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Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

2.0 of 5 Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Haddington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a four day holiday in late November, most comfortable, great food with lots of good locally produced produce. Add really helpful and pleasant staff making this a lovely base to see some of the best areas in Northumberland. Look forward to a return visit

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a walking holiday with some friends. We were just crashing for the night so didn't need anything too fancy. The place more than exceeded expectations though and mainly due to the food. Staff were friendly and all was in order, exactly what you'd expect in a small rural village. Even had a snug lounge with an open... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tom B We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael... More 

Dronfield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent place to stay. we have been on winter breaks here before and standards have always been maintained. Welcoming staff and owners. A pleasant bar. Food very good. Only thing we found was a mattress firmer than we are used to, which is a matter of personal taste. A good base for exploring the area.

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear christine w We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just returned from a 5 day mini break in Northumberland. Stayed at the Dunstanburgh Hotel for three nights. Good accommodation, excellent food and friendly efficient staff,service with a smile. We shall definitely return.

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonn-3380 We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael Townsend... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was our third stay in as many years. Our standard room was warm and comfortable, the food was as excellent as ever and the staff as friendly. The only disappoinment was the lack of hot water in the late afternoon - something other guests also complained about. This hotel is a good base for visiting the Northumberland coast as... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jean W We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We apologise for the inconvenience of the hot water owing to us having to shut down the boiler two... More 

Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We love the Northumberland coastline and this hotel is in the perfect location to explore it! Cosy rooms, fantastic food, great service.... We couldn't have asked for more. We loved the lounge with log fire and comfy sofas, perfect now the days are shorter!! Can't fault it!

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cathy R We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael... More 

Aviemore, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay once again! Food as good as ever and staff as efficient and friendly as ever. Love this part of Northumberland and especially this hotel. We will definitely be back as soon ad possible.

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RON S We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael... More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very comfortable hotel and very good value. Food excellent with very helpful staff.Dined in restaurant each night. Magnificent local kippers for breakfast! Interesting journey off A1 through very dark countryside but excellent for spotting night express trains from Kings Cross to Edinburgh! Look forward to returning and exploring coastal walks.

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Miltonstation We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael Townsend... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stayed for the tenth (I think) time last week and everything was as good as ever. The food was particularly outstanding thanks to a new chef, I believe. We always have a standard room in a quiet part of the hotel. This was good and comfortable although the décor is starting to look a bit tired. All the staff... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear magpie02 We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael Townsend... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The initial greeting from the 'lone' staff member was welcoming and informative. Room was basic but was to be expected as a single room. Dined in the restaurant for 3 nights, and 3 mornings breakfast. Food excellent, varied menu and specials board. Young Kitchen staff clearly passionate and well versed with the role of chef/service. Front of house staff partake... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear moonster2014 We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. Michael Townsend... More 

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Address: Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick > Embleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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