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The Barns Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there for the week end for a wedding. The check in was easy and the receptionist was just lovely and helpful throughout the whole duration of our stay. We had room service & the young man that brought the food to us was friendly and really lovely. Service was just amazing all the way through. The food from... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking to have a nice family Sunday lunch last Sunday 17th August - and finally chose The Barnes. Setting lovely, but the qualityof their Sunday Roasts was very poor indeed. Roast potatoes hard, gravy salty, meat a little tough. it seemed as if every thing had just been kept warm for quite some time. Will not return to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 4 nights while on a business trip and this was the closest hotel to the place of business while in Bedford. I got a reduced rate B&B as our associates are regular users. Arrived at 9.30am and couldn't check in until 3pm so they stored my bag (which is pretty standard so it's nothing to be... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned to Dublin from the most memorable weekend at The Barns Hotel to celebrate our daughter Aoife's wedding to Shaun. Quaint hotel with floral displays outside -beautiful.Reception in Tithe Barn _perfect setting where Mags ensured all went smoothly .Aoife and Shaun also have great praise for wedding coordinator Sam .Food was delicious .Staff a credit to all .DJ had... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Una S, I am so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed Aoife & Shauns special day. I will ensure that I pass on your positive words to all of the team, especially Maggs & Sam who I know will be delighted to hear your review. We hope to invited you back to the Barns Hotel in the future.... More

Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our recent visit to The Barns Hotel was to attend an annual club meeting, with dinner arranged for our first night. The location is in a peaceful setting, just outside Bedford, with the river flowing peacefully past the back of the hotel. We ate both nights in The Wine Glass restaurant, and enjoyed watching pleasure boats sailing by. Service by... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Colin C, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, I will ensure your positive words reach our Kitchen & Resturant team. I hope to welcome you back to The Barns Hotel again in the future, Kindest regards The Barns Hotel Team More

Heathfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day celebrating a friends wedding at this hotel. The tithe barn was a beautiful venue and the food and service were excellent. We stayed overnight for B and B and were able to check in early at 11 o clock to change for the wedding. The room was very good and the breakfast excellent. Freshly cooked... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liz M, I was thrilled to read your comments about your recent stay with us and I am so pleased you felt compelled to write a review. It is so nice to hear that you had a wonderful time at the wedding, I have passed on all your lovely feedback to my team. I hope to welcome you back... More

Ecton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wine Glass Restaurant, within the Barns Hotel is situated on the banks of the Great Ouse. One can watch the sailing craft drift by in a rather idillic setting. Drawn to this establishment by a TravelZoo Promotion which certainly was good value for money, however I would have been somewhat disppointed if I had to pay the 'regular price'.... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John_CI7087EN, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. The chef and all the kitchen staff were delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. I hope to welcome you back to The Barns Hotel again in the future. Kindest regards The Barns Hotel Team More

Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 26th July 2014 I arranged a birthday celebration at this hotel. I booked it the previous September and my contact in the hotel made sure that the celebration for approx.100 people was properly planned and provided excellent support up until the day of the party. We had 62 people sitting down to a 3 course meal at 3pm -... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SteveWPearce, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. I am so pleased that your birthday celebrations went well & all of your guests enjoyed themselves! I hope to welcome you back to The Barns Hotel again in the future, Kindest regards The Barns Hotel Team More

Shefford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had stayed in Bedford (not at the Barnes) for the River Festival and decided to have an evening meal in the Barnes Restaurant. The weather was fabulous so we were very happy to be given a lovely table on the balcony overlooking the river. Our meal met all our expectations; the menu had a good range of dishes, each... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrAscot264, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Barns Hotel the weekend of the Riverside Festival. What a brillaint weekend it was! I am so pleased you felt compelled to write a review about your experience with us. I have passed on all your lovely feedback to my team and I hope to welcome you back... More

Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a wedding here and although the setting is beautiful by the river and the grounds are lovely, the disabled toilet is not fit for the purpose. One of the guests was in a wheelchair and she had to suffer the embarrassment and indignity of having to leave the door open whilst she went to the toilet because the... More

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Address: Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Barns Hotel 4*
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The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, yet it is just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from A1. The tranquil setting offers Bedford accommodation with views of the great River Great Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax. Come and join us for a beautiful and relaxing stay! ... more   less 
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