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from North Yorkshire
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63 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the trickle Trout where we were at a conference. The room we had was excellent quality with a good desk to work and a mirror to do makeup. The 2 easy chairs made it very comfortable added to which one was a recliner. My husband needed more time in while as at the conference so checkout was... More 

Thank Swisstrekkers
Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very conveniently located, good food and good ambience in public rooms. Bedroom rather small. Only downside was my wife inadvertently leaving behind an item of clothing in the bedroom which has not been traced.

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Thank RodericAshley
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299 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start? Arrived and there wasn't a space left in the main car park. Went to the overflow car park - that literally was an overflow as you can see from the photo. It was hard to pick my way through the puddles! No signs pointing out which room the one I was attending was in and there were... More 

Thank DVETheK
Jessica B, General Manager at Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DVEThek Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read of your experience and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further, please can you contact me via email jessica.bennett@macdonald-hotels.co.uk or 01772 877671. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Jessica More 

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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location looked rather dubious, however once inside found the hotel clean, bright and airy. Exceptional customer service and the food was much better than expected with plenty of flexibility around the menu. Well done Tickled Trout, I'll definitely return when I'm next in the area👌

Thank Tony M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the end of the October break (because our usual place to stay was fully booked - should have seen this as a sign looking back!). It was a long journey and we were delayed by what felt like almost continual roadworks heading South along the M74/M6. We finally arrived around 9:30pm, tired and ready to relax. The... More 

Thank Souperwoman
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186 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was very clean. The room was lovely although one thing that confused us was the breakfast when I called up they said it would be £8 to eat at breakfast with no drinks although this wasn't made clear what type of breakfast. Once we had got there it was then £16.50 each. Although we wasn't told this until... More 

Thank cupcake2012_12
Kingswells, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights, intended going to Blackpool for the day and this hotel is an excellent location if you don't want to stay in Blackpool. Just half an hours drive and just off the motorway. Hotel modern and clean and staff really friendly. The rooms were a decent size but my only real complaint... More 

Thank Philip G
Felsted, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel in a good location. Comfy beds and quiet even being by the main road. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was nice. Everything was clean. It is a nice place to stay and offers free wifi. I would stay again

Thank cww89
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a great location, close to the M6. Plenty of parking on site. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was smart, clean and good value. The bar and restaurant were comfortable and enjoyable.

Thank Andy N
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did what it said on the website.Plesant room,good breakfast,friendly staff,enjoyed a drink in the bar late on as we arrived quite late.goodnights sleep,good selection of television and radio programmes. Found two minor faults in the room which were reported to reception,notes taken by receptionist and we were told the faults would be rectified as soon as possible.

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Thank roberttH250FT
Jessica B, Manager at Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel, responded to this review

Dear roberttH250FT Thank you so much for your review, it is alway a pleasure to read when our guests have enojoyed their stay. I do hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Jessica More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With stunning views over the beautiful River Ribble, yet conveniently close to Preston town centre and the M6, Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel has an ideal location. Following a £0.5 million refurbishment, the hotel has just introduced a beautiful new Riverside Bar and Lounge where you can relax and enjoy a beverage from our new Costa Coffee. Join us at the new Scottish Steak Club where imaginatively reworked Scottish favourites are passionately prepared by our world class chefs, using only the finest and freshest produce.In addition a number of our bedrooms are being re-decorated from top to bottom including beautiful new bathrooms and soft furnishings. The hotel has also retained many traditional features, such as wood beams in our restaurant and an open plan lounge, creating a warm and welcoming ambience.Macdonald Tickled Trout is always a popular meetings venue due to our convenient location, well-equipped conference suites and extensive onsite parking. Alternatively, our riverside terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee with friends or relax with a pre dinner drink as you take in the views. Guests can enjoy our delicious food and drink and then relax in contemporary en suite accommodation, whilst our versitile function rooms are perfect for weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Address: Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Samlesbury
Price Range: $109 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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Macdonald Tickled Trout Bamber Bridge
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“Take river side room for less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Swisstrekkers, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
  • No Smoking Room in a corridor that STANK of cigarette smoke!
  • Broken glass on corner of other bedside table
  • Drawers don't close unless you lift and separate them!
  • Broken glass next to switch for lamp on bedside table.
  • Radiator behind curtains warming the windows.
 of 5 bubbles Souperwoman, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms looking on to the river are quieter and have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles kristofor, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near reception - others are a long walk”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamL304, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra rate that includes the very good breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles Saty59, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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