coat hangers behind which stood for a wardrobe. Also bed was uncomfortable and quite small which was made worse by having an actual blanket included in the bedding (in 2014?) View of the lovely courtyard though was nice. Breakfast was just about o.k. but not worth £12.95 by any means. The young waitress brought our cooked breakfast to us before we had finished our very nice granola which we had to finish by holding the bowl!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Lovely hotel, close to Rutland Water

Posted 23-Feb-2014
Cosy hotel, with rooms situated around a courtyard. Excellent location almost on the shores of the reservoir. Excellent restaurant, not cheap, but good value with extensive menu.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by MIKEH from SURREY

PERFECTION

Posted 15-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 09-Dec-2013
5 out of 5
Recommended
by midlander from east

Barnsdale

Posted 09-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel, staff and countryside lovely. always enjoy our stays and will again soon
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Fifty plus traveller from East Sussex

Excellent, relaxed customer service at Barnsdale

Posted 08-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
Great hotel, staff and location. Staff professional, courteous, finding the right balance between being helpful and respecting personal space. We were given a free upgrade to a superior room as the hotel was quiet on a Sunday evening check-in. Relaxing bar area with traditional decor made the place feel homely, and breakfast in bright conservatory next day was exceptional.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ray

Posted 19-Nov-2013
Pros: Quiet location. An old fationed charm but with excellent modern facilities
Cons: Perhaps a covered walkway to the courtyard bedrooms?