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“A Proper Country House Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Burnley
Certificate of Excellence
Blackpool Lancashire
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58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“A Proper Country House Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2008

Beautiful setting. A lovely Country House Hotel in about 4 acres of delightful gardens with scenic views of the Lancashire countryside, yet not far off the motorway. Suggest you use sat nav to find it though. The general standard is very good throughout, and the bar and adjoining "snug" is very pleasant, with views out to the Fells from the main bar. A nice terrace gives panoramic views by day and provides a smoking area which would have been heated if the gas bottles hadn't run out.

Our room (in the lodge about 200m away) was compact but contained all the usual requirements. We took a BB&Dinner package which was good value. The Dinner (Table de hote) was very good, and the Chablis and Rijoca was excellent although not cheap.

The only let down was at breakfast. Good choice on the cold table but when it came to the full English the wait was unacceptable - 45 minutes which seemed more like an early lunch by the time it arrived.

Would recommend for a week-end break. A wedding was underway whilst we were there, and it certainly would be an excellent location if you were planning tying the knot.

  • Liked — The gardens and wonderful views
  • Disliked — Slow service
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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North Wales
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2007

I stayed a week at the Higher Trapp hotel as part of a business group, the mainstay of many hotel's mid-week trade. The hotel is a little tricky to locate being up a lane from the village of Simonstone but the views from the hotel terrace are excellent. There are also country walks further up the lane with views of the Pendle Hills.

The hotel entrance is light and modern and the check-in service was efficient. My room was clean and tidy and well stocked with coffee, tea and biscuits. There is no mini-bar. The en-suite was a little cramped and the toilet seat impossibly flimsy, but the shower was hot and powerful. Towels were plentiful and of good quality.

Downstairs the hotel has the feel of a Gentleman's club with wood panelling extending throughout. The lobby is currently being used as a smoking and TV lounge, although the TV is far too small!

Although the menu currently features ostrich medallions and wild boar steaks, it is generally unexciting and the cooking is just adaquate. The only vegetables available in this part of Lancashire are carrots julienne, mange tout and broccoli which are served with every meal. Wine prices are a bit over the top but beer is more reasonably priced. The service in the restaurant was very good.

In the morning, breakfast is a combination of fruit juices, cereals and muesli served buffet style in the bar while the cooked breakfast is ordered at the table. As with the previous review, the bacon and sausage appear to be cooked well in advance and kept warm.

Overall I felt the hotel was OK with well-trained and courteous staff but the kitchen is either inadaquate for purpose or the staff are simply looking for an easy life, either way the food lets this place down badly!

  • Liked — Rural location
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cheshire, England.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2006

We stayed at high trapp for one night. There is extensive building works taking place at present, although this did not disrupt. The room was clean with all you would expect although the bathroom was rarther small and cramped.The view from the room was excellent looking out over the valley. We went down to breakfast in the morning which was being served in the bar ( because of the building work in progress I presume) and smelled like you would expect it too. The buffet was not covered and three juice dispensers were all empty. The cooked breakfast looked and tasted like it had been kept warm for hours under a heat lamp.
Overall the hotel is not too bad but I would'nt want to stay for any length of time.

  • Liked — The Views
  • Disliked — The Breakfast
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel
Address: Best Western Higher Trapp Country House Trapp Lane | Simonstone, Burnley BB12 7QW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Burnley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Burnley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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