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“Hi-Ho Hi-Ho at the Barn” 1 of 5 stars
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The Barn Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West End Road, Ruislip HA4 6JB, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Ruislip
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“Hi-Ho Hi-Ho at the Barn”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

If your name is Snow White and you need to book rooms for your little mates, then ignore this review - the rooms would be perfect for you.

For everybody else, this place is a joke. It looks great on the web, nice pictures, good looking rooms, set in 3 acres of land, so when you get the rate reduced from £135 to £100 you think that you've got a good deal for a nice, plush 'boutique' hotel.

Oh dear, how deceptive photographs can be.

The rooms are absolutely tiny. They smell of damp, everything creeks, the plumbing in the surrounding rooms makes wierd and wonderful noises all night and I had the pleasure of sharing my room with something that nibbled on me all night (not my other half though!).

My room had a desk crammed into it (just), a nice touch would have been to have a chair to sit on to be able to use it! The bathroom was damp, musty, dated and tiny, with the weakest shower you could get.

How about this for adding insult to injury - in the room there was a pamphlet telling you how the hotel were investing loads of money into upgrading the reception and staff accomodation!! I'm glad that the staff will have nice new rooms while the customers are crammed into their 17th century match boxes.

Yes, it is right next to the tube station, so is handy for getting into London, but if you want an 'authentic' old world room that is handy for the city, you would be better off asking the Queen to let you sleep in one of the dungeons at the Tower - they're probably bigger than the rooms here and very handy for exploring the rest of London.

Stay away.

  • Liked — Next to Tube Station
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

The hotel is very deceptive, the reception is very nice, the gardens pretty, the rooms however are old and tired, the internet in the rooms doesn,t work, nor do the adult channels, the size of the rooms is the major let down however, they are tiny. to sum it up there are better hotels for the same money out there.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2007

Reception staff were very welcoming and allowed me to book in early. The room was small, shabby and net curtains dirty. Sleep disturbed by a creaking ceiling as others got up in the night.

Public rooms very attractive, Food and service in the restaurant were excellent. However on the second night there was some confusion about pre paid parts of the bill, which caused delay in leaving the restaurant and spoiled the end of our second evening.

On the first morning, I found my hot tap jammed, so had to take cold showers before work . . . Staff responsive to problem and tap mended during the day - but this should not have happened - checks should be in place.

Reception staff on departure were less efficient and when errors were made re payment,, they would not admit mistakes had been made and checking out was a long process which delayed our departure considerably.

Very insistent about service charge, even though we reminded them it should be optional.

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Restaurant 4

  • Liked — restaurant
  • Disliked — shabby room
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Barn Hotel

Address: West End Road, Ruislip HA4 6JB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Middlesex > Ruislip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Ruislip
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Barn Hotel London
The Barn Hotel Ruislip, England

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