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“Excellent one night stay over Christmas.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Alma Inn
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Emmott Lane | Laneshawbridge, Colne BB8 7EG, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Colne B&B and Inns
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Excellent one night stay over Christmas.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed in Room 4 which is at the front of the Alma. It had far reaching views over the hills.We had stayed in another hotel the previous evening and came here as part of a wedding party, with all the other rooms being occupied by family and friends. Walking into the room was like a breath of fresh air! It was beautifully decorated with excellent facilities, coffee maker, radio with ipod dock etc. There is even a small cupboard in the foyer with items in it you may have forgotten for an overnight stay. The cleanliness was excellent. Complimentary slippers were provided and also the loan of bathrobes during our stay. The Alma have certainly thought of those small touches which make a stay more enjoyable.
The wedding breakfast was superb given the number of people attending and we would really like to come back another day to eat in the restaurant and have something off the regular menu.
It would make an ideal getaway for a large family gathering or a romantic break for two.

Room Tip: We had room 4 which had excellent views from the front of the Alma.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just returned from a two day break at The Alma Inn. We arrived early, (11:30am), not expecting to be able to access our room until 2pm, but were really pleased to be able to go straight in. The room was tastefully furnished with a feature wall, coffee maker, ipod docking station, in addition to the usual features you would expect of 4* rated accommodation. Lovely snuggly dressing gowns too.
Food was available all day, though we were glad we had booked for dinner as it proved to be a popular venue, in spite of its relatively rural location. All the staff were very attentive (and well trained) and we were spoilt for choice with a wide and varied menu.The food we had was very good. Finished the evenIng on a comfy sofa in one of the bar areas.
After a good night's sleep we woke to discover it was 9;45 and assumed we had missed breakfast. We were very pleasantly surprised when half an hour late we received a call asking if we would like breakfast. Consequently we had a relaxing breakfast in the bar by the fire with equally excellent sevice to the previous evening.
All in all this was a most enoyable short break and I would certainly return to The Alma Inn.

Room Tip: Each room is individually decorated. We had room 6 with lovely views over the hills. Nice touches su...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Visited the Alma for an afternoon Christmas meal. Having been to the Alma a number of occasions this year, including having our wedding night celebrations here, we expected the usual great meal and service. The food was great and couldnt fault it. However the service was very poor compared to usual. We arrived 10 minutes earlier than our table was booked for. we got asked if we wanted to sit in the sofa area so went through and we seemed to be forgotton about after that. We had to ask if we could sit at our table and ask for menus as they wanted to take our order, on more than one occassion, without us looking at a menu. We got told upon arrival our table wasnt ready but even when we were seated 30 minutes after we arrived they hadnt finished setting the table. When eventually at the table we asked for some drinks which they forgot about and had to be reminded about. When clearing the table they leant over us instead of walking round the table. It seemed to take a very long time to clear the table between courses. We appreciate time is left between courses as not to rush people however it took a very long time. There were only a couple of other tables in use whilst we were there and there were a lot of staff. It was as if they werent interested and didnt care. As good as the food is, we will be trying other pubs/restaurants in the area before returning here. We dont mind paying for good food but service should be equally good.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Over to many years to remember whilst travelling for work i have stayed in many types of accomodation.
Well, The Alam Inn is probably no definitely the best accommodation i have stayed in, from the friendly welcome from the front desk which ran through all the staff members.
Even the key ring, a real cricket ball with key attached was excellent.

The room was large warm, welcoming with a coffee making machine , free water, a proper Digital radio and of course TV, Molton Brown Toiletries , large fluffy towels and an incredible comfortable bed.

The food for both dinner and breakfast was outsatding.

Will back to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barrowford, Lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The inn sits on top of a hill with fantastic views of the local country side. A major extension and redevelopment took place a number of years ago and as a result you get the "feel" of an old inn but inside everything is fresh and modern.

Staff were numerous , attentive and friendly. The menue was large and varied. The food was tasty and of a good size! I would recommend it .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Inn is very homely and relaxing. I had dinner here and the food was delicious!!!! You definitely get your moneys worth in quality and quantity! Service was good and from this experience, if I need to stay in the area this would be my first choice! I have heard excellent reviews from friends who have stayed over at the Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We called in for lunch and was very pleased with the reception. The young gentleman was excellent we were offered drinks and shown to a table by the lovely fire. Food was fab as was service. Will def return I usually use the inn at whitewall but this was equal if not better. My smokey mate loved the shelter. Only minus a waitress in her socks and flip flops flopping noisely around

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Alma Inn

Address: Emmott Lane | Laneshawbridge, Colne BB8 7EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Colne
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Colne
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alma Inn 4*
Also Known As:
The Alma Hotel Colne
The Alma Inn Colne, England

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