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The Inn on the Lake

Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HB, England
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gravesend
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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wakefield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sisters ,me and a friend stayed here on a coach tour to Chelsea flower show and didn't know what to expect. We were delighted with what we got. Very clean rooms and we were lucky enough to stay at the back on the ground floor. The rooms had patio doors and overlooked the lake.The staff were friendly and efficient... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here over the weekend of 22nd to 24th May. As other previous posts have suggested the hotel from the outside looks very reasonable but inside it is very tired and dated. It wouldn't take much to make this a really nice hotel but I'm guessing repeat business isn't a priority. I was a guest on one of two... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a Friday night, there was a wedding reception in the main room, which may have affected the service we received. The receptionist was friendly, efficient and helpful, we asked if there was a restaurant menu in our room and was told there should be. there wasn't. We decided to eat in the hotel, but landed up eating... More 

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Bromley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a 5 night stay at the end of April, on arrival it looked a little dated, the main sliding doors to reception screeched and rattled very loudly when opening and closing, not a good start I thought. The hand rail for the stairs was hanging off, with a tatty hand written sign stuck on e wall next to... More 

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, although I do not feel that our bar prices are high. I believe you were drinking doubles, so maybe that is where you are getting confused. It is always nice to read that you found the staff and the food to be excellent, and I... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stay here a lot of the year easy location for getting into London,staff excellent food ok on different days very buzy in week nice lake at back of hotel to sit out in the nice weather,short stay hotel for weekends away

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted to hear you found our staff to be excellent. We pride ourselves on customer service. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Inn on the lake many times and never disappointed. I always book a lakeside room. There's something about being close to the water. Very relaxing. Good cooked breakfast, they always have a vegetarian option. The rooms are clean and comfortable, good size too. Some say the décor is dated, but it suits me. I recommend this... More 

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review It is always heart warming to see a regular guest still enjoying their visit with us. I am glad you found our Lakeside rooms relaxing & comfortable. The view from the rooms is beautiful. We hope you visit us again in the near future. More 

Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and myself having worked there many years ago in management was nothing like the place it was, with very poor quality as the quality it had. We believe little has been spent on this hotel to keep it up to scratch. Its a beautiful location over the lake for functions as it does but the rooms are very... More 

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review As a family run hotel, we are continually striving to improve and have recently refurbished many of our rooms and also added a wedding gazebo overlooking the lake. I am not sure when you worked in the hotel, but it has been under the current ownership for twenty five years and I am sure... More 

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for a few nights. Clean nest and tidy room with en suite. Comfy beds. Room service good. Staff very helpful. Bar service ok. Limited evening food but very good. Breakfast is at very good standards. Full English breakfast brought to your table. ..

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad you found our rooms to be tidy & our beds comfortable. It is also good to hear that our staff were very helpful to you & that you found our Breakfast very good. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this hotel for their Motown cabaret night on the 2nd of May. I have to say it was one of the best cabarets i've been to for a long time and i've been to a few. The atmosphere was good. Staff were very friendly and nothing was any trouble to them. The meal was good and... More 

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Kevindemicoli, Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review I was really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will visit us again in the near future. More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are thinking of visiting this hotel think again. It is very tired and run down. The rooms were dated but clean and adequate and the lakeside view is nice. The breakfast was just OK but they were constantly running out of things - tea bags, hot water, saucers. We visited on a cabarat weekend - the 'tribute act'... More 

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Kevindemicoli, General Manager at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for my belated reply. I was truly astonished when I noticed your comments. I would like to assure you that this was an isolated incident that has been looked into very seriously as we implement very rigorous controls with our service. However, this is no excuse to justify what happened. I personally... More 

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