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South Lodge Hotel

196 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0AR, England
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Chelmsford
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a night here for a business course. The hotel is sited over a mile from the city centre, so if, like me, you need something to eat, you expect to be able to do so in the hotel at lunch time. Not at the South Lodge. "Sorry the kitchen's closed". That was on a Saturday and, would you... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on Saturday night, check in was quick and simple and there is ample parking available. Venue is good, short ten min walk to the town and a tescos not far away either. Staff were helpful, the key was on a huge keyring which we had to dismantle to take out for the night. The room was pretty big,... More 

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poulton-le-fylde
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81 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed on business and chose this hotel because it is near to the station - that was the only plus. My bedroom was in an annexe and smelled damp. The carpets were grubby to the extent that i would not put my bare feet on them. Dust on tv and lampshades, noisy fan in bathroom, and a well worn bathroom.... More 

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Stayed here due to family funeral in the area, and held the funeral reception/wake here. Food was ok and plentiful, probably too much food and a lot of waste. From the moment I called to arrange this, our arrangements were carried out very well and efficiently by Cristina, and all e mails answered promptly. On our arrival we were upgraded... More 

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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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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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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