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“Lovely place to stay.”
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Tate House
Ranked #27 of 67 Alnwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cannock, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely place to stay.”
Reviewed 7 October 2011

I have just returned from Alnwick and thoughly enjoyed my stay. Tate House was everything you can expect from a B&B. Clean, comfortable, good amenities,ideally sited in the town and excellent food. All I can say from reading some of the other less poitive reviews is that it was not the way I/we experienced things. I would and will recommend Tate House to any friends or acquaintances thinking of a stay in the area.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

I cannot understand the negative reaction to some of the people regarding this B and B establishment. I have travelled from Beijing to Costa Rica and all places in between staying in very simple to relatively sophisticated accommodation and do read Trip Advisor in an attempt to gain an impression of a place- and it does indeed vary enormously, this is such a case :

This is an immaculately kept establishment with lovely touches - which you do not get in the national/internationl hotel chains - fresh flowers, great hospitality tray, with a thermos flask - now how many places (including the more up market ones) - provide this? brilliant! and the breakfast regardless of what one chooses is excellent.
The owner, Leo - very friendly and welcoming and I don't think I caught him just on a 'good day' and, he is obviously proud of his business and the house - highly commendable.
It is very reasonably priced, therefore good value, well located for all the amenities of Alnwick, Castle/Bookshop/Playhouse and opposite bus stops - and I had an excellent stay in the top bedroom and felt very comfortable. I will most certainly highly recommend it to family and friends - and that is the highest accolade I can give.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

It's striking that there are are some vastly disparate reviews on this site in respect of Tate House, which seems very odd. No-one disputes that this is a beautifully refurbished property, that is clean and well located. The breakfasts are nice enough with attention to detail, and a good vegetarian option. However, we have learned that having accommodation of a very high standard does not make up for an unrelaxing atmosphere and we relate to the experiences cited by other reviewers in terms of the proprietor's attitiude. However, other reviews suggest that people feel very welcomed and that they have had a wonderful stay. Based on the attitude we experienced during our stay, together with the Proprietor's response to other negative reviews, we can only conclude that if the guests conform to the owner's expectations you will have a nice time. And if you don't conform in any respect, then you will feel find yourself feeling uncomfortable. I notice that negative reviews on TripAdvisor have often resulted in a defensive and critical response from this proprietor, instead of concern for his customers. It also seems that the problem persists, so he is not learning from the reviews. I think it's really disappointing and makes us feel sad. We don't get away for a child free trip very often and unfortunately our trip was marred by this.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Tate House was recommended to us by a friend. We were impressed by the extremely high standard of the accomodation, its cleanliness, the central location and parking arrangements at the hotel opposite. We found Leo to be very helpful, welcoming and an excellent chef..the breakfasts were delicious! His attention to detail in the furnishing of the rooms is superb, nothing was too much trouble. As we were having a break from the family responsibilities, we made good use of the local restaurants and wine bars and spent the whole day in the Castle and Gardens which were amazing. We will definitely be returning in the future to Alnwick and hopefully we will stay at Tate House.

Room Tip: The rooms are all on the first floor and we had the one at the back which was lovely and very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We received a very warm welcome, and loved that it was simply like from our home to their home. The rooms were amazing, and the breakfast was certainly 1st Class!!! Looking forward to book again.

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Additional Information about Tate House

Property: Tate House
Address: 11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PR, England (Formerly Tate House Bed and Breakfast)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Alnwick
Price range (per night): $92 - $139
Hotel Class:3 star — Tate House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 4 Star Silver ROOM ONLY guest house situated within the centre of Alnwick and opposite the Alnwick Gardens. ... more   less 
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