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Dalston House Hotel

5 Lawrieknowe, Dumfries DG2 7AH, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a very weird place, passing itself off as a hotel. The building is quite attractive outside but dark and gloomy within. For some mad reason they have opted for unrelenting black in the dining room - table cloths, napkins, chairs - all black. The food was not well cooked and we had to fight to get any black... More 

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Shropshire, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

Arriving early evening in the centre of Dumfries, we couldn't find a B&B easily, but found the Dalston - close to the town, and with ample parking. Reception area in a bit of a sorry state, but the room was more than okay, and the bed clean and very comfortable. PS: could only get Channel 4 on the TV!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

We stayed here, having had the booking made by VisitScotland. I wish we had seen the comments on Trip Advisor first! The Hotel was grubby, we could only watch one channel on the TV in our room, despite having a set top box, there was no lounge to sit in, only a bar area. The cooked breakfast had obviously been... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

Old, cheap furnishings, with grubby looking duvet covers clearly not changed between guests - they used top sheets to compensate. The shower was merely an attachment from the bath taps hooked onto the wall but this was incidental as there was no hot water whatsoever. The room was also unheated and very cold. The mattress was brick hard and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

A friend booked us in for three nights (!!) as it was the only place that could accommodate 2 couples for Easter weekend. The hotel has obviously seen better days, and the same is true of Dumfries: lots and lots of boarded up buildings/closed shops. And on Easter weekend there were literally maximum 3 places to have an evening meal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

We stayed for Hogmanay, 2005, & wouldn't go there again, mainly due to the attitudes held by certain members of staff. This certainly was not a family-friendly hotel. We were with our son, who was 2 at the time, plus some of our extended family. Firstly, we were provided with a travel cot, not a proper one, which had been... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

How this hotel gets a 3* rating is beyond me. Dilapidated decor, unusable bathroom, deep fried breakfast and undrinkable beer. Suitable for contractors only. Wanted to leave as soon as we got there. Abandon hope all yee who enter here!

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Wirral, UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
34 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

20 to 30 of us have an annual golfing weekend each year at a different UK location during May. This year we chose the Dalston House hotel in Dumfries. Our party occupied 13 of the 15 hotels and had a great time. The rooms are standard but comfortable. There is a good size bath, with overhead shower . Only minus... More 

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renfrew, glasgow
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2004

I had the pleasure of stayin at the Dalston for 3 months whilst working in Dumfries. The only words i have are kind ones. Ian an Wilma and there daughters couldnt have looked after me any better than they did. Fact is when i was on holiday for a week i couldnt wait to get back to the hotel. I... More 

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North Wales, UK
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2004

Me and a mate have just stayed at the Dalston House Hotel for an Easter weekend of beer, food, and football. From the first arrival til the last goodbye, the staff and family who run the place were very friendly and relaxed. Every effort is made to make you feel at home. The rooms are fine for the cost, clean... More 

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