We read Trip Advisor prior to booking so had a good idea what to expect, but as we were attending a wedding here decided to take the risk for the sake of convenience.
Unable to get a room in the Hotel proper we ended up in the Lakeside Suite. Comparing this to a Travel Lodge is an insult to the Travel Lodge chain. Greeted by the unpleasant odour and dirty carpets which pervade the place we rejected the first two rooms because of cleanliness and the state of the beds, and compromised with the third deciding to try and tolerate the dirty carpets, tiny worn out bed, tired decor, mouldy bathroom, cling on plastic shower curtain.
If we had not been there for a wedding we would have simply moved on to find somewhere else. We will avoid commenting on cost, as these rooms simply should not be offered at any price.
The Hotel itself was originally a splendid Victorian house, but whoever decorated it has done their best to destroy it by virtue of either a macabre sence of humour or a budget favouring volume or price over taste.
The restaurant menu which we found in the room bore little relationship with the one found in the restaurant itself, but did provide some amusement as we chose what we thought we were going to eat. What is "onion textured jus"?
The food itself was fine and we enjoyed all the meals we ate during our two night stay. Nothing exceptional about it but good nevertheless. A pity some decent wine cannot be added to the wine list.
All the staff we engaged with during our stay were without exception helpful, courteous, and personable. Without doubt the people working at this Hotel are its greatest asset and hopefully are appreciated by their management for how far they make up the shortcomings of the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bagden Hall is a magnificent Country House Hotel set in 40 acres of beautiful grounds. Built in the 1860's by a local mill owner Bagden Hall offers a blend of elegance and informality. The woodland, old stone bridge with it's own Folly and the Lake offer areas of calm in a busy world. Bagden Hall is one of Yorkshires premier wedding venues & also features an award winning restaurant . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bagden Hall Huddersfield
- Bagden Hall Hotel Huddersfield