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Shaftesbury Lodge
1 Hyndford Street, Dundee DD2 1HQ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 hotels in Dundee
Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Sorry it took us so long to find this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Beautiful property decorated to a very high standard.Big comfortable room. Lovely couple who served us a great breakfast. We stay in Dundee regularly and have used several establishments including the large hotels in the area. This small hotel was by far our best experience. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Perfect score - many thanks! Look forward to seeing you again when you are staying in the area.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stayed one night lovely big double ensuite . Tolietries were lovely conditioner shampoo shower gel and body lotion . Bed so comfy slept like a log host martin recommended italian for meal nearby amazing food . Breakfast amazing had smoked salmon and scrambled egg husband loved his bacon sandwich . sea just down the road bedding so fresh wonderful break if your in the area dont waste your money on big hotels as this place tops them all . thanku to u both fiona carlisle x see u again

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Great review, many thanks for taking the time to post it. Hope to see you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Booked a double and a single room over Easter weekend. Situated on a quiet road near heart of city. Plenty of street parking. Warm welcome to a very clean and "happy" hotel. Rooms are a good size with good beds. Bathrooms warm and shower had a good flow of hot water. Decor is modern homely and in good order. The rooms were quiet with little external or internal noise. Breakfast had a good choice and quality was evident and well cooked. Will return here when visiting Dundee.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Many thanks for an informative and very positive review, we appreciate you taking the time to complete it. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you had a smooth flight back to Bristol and enjoyed the rest of the Easter break
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Shaftesbury for five nights in October. The large room was beautifully decorated with a huge bay window. The owners were very helpful and very professional in every way. The breakfasts, included in the room price, were excellent with a choice of continental style or full Scottish breakfast.
We had guests over one night and entertained them in the front room and Heather was most gracious in serving us tea.
The hotel, which has a B&B feel, is quaint and charming.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We were pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a successful trip finding out more about your ancestors.
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Galway, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed here as a group, from the outset the proprietors could not do enough for us. The easily accommodated all our requests in relation to late check in and room allocations. The Hotel itself is full of character and charm, and it is clear that the owners take real pride in its up keep. The rooms and all the facilities provided were perfect for all in our small group, warm, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and I would highly recommend Martins homemade Marmalade 10/10. I really can’t wait to visit again, Many Thanks

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
What lovely comments - Thank you! Graduation is a special time, glad we added to the enjoyment of yours.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Shaftesbury Lodge and it was equally as pleasant as our stay there last year. The rooms are immaculate and very comfortable. The breakfasts are amazing and there is plenty of choice to suit everyone. Heather and Martin are great hosts and we look forward to staying there again in the futuure. Gordon & Sue, Yorkshire

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Lovely to see you both again and delighted that you came back for your return visit and survived a rather hectic weekend. Many thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again next autumn.
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Merles, France
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have stayed here several times in the last 3 years: it is my first choice for accommodation in Dundee. By "cross-over", I mean that the Shaftesbury has elements of both a full service hotel and a B&B. The rooms, the breakfast, the level of decor, the quality of fittings, the toiletries, the wifi, all rival the best 3* and are better than some 4* hotels. The personal welcome, the price, the cooked-to-order breakfast are all characteristic of the very best B&Bs. There is ample parking on the quiet street and the location is handy for the city. The only element missing from the 'mix' is that there is no meals service other than breakfast. This is compensated by the proximity (6/7 mins walk) of a selection of pubs and restaurants to suit most tastes. The hosts, Heather and Martin are charming, caring and very hard-working. No open-minded visitor will be disappointed.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Firstly I would like to say it has been a pleasure having you to stay since we arrived at Shaftesbury. Your comments are praise indeed as we are aware that you are a frequent traveller and know exactly what you like and how important certain aspects of what we offer make your stay an enjoyable one. Until the next time .............
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Address: 1 Hyndford Street, Dundee DD2 1HQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dundee
#10 Family Hotel in Dundee
#11 Business Hotel in Dundee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shaftesbury is situated in the quiet west-end of Dundee. It is ideally located, close to the vibrant city centre, Dundee University, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee airport, Dundee Botanic Garden,BMI Fernbrae Hospital and the Riverside Technology Park. Only 5 minutes walk to the West Park Conference Centre. The Shaftesbury is run by Heather and Martin offering a warm welcome, great breakfasts, clean and comfortable accommodation, making your stay perfect and enjoyable when visiting Dundee. ... more   less 
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