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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Barns is in a beautiful setting close to the river Ouse. It was an ideal setting for an Easter Wedding. The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for us from small toddler to my elderly mother. We had the ceremony in the Wineglass restaurant, then went on a boat on the river for drinks and canapés, then back...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent review, I am thrilled that you joined Barns Hotel to celebrate your daughters wedding and had an unforgettable experience. All of our team are dedicated to ensuring our guests leave with fond memoires of such fabulous occasions and I am delighted that we delivered during your recent visit. I look...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Took my family to the Barns for afternoon tea on Mother's Day. It was a fantastic day, the sandwiches were fresh and tasty and the cakes were small Italian style treats. The restaurant sits on the river with fantastic views. I'll be back for lunch by the river once the summer arrives.

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am thrilled that you joined the Barns Hotel for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea treat and had such a wonderful experience. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future to enjoy the sunshine on our scenic riverside terrace. Best wishes, Richard Kidner General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just been for an Easter family lunch which turned into a disastrous catalogue of errors at every stage, the only redeeming feature was that the duty manager didn't attempt any excuses when I gave him some feedback. He cancelled our bill but we're still £40 out of pocket for a pre-paid deposit. Maybe there is someone who knows what they...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sbdbsjb, Thank you for your review. Please accept my apologies for a below standard Lunch this Sunday. I can assure you this isn't our usual standard at the hotel. Corrective training will be put into place and the entire team will review as a matter of urgency. We do not accept this level of hospitality at the Barns so...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a travelzoo voucher to stay for 2 nights as anniversary celebration. Was pleasantly surprised by hotel from outside. The barn is magnificent. Hotel small but quaint (found lack of a lounge to sit and read with a drink a negative) but was pleasantly pleased with our room (we're used to getting the "voucher" treatment and finding we're in...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ktredoux, Thank you for review following your Travelzoo special offer stay. I'm glad you enjoyed many elements of your stay and the Executive bedroom. I'm sorry the food on the second night was below standard, please accept my apologies and the Head chef and I will review your feedback. Regards, Richard Kidner

Peterborough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small hotel but a nice setting. Booked a night through Travelzoo. Stated 'executive room' hmmm, more like a basic room. Cheap, limited toiletries, rubbish 'on the wall' hairdryer (take your own) Shower, lacklustre. Kept awake all night by noises hearing system grrrrrr. Sat outside on arrival even though it was a bit fresh, nice spot. Dinner: starters nice, had lamb...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dee W, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent review, at the Barns Hotel we continuously appreciate receiving guest feedback to improve the service that we provide. I am however sorry to read that during your recent visit to Barns Hotel your experience did not live up to expectation and although we pride ourselves on providing...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we only stayed one night we had a very comfortable stay, the staff were very good & made my wife & I very welcome. we really enjoyed the cuisine, the evening meal especially good with a lovely breakfast the following morning. we were on a very special visit to see our grandchildren twin boys born 2 weeks earlier in...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear _davemspence, Thank you for your wonderful review following your stay in Bedford to see your newly born grandchildren. Please do come and see us again when in Bedford. Warmest regards, Richard

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel this past weekend. We arrived early and as requested we hoped we would be able to have an early check in. The hotel was able to do this, which was a fantastic help. The room was exactly what we asked for and suited everything we needed. Lunchtime arrived and no doubt the location on the river...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andixxx, Thank you for your review, I'm glad the team ensured you got your early check in and the bedroom was exactly what you had asked for. We regularly check our prices against restaurants and hotels in the Bedford area to ensure we're fairly priced. We offer many fantastic brands of draught/bottles beers along with an some really great...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a stay after a wedding. A definitely wonderful location to house everyone. We enjoyed the cuisine - especially since most of the people who attended were from different countries. We all felt welcome into this hotel. The rooms were spacious and well-provided. The common areas and the staff were available for relaxation.

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am thrilled that you joined the Barns Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion and had such a fabulous experience. I am delighted that during the celebrations we welcomed friends and family from far and wide and were all left with such fond memories. I look forward to welcoming you again in the...

hertfordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got married here on the 24th March and i couldn't of asked for anything more the decorations courtesy of Jo @ Stardust were beautiful the tables were set out just as i wanted.the canapés were delicious & the wedding breakfast was just as we enjoyed at the tasting a few months previous which was perfect & we had a...

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to take the time to congratulate you again on your recent wedding! I am delighted that you joined the Barns Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion and had such a perfect day. All of our team are dedicated to exceeding all our guests expectations and I am thrilled that we could share this with you...

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice meal at this hotel on 7th April. Saw a George Michael tribute act with my lady friend. Excellent evening served by kay. Leah and Ricardo. Would highly recommend for an enjoyable evening. Good value.

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BarnsHotel, General Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear colinanstee, Thank you for you're review. I'm glad you enjoyed our first Tribute Night. We're hosting a Michael Buble Tribute on Friday 9th June if you would like to come back and see us again. Regards Richard Kidner

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, yet it is just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from A1. The tranquil setting offers Bedford accommodation with views of the great River Great Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax. Come and join us for a beautiful and relaxing stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Barns Hotel

Address: Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: $132 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Barns Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bedford
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
#6 Family Hotel in Bedford
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had room 45 on the first level. It was quiet with a view over river. Comfortable bed.”
784tricias, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we were in room 35. Nice”
ktredoux, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked good.”
_davemspence, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked garden and car park, just as quiet as river view.”
LouiseH1969, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“probably no 1”
TimL4264, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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