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Tovey Lodge

5.0 of 5 Underhill Lane, Ditchling BN6 8XE, England
#2 of 5 hotels in Ditchling
92 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I didn't stay here - I lodged an enquiry online and was phoned back by a gentleman who was very rude when I explained that I had found somewhere else to stay. "So you're not interested in our five star luxury experience then?" He got more and more petulant with me as I thanked him for phoning but explained I... More

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Victoria, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
57 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nestled in the South Downs, only a short drive from Lewes and the south coast, this is a delightful bed and breakfast set in 3 acres. At about £170 per night for the upstairs room, this can by no means be considered a 'bargain' place to stay, but the amenities (including an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna) are exceptional.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

we planned to stay for the night of a wedding and were expecting to arrive by 8pm. We called 24 hours in advance to say that we were expecting to arrive around 9pm because of work commitments and the distance we needed to travel (around 150 miles). This prompted an astonishing reaction from the owner who told us that our... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a 4 night-stay at Tovey Lodge just before Easter in April and thouroughly enjoyed everything, the amazing location at the foot of the South Downs, beautiful grounds, the comforts of the accommodation, the hospitality and lovely sharing nature of the owners Roy and Diane and great breakfast.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have not stayed at Tovey Lodge, nor do I now wish to do so. I did make a tentative booking for a date over three months distant. It was for two couples, one of whom was disabled. Through unforeseen medical circumstances I had to cancel the booking within about 12 hours. I was then informed by the owner that... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Myself and my friend have just returned from a 5 night stay in Tovey Lodge. We were on a training course in Haywards Heath, so unfortunately didn't have chance to see the beautiful hills, walks and countryside! Having read some of the awful reviews on here we were more than a little nervous…. but both Roy and Diane went above... More

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A very good experience from speaking to the owners to book to the moment we left. Very nice spacious room with a comfortable bed. Shower room not large but perfectly adequate and very well fitted. The gardens and general scenery are lovely. Very glad to have found Tovey Lodge as we travel to Brighton regularly and this is very convenient... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Although I only live an hour away from Brighton I wanted to stay before and after my marathon in luxury away from the "bustle" of Brighton town centre but close enough to travel in. Tovey Lodge was friendly and welcoming and the owners made the experience even more pleasurable. The facilities were 5 star and jacuzzi was a welcome sight... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Worst experience ever. Accommodation, very poor, paper thin walls, was bittn by some sort of bug in the room and am still receiving treatment. Very rude arrogrant owners, all nice and sweet, however if you complain in any way to these people, be it at your own peril. Definitley will not be returning, I should have believed the negative reviews... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Tovey Lodge, and were totally spoilt. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and breakfast was fantastic. The indoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna was complete luxury and I can't wait to go back.

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Address: Underhill Lane, Ditchling BN6 8XE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Ditchling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tovey Lodge 5*
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Tovey Lodge Ditchling, East Sussex

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5 star B&B - family country house in 3 acres in South Downs National Park. ... more   less 
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