Stayed at Barnsdale Hall with my husband for a wee break for our tenth anniversary.
Gorgeous setting overlooking Rutland reservoir , the complex itself is quite large with hotel rooms in many annexed buildings.
We paid the extra supplement for a deluxe double room with a good view of the reservoir. It had our own balcony with double doors which had a beautiful view of both the lake and the hotel grounds. Stunning! There was a heavy covering of snow during our stay and the wildlife (ducks & rabbits) came up to the grass beneath out balcony. The room itself was cosy, warm, the bed though only a double was very comfortable and had all the ammenities one would need.
The reception staff were very friendly, there is a bar menu and a restaurant one too. On both nights we dined from the bar menu. Food and staff were excellent. Breakfast was also very nice which a large choice of cereals & pastries and full english too.
The health suite was set uphill from the hotel so if you are unable to use steps easily you would need to speak to reception prior to booking so that they can take this into account when allocating your room. The facilities were very clean and everything in working order, having sauna, steam room and jacuzzi as well as a decent sized pool. The spa staff were very professional and I was very relaxed after having a back, neck & shoulder massage. The price was very reasonable, however, I would advise to book your treatment as soon as possible as they were very busy when I stayed and did not have time to fit me in for a longer treatment on the time that I had chosen.
The surrounding countryside is just beautiful, and Oakham itself is a lovely little village with many bars and taverns and boutique shops. I would recommend The Otter Smokehouse for a bit to eat. It was lovely.
We booked this hotel through a groupon deal so it was very good value for money!
Just another point incase this is important for you - this hotel does not provide room service!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With this unique setting, personal charm, character, and friendly but attentive personnel, Barnsdale Hall Hotel is the perfect venue whatever your occasion may be. Extensive spa and leisure facilities makes it a haven in which to retreat, relax and unwind. With its breathtaking views of the natural splendours of Rutland Water where better to hold your wedding reception, corporate event, or a romantic getaway for two?Set in conservation parkland on the slopes overlooking Rutland Water, Barnsdale Hall Hotel is one of the most unusual and comprehensive hotel complexes in the United Kingdom. This makes it an ideal location for corporate business, conference and leisure pastimes. With a rich and varied range of things to do on and off site there is, we believe, no better position in which to be located in this country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barnsdale Hall Oakham
- Hotel Barnsdale Hall
- Barnsdale Hall Hotel Rutland