Best Western Waterton Park Hotel

Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6PW, United Kingdom
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HOTEL IN THE LAKE - A GEORGIAN MANSION

by written on July 30, 2006

Park Hotel is Wakefield’s best kept secret. The hotel is actually a Georgian mansion called Walton Hall that is located in the middle of it’s own island and surrounded by a 26 acre lake. It was built in 1767 by Thomas Waterton, who demolished the original Elizabethan building, except for the Water Gate. The wrought iron footbridge is the only permanent access to the island. The most famous resident was Charles Waterton (1782-1865), a renowned adventurer and pioneering naturalist. He opened the world’s first Nature Reserve inside the estate’s grounds and recoded 123 species of birds here over 30 years. His research also took him to North & South America. He brought back a poison called Curare that is stilled used today for medical purposes. Most of the Nature Reserve is now a golf course which you will drive by on the way to the hotel. More information can be found here: Charles Waterton

The Best Western Waterton Park Hotel is a hotel with 60 suite rooms on the mainland and there are some rooms also available in the historic Walton Hall on the island. There is still a Wildfowl Park on the grounds and several large geese inhabit the island.

The Main Hotel Amenities:

• Restaurant overlooking the lake
• Cocktail lounge
• Indoor heated pool overlooking the lake
• Universal gym/Steam room/Hot tub
• Golf course
• Fishing
• Laundry
• Wedding services
• Solarium
• 24-hour front desk
• Safe deposit box
• Porterage/bell services
• Shoe shine
• Outdoor dining/drink facilities

Restaurants:
• The Bridgewalk Restaurant
Recently awarded AA rossette - offering a more formal style of dining, with both A la carte and Table d'hote menus.

• Charlies Bar
Offers an informal atmosphere and patio area on the lake, serving lighter meals

** Murder Mystery Nights **
The hotel has many special offers including event nights:
http://www.bw-watertonparkhotel.co.uk/MURDERMYSTERYNIGHTS.asp

Unique Quality: Rooms:
• 60 modern rooms on the mainland
• Several rooms inside the mansion on the island
• 20 non-smoking rooms
• 2 Handicapped rooms
• Cable/satellite television
• Direct dial telephone
• Desk/work area
• Dataports
• Wireless High-speed Internet access
• Hairdryer
• AM/FM radio
• Coffee/tea maker
• Room service 24 hours
• Iron, ironing board
• VIP Rooms available

Business Travellers:

• Free parking
• High-speed Internet access
• Fax services
• Copy machine
• Wifi
• Complimentary newspaper

Conference equipment & services:

• Fax/Photocopier
• Eight hour chairs
• LCD projector
• Flipchart/Screen
• Team building
• Whiteboard
• OHP
• Internet access
• Slide projector
• Television
• Video
• Secretarial services

Directions: Directions to Waterton Park%l

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HOTEL IN THE LAKE - A GEORGIAN MANSION

by written on July 30, 2006

Park Hotel is Wakefield’s best kept secret. The hotel is actually a Georgian mansion called Walton Hall that is located in the middle of it’s own island and surrounded by a 26 acre lake. It was built in 1767 by Thomas Waterton, who demolished the original Elizabethan building, except for the Water Gate. The wrought iron footbridge is the only permanent access to the island. The most famous resident was Charles Waterton (1782-1865), a renowned adventurer and pioneering naturalist. He opened the world’s first Nature Reserve inside the estate’s grounds and recoded 123 species of birds here over 30 years. His research also took him to North & South America. He brought back a poison called Curare that is stilled used today for medical purposes. Most of the Nature Reserve is now a golf course which you will drive by on the way to the hotel. More information can be found here: Charles Waterton

The Best Western Waterton Park Hotel is a hotel with 60 suite rooms on the mainland and there are some rooms also available in the historic Walton Hall on the island. There is still a Wildfowl Park on the grounds and several large geese inhabit the island.

The Main Hotel Amenities:

• Restaurant overlooking the lake
• Cocktail lounge
• Indoor heated pool overlooking the lake
• Universal gym/Steam room/Hot tub
• Golf course
• Fishing
• Laundry
• Wedding services
• Solarium
• 24-hour front desk
• Safe deposit box
• Porterage/bell services
• Shoe shine
• Outdoor dining/drink facilities

Restaurants:
• The Bridgewalk Restaurant
Recently awarded AA rossette - offering a more formal style of dining, with both A la carte and Table d'hote menus.

• Charlies Bar
Offers an informal atmosphere and patio area on the lake, serving lighter meals

** Murder Mystery Nights **
The hotel has many special offers including event nights:
http://www.bw-watertonparkhotel.co.uk/MURDERMYSTERYNIGHTS.asp

Unique Quality: Rooms:
• 60 modern rooms on the mainland
• Several rooms inside the mansion on the island
• 20 non-smoking rooms
• 2 Handicapped rooms
• Cable/satellite television
• Direct dial telephone
• Desk/work area
• Dataports
• Wireless High-speed Internet access
• Hairdryer
• AM/FM radio
• Coffee/tea maker
• Room service 24 hours
• Iron, ironing board
• VIP Rooms available

Business Travellers:

• Free parking
• High-speed Internet access
• Fax services
• Copy machine
• Wifi
• Complimentary newspaper

Conference equipment & services:

• Fax/Photocopier
• Eight hour chairs
• LCD projector
• Flipchart/Screen
• Team building
• Whiteboard
• OHP
• Internet access
• Slide projector
• Television
• Video
• Secretarial services

Directions: Directions to Waterton Park%l

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Best Western Waterton Park Hotel

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Address: Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6PW, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Best Western Waterton Park Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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