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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bank House

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Bank House
Ranked #2 of 12 Alton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Poole, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing stay very Lovely couple :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend had a weekend away to go to Alton Towers, the Hotel is very close which was nice, The couple who own it are lovely they were always very helpful as we had no idea where we were going. AMAZING breakfast! The rooms we very clean we had an amazing shower which was good to come back to. Overall we had a really nice stay an i would reccomend it to anyone. There is not much to do in the small town but there is a lovely pub resturant The Bulls Head which had lovely food, but if you are going for a lively weekend you will need to travel about 30mins to a livelier town, but good if you are going to Alton Towers as all you want after is a quiet night in :)

Room Tip: All the rooms are themed so would be hard to reccommend a room, but we stayed in the two tone room w...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind and generous response.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We all feel rewarded when we receive such a positive appraisal from our guests.
We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Arriving at bank house me and my partner were both very tired after a long day of traveling and visiting pleasure beach in Blackpool. As soon as we arrived we were greeted in a very friendly and kind hearted manor by the two owners. We were then escorted to our room which was the Marilyn monroe themed room which was very clean, decorative and overwhelmingly cosy. Then we were shown to our whirlpool bath which was amazing and felt just like a jacuzzi, very relaxing after a long day!After being shown around we were then invited to the local pub which was very friendly with a excellent live band. The next morning after sleeping so well in the comfy four poster bed we had our breakfast, helping ourselves to toast, cereal, yogurt and fruit followed by a delicious full staffordshire breakfast with oatcakes! Which was served very efficiently by our kind waiter. Overall our stay was perfect, i would recommend highly to anyone visiting the area especially Alton Towers! Bank house has everything and more you need for a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your lovely, kind review. I'm delighted you were made to feel welcome and pleased you joined us at our local pub.
I could see you were tired and knew our Marilyn room would offer the comfort you were looking for.
Really hope we see you for a return visit you could try the Boudoir room next time, it won't disappoint.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed for one night whilst enjoying two days at Alton Towers. Arrived after our first day at the park and was greeted to a friendly welcome advising us on where to eat. The local pub is very friendly, food very nice and huge portions! Upon returning to the B&B WOW the two tone room was a nice surprise and the huge bed was a dream! Room/Bathroom was spotless clean. Breakfast in the morning could not be faulted and was very yummy indeed!

Thanks for a lovely stay ... we shall deff be back and reccomend to others!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review about bank House on Tripadvisor.
Its a pleasure to serve visitors like yourselves and we would be delighted to welcome you back for a return visit. Perhaps you could try one of our 4 poster rooms next time, the whirlpool bath is a touch of luxury.
Many thanks again.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

After being stuck in terrible traffic (with my husband running late for a meeting) arriving at Bank House was like a breath of fresh air! The welcome was the warmest we have experienced and the Two Tone room was spotless and the bed HUGE! The shower has to be mentioned as powerfull is an understatement!
Breakfast was lovely (especially the oat cakes!) and having your own designated table (which was shown to us the night before) takes away the morning awkwardness of wandering around other guests trying to have a peaceful breakfast, aimlesly trying to find a table.
Fun, Friendly and Fantastic. Would def love to go back for a second stay and experience another wacky room! Thank you very much Bank House!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your generous comments and review of bank House.
We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in our Two Tone Room. Our super king sized beds often impress and we're pleased you were comfortable and felt looked after.
Would be great to welcome you both again.
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

me and my two daughters stayed in the "mod" room while visiting alton towers for scarefest, the hotel is very close to alton towers theme park so was ideal for us. we were made very welcome and the hotel was very comfortable and also the food was lovely.....i would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank stephen k
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Many apologies for the late response. I only just realised that when I respond from my iphone it doesnt always register.
Thank you for your lovely comments. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us last year and look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed for one night after a great day at Alton Towers, we choose this themed B&B as a bit of a treat for the children (teenagers). We gained cool points for choosing the punk room for them and we had the very grown up boudoir room with wirlpool bath.We arrived 8.30 pm to a warm and friendly welcome. Breakfast choices were wide we had in our group full english, pancakes and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, all cooked lovely and a great start to the day. We would recommend a stay here to freinds and family,as a good priced something different experience, really did top off our day and only a 10 min drive from alton towers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Karen G
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
What a fabulous review, can't beat 100%!! We are thrilled you all enjoyed your stay with us in the Flintstones room.
We look forward to welcoming your lovely family back for another visit and be assured our hospitality will be the same.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you want comfort, fun, good food and 100% attention to detail then you won't be disappointed by a night here. We booked the Flintstone room as part of a weekend treat for our kids. Five of us arrived from a long, hectic day at Alton Towers to be met by the welcoming owners. My husband mentioned we were having a "midnight feast" for the kids.....owner arrived with crisps and chocolate for the kids. The room itself was fantastic. Really done well, gave us a precious extra 30 minutes in bed as kids worked through each picture on the walls next morning! The breakfast was lovely. Kids all tucked in to cereals and yoghurts while our full english was being made. Kids all enjoyed pancakes with syrup...orange.......lemon.........sugar........and anything else they could dream of...
Great for anyone wanting something within 5 minutes of Alton Towers, but with a few more personal touches.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Lynn P, Owner at Bank House, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you very much for the fabulous review that you gave Bank House, Alton.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were equally delighted to receive your family.
What more can I say 100% is fantastic and is a great reward for our efforts.
We look forward to the possibility of a second visit.
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Property: Bank House
Address: Bank House Smithy Bank, Alton ST10 4AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Alton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Alton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4* Bed and Breakfast 1 mile from Alton Towers Resort. Bank House is located in the heart of Alton village and within walking distance of all of the pubs/restaurants. All rooms are themed and en-suite with freesat tv/dvd, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge and hairdryers. Four poster rooms have whirlpool baths. We offer Champagne, Sparkling wine, chocolates, flowers etc for special occasions, prices on application. Free on-site parking and the bus to Alton Towers stops outside. ... more   less 
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