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“Pleasantly surprised!”
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The Oaks Hotel
Ranked #34 of 69 Alnwick B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 5, 2009

Reading other comments about the hotel before I stayed there, I thought it was going to be a scruffy hole, however I was pleasantly surprised!
Upon arrival we were greeted with well kept hanging baskets and a neat enterance, it's just a shame that the receptionist wasn't all that helpful.
When we found our room it was very clean, had all the esentials and had a cosy feel.
I cant comment on the food (evening meal) as I had mine aty the Alnwick Tree House (superb, although somewhat pricey) but breakfast was hearty, just what the doctor ordered. The room was very hot in the night, even with the window open so i didn't sleep all that well, but never mind!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 24, 2009

We had stayed here before a few years back and were a bit concerned at the poor reviews that had been posted recently. We had booked to stay for a coiple of nights to celebrate my 60th birthday and were delighted to find the the Hotel was a good as we remembered it. The staff were all very friendly, very helpful. The room was very clean and very well equiped and the meals! The food was wonderful both in the evenings and at breakfast. Ok the waitress do hover but it is only in cases you want something!.
We will definitely be staying here again in the future!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dai.Owens
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Reviewed November 2, 2008

Stayed here about 5 years ago and remembered it fondly so very disappointed this time.

Room: Dingy with kettle on floor by tea making facilities. Heating required intervention from reception, plastic tumblers, one packet of biscuits, one shared bedside lamp between twin beds.

Food: So bad we only had one course. Prawns cooked until they were chewy in a rich sauce with a few over cooked vegetables. Music too loud - asked for it to be turned down and the waiter came to our table and reached over our heads to turn the speaker off leaving a sudden hush in the room.

Bar: Okay except for the small children running around squealing in the early evening.

Just don't waste your money - I really wish we'd gone for a B & B instead.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank fleagil
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Reviewed July 6, 2008

Granted my stay was a long time ago, but I read the negative reviews and felt I had to offer my twopence!
I stayed at the Oaks with my partner over a year ago and were delighted with every aspect of the stay. I had been for food there on a number of ocassions (the carvery on weeknights is wonderful, as is the whole experience in the restaurant) and was very impressed with the hotel aswell.
The decor is a little dated, but the room had ample space, with a large bathroom and all the necessities. We ate both nights we were there, and thouroughly enjoyed it. (We actually stayed again in Alnwick again in 2007, but could not get into the Oaks, but still returned for food because we enjoyed it so much!)
The staff were great, it was nice to see the owners so involved in the day to day running, and the place really had a great family feel to it.
It was also not too expensive, with Alnwick's reputation as such a tourist hotspot, prices are always going to be that little bit higher - all in all - we will be returning to the Oaks when we visit again later this year!

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank cymraes120
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Reviewed October 1, 2007

  • Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2007

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: South Road, Alnwick NE66 2PN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #34 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Alnwick
Price Range: $130 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oaks Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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