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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
carole w Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spontaneous decision to go away for the night to Ludlow. Although Old Downton Lodge was quite a way out from Ludlow Centre, it was well worth the trip. We stayed in room 8, which had a lovely old four poster bed. The room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. We had no problems at all with service and were content... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was an experience of two parts. We liked the accommodation but found the service less satisfactory. Our room was not serviced particularly well and we were left with 4 wet towels with nowhere to dry them, the bed was superficially made and then we had to remake it, the toiletries were not replenished either. We requested replacement towels... More

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideally situated for a get together with friends from Shrewsbury, we could not have chosen a more peaceful, tranquil location. Everything about Old Downton Lodge is perfect. Beautiful rooms, attentive staff and wonderful food. A gem of a find. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Website is top rate and has a virtual tour which allows you to navigate through the property and view bedrooms and joint rooms. A group of us booked all the rooms for the weekend. I had room7 which was spacious with four poster bed. All rooms were of high specification and thoroughly cleaned each day. Everything about the place oozed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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 June 29, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

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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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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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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