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South Lodge Hotel

196 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0AR, England
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stayed for 2 Nights, Hotel was very warm through-out, although the room we had, radiator was thermostat controlled, that actually worked, can't say that for a numerous Hotels I've stayed at. Room and Bathroom was clean and tidy, breakfast was plentiful and well presented, staff very attentive. Yes I would stay again, and really can't understand bad reviews.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Well where do I start, first impression hotel looks alright bar area and staff couldn't be more helpful and nice but this is where it ends. Rooms a massive let down with the terrible smell of damp and only one curtain to block out the light in corridor. Carpets dirty everything very basic. Not sure about main hotel as I... More 

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Pelynt, null, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

All I can say is simply that its awful.Stayed as part of a group in the budget rooms.....damp smelly horrrendously loud in the rain on plastic skylights.Broken tiles on the floor in the bath room....and the shower fills the bath and takes 20 mins to empty. Great food is the only plus point.Mr bean is the morning waiter.....generally a very... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Positives: Room was spacious and clean, bed was very comfortable. Location is near to the main train station. Check in was quick and easy. Negatives: fan in the bathroom was very noisy and keeps running for a good while after you turn off the light. TV did not work, however as I was only staying one night this was not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Chose this hotel as it offered me and 6 family members an early check in.. which we needed to change for a function. Very disappointed at the rooms, which were called Budget Rooms! but cost £ 88... we seemed to be in a damp extention built on to the main building,the smell was awful and had us coughing,we had a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed for a night as part of a family function we attended over the weekend. Would I stay again? NO, never! The staff are so polite, friendly and always on hand. You couldn't fault anything they did. The food in the bar was nice too, nothing special but it also wasn't bad, just like pub food. The room. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've stayed here a few times on business as the hotel is close enough to walk into the city centre but far enough out to be quiet in the evening. The rooms are a good size and the hotel's facilities are fine - there's a good sized dining room and a well-stocked bar. The menu isn't particularly adventurous at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a lovely meal with friends but the place was almost empty. The waiter was a bit weird and walked like Mr Bean on a bad day. Bar service was very slow especially as only 8 people in the place . If they could sort out the atmosphere like playing a little music then I am sure it would improve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed for four days. The staff were friendly and always helpful. Peter, the manager, was a delight. The room was great. Free wi-fi is offered as soon as you arrive. The breakfast menu was enticing and the food was very tasty. Tescos are five minutes up the road and the Chelmsford town centre is five minutes down the road.We... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Totally loved my stay here. The staff were all lovely and helpful. I needed to get some cash and the lady on reception gave me very clear directions to the Tesco down the road. It's much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. I booked a single room and had a lovely big room with a big... More 

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