"Nice grounds, 17th Century charm" Top 5 Page for this destination Best Western Orton Hall Hotel Tip by sourbugger

Best Western Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough: 607 reviews and 6 photos

  Orton Hall hotel
by sourbugger

When i was young Orton Hall was a home for educationally 'backward' (not a term we can use nowadays) girls. Such places have become increasingly rare in our modern climate of 'inclusivity'. Before the school it was the home of the Marqis of Huntly.

A few years back it was converted into a three star hotel. A few sections were added and some of the best grounds are rather marred by the car partks, but on the whole the conversion has been done with consideration and thought. A tasteful result.

Unique Qualities: The public areas are well appointed, in particular the conservatory area is very pleasant.

A short walk away lies the original long drive up to the hall (The guest come in what was the tradesmans entrance). The path is about half a mile long or so with very impressive trees that were imported, I believe, from Canada decades ago. They must be at least distantly related to Giant Redwoods.

And of course only half a mile away on the Main road in Nobby's castle (see intro to Peterborough page)

Address: The Village, Orton Longueville
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Off the A605 about 2 miles from the centre of Peterborough
Phone: 1733-391111
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.ortonhallhotel.activehotels.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2006
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