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Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still sat 90 min after ordering for a child's meal, a steak and scampi. staff did not want to know they were more bother hiding in the back absolute poor service was a last chance never again ! Should have learnt from raw chicken last time See picture of a well done steak

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Thank Mucking-fuppet
Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch with the family, Sunday chicken dinner was 2 deep fried pieces of chicken which were fried to a crisp with the veg and roast potatoes microwaved to heat up and soggy, the mixed combi starter was so over fried the pieces of breaded prawns etc could be crumbled into dust, Its the first time I have... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've given this one star because the app won't let me select none as an option! We were allocated a room in the main building (room 2), up the grand staircase shown so proudly on the hotels promo photos. They couldn't have been that proud of it since it didn't appear to have been dusted for some time. Generally from... More 

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Thank LPerkins
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in and immediately checked out again. Beautiful garden and surroundings, however horrific room and couldn't care attitude off staff when we complained! Bed was broken and entirely not fit for use... Obviously been broken for some time. Large chunk off the bathroom wall. Sofa bed cleverly covering a wripped section of carpet. A number of dead wasps and dirt... More 

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Thank Clare H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions of the Elms Hotel are good with pleasant grounds and a fine looking main building; the theme continues with friendly staff and a fine bar and restaurant area. The elephant in the room however is the poor build quality of the modern Stables annex. Others have noted the incredibly loud creaking flooring on the upper floor and I'm... More 

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Thank Steve J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We arrived on a Sunday evening and the place was very busy, we were greeted quickly and pleasantly and given room 10 in the Stables. This was outside, through the (very large) car park, and to the side of the building.The room (ground floor) was fine, not great but ok.Later we had dinner, no epicurean feast, but pleasantly served, and... More 

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Thank Hamish M
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Although there are a few negative points to this hotel the staff are definitely not one of them. My main issue was that the cleaners are not in before breakfast service and so the floor was full of last night's food....the room itself was dated yes...but what do you expect from an Ltd building? Very clean and the bed linin... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

we were in the stables, the room was filthy, sink cracked and full of cobwebs; the front door rattled all night. we requested a taxi from reception, and once the Scottish guy finished texting, he gave us a list of taxis to call ourselves! We arrived back at the hotel at 11.05pm, and on entering, the said scottish guy and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The room was comfortable except for two things. Firstly I had asked for a disabled room, technically this should have a wet room, not a shower over the bath, I was informed it had grab rails so I asked for a step to be put by the bath and a slip mat, the grab rails were two little silver had... More 

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Middlesbrough
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Saturday for a friend's party in the function room we were staying over and was given room 19 the stables. From walking up the stairs to our room floor the creaking was atrocious u didn't dare walk on the floor. The shower was leaking the bathroom door didn't shut properly and the heat was unbearable in the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Elms Hotel

Address: London Road, Retford DN22 7DX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Price Range: $51 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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