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Bartle Hall Country Hotel
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2012

We spent a couple of days at Bartle Hall for a 'get-away-from-it-all' break over Valentine's day. We were well looked after from the moment we checked in - simple things like being taken to our room rather than just directed to it, and fresh milk brought to our door so that we could have a proper brew in the room instead of having to use the UHT cartons. It's the little touches that make the difference between good service and excellent service.

The room was not cavernous, but was spacious enough and well maintained (ours had a lovely view across the front lawn). My only criticism would be that, although there was enough space for a 5' king-size bed in the room, we only had a standard 4'6" bed - I suspect that many people, like us, are now used to having larger beds at home and really miss the small amount of extra width when it's not there. It's surprising what a difference 6 inches can make ;-). An extra pillow each wouldn't have gone amiss, and perhaps the mattress was a little on the hard side of perfectly comfortable - but these are really just very minor niggles and shouldn't put you off in any way if you're thinking of staying here.

Breakfast on both mornings was really nice - a great choice of really tasty cooked food, freshly prepared to order, with a good selection of juices, cereals, fruit, etc. and service which was attentive without being intrusive. Perfect.

The highlight for us, though, was dinner on the first night. I don't think I'd be exaggerating if I were to say that it's the best meal that either of us have eaten in a long time. The menu featured plenty of variety without the choices being overwhelming, service was again spot-on (not too much, not too little), and the food was absolutely amazing - my Garstang blue on toast, with grated pear and caramel-coated walnuts was a particular highlight, although the anise-spiced belly pork gave it a good run for its money!

We'll definitely be going back back here again in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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NHaworth, Manager at Bartle Hall Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

Thank you for choosing Bartle Hall to celebrate Valentines Day, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay from the moment you arrived. It is in our future plans to have king size beds within the larger rooms, one of our Four Poster Suites has just undergone a refurbishment and has a nice new large bed.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast, it is a relatively new menu so it is great to get positive feedback.
Thank you for your comments on the dinner on the first night it sounds like your tastebuds were tickled! We hope to be able to welcome you back to Bartle Hall in the Future, I would suggest the Ivy Cottage which is the new room with the larger bed. It is the perfect room for complete relaxation.

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Its a fantastic hotel, I stay there a lot with work. Staff are friendly and professional, the hotel is set in some fantastic grounds and overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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NHaworth, Manager at Bartle Hall Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

It was lovely to see you again and we are dleighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We had our wedding reception at Bartle Hall in the Balmoral Suite in September 2011. I cannot praise this hotel and it's staff enough. From the moment we met Nicola we knew the day would be amazing, and it was. Hayley looked after us on the day and could not do enough to ensure we had the best wedding reception ever. They are extremely experienced at holding weddings, and even though it rained we still got our BBQ food in the evening! The food is superb, especially the cheesecake and all the guests commented on it's quality.
Thank you to all the team for a fantastic day, with a special thanks to Hayley!! xxxx

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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NHaworth, Manager at Bartle Hall Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Excellent! It is great to hear that you had a fantastic day. It is always satisfying when we can get the BBQ lit! Thank you for choosing Bartle Hall for your special day as we are aware that there are many other choices. We hope that we are able to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 January 2012

I spent 2 nights at Bartle Hall with my wife while we were visting the area in January. My overall impression was excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly and though we hadn't planned to we ate both nights in the restaurant (having enjoyed it so much the first night!) The hotel itself was very clean and appeared to have been refurbished recently to a high standard. Our room (the Goosnargh room) was a little small but comfortable all the same with its own terrace, walk in wardrobe and large bathroom. Again, the bedroom was very clean and immaculately presented. I think the normal room rate is £140 which is perhaps a little steep but we paid £70 (I think a promotional price) which was excellent value considering it incuded a very splendid breakfast. I can't really recommend this place highly enough. I would stay again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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NHaworth, Manager at Bartle Hall Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food especially our new breakfast menu. The Goosnargh room is indeed a slightly smaller room, I would suggest the Clifton Room for your next stay as this is as comfortable but larger with views of the lawn. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 13 January 2012

This is a beautifully furnished, small and intimate hotel in a quiet location. The room had a four poster bed, beautifully decorated, heavy curtains, a luxury bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. Toiletries are included in the bathroom. I stay in Preston on a regular basis for my work and this is the best value for money I have found. The food in the restaurant/bar was of an excellent standard with a choice of fish, vegetarian, chicken, steak and burgers if you werent so hungry. The breakfast is freshly squeezed juices, cereals, fresh fruit, pastries and hot tasty cooked breakfasts. The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. The best bit is the price, which is the most competitive in the area. You can stay in this small luxury country hotel for the same price as budget chain hotels. You do need a car to get here as it is a little out of the way, but to me that is part of its charm.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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NHaworth, Manager at Bartle Hall Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

Thank you for such lovely comments, it is nice to hear that you enjoyed the style of both the hotel and the rooms. The breakfast you experienced is our new, so it is great to hear such fantastic feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bartle Hall, hopefully soon!

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Address: Lea Lane | Bartle, nr Preston, Preston PR4 0HA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Preston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Preston
#3 Family Hotel in Preston
#3 Romantic Hotel in Preston
Price Range: $133 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bartle Hall Country Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 16 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Bartle Hall is the perfect location for comfort and pure relaxation when away from home. Our guests enjoy award-winning cuisine, comfortable business facilities, luxury lounges, exemplary service and beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites. Ideally situated between its neighbouring towns of Preston and Blackpool, and only a short drive from the Lake District, we are the idyllic country retreat for your Lancashire break. With 15 en-suite bedrooms ranging from classic doubles to executive rooms, four poster suites and cottages, we offer the perfect base for all types of visitor including business travellers, leisure guests, couples and families. Enjoy stunning views over the hotel grounds and surrounding woodland, as we provide a warm welcome with complimentary luxury toiletries and a premium selection of teas, coffees and homemade treats on arrival to your room. The peaceful atmosphere together with our high exacting standards and attention to detail, mean visitors truly relax and forget the pressures of everyday life. ... more   less 
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