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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Downton on the Rock | Ludlow, Shropshire, Downton on the Rock SY8 2HU , England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for dinner on July 5th. Both the food and the surroundings were stunningly good. The Norman dining hall is atmospheric, service delightful and the flavours were a real treat. We will be back (often, hopefully!).

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reviewing various hotels/restaurants in the area I was looking for something special for our 17 year wedding anniversary. The recent reviews for this restaurant/accomodation read extremly well and convinced me this was the right place. Even though I had high expectations of what to expect I was completely blown away by the whole experience. The standard of accomadation was... More

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Prestbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful hotel in amazing surroundings. The rooms are spacious and decorated to a very high standard, as is everywhere else in this hotel. We had the taster menu, which was delicious and afterwards retired to the lovely sitting room/bar. The staff were professional, helpful and polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot describe the experience of staying here. Treat yourself to a luxury home from home break. You will not be disappointed. The surroundings, the rooms, the louge and above all the staff make this a perfect break. Perfect way to spend our 20th anniversary.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not fault this place. Had a lovely stay for our first anniversary. The service was impeccable, the bedrooms were beautiful, gardens extremely well maintained and the food was really high quality. In fact we dined the previous night at a Michelin starred restaurant and preferred the food at Old Downton Lodge. We like to try new places and there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for one night on our way to North Wales. We had our Jack Russell with us and he was made very welcome like us. The room room pure luxury and large. The buildings had been renovated to a very high standard . Very well attended courtyard gardens with seating. Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was superb and... More

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Horsham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Downton Lodge is set in a marvelous location , off the beaten track but close to the attractions of Shropshire. The room we had was full of character but comfortable and well equipped. The food and service were outstanding and ,on the day that the dining room was closed ,they recommended an wonderful restaurant close by which was almost as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great Location, great hotel and very friendly staff! The restaurant was delicious and the garden is beautiful, perfect for a lovely early evening drink or cup of tea. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable. Cannot recommend it enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed here as part of a touring holiday around England we do every couple of years, and tend to stay at boutique special places and would have to rate this property as one of the best. Every thing is what you would expect from a 5 star property of this type, but the best aspect is the personal service... More

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lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a super place with character and in a wonderful natural setting! Lovely food and friendly staff. A very relaxing environment. We stayed several nights whilst on a Bugatti Owners Club Rally and had a most delicious celebration meal on the final evening. Lovely breakfasts. Recommended. Reasonable priced and the service is excellent. A place of quality!

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Address: Downton on the Rock | Ludlow, Shropshire, Downton on the Rock SY8 2HU , England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Downton on the Rock
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Hotel Class:5 star — Old Downton Lodge 5*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Fascinating. Intriguing. Mesmeric. Pure escapism just seven miles from Ludlow, in some respects, Old Downton Lodge defies description: It is not a hotel, nor is it really a bed and breakfast or a restaurant with rooms. Each of the nine bedrooms are unforgettable – stylishly converted from historic farm buildings surrounding a flower bedecked courtyard, each is quirky, luxurious, packed with history and designed to make you smile. The hospitality is relaxed and genuine. The food – served in a dramatic dining hall - is exceptional and the wine list inspired. ... more   less 
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