We stayed 3 nights and arrived at night, so in the morning drawing back the curtains to see such a lovely view was a nice surprise. We had a balcony room and a kingsize bed which was very comfortable. The tea tray was a bit sparsely supplied and it was difficult to get the kettle under the tap in the otherwise great bathroom as it was very shallow. The shower was excellent, nice and powerful without knocking you over and the rubber slip mat a welcome extra. We ate one night in the restaurant where the service was a bit erratic and slow, but the food was quite acceptable and the wine excellent. Breakfasts were a little less than perfect although ok, but I don't like buffets at the best of times, dried scrambled egg and 'hard' fried eggs are not my choice. The mushrooms were good, but the tomatoes seemed like they'd been blow-torched. Don't eat pork or beans so no comment on that and no veggie sausages within sight either. Croissants were good if you got there early, but soon dried under the lamps.
The pool was nice and long, although very shallow for a long way and I kept hitting my feet - jaccuzi was alright but the water jets were cold - steam room was good. Showers and changing rooms were good too.
I'd definitely go back but would ask for a room away from the laundry as the driers were going all the time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With this unique setting, personal charm, character, and friendly but attentive personnel, Barnsdale Hall Hotel is the perfect venue whatever your occasion may be. Extensive spa and leisure facilities makes it a haven in which to retreat, relax and unwind. With its breathtaking views of the natural splendours of Rutland Water where better to hold your wedding reception, corporate event, or a romantic getaway for two?Set in conservation parkland on the slopes overlooking Rutland Water, Barnsdale Hall Hotel is one of the most unusual and comprehensive hotel complexes in the United Kingdom. This makes it an ideal location for corporate business, conference and leisure pastimes. With a rich and varied range of things to do on and off site there is, we believe, no better position in which to be located in this country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barnsdale Hall Oakham
- Hotel Barnsdale Hall
- Barnsdale Hall Hotel Rutland