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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the convenient parking at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Features include free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. Built in 1989, this 3-star hotel has 45 rooms over 3 floors. Free WiFi and pillowtop beds are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs and room service (during limited hours)
  • Free buffet breakfast offered
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy garden views while dining at Barnsdale Lodges
  • Amenities include meeting rooms, conference space and multilingual staff
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the comfy beds and low noise level
  • Just a 2-minute drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve and 14 minutes from Burghley House
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£66* Per night/room 22 Dec - 23 Dec

Classic Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant ratings based on 2 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

Everyone (2)
2 out of 5


Pros: Friendly and professional staff. Pleasant ambience.
Cons: Booking procedures. Warning guests of large functions. Less seasoning in food. Make food better value.
Location: Open air Shakespeare at Tolethorpe during Summer months. Excellent value buffet dinner available at the venue.
My wife and I stayed two nights. We had booked through ebookers in January. My comments are mainly about the accommodation. We did eat in the restaurant on our second night; the food was of good quality but my wife found the food over seasoned and the desserts weren’t particularly special. Given the high prices charged we didn’t consider this good value. However the breakfasts were very good. The room (No 6) was satisfactory although while the double aspect gave good light during the day, the electric lighting was inadequate at night. The room service was very good. The second night there was a wedding reception which we had not been warned about prior to our stay. Our room was above the bar. We were woken by loud voices in the bar at 1230 and did not get to sleep until at least 0230 after people left the bar and noisily retired to their rooms, some of which were in our corridor. Early in this two hours I attempted twice to call the Night Manager on the number provided. Both times I got a voicemail message; the first time I left a message. The next morning I discussed these problems with the Duty Manager (Annette). At this point I was informed that although I had booked a superior room, I had been given a standard double. I received apologies and financial compensation. Annette dealt with the problems in a sympathetic and professional manner. I also had a call from the Reservations Manager the following week who dealt with the issues well. Notwithstanding the satisfacto

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3 out of 5

Lovely setting. Good hotel.

Visit spoilt as shower not working at all. Reception just said it needed resetting but too late for us. Food and service good but rather expensive. Carpets stained and dirty on public areas and need replacing.

Posted by , from Leicestershire on 7 May 2017

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About the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

Location The Avenue Exton, Oakham, England LE15 8AH

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant. Self parking is free. This 3-star Oakham hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1989
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: East Midlands (EMA) (58.1 km / 36.1 mi)
  • Train station: Oakham Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant offers 45 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Oakham hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast.

Barnsdale Lodges – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for GBP 10.00 per night.


  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night (maximum GBP 0.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night (maximum GBP0.00 per stay)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Oakham
  • Barnsdale Oakham
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Restaurant
  • Barnsdale Restaurant Oakham
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant Hotel
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant Oakham
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant Hotel Oakham

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.