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Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

4 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Preston New Road Samelsbury, Samlesbury, Preston, England, PR5 0UJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrockholes Nature Reserve10 min walk
  • Popular LocationLancashire Infantry Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMuseum of Lancashire10 min drive
  • AirportLiverpool (LPL-John Lennon)45 min drive

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About this area


Located in Preston, Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel is near a train station and on a river. St. Wilfrid's Church and St Walburge's Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include The Bee Centre and Mrs. Dowsons Farm. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Deepdale or Sir Tom Finney Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Brockholes Nature Reserve - 10 min walk
  • Lancashire Infantry Museum - 5 min drive
  • Preston Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Monkey Magic - 9 min drive
  • Museum of Lancashire - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Bamber Bridge Station - 6 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 39 min drive


  • Scottish Steak Club — 1 min walk
  • Hesketh's Arms - 16 min walk
  • Anderton Arms - 4 min drive
  • Costa Coffee - 4 min drive
  • Lola - 4 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Riverside hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 98 rooms feature modern comforts such as LCD TVs with digital channels, plus free WiFi and free wired Internet. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, coffee makers and pillow menu.
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel offers 98 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

This Preston hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Extended parking on site (GBP 10 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 8 AM–11 AM: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 9 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

Business services

  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 30
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 9 for children (approximately)
  • Extended parking fee: GBP 10 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Barclaycard, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 287 out of 830 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 355 out of 830 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 121 out of 830 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 44 out of 830 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 23 out of 830 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Breakfast poor… mushrooms and tomatoes not cooked enough.. nearly raw.. bacon fatty. Not told about coffee facilities in room on arrival therefore not used.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

The price. Too expensive for a basic room.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hitel very comfortable. Fan a bit noisy in bathroom.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
The hotel is conveniently located if you are travelling onward to another location in that you do not have to travel miles off the motorway to get to it but it is literally just a motorway services hotel. It was overly hot, had seen better days decor-wise (old worn furnishing and scuffed wood work and well trodden carpet) and there was zero effort at reception to offer any sort of concierge service. The reception staff were literally there to just take the payment and hand you your key but they were polite and just doing what they appeared to believe was their job. The bar had been refurbed which presumably is the ‘recently refurbished’ that they refer to in the property particulars. The breakfast wasn’t good either. The price of the stay was the same as the price of a hotel that I had stayed in the the night before which was excellent and provided all of the service and facilities in better surroundings than the Tickled Trout. I rarely write a bad review as I don’t want it to reflect on the staff because they were ok. The hotel owners are probably struggling in these times too and have an expensive hotel to run with a long period last year without any business and that is the best excuse I can envisage for them. Stay here for the convenience only.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Decent place for inexpensive overnight break in drive from London to Scotland. Clean, comfortable, unremarkable; good powerful shower; close to motorway junction; parking included.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021