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“One night is OK” 3 of 5 stars
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Oliver's Lodge Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Needingworth Road, St. Ives PE27 5JP, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in St. Ives
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One night is OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

For one night only this is passable. Looks tired both inside and out and as other contributors have suggested Mr Carpet needs to be introduced to Mr Vacuum. Breakfast was fine and plentiful and the staff were all very pleasant. However, this hotel does leave itself open to the constant complainers.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My parents 50 wedding anniversary nearly ruined by this place! Room was filthy. Huge amounts of dust. About half a cm thick in places. Could not believe they said it had been cleaned. Even the replacement room needed attention. Staff ok but didn't seem to be familiar with good hotel practices. Never again.

Stayed September 2013
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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I was worried reading some of the reviews on this hotel after my husband had booked it as a last minute option. However it was nowhere near as bad as I had anticipated. Staff were really pleasant, on arrival we were shown to a room in an annexe and it was a bit dusty, and windows and net curtains looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a while. However, the bathroom (only a shower in it) and the bedding was spotless. They'd upgraded us to a superior room so bottled water and biscuits provided. Toiletries were provided, and there were plenty of towels and pillows. A problem was sorted quickly with the tv. Breakfast was fresh and cooked to order but the fruit option consisted of tinned oranges, we didn't eat in the hotel restaurant as the only vegetarian option was pasta and I'm not a huge fan so gave it a miss. The location is good, five minute walk into town, supermarket nearby and lots of places to eat and drink. This is a family run hotel and they're working hard to survive in a challenging climate but they need to up their cleaning standards and look for the cobwebs and clean windows. The prices are on the low end though so have to say it's good value for money. We've stayed in a lot worse and paid a lot more!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked this last minute via the web. The transaction was very easy and reception staff very welcoming and efficient. We were shown to our room with an offer of bag carrying, very unusual these days. The room was large, bright and well equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bottled water (no glasses though),fan etc. The bed was large and extremely comfortable with beautiful fresh, crisp linen but with only 3 pillows. The furniture was dated both in the room and in the public areas but it kind of worked. The public lounge was filled with squashy red sofas but no cushions but they were comfortable and the bar prices were very reasonable. We didn't use the restaurant but the cooked breakfast was superb and freshly cooked with an impressive additional choice of cereals, dried fruit and fresh fruit and toppings for toast. This was a last minute visit due to our daughters hospital admission and when we finally got our good news the barman bought us out a bottle of bubbles which was a lovely touch and very thoughtful. We did ask on night two for another pillow and more milk, we were advised as they were fully booked they weren't sure another pillow could be supplied but within minutes this and the milk were delivered. Our only complaint here was the dust in our room on all the skirting boards, door panelling and the furniture panels in our room and some of the grouting would have benefitted from some bleach/limescale remover. We paid a reduced fee of £58 nightly which we were satisfied with although at the full price of £90 we would have been disappointed and felt that the room did not warrant this cost.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Room was full of cobwebs. Not clean at all. I complained and nothing was done despite being told it would be hoovered straight away. Shower was a dribble at best. Then I noticed the tap not working in sink. Complained again and was moved to another room which was better.
For £70 I expected it for be much nicer. Thankfully I was only there one night!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed for one night to vist friends this place is a hotel from hell were to start.first of all way over priced for the room it was filthy to be a better word and not just our room we found everthing was coverd in dust bird pho on net curtains that looks like there've never been washed... Decor is way out dated drinks were very over priced and breakfast was a disaster one positive it had hot water and a Powerfull shower which has no point because u still fill dirty.... This place should be closed down till they sort out the hygiene at least

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We have been to Olivers Lodge several times for Sunday Lunch mainly for family dinners.

The meals are always good and hearty. For £12.00 you get a three course lunch with tea or coffee. We are always made to feel very welcome, by all the staff and nothing is too much trouble.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oliver's Lodge Hotel

Address: Needingworth Road, St. Ives PE27 5JP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St. Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in St. Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oliver's Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering value and comfort a warm welcome awaits at Oliver's Lodge, travelling on business or pleasure our recently redecorated accommodation in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is designed to ensure you start your next day relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the region. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Oliver`s Hotel St. Ives
Olivers Hotel St Ives
Oliver's Lodge Hotel St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

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