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Barns Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, is less than 30 minutes' drive away
  • The hotel's WineGlass Restaurant features an extensive wine list, with a wide selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass
  • Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house, and Woburn Safari Park are both 25 minutes' drive away
  • The hotel has a riverside location and a characterful 13th-century Tithe Barn for functions and events

90%
Enjoyed This
(80 Member Ratings)
"Fantastic location, wonderful hotel, great staff and lovely food."
Martin
Dec 08, 2017
Woking, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Bedford railway station is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. The 73 bus runs from the station to Priory Business Park, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Barns Hotel has a "tranquil location on the outskirts of Bedford" (The AA) with views of the River Great Ouse.

Local attractions include Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house surrounded by historic landscaped gardens and a deer park, and Woburn Safari Park, a wildlife park with over 1000 animals and both road and foot safaris. Both are 25 minutes' drive away.

Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, and the site where Alan Turing helped decipher the Enigma Code, is 30 minutes' drive away. Grade I-listed Houghton House is less than 20 minutes' drive away -- this ruined mansion house has views of the surrounding hunting park and gardens.

The hotel's river-facing WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and, as the name suggests, an extensive wine list, with a wide selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass -- some come from the owners' winery in California. There is also a charming library within the restaurant. The Riverside Bar, open from lunchtime to late evening, offers casual dining and has a patio overlooking the River Great Ouse.

Bedrooms and suites are traditionally furnished and have spacious bathrooms. All have free Wi-Fi.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £10 per child, per night for children aged 2-11 inclusive. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under. This includes breakfast. There are no extra beds available for older children or adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot or an extra bed and confirm the age of the child.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

90%
Enjoyed This
(80 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Barns Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location, wonderful hotel, great staff and lovely food.
Martin Dec 08, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We loved the whole experience. For us everything was perfect, Thestaff were cheerful, friendly, smartly dressed and efficient., the room was comfortable and well appointed and the meals were excellent. The complimentary glass of Prosecco delivered to our room on arrival was an added bonus.
Other Comments
A good location for visiting Bletchley Park
Jean Nov 18, 2017 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The extremely welcoming and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble.
Adrian Nov 13, 2017 Bexhill on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
riverside location and setting. Very pleasant staff
Other Comments
The approach has modern warehousing around but does not interfere with the pleasant location of the hotel unlike a trip advisor reviewer has indicated.
Deborah Nov 07, 2017 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting beside the River Ouse. There was plenty of car parking. Easy to drive and park into Bedford - a pleasant town with good shopping again situated beside the wide River Ouse.
Other Comments
Executive Room was extremely good - clean, quiet and well fitted en suite, together with a large comfortable bed. A large timbered Tithe Barn in the grounds was extremely popular for wedding, banquets and conferences. A glass of prosecco as part of the deal went down well.
Mrs P J Nov 05, 2017 Welwyn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere. Good food
David Oct 31, 2017 South Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was good. The morning table service chap was helpful and tried his best ( but was left thinking he had been let down by lack of training from management.
Other Comments
The all round customer service experience was below par to other similarly priced hotels we have stayed at. Menu choice was limited and the monkfish turned out be tough and stringy (over cooked).
Melanie Oct 01, 2017 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very nice hotel setting on the river
Other Comments
Staff very nice and friendly.
bernice Sep 30, 2017 Upminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The comfortable room, a good evening meal and breakfast. The staff were pleasant and welcoming.
Other Comments
Room 35 needs some extra lighting. It is very dark because of the surrounding large trees. It was impossible to read even in the afternoon. Some standard lamps near the bed would have improved my enjoyment of our stay.
Patricia Sep 24, 2017 Canterbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food, amazing.
steve Sep 13, 2017 Ipswich, United Kingdom

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