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“Great discovery” 5 of 5 stars
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40 / 42 King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1HX, England   |  
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“Great discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

For my New Year Eve's party I needed some extra beds for my overseas friends and what a great discovery that was..... In the past I never gave it a though as it was not up to scratch, but since the new owners took over, refurbished it, they gave it a new lease of life. .....Lovely and friendly hosts, very accommodating, even when asked if they could have breakfast later than the usual time.... Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was BIG especially the local dish of Oatcake with a choice of filling, juice, fruit cereal and lots of tea and coffee. Rooms very comfortable (once you got used to location of you room). Highly recommend this b&b. AND it's location is ideal for all the attractions in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Hi Viv
Thanks for your kind feedback. The refurbishment is still ongoing. Since your friends visited us the room they stayed in has had new carpets, new curtains, bedside tables and is due to have the ensuite bathroom refurbished very soon too.
If your friends are to stay with us again we will try to brush up on our German. Hope your friends enjoyed the new years day breakfast hamper.
Take care, from all at the Clayhanger.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for six nights whilst daughter was in local hospital. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Comfortable room, great breakfast, and nothing was too much trouble. Andy and Dave were great hosts, extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to help me. Within walking distance of North Staffs Hospital, Newcastle u Lyme Town Centre, and with the added bonus of parking on site. Thank you so much, will definitely be back. Andy.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Hi Andy
Were glad your daughter is now on the mend, thanks for the great feedback. Maybe next time your over, your wife Jill could come along too and you could take in a show at the New Vic Theatre.
Were happy to have been able to help you at a stressful time and hopefully 2014 will bring you all better health, wealth and happiness.
take care from all at the Clayhanger.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have normally stayed in 4 /5 star hotels and so was surprised that the Clayhanger could easily match the best in quality of caring, attentive service to guests.Even during the busy holiday period nothing was too much trouble ! The rooms are very clean, well decorated, warm, with very comfortable beds ensuring a really good night's sleep and the breakfast was superb!.To make up for the fact that there could be no cooked breakfast, there were Xmas breakfast hampers filled with lovely jams, croissants, cereal, as well as fresh fruit and even a Lind's chocolate gift each!

If anyone is looking for a guest house close to the town centre amenities including Keele University and the theatre, with a high standard of service at very reasonable rates, then this is the place ! I can fully recommend David and the Clayhanger !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
many thanks for your kind feedback, its good to know you enjoyed your stay with us over Xmas and the New Year. We hope to see you back again soon.
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The location is really central to everything you would need in Newcastle under Lyme and the room I stayed in was a single and it was a really clean room with everything you could need the bed next to the sink wasn't my cup of tea but apart from that I couldn't complain.The breakfast was comprehensive and I could say that the service in the b and b was the best part and the owner is friendly and approachable and he even picked me up when I got a but lost coming back from town.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hi
Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope to see you again when you next travel this way.
take care
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Congratulations to the new proprietor on the improvements that have been made to the Clayhanger guest House.
All the changes have been made for the better and as for the breakfast it certainly sets you up for the day.
This establishment has been placed on our preferred places to stay when on business in the Staffordshire area.
By the way Dave your coffee is on par with costa

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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David E, Manager at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Hi
Thanks for your feedback, good to know were on a preferred supplier list.
cheers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The two of us stayed for a couple nights over New Year and were extremely impressed with both the facility and the courtesy shown by the entire Clayhanger staff! The attention to detail was of the standard of a 4-star hotel, rooms were cozy and tidy, the lounge was both warm and inviting. Breakfast was amazing, and the homemade jams served were top-notch. Over the past two weeks we've stayed at 2 other (pricier) British hotels, and the Clayhanger was definitely the best of all three. Will definitely come back!

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  • Stayed December 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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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Hi, Thank you for your kind feedback, much appreciated. Nice to know that you will come back to us. Take care on your travels, maybe see you at the end of this year.
All the best from the Clayhanger Team
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stayed here whilst visiting friends. The staff were absolutely lovely and couldn't do enough to make you feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was fantastic and the place was spotless. The management are clearly very keen in ensuring high standards and great value for money. It's definitely a place to stay in.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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David E, Owner at Clayhanger Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope to welcome you again when you next travel this way.
Take care.
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Address: 40 / 42 King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1HX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Newcastle-under-Lyme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clayhanger Guest House is a Victorian town house situated in the historic market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Bordering the conservation area of the Brampton with excellent local amenities, choose from a show at the New Vic Theatre, a stroll in Town, shopping at the heart of the Potteries, a day to experience breathtaking views of the Peak District or an exhilarating ride at Alton Towers. Clayhanger is a recently refurbished and well established guest house hotel where you can be sure of a warm welcome.All rooms at Clayhanger are presented at a high standard and have excellent facilities. Clayhanger will ensure you a great start to your day with a variety of traditional breakfast favourites. Relax in the lounge or enjoy a short stroll to the town centre. ... more   less 

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