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The Lansdowne Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Strand, Calne SN11 0EH, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Calne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Hi I recently stayed in this hotel in one of the refurbished rooms, at present they only have four done but they are working on the rest and they intend to refurbish the whole hotel. The room I had was beautiful I would say four star and I have been to many hotels. The hotel has a nice laid back feeling more like being at home than a hotel. A real log fire to sit at when having a drink or snack. They have also refurbished the dining room which is lovely only one gripe here they need to put more cups out and also hot water for the earl grey tea. I had something to eat in the evening from the main menu and it was superb and the creme brulee was to die for.
The furniture in the room was spot on although it would have been nice to have some place mats on the bedside tables for cups. One comment for the hotel please dont let the window cleaner into your lovely refurbished rooms with his muddy shoes and dont let him stand on your lovely painted window seats or they wont last long.

Room Tip: ask for refurbished room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Please don't believe the negative reviews. Like the previous reviewer this place has history. I like the fact it is old and not clinical like travelodge.

The room I had was spacious and comfortable. So what if some of the paper was peeling a bit it's an old building.

The food and service in the restaurant was fantastic, I recommend the ham egg and chips.

The open fires are great on cold nights too.

Thanks for a nice stay.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lansdownehotelcalne, Manager at The Lansdowne Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for your comments it is so nice when people take the trouble to give positive feedback, the old place has some quirks but is a lovely building, hopefully we will see you again.
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

"Loved it!"
Ok...let's get real, the place was established almost 450 years ago so it's pretty old but it was great, it has character. I'm not going to moan about the little bit of wallpaper that is peeling in the corner of a room or the creaky floors...the place is old!! I loved the place and would certainly stay again. I loved all the old photographs, I loved the history. The bed may have been a tad lumpy, TV channels are limited but I chose this place because of price and was not disappointed. If I had wanted everything to be perfect and lifeless then I would have gone "Premier" or "Lodge" or whoever!
If you're not a serial complainer or litigation freak then this is the place to stay, just enjoy its character.

Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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lansdownehotelcalne, Manager at The Lansdowne Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank You for your lovely comments about the hotel, it is nice that people see the good things about it, it would be nice for you to come down again as some of the rooms have now been re=furbished and there is on going work happening although retaining the character of the building. Once again thank you.
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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was my 2nd stay here, the first was a bit of a disaster, with unclean rooms, poor decor etc, HOWEVER, having made contact to give feedback to management there has been a great improvement, my wife and I stayed last weekend, 27/ 28 October to celebrate my birthday and tour local area. The room 212 was brilliant, clean, tidy, warm and comfortable. The breakfast was so good too, and the staff and June ( manager ) and her husband made our stay even more special with their friendliness and hospitality. Will be visiting again very soon. Thanks to June, Craig and all at the Lansdowne / Arkells.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the REFURBISHED ROOMS as these have being newly decorated and refitted.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lansdownehotelcalne, Manager at The Lansdowne Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us it was very nice to meet you both, we hope you will come back again and stay at the hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed just one night as a stop over, but wish we'd stayed longer.
We arrived to friendly reception and checked into our newly refurbished room. The room was gorgeous and finished to a high standard. Huge comfy double bed, a seating area, large wardrobe, the bathroom had all the mod cons and everything was spotless. All for £45 a night!
Not all areas of the hotel were up to this standard - the corridors to the room were tired and in need of updating and part of the bar was very old fashioned- however it is clear they are trying and will get there eventually.
The restaurant menu had plenty of choice and was enjoyable, as was breakfast.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Carpark is small, but free!
Would recommend - just ask for a refurbished room when booking and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Spent last night at the Landsdowne with a wedding party,. arrived after midnight. Was offered a choice of rooms, all different, very clean with good facilites.Enjoyed an excellent buffet style breakfast.Staff were pleasant and very helpful.Would stay there again and would recommend to friends. Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Some rooms older but with character, others more modern if that is prefered.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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West Sussex
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed here over a weekend as I was on a business trip in near by Lacock. Yes the building is shabby looking, yes the rooms are tired and in need of decoration, BUT for two nights stay I paid £85 which included a full English breakfast (which was excellent I might add), so extremley good value for money. Be aware the hotel says it has a free car park, but this is tiny and a nightmare to get in and out of. Luckily I found another spot to park in round the back of the hotel.

Room Tip: Try and get a room at the back as the rooms off the main road can be noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Lansdowne Hotel

Address: The Strand, Calne SN11 0EH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Calne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Calne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lansdowne Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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