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“OK for a business stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Barnstaple Hotel

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Barnstaple Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
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“OK for a business stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2008

I've made several stays at the Barnstaple Hotel and am about to book another. There is no other property close by for someone on foot, and I can be at the local plant in under 10 minutes.

There's nothing sexy about the place. Yes, it's a half step up from a motel and yes, it needs redecoration to join the 21st century. But, it has some nice features: a very decent restaurant and indoor pool and exercise facility. My rooms have always been meticulously clean. The newspaper is always at the door in the morning and the coffee supplies are always replenished. I have found the staff friendly and helpful.

The walls are thin. I suffered a Christmas party one year from a room that could not have been further away from the restaurant. Then a couple returned to their room next door and made a lot of interesting noise for the rest of the night.

The heat works fine in the winter. The shower always functions properly. The beds are comfortable, at least as far as any British bed is. Parking appears adequate unless an event is taking place at the restaurant. I have never been bothered by noise from the outside, but watch your open windows - there is a seafood processor of some sort directly behind the hotel. It can get rank in the warm season.

  • Liked — Spotless
  • Disliked — Noisy at times
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Barnstaple Hotel

Property: Barnstaple Hotel
Address: Braunton Road, Barnstaple EX31 1LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Barnstaple Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barnstaple Hotel: The Barnstaple Hotel is just a short stroll from the centre of the picturesque market town of Barnstaple, and only ten minutes drive from the stunning North Devon coast. Stylish and contemporary, and with an easy, friendly atmosphere, the hotel is ideal for family holidays with its spacious bedrooms around the pool. Businessmen, too, choose it as a comfortable and convenient venue for conferences and meetings. And if you're planning a wedding, you can be sure of the perfect day of your dreams. Recently refurbished and expanded, the Barnstaple Hotel is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Use it as a base for exploring North Devon's attractions and beauty spots. You'll soon feel at home! North Devon's premier health and leisure centre: The superb new Health and Leisure Club - North Devon's finest - offers you heated indoor and outdoor pools, a high-tech gym, and a range of soothing alternative therapies and treatments. The ideal conference venue. With its easy access to North Devon's major road and rail links, the Barnstaple Hotel is a convenient location for business meetings. We can do everything to make your conference a success, whether it's small seminar or a gathering of up to 350.Your delegates will appreciate the well-equipped conferences rooms, the luxury en-suite accommodation, and the delicious food. When you choose the Barnstaple Hotel for your business meeting you'll have all the advantages of a metropolitan venue with the added glories of the North Devon coast nearby. So why not combine business with pleasure? A family holiday to remember: You and your family can enjoy ten-pin bowling and thrilling go-karting nearby. Within a short drive you'll find golden sandy beaches, theme and farm parks - everything, in fact, to keep your children busy and happy. And the beaches at Saunton and Croyde, with their surf schools, are close by. The Tarka Trail cycle path runs alongside the hotel - why not hire a bike and cycle beside the river to Bideford or Braunton? And with the beautiful Exmoor National Park nearby, you can go wild in the country - it's just a short drive away! Banquets and functions: The Barnstaple Hotel is perfect for celebrations and parties, from small intimate occasions with a simple buffet to extravagant banquets for 300 guests. Our experienced team will be delighted to advise you. Your North Devon Wedding: At The Barnstaple Hotel we take care of absolutely everything to make sure that your special day runs smoothly and successfully. And as well as hosting your wedding reception, we can offer the Arlington Suite or the Ashford Suite if you are arranging a civil marriage ceremony. Our dedicated wedding planner will be on hand to help you make all the right decisions, down to the smallest detail. ... more   less 
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