Bedford

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 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 riverside hotel has a characterful 13th-century Tithe Barn for functions and events

94%
Enjoyed This
(285 Member Ratings)
"The staff are so professional and friendly. The food is very good quality. Location ideal. Lovely setting"
Louise
Sep 17, 2018
Battle, 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) and is beside 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, which has over 1000 animals and offers both road and foot safaris. Both are 25 minutes' drive away.

Famous for being the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, and the site where Alan Turing helped decipher the Enigma code, Bletchley Park 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 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. The recently refurbished terrace now has a pizza oven, and fresh pizzas are available every Tuesday and Friday.

For an additional supplement, you can also rent an electric riverboat for up to two hours to cruise along 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

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

94%
Enjoyed This
(285 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Barns Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
The only negative for me was the Wifi not working in our room , it worked excellent down stairs but not in our room
Gary Sep 18, 2018 Brough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff are so professional and friendly. The food is very good quality. Location ideal. Lovely setting
Other Comments
Better not to stay during a wedding party as hotel can be very noisy and busy
Louise Sep 17, 2018 Battle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of staff
Other Comments
Very dog friendly, we felt very welcome with our dog.
Melanie Sep 17, 2018 Southend-on-SeaSouthend on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Setting
A Sep 17, 2018 Luton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff so helpful and polite. They made our stay with our dog very nice, accommodated well for dogs.
Melanie Sep 16, 2018 Southend-on-SeaSouthend on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cream tea!!
Other Comments
Lovely staff, comfortable bed, good room. Excellent value from Travelzoo .
BARBIE Sep 15, 2018 Hartfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner on both nights was excellent and the staff were very friendly.
Sian Sep 10, 2018 BansteadBanstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, nice building and grounds
Other Comments
Great staff
Linda Sep 10, 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very much enjoyed the setting of the hotel with dining room looking out onto the river
Other Comments
Staff were exceptionally helpful and pleasant and made us feel very welcome
Valerie Sep 09, 2018 Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was just brilliant except...........see additional comments
Other Comments
My wife currently has walking difficulties, especially stairs, so we requested through yourselves a ground floor room. For some reason this request hasn't found it's way to the hotel This is the second time this has happened to us.
John Sep 06, 2018 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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