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Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

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Located just across from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of this beautiful, unspoilt and smallest county in England, Barnsdale Lodge is a privately owned hotel that remains a well kept secret. Barnsdale is two hours from Heathrow, one hour from Leicester and a few minutes from the historic town of Oakham. The friendly and efficiently run hotel is the place to relax and enjoy for a few days. Guests can try the courtyard for alfresco dining, or relax in the comfy chairs in the cosy bar and chat, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or glass of Champagne. In every case the relaxed atmosphere is unmistakably Barnsdale Lodge.There are 44 bedrooms, all en suite and individually furnished with charm and style, with views of either the surrounding countryside or the picturesque courtyard. All bedrooms have broadband internet, direct dial telephone, digital free view, a selection of tea, coffee and biscuits, hairdryer, iron and trouser press. Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary White Company toiletries in the bathrooms.Guests at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel can expect the very best food; wine and personal service in one of the dining rooms or enjoy alfresco dining in the courtyard. The hotel use locally sourced, seasonal produce to create fantastic dishes, with something to suit every taste. Barnsdale Lodge is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is renowned for its private dining.Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge is a place to get away from it all and have time for yourself. Guests can escape from the grind and stress of daily life. Viciente offer an array of services that will put your mind and body on a path towards total harmony. Whether you choose a single treatment or a few hours escape, enjoy optimum health, beauty and relaxation. The focus is placed firmly on guests well being for now and into the future, using their products and treatments for both men and women, which have been chosen with environmental concerns in mind. Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge are committed to guest’s complete satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations.Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles square. The county has two historic market towns Oakham and Uppingham, and 54 beautiful villages spread across the rolling rural landscape. Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new; cycling along miles of traffic free paths, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, golf, a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Just a short walk down the avenue from Barnsdale Lodge is the late Geoff Hamilton’s famous Barnsdale Gardens. You can also enjoy the delightful individual shops at nearby Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, a visit to Burghley House or the events at Rockingham Speedway and Castle.
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East Midlands Airport48 km
Birmingham Intl Airport78 km
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Reviewed today

This is our second visit to this comfortable, dog friendly hotel which must speak volumes. This is our "go to " Hotel in the area now our daughter has a job in Stamford. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are all very friendly....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An annual group getaway entirely let down by the appalling service of the staff. I am genuinely shocked at how rude the staff have been throughout the visit & the manager’s lack of reaction to our complaint. In particular I would absolutely not recommend this...More

1  Thank louisesp85
Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and RestaurantResponded yesterday

Dear louisesp85 I am sorry to read such comments but again not a true reflection of the story. You fail to mention how we went out of our way to accommodate your every need? Booking through a third party internet site and not informing us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were trying to find a place to stay in the area as our daughter has started school nearby. On the surface Barnsdale Lodge looked great. However the staff were surly, the property was very dated and the service slow! Our room,...More

2  Thank skimoose
Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and RestaurantResponded yesterday

Dear skimoose Your comments are your views and I am sorry to read your comments. Our hotel offers a wide variety of rooms with some parts of the hotel being some 250 years old adds to the uniqueness of the bedroom offering and we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in for overnight stay for wedding anniversary, what a disappointment. Website misleading, room poor and nothing like displayed on site. Lacked atmosphere, akin to a residential care home. On arriving just before 2pm was advised that no restaurant was closing but could only offer...More

2  Thank ratrace
Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and RestaurantResponded yesterday

Dear ratrace I am very disappointed to read your comments from your recent stay with us here at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland. It is clear that your comments do not reflect the true account of what happened as my team went out of their way...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area to call on a colleague recuperating in Rutland Memorial Hospital. Having some time to spare and wishing to avoid clashing with hospital patient mealtimes, the relatively good weather easily persuaded us to drive around Rutland Water and as part of...More

2  Thank MikeandFlo
Response from wbr0wning, General Manager at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and RestaurantResponded yesterday

Dear MikeandFlo Thank you for taking the time to write an in depth review of your personal experience with us here at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland. I do hope your colleague is making a full recovery in our local memorial hospital. We hope to welcome...More

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Andrea H
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Response from dthew2016 | Reviewed this property |
When we lunched there,there were certainly vegetarian options available.I'm sure the chef could easily make these vegan friendly.
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"Book early and ask reception for there recomendation on specific rooms for your needs."
ruthh257
today
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"The first floor rooms will have a clearer view across the countyside. The view fron room 33 was good."
77Ipswich
1 week ago
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"Back of courtyard furthest from main road"
bobcCheltenham
3 weeks ago
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"Go for the best and treat yourself"
jonslord
Oct. 1, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$94 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barnsdale hotel oakham
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandOakhamBarnsdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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