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Brook Whipper-In Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Oakham
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Special weekend”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband booked this hotel for a weekend to celebrate my birthday and to see our son and
daughter in law who live in Oakham. He asked them to arrange a bouquet of flowers for him
which they did and they also upgraded our room to a mini suite. Very quaint hotel, fabulous quiet
location in the market square, and the staff extremely accommodating. We ate in their restaurant and the food was good - they even made me a birthday cake. We will certainly be back....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank le0cat
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R F, General Manager at Brook Whipper-In Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
It was indeed our pleasure to have you stay at the Whipper-In in celebration of your special day. Thank you very much for sharing your positive feedback and we do look forward to welcoming you back very soon to our fine hotel.

With our best wishes,
The Management & Team
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

This hotel has attentive and helpful staff. The restaurant and breakfast food were better than most and the standard of accommodation is quite good. The only gripes we had were that there were only two dim bedside lights to illuminate the entire large top floor room and that the room was very cold when we went into it.

The manager did provide us with an extra electric radiator and this brought it up to a bearable temperature. He was very good about it, but the temperature of a room should not be something you need to complain about.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Harv12
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R F, General Manager at Brook Whipper-In Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
We thank you for your positive comments and for your feedback. We are in the process of upgrading the lighting in a few rooms so we are sure you will find it "brighter" at your next visit. We apologise that you felt that the room temperature was not comfortable enough. We have checked the heating output in that room and made the necessary adjustments so that the temperature will be warmer.
Please do come and stay with us at the Whipper-In again... we shall look forward to it!

With our best wishes,
The Management & Team
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solihull england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Booked a last minute break on Friday for a Saturday stop over. I have to say some of the reviews made me smile when they moaned about a bit of dust , cracked paint and other minor issues. This is a 17th century inn its bound to have a few issues get over it !!! The place was very quirky and quaint and our room a good size with a decent sized bathroom on suite. My only gripe is that the shower attachment didn, t appear to work meaning a bath only. Didn, t bother us for one night but longer may have been more tiresome. Staff were great very friendly and efficient especially at dinner service. A 3 course meal was included in our deal which was excellent. Though a small table de hote menu the choices were excellent, from the starters to the sweet all were good and very nicely presented. We had a lovely two days complimented by great weather.We will return soon as we loved the area so much.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank WaldC54
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R F, General Manager at Brook Whipper-In Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
We really appreciate you sharing your positive experience at the Whipper-In. Thank you. It was extra pleasing to learn that you enjoyed the accommodation, our fine cuisine and our friendly and professional service team. Our strength at the Whipper-In is our people. You will be happy to learn that you will not have a "shower challenge" next time you stay with us as we are in the process of making improvements to our rooms as part of our ongoing upgrading programme.
We hope we can welcome you back soon again to the Whipper-In.

With our best wishes,
The Management & Team
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Trunch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Superbly located in Oakham - excellent walking at Rutland Water and easy access to Stamford. All the staff were faultless, cheerful and helpful at all times. Large bedroom with king size comfortable bed, quality towels and linen. Very quiet at night. Only minus point is that our bedroom and bathroom need a makeover, This could be a fabulous room.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank oldcodgers_12
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R F, General Manager at Brook Whipper-In Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at your recent stay at the Whipper-In. We are very pleased that you found our staff friendly, the accommodation and its amenities pleasing. You will be happy to know that we are in the process of upgrading some of our rooms as part of a routine maintenance programme and are confident that you will have an even more pleasing experience at your next visit to our hotel.
Please come and stay with us again and enjoy all what the area has to offer.

With our best wishes,
The Management & Team
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed for one night and had a wonderful time- all the staff were exceptionally friendly. Rooms individual and cosy, breakfast fresh and delicious- and I can confirm the tequila was great too! Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Geribunny
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R F, General Manager at Brook Whipper-In Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your positive comments from your recent stay at the Whipper-In. We are pleased that you found your room cosy, your breakfast delicious and that our fine staff, who pride themselves in giving a genuine friendly service, were to your full satisfaction. They are undoubtedly our strength.
We hope we will be able to welcome you back soon again to the Whipper-in!

With our very best wishes,
The Management & Team
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2014

My partner and I had a shopping trip to Oakham last Saturday and had booked a table at the Whipper inn for a late afternoon/ early evening meal before returning home.
Whilst the rain stayed away for once, the wind chill made in feel like minus 20 outside, so the warm welcome to the whipper inn was very welcome.
Both the food and service was excellent, and when we asked for coffee at the end of the meal it was served in the bar at the front of a roaring log fire.
Thanks wipper inn for making an enjoyable day great.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank 186334David
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Popped in with my wife for a coffee and chat . Friendly receptionist who pointed us to bar area.Very dated decor but cosy. Had cafetierre of coffee and wife had an earl grey tea. Got free homemade shortbread biscuits too . Nice touch

Member of staff forgot we were in there though at one point and she started singing and messing about . She apologised and brought more biscuits though by way of embarrassment

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Chris W
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Property: Brook Whipper-In Hotel
Address: Market Place | Rutland, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Rutland > Oakham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Oakham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brook Whipper-In Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 17th-century coaching inn is in Oakham town centre, in the old market square. It has free parking and original features, including real log fires and ancient oak beams. The Brook Whipper-In Hotel is a traditional country hotel. It is less than 500 metres from Oakham Rail Station, which has regular direct trains to Leicester, Peterborough and London Stansted Airport. Hotel Rooms: 24. ... more   less 
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The Whipper In Hotel
Whipper In Hotel Oakham
Brook Whipper-In Hotel Oakham, Rutland

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