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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
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Ranked #5 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the hotel for one night As many have said the hotel decor IS tired. We can accept this is a old country house but being greeted by peeling paint did dampen our spirits somewhat on arrival. The lady who greeted us, however, was friendly, charming and very professional - as were all of the staff we met.... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the food is top notch and the hotel is a little dated, having said that £179 for 2 nights with a 7 coarse meal with some good wine is pretty good value, staff were friendly and polite, the meal is from 7.30 - 10.00 but you don't feel like you are waiting for your food at all and it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a wedding at the lovely countryside hotel this August and it was fantastic. Service was good, rooms were spacious, staff were friendly. Lots of scenery to choose from.very relaxing. I recommend this as a hotel as a good getaway.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lovelady on the 16th of Sept. The hotel, wether you like it or not, looks tired on approach. I'll be honest, our room, no.10 was poor. I won't go into specifics as that would take too long but it was just poor overall. Having got on with our stay, we ventured around the grounds, which again... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed as a family in the cottages which were very well appointed.Serivce in the restaurant slow in the extreme .Despite booking a meal at 7.30 and arriving in the bar at that time we were not shown through to the restaurant for at least an hour Apologies from the staff for the delay. By 10.30 the main courses were only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a weekend in August. The service and food were both great however we were very disappointed with our luxury room. (room1). We payed for a luxury room and didn't feel the room lived up to our expectations. The sofa covers need replacing and apart from the size of the room and bed it didn't feel very luxurious.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many reviewers have candidly versed, this is an old lady, with signs if a few wrinkles and cracks. If you're expecting city centre chic, you may find this character detracting from your experience. Dont get me wrong, soneone has spent a lot of money on this building already, but bourgeois it isnt. The food is amazingly good, dont expect... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has so much to offer. The food is beyond beyond having had the amazing dinner with accompanying wines and two 5 star breakfasts served by pleasant staff. I find some of the well meaning but misdirected nitpicking on the general decor misplaced. If this lovely lady of a hotel had the kind of major plastic surgery some guests... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Gourmet weekend break for 3 couples and were treated to the best meal we had ever tasted with brilliant accomodation. and a lovely breakfast. The staff were all exceptional , Gayle in particular made the weekend particularly enjoyable. We all said that we would most definately return in a heatrbeat. It was all fabulous.

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Seascale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have known of this hotel for many years and when a Travelzoo Offer came up we jumped at it! Yes the outside of the hotel needs a great deal of attention, but the staff, food and ambience were very good. Value for money was excellent - the seven course taster menu with wine and breakfast for two at £129... More

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Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Lovelady Shield Country Hotel
Lovelady Shield Country Alston
Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel Alston, Cumbria

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