Ratings based on 81 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel.

Posted 30-Aug-2014
Pros: Comfortable. Efficient service. Nice setting.
Cons: Pricing of dinner menu.
Location: Good location for visiting BARNSDALE GArdens and Rutland water.
Enjoyed two nights at the hotel. We ate in the dining room the first night - food was tasty but a bit overpriced. Staff were very efficient. location and setting were very good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Lovely setting for a short break.

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Good, fast and polite reception service and lovely room. Lots of facilities and great place for a quiet break.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Northampton

Ideal location in Rutland

Posted 20-Aug-2014
Pros: Young Staff very attentive. Plenty of car parking space
Location: Ideal location and enjoyed our visit to The Barnsdale Gardens, literally just down the road
Easy to find Hotel with ample parking. Attentive staff, with requests met. Enjoyed my gluten free bread roll at breakfast time. Superb breakfast.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from SW of England

Good food and comfortable room with a view..bliss

Posted 18-Aug-2014
Pros: Everything.
Cons: The only criticism was the fried egg at breakfast - it had been pre-cooked and left around for a while before serving. Everything else was perfect.
Location: Walks, cycle hire, birdwatching, nature on your doorstep. Quaint villages, good pubs with good food, thatched cottages and old churches.
This hotel is ideally placed for a visit to Rutland Water, The hotel itself is clean and comfortable. The room was of a reasonable size and well appointed with access to bathrobes, slippers, etc if required (just ask at reception). I forgot my toothpaste but they provided me with an emergency dental pack (at no cost) to keep me going until I got my own the next day. The food is good. But it is the staff that raise this hotel above the average. Nothing was too much trouble and they all had a genuine smile on their face when greeting and serving you. I wouldn't hesitate to return.
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 Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Carole Morris

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 17-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Tazziej from York

Really enjoyable stay

Posted 10-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Although I think the decor of the room/bathroom could do with a tidy up, the hotel is lovely and the rooms fully equipped. Breakfast was superb too. Only thing that let it down a bit ( just to nit pick if pushed!) was we asked for a table for lunch, waitress said she'd go and find out if chef was still cooking but she never came back! Didn't matter too much as we had a lovely lunch in a pub close by. Would come back and stay again if in area.
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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Tb from Sheffield

Character & comfort

Posted 21-May-2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel & restaurant were lovely fantastic seating area outside. Room was great, shower fantastic. All the staff were helpful, delightful barman. Was a lovely place to stay