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Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

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Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very average hotel which is stuck in a time-warp. My first impression was not good as when I phoned to book, I was told they were too busy to take my call and would call me back, but no-one did so I had to chase. Not the best of starts. Check-in was poor with the person checking us getting our... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived quite late and was made welcome, the staff are very friendly and helpful. We stopped in room 22 which is on two levels, the bathroom is downstairs, bed upstairs so if your a little infirm or have difficulties with stairs give it a miss. The room was very clean as was the bathroom and sitting room with 2 TV's... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large comfortable clean .bedroom and with Arran Aromatics toiletries in bathroom.Very friendly and helpful staff throughout.The revelation was the food-this does not purport to be a "fine dining" or" gourmet" hotel and our expectations were for ordinary 2 star hotel fare.These expectations were GREATLY EXCEEDED with large-and appetising- vegetarian options.Would undoubtedly return

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York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clean and welcoming place. Food was good pub fair. Staff helpful. A bit pricey compared to other places we stayed on the trip but reasonable value. Good breakfast. Nice and quiet at night. A good stop on the coast and castle cycle route

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for 5 night and had a twin standand room 21, nice and quiet, plenty of room with bath & over shower. Comfy bed, had wonderful restful sleep. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Food delicious and plenty for dinner & breakfast. Wi-fi available free in the lounge areas. To sum up - we can't wait to go back!

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West Sussex / Surrey borders
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed two nights mid week in one of the Police cottages with friends. The accommodation was excellent and very peaceful although the walls are a little thin, my wife was convinced she heard a ghost but I think it was only the people next door! Staff were all very friendly. Ate in the restaurant first night and the food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have a positive experience with this hotel. I booked over the phone but was not given any information about terms and conditions on booking. I was asked for a hefty £50 deposit. When a couple of days later personal issues meant I had to cancel I was told, in rather offensive tones that I'd lose all my deposit... More 

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

Dear PeterCGates, Thank you for the time you have taken to write the review of our hotel. Our terms and conditions for which you say you were deprived of, are in actuality on our home page and not hidden from you or the hundreds of other customers who book happily with us as the previous reviews clearly tell you. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for the first time last weekend and will definitely be back.the staff welcome you like a friend .the room was spotless food lovely with a cheesecake to die for.well done to all the staff. Thankyou

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

Dear andy e 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 

Stanley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some of the bad reviews of this hotel I find it hard to believe we were staying in the same place. If you are looking for a modern soul-less place dont stay here. We had a two night break and wished we had booked for longer. The staff are all pleasant and greet you like an old friend.... More 

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

Dear lulufizzy 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 

Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent another fab few days at the DCH, room excellent, food wonderful, staff very welcoming and courteous. I've read a few of the poorer reviews and can't understand it, we have been visiting for years now and have NEVER had a bad experience!

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

Dear Jacky 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 

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