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Chartridge Conference Centre
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2TU, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chesham
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“DON'T”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Thought we'd got a bargain. A 'Superior' Double Room and got room 90. An average room somewhere between Travelodge and Premier Inn. Noisy plumbing from next door and what looked like an Ikea bed with a rock hard solid foam 4 inch mattress (he sort zipped into cushion covers on cheap bed - settees).

Breakfast on the first morning was very good, all freshly cooked if meagre portions and sparrows eggs. The second day was much worse. We didn't getv there early enough and the bacon and sausage (singular) were looking an hour old but just about edible.

The biggest mistake however was deciding to have a meal that night. We were told that food was to be ordered in the bar (the main dining room all set for breakfast at 6.30pm.
In a tiny bar 2 of the 6 or so armchairs and a table were being used for folding table napkins into large boxes.

From a very limited 6 item menu (sausage and mash, burger and chips etc ) we chose the chefs beer battered fish and chips, thinking it a safe option. 20 minutes or so later, 2 plates were carried from the kitchen at the other end of the building and put on a very low table in front of us. We said we couldn't eat like that and were ushered into the ' smaller dining room' beside the bar. This was a big bare room with bare tables , a tv high on the wall with football on, and a big area at the front with the one other person in there playing on a pool table. We had to ask for cutlery and then had a 20 minute wait for condiments.

Of course this was all a waste of time and money, the fish was dark brown and solid. Now either chef is not familiar with this dish, or did not read the instructions on the box as it looked like one of those fish shaped frozen jobs from the supermarket. Either way it was well overdone and totally inedible. I don't believe they actually have a chef. If they have he ought to be ashamed at sending that out.

Overall, on the plus side: there was nowhere else and the price was reasonable

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Whatever about the rooms, (basic) and the mobile phone coverage,(non-existent), please eat before you stay in this 'hotel'. Dinner was a joke; I'm convinced my Salmon Fish Cakes were fresh from the freezer section of the local supermarket. Breakfast offered an half, full English and the salad at lunch was straight out of the 1960's; tomatoes and lettuce do not a salad make! Dreadful. Staff were nice and helpful; I would think it is because they get so many complaints!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Do not use sat nav as it takes you the wrong way. Breakfast is good, very helpful staff. Quite a comfortable place to stay. Pleasant grounds. The pub up the road serves excellent evening meals- the one at Chartridge was only mediocre

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed here as I could not get a room at the DeVere Latimer Place. I needed WiFi and telephone connection as this was a business trip.

The first room I was allocated was a small single room(48) with rotten windows,thread bare carpets and no internet connection.....poor

I was moved to room 84 a similar room you would get at the run of the mill Premier Inn......average. The room was clean and tidy with the bed linen crisp and fresh.

The hotel showed signs of tiredness and wear and tear a throw back to the early 1970's......average.

The front line receptionist who dealt with everything that was thrown at her was........first class and I would employ her to work in my company anytime. All the staff seem well trained which is a testament to the management training.

If you are unlucky enough to be on the Vodaphone network you will have no signal throughout the hotel this is not the fault of the Chartridge but very inconvenient when holding a business meeting.

We did not eat here due to the above but ended up at The Artichoke in Amersham who went out of their way to accommodate our business needs.

Do not give up on this hotel because if you need a bed and breakfast at a average sort of price in a nice setting this could be the place for you, but not a place to conduct a business meeting.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ideal place for travelling to South East area, rooms clean and tidy and it is a bit far for local pubs and the Town but they do have a bar and lounge area. The breakfast good and fresh. Staff 10/10 rooms are a litlle dated but clean and more than adequate.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Hampton
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20 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

So the rooms seem a little "tired".
So I could only get a phone signal outside.
So I couldn't find the hotel wide free internet signal.
But at just £32 for a double room for the night - I'm not complaining.
Great value!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed for two nights. The young staff were friendly and welcoming and the food served in the bar was good value, though limited. The restaurant was not open - it feels as if this place is really geared up to be a wedding venue rather than a hotel and is probably just ticking over between weddings. My room was large, comfortable and acceptably clean. The major fault was the continuous humming noise, day and night. The receptionist explained that it was a known fault, caused by the central heating boiler, but that there was no money in this year's budget to sort it out. Minor things - remote control only worked intermittently, all taps were very stiff. I would stay here again, as it's in a lovely rural situation and you're made to feel welcome - but it does need fixing.

Room Tip: Maybe don't stay in the main house to avoid the noise of the central heating boiler.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chartridge Conference Centre

Address: Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2TU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Chesham
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chesham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chartridge Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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