Ratings based on 126 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
96% 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
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from West Somerset

Good hotel in a convenient location.

Posted 11-Jun-2015
Pros: Comfortable hotel in a convenient location.
Cons: Hotel in serious need of additional staff, during my stay service tended to be painfully slow.
Location: Very close to Rutland Water, excellent for walking and bike hire.
A very pleasant one night stay. Our room overlooked open fields, so private and relatively quiet. Excellent evening meal in a delightful conservatory. Service sadly tended to be quite slow primarily caused by insufficient staff. Visitors should be aware the hotel is immediately adjacent to a major road which can be noisy at peak times.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Shame about the smell of smoke

Posted 30-Apr-2015
Pros: The service at dinner was excellent.
Cons: Make sure rooms are designated smoking or non smoking rooms.
We stayed for two nights and on arrival checked in to be told our request for a double rather than a twin could not be met because the hotel was full. That wasn't a problem and we went to the room. When we entered it smelt so strongly of smoke I went straight back to reception but they could only offer us one alternative room which was dingy, smaller and dark on the car park side of the hotel. As our room was lovely apart from the smoke smell we asked for an air freshener to be put in the room, opened all the windows and hoped the smell would go away. No solid air freshener was provided despite asking 5 times for this over our stay and the smell appears to be ingrained into the fabric of the room, and now all our clothes and our hair. We did get given a spray air freshener which was ineffective, but even that was removed by the housekeeping staff after the first night!
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Great Carlton Lincolnshire

Excellent location for Rutland Water

Posted 10-Apr-2015
Pros: Ground floor rooms very convenient to walk our dog in the spacious hotel grounds with circular grass paths adjacent to field full of Highland Cattle.
Cons: Bathroom needs updating in the room we occupied, and it was a little on the dark side during the day despite several small windows.
Location: Ideal location for Rutland Water with Oakham, Garden Centres and Boat Trips etc. a short drive away.
Celebration of my wife's special birthday. Booked Superior Twin Room for two days accompanied by our two year old Miniature Schnauzer. Large Bouquet of flowers and balloons ordered through Inter Flora in room on arrival together with unexpected welcome pack dog bowls and duvet bed for our dog including a welcome note from the hotel's resident dog, a nice touch from caring hotel staff. Room spacious with separate settee and tea/coffee facilities, easily controlled heaters comfortable single beds but duvets bit too heavy for me. Bathroom/Shower spacious but a little dated and tired, elderly persons using shower require additional hand support and bath a bit too slippery for comfort. Dined in hotel restaurant on second night and really enjoyed the entire food and service experience though not exactly cheap. Full English Breakfast a little disappointing one, tiny overcooked rasher of bacon, one sausage and one egg only together with usual bits and pieces tomato etc. however service prompt and efficient.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Martin

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 05-Apr-2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by David from Wales

Remarkable value

Posted 30-Mar-2015 on Hotels
Working in Stamford, I chose this hotel as it was close by but in the countryside. Its special offer tempted me, but I would have willingly paid more. For one breakfast I chose smoked salmon, for the other the full English. Both were first rate. The room lacked for nothing. I even had an extra treat of seeing a duck, migrating from nearby Rutland Water, lay an egg on the lobby carpet.
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Ken from Warlingham

Beautiful hotel in lovely Rutland.

Posted 20-Mar-2015 on Hotels
This is a delightful hotel. The atmosphere was very welcoming, and the room was comfortable and particularly well equipped. The restaurant is excellent, and the chef's recommendation of locally caught trout was most welcome as it was superb. Quite the nicest hotel I've stayed in for a long while.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Lovely hotel close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Posted 18-Mar-2015
Pros: Everything.
Location: Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Oakham, county town of Rutland. Leicester, Melton Mowbray
Great room, the staff were very pleasant and great choice at breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Northampton

Lovely hotel close to Rutland water

Posted 17-Mar-2015
Pros: Very cosy, with a great restaurant and attentive staff
Cons: The coffee table in the room was quite tatty, and was in marked contrast to the rest of the décor which was to a high standard.
A lovely short stay, perfect.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Chesterfield

Very comfortable country hotel

Posted 23-Feb-2015
Pros: Location, food
Cons: One or two lounge chairs are a little tired in appearance and some of the paintings around are perhaps not to our taste
Location: Explore Rutland Water, taking in the multitude of birdwatching opportunities, and the nearby towns of Oakham etc.
In an excellent location for exploring the many attractions of Rutland Water and its surroundings, Barnsdale Lodge provides very comfortable accommodation with excellent service. The restaurant is not cheap, but the quality and presentation of the food is excellent with level of service to match.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Thomas

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 23-Feb-2015 on Hotels