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“An excellent value in a good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre

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BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Garstang
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Mesa, Arizona
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An excellent value in a good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

We were very pleased with this hotel - nice room, rural setting, very quiet, great value for the price. They had a free terminal for internet available, which was a plus (we found that wifi is often available in rural England, but you usually have to hunt for a library to find an internet terminal when you don't have a computer with you). We aren't golfers, so weren't able to take advantage of that feature of the hotel (but did enjoy looking at the beautifully landscaped grounds).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jimandjo_10
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Thank you for your splendid review. So pleased you like one our lobby computer which has been a great success since we installed it earlier this year.
Thank you also for noting you were not golfers yet still enjoyed the hotel, its rooms, value for money and it's location.
Hope enjoyed your UK visit and hope you choose us again in the future.
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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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halifax
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79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

went on a 2 day mid week golf break 7th 8 th sept with 16 other golfers of varying standards and snide handicaps!!! .. the hotel rooms have been done up and are of a excellent standard with flat screen tv etc. i thought the room was a little warm but there are windows! the staff from reception / bar staff / and waitress/waiters were brilliant and friendly . most credit goes to your greenstaff as the river broke its bank so the course was a little wet but remained open. the food on both nights along with breakfast was excellent and plentiful. we were well looked after into the early morning in the bar which was friendly and relaxed . the course has some long holes and testing par 3's but if your looking for a great value play and stay you will be looking far and wide for something on a par for the price which was paid. hotel has goof facilities for the golfer / driving range and short par 3 mini course. well worth a visit if your just passing with your clubs .

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank grantisimo
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, September 18, 2011
What a great review. Thank you. I'm sure the green keepers will be over the moon with your comments as they are sometimes overlooked. I'm pleased you like the refurbishment on the rooms, there is more to come this Autumn as we revamp the bar. Hope you make it back next year to see the changes.

Kind regards

Chris
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

Went to a wedding here and stayed overnight bed & breakfast. Meal very nice but they ran out of soup. Never heard of running out of soup before. Grounds lovely. Staff excellent. Rather pricey for what you got at £90 B & B. Good day had by all.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Colleen C
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
Thank you for your positive comments following your overnight stay with us. My apologies that your first option of soup was unavailable for your meal however it is pleasing to note that you found the meal very nice despite this. Thanks again for your review.

Kind regards

Chris
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed here for a couple of nights recently for a friend's wedding as the reception was being held here. The staff were very helpful and the food was great. The rooms were very spacious and the grounds were brilliant for some photos with all of our friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ruth_andrew
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, August 14, 2011
Thank you for your complimentary review of our hotel, I understand everyone had a great time and hope we get the opportunity to see you again in the future.

Kind regards

Chris
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County Durham
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2011

A mixed party of six couples stayed Sunday & Monday for 2 rounds of golf, dinner, bed & breakfast. Great start with bacon butties, tea and coffee on arrival followed by our first 18 holes on an interesting course with some real challenges. Some problems with the greens, otherwise in good condition. Our evening meal was enjoyed by all and breakfast was excellent, all served by a team of very friendly staff. Drinks were reasonably priced. Bedrooms were spacious with views over either gardens or the golf course. Good general location, easily found, surrounded by lovelly countryside, canals etc.,

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SoozeCountyDurham
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, April 26, 2011
Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and golf course.
You are right; we have had some problems with the greens. Some of the greens got a disease in the middle of winter which was successfully treated, we have been waiting for April for the grass to start growing, thankfully the sunny weather has done the trick and they are back to their best now.

I hope to see you again sometime soon.

Kind regards

Chris
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Garstang Country Hotel for a few nights at the end of March.

Ok here are the good bits. It is in a lovely countryside location, 10 minutes from Preston and 30 ish from Blackpool. The staff on the whole were good, but some of the 'banter' between the kitchen staff and the waiting staff left a lot to be desired. A few Gordon Ramsey’s 'blue' words were spoken in earshot of the guests.

The room was clean, LCD TV but a little plastic kettle. The ensuite was also clean, but a little cramped and no high class fittings.

Lots of parking outside, but not too sure about any stray golf balls that could of dinged my car.

The drink prices at the bar were very reasonable, and not inflated to the usual hotel prices.

Now the bits I was not too keen on.

The food was just about ok, an unchanging 'pub' menu with a tiny 'Specials Board' with 4 options, not sure that changed either. No Gordon Ramsey on the cooking front here. Don't ask for the Jenga chips or rabbit mouse thing.

There was absolutely no atmosphere in the bar. The layout seemed geared up to packing in as many food covers as possible, of about 50 tables there were only about 3 that were taken. Make the bar more cozy and inviting, move it away from the kitchen door. I cannot see how the hotel can survive with little or no customers in the bar and hotel. Put some live music on and get the rich locals in.

For me, the worst bit was the bed, a four poster with a rock hard mattress, three nights of little sleep. If I hadn't pre-paid on a D,B&B deal I would have checked out after the first night.

May be good for golfers but would I return, no. There are other similar hotels in the area that I would try before another visit here.

Not the best value for money, (about £360 for 2 for three nights) because of the issues about.

And no WiFi in the rooms, and possibly the whole hotel.

Top tip, don't visit Blackpool it is the worst place I have visited for years. A tsunami would cause £5 billion of improvements!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bigwaverider9
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GarstangHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, April 26, 2011
I have been in contact with this reviewer directly asking if they would consider amending their review as I believe it is factually incorrect in places and misleading in others.
Unfortunately this guest was unwilling to do so.

As the reviewer rated the hotel 4/5 out of 5 for rooms, service and cleanliness and in their own words a mattress is a very personal thing, we are dissapointed they chose to review our hotel as poor.
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Poole
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

Stayed at the hotel for one night on a trip up to Scotland. There were 8 of us. Hotel easy to find and very spacious. Rooms very clean and tidy. Lovely views over golf course.
Food very good although bar/restaurant lacking in atmosphere as hotel was very quiet - it was between Xmas and New Year.
Staff very friendly and will stay again

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank FamilyOPoole
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GarstangHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for making us your 1st review on TripAdvisor.

Reviews such as yours are extremely helpful as its sometimes the little things which go unmentioned in reviews which can make a difference to our guests stay. You noticed and took the time to mention them in a review, thank you. I will try and work out who the 'chap' was so I can pass on your appreciation. We look forward to you stopping with us again sometime soon.

Kind regards

Chris
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Property: BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre
Address: Bowgreave Drive, Garstang PR3 1YE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Garstang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Garstang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retreat into the Lancashire countryside and enjoy the benefits of a family owned purpose built country hotel which is small enough to care but large enough to deliver on your expectations. Our central location ensures that our guests can enjoy all that the Northwest has to offer. With 33 well equipped bedrooms, lounge, restaurant, brasserie, 18hole golf course and floodlit driving range we can accommodate and cater for most needs with a warm personal service. ... more   less 
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