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The Fairway, Barnsley

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 4LS, England (Formerly New Country Inns - Barnsley & The Bluebell Inn )
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Dodworth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in at 1900hrs on Sunday 10th August - the receptionist was the laziest I have ever come across in my life. After 4 attempts to gain entry to my booked room because she was incapable of giving me the correct key - I left and returned to my cousin's house 49miles down the M1 to Matlock. This receptionist has... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was my first visit to the fairway my wife had been many times the day was Wednesday so it was two for one what a treat we had fish & chips they where best and mushey peas huge portions less than £10 for both the setting was great and the drinks very good it gets my vote looking forward... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very helpful and friendly. However, the bed squeaked every time either of us moved, the smoke alarm was flashing all night, the door let a lot of light in from the hallway all night, the kettle looked a bit limescaly inside and the tv remote didn't have a cover over the batteries. It looks like it was... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to the fairways last month and have now been 3 times. Massive portions of food for little prices. The two for one meal that takes place is brilliant. You get HUGE portions and I mean huge portions (especially the pizza) and it costs less than £10 for both mains. Desserts are really tasty as well. The drinks... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Booked into here became my usual hotel for last 5 weeks - the excellent Wortley Hall - was sadly booked up. It's only 8 mins from Barnsley hospital where I am working. On arrival a group of 4 teenagers told me not to bother (with the bar) as it's "rubbish". Check in was Ok late Sunday evening. Room quiet big.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stay in Barnsley 3 times a year and tried the Fairway...Never again,looks " tired " in rooms, ran a bath, and shower ran as well which i could not stop,soaked floor,there was a fan in the room,1 speed only and useless,cheap coffee,sour milk,rock hard squeaky bed everytime you moved,constant noise from road outside and "boyracers" tearing up & down,There... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I stayed here with a group of twenty people who thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The staff were hospitable and extremely helpful in arranging transport. Secondly the rooms were large, clean and speaking on behalf of the group we all had a decent nights kip. Most importantly, the hotel was extremely fair priced. The plus points for this hotel is the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

firstly ordered 3 mixed grills for them to be sold out without warning, had a sharing combo to start when 1 main out of 3 arrive half way through eating, had to be sent back to kitchen as it had gone cold, 20 mins later all 3 mains arrived at the same time, ribs 90% fat and chicken under cooked,... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Fairway offers excellent value for money on its 2 for 1 meals during the week. Its has a spacious lounge along with a great variety on its menu. Location is second to none and has a section both for children and an adults only, from which the latter leads out onto a terraced drinking area. Food quality is very... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Very basic, and very outdated. The complex Could do with a full refurb as it looks ok from the outside, but in the inside it's like being in a time warp to the time of the Bee Gees and Abba. Premier room nothing special, would be interesting to see what a basic room looked like. Decent bar downstairs. Beds comfortable... More

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Address: Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 4LS, England (Formerly New Country Inns - Barnsley & The Bluebell Inn )
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Barnsley > Dodworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fairway, Barnsley 3*
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Also Known As:
New Country Inns - Barnsley And The Bluebell Inn
New Country Inns - Barnsley & The Bluebell Hotel Barnsley
Barnsley Country Inn
The Fairway, Barnsley Dodworth

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A modern friendly 40 bedroomed hotel, located within 1 mile of Junction 37 of the M1. Our friendly hotel also has a bar and restaurant and meeting/banqueting facilities. At The Fairway, you will be welcomed by our team of staff who will look after you throughout your stay. We cater for everyone staying at our hotel from the discerning business traveller to a family of 4. Ample free car parking is available to all hotel guests. We have meeting & banqueting facilities and can cater for up to 250 delegates or wedding guests all in 1 room. ... more   less 
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