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London
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

First visit for over 2 years, and since a very welcome refurbishment. I appreciate the comments of customers via booking websites who felt they were misled but, if you can see beyond this, Claridge House is quite a special place. I am not a vegetarian but more than happy to eat vegetarian food and I felt that the extensive continental... More 

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Thank JollyGreenGiant
claridgehouse, Manager at Claridge House, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay after the refurbishments and enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere. We have now resolved the issue with the room locks and every room is lockable. We look forward to welcoming you back to Claridge House in the near future. Kind Regards, Kath Russell More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Come here for a break away from noise, hustle, deadlines etc. This is a Quaker guest house (not that you'd notice the Quaker influence unless you were looking) ideal for a retreat or quiet break. It is not really an hotel, though the search engines class it as a hotel. Our room had a recently made-over en suite bathroom with... More 

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Thank PeterZ01
claridgehouse, Manager at Claridge House, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We are so glad that you had such an enjoyable, tranquil break and found us the ideal place for a retreat. We hope to welcome you back to Claridge House in the near future. Kind Regards, Kath Russell More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We stayed just one night in this quirky, slightly old-fashioned guesthouse, where we were made so welcome we are determined to return. I loved the selection of comfortable public rooms, with high back chairs, books and CDs, games & puzzles, and thankfully no televisions. our bedroom was immaculately clean, with an ensuite bathroom newly refurbished to a high standard. All... More 

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1 Thank RLG27
claridgehouse, Manager at Claridge House, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially the food and the ambiance. We do hope the next time you are thinking of spending some time away you will think of us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Kath Russell. More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

I stayed here with some walking friends. It has been recently refurbished to a high standard. it is mainly a retreat house where locks on the doors are not necessary and the lack of televisions is a definite advantage. We took part in the twice daily silent meditation sessions, just fifteen minutes to sit and recharge your batteries. I was... More 

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claridgehouse, Manager at Claridge House, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and found it calming and restful. We do hope you can come back to visit us for more tea and cake in the future! Kind Regards, Kath Russell More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

My husband and I came here to celebrate our 35th anniversary. However this really is not suitable for this purpose. There are no locks on the bedroom doors and breakfast is just fruit toast and cereal. The main gripe is the rooms are NOT cleaned on a daily basis and although we stayed four nights the room was only cleaned... More 

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We booked with booking .com and at no point does it say this is a Quaker meeting place. We are not Quakers if honest we did not realise it was a Quaker house retreat until the morning when we noticed leaflets and no cooked breakfast! As the establishment is vegetarian which was great for me as I am a veggie... More 

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Thank Lesley C
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 12, 2016

You need to understand what Claridge House is about if you are staying here. I am not a Quaker but had stayed here years ago for a personal retreat and wanted to go somewhere for a few days so that I could relax and get away from day to day life. I stayed as a B&B guest and not as... More 

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Thank ionsrl
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked this through booking dot com and it gave no mention to it being a Quaker house. The down sides were: no locks on any bedroom door, no bin in the room, we booked a double but got two twin beds pushed together but they didn't meet in the middle due to frame work, no milk... More 

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Thank Emma W
claridgehouse, General Manager at Claridge House, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for choosing Claridge House and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was very sorry to learn that your stay with us was unsatisfactory. We re-opened our doors on the 1st August after an extensive refurbishment programme and unfortunately we have had teething problems. Thank you for bringing these issues... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed at Claridge House as part of a weekend retreat. It was peaceful, calming, comfortable and homely and the food was excellent. The bedrooms were spacious and bright. The gardens were pretty. I was slightly sad to leave after the wekend and return to the hustle and bustle but I left feeling rested.

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London
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have been coming to Claridge House for over 20 years. Although it has changed little in that time it provides consistently good hospitality and quiet sanctuary from the busyness of the outside world. As other reviewers have indicated the vegetarian foods is superb. The cooks are always experimenting and shatter any illusions that vegetarian food is boring. It is... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Claridge House is a Quaker centre for healing, rest and renewal, associated with the Friends Fellowship of Healing. It is situated in the small Surrey village of Dormansland, and stands in about two acres of beautiful gardens with many fine trees. The house is over 150 years old and was bought by the Fellowship in 1953, but is now run as a separate charity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Claridge House

Address: Claridge House Dormans Road, Dormansland RH7 6QH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Dormansland
Price Range: $74 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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