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Launde Abbey

East Norton, Leicester LE7 9XB, England
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch and afternoon tea in this gorgeous old Abbey, with a group of friends. The staff were welcoming and extremely accommodating, the food was delicious and the setting is breath-taking. We were able to wander around both the Abbey and the grounds and the we all felt an amazing sense of peace and calm. Well worth a visit.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Launde Abbey is beautiful all year around but especially in the spring as all the flowers are emerging. The lovely recent sunny weather is also very welcome. More 

Hertfordshire
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned yesterday from a weekend retreat. The place is set in a valley surrounded by trees. There are several footpaths around the estate. Very peaceful. Food excellent, catered for all different diets. Chef cooked me scrambled eggs when I asked him. Nothing was too much for the staff. The room was small but only there for one night. Room was... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Andy our chef is excellent and he enjoys going the extra mile to meet our guests needs. I am delighted that you had such a good time. Please visit our updated web site where you can search for a variety of in-house programmes. Thank you Ian More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A truly superb Abbey retreat in beautiful grounds with excellent food and first class staff. Offering both accommodation and dining with specialist events. Hoping to get on the Snowdrop Walk with afternoon tea in the next couple of weeks! Rooms only got 4 as no TV but it is a retreat so probably quite right!

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It would be great to see you for our snowdrops walk. We also do pudding nights and steak nights as fundraising events. Our web site is being updated and if you are looking to go on one of our retreats these are now searchable on line Thank you Ian More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at Launde Abbey three times now and am booked in for another rest in June 2015 with a group of friends and once by myself. I find the meals are good . They do their best to cater for special diets but it is best to inform them when you book or soon after. The same if... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. As well as retreats we are also running special evenings, pudding nights and steak nights. For Richard III reburial we are running special events here at the Abbey. Why not stay at Launde Abbey and visit Leicester Cathedral. Their web site is http://kingrichardinleicester.com/... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Off the beaten track, but worth finding. Lovely tea room, good coffee and amazing scenery. Set in an open valley, large grounds, great views. Also a small garden plants shop. Good prices. Worth a visit.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Via our web site http://www.laundeabbey.org.uk/ ,which we will be updating shortly, we will be advertising Steak nights & Pudding nights. These are fantastic evenings and it would be great to see you return. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I came for pudding night and it was great! fantastic main and 6 delicious puddings and I was surprised that I actually managaed to finish them all! lovely location, great atmosphere and the staff were brilliant. we enjoyed the break mid way to have the chapel tour!

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Pudding nights are great fun and it is good to know how much your both enjoyed it. We will be layout out our new schedule for Pudding & Steak nights for 2015 shortly. If you have not already done so, please e-mail me directly at ian.andrews@launde.org.uk and I will be delighted to send you... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been to Launde Abbey several times for lunch, afternoon tea and Christmas dinner. Every visit has impressed me with the friendliness and professional approach of all involved there. I do not subscribe to any belief or faith system but always feel a warmth and acceptance when there. It really is the most lovely of places to visit, to... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the spirituality and the clam ambiance at Launde Abbey. We are pleased that you find the Abbey a warm and accepting place. Please be assured that you and your family are very welcome here. Please keep an eye out for our Christmas programme this year. In addition to our regular... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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284 reviews 284 reviews
27 hotel reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Calling in on the off chance on the way back home from Oakham, we enjoyed tea, wonderful cakes and a chance to unwind as we wandered around the serene grounds enjoying the seclusion and also the peace of the chapel which gave an opportunity for spiritual reflection. It is too close to home to stay overnight but that might be... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our afternoon teas are great, especially when the sun is out over the lawns. When you are here next time, pop into the office and pick up a leaflet for our pudding or steak nights - They are superb. And watch out for our Christmas & New Year's programme God Bless Ian Andrews More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Launde Abbey is not your average hotel, it's something better - a retreat house. Set within a beautiful bowl of green valley, grazed by sheep, it offers peace and tranquility. Tastefully restored and updated, it offers a bite to eat or a drink to passers by in the courtyard restaurant, as well as somewhere to stay for those who want... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive feedback. It truly is a pleasure to be able to serve all people and assist them in finding space and time to reconnect with God More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped at Launde for lunch on our way home today and had a lovely time. We chose the buffet lunch which was superb quality - plentiful, tasty and excellent value for money. It included dessert - my husband chose a fresh and healthy fruit salad and I went for the coffee cake. I'm a bit of an expert on... More 

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was great to read your review. Please come back any time, summer is especially good as you can make excellent use of the grounds More 

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