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“English Country House at its Best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dower House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Woodhall Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
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303 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“English Country House at its Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

A family wedding and reception brought us to this delightful English Country House. We spent three days and nights in this relaxing venue. The host and staff were most accommodating and accustom to wedding/reception planning. Guests are treated as family.

The Dower House has a total of 21 rooms of luxurious accommodation. The rooms overlook the near by Bracken Golf Course and are fitted with very comfortable bedding and linen. The furnishing was very fine.

A fully cooked English breakfast was offered daily as well as a continental buffet.

Fire protection safeguards were built into the newer two story Guest House, with smoke detection equipment, extinguishers and fire doors in evidence.

Our family Wedding Dinner and Reception was held at the Dower House for approximately 140 guests. The elegant dinner was properly served and the meal a delight. The guests later retired to the adjacent lounge and the room was enlarged to accommodate dancing and socialization. A most memorable romantic night in a wonderful English Country setting.

The staff are well accustom to wedding planning.

Woodhall Spa is noted as being one of the best villages in England and a short stroll from the Dower House takes you to the quaint main street.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had the pleasure of being invited to friends wedding reception here and therefore stayed the night even though only few miles from home.
What a treasure of a place! The hotel, rooms and grounds are lovely, very relaxing and welcoming, as were the staff who could not do enough for us and the newly weds, and delivered the perfect wedding reception also.

Room Tip: If you want a quieter room ask to be in the lodge which is about 100 yards from the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecca F
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Warwickshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Dower House was chosen by my daughter and her fiancé as the venue for their wedding on 22nd February. As soon as I went in to set up the wedding cake the day before I knew they had chosen the perfect place for what they hoped for - a country-style wedding where guests could feel 'at home', comfortable and well looked after. After the wedding ceremony, which was in the church where my daughter lives, we were welcomed with a roaring log fire, mulled wine and other drinks. The staff were attentive and efficiently looked after everyone's needs in a friendly, non-obtrusive way, always showing great patience with 60 chatty, bubbly, but very happy guests! Special thanks to Simon, Anne and Alex for managing everything so expertly. The wedding meal was superb and the Lincolnshire cheese tower was a great idea to keep guests going during the evening of Ceilidh music and dancing until well after midnight. A large number of guests stayed overnight and all commented on how comfortable the rooms were. From my personal point of view I was so pleased not to have the ubiquitous polyester quilt on the bed, and was able to sleep wonderfully well under proper cotton sheets and blankets. Breakfast next morning was plentiful and the bacon was delicious! Many thanks to all the staff for helping to make this a truly happy and memorable occasion.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WarwickshirePoppy
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for three nights. The hotel is set in wonderful peaceful surroundings with a wonderful old English charm. We had a room overlooking the golf course and was able to access on foot all the local amenities of Woodhall Spa.

It was wonderful to have coffee in front of a warm open fire and be served by helpful and attentive staff. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a fantastic hotel. The rooms, service, food and atmosphere are all brilliant! I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anybody and at this extremely competitive price it really is a no brainer. I'll definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rd025
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Cleethorpes
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

My boyfriend whisked me off here as a Valentines Surprise last night having booked a special package including a double room, meal and breakfast. On arrival, we were allocated the Hotchin Suite, what a most pleasant surprise for him too! The setting, accommodation, and warm welcome were perfect. The meal was outstanding, the best food we have ever tasted and we really could not fault a moment of our stay. All this and at a fantastic price. Thank you so much to the management and all staff, and I said YES to my boyfriends proposal of marriage! :))))) if only we could afford to have our wedding here too!

Room Tip: Our suite was in the Lodge and the rest of the building was equally as perfect!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kamos007
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

My husband and I visited last Thursday to have a good glass of wine and an excellent pint of real ale, and a meal. Firstly when you go into Harry's Bar you are greeted with a wonderful warm fire, mood lighting and the friendly face of Adrian. There was a french gourmet evening going on and the menu with wine for each course was a steal at £39.00pp. We opted for a bar snack as we love the bar area. I had beef which was so tender and the flavour was superb, my husband had fish which he thoroughly enjoyed. What we also like is the attention to detail and the brilliant staff, especially the chef; he really does know his onions.

Room Tip: If you like tradition stay in the old part, if not then the lodge is excellent also.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 63Missmarple
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Property: Dower House Hotel
Address: Manor Estate, Woodhall Spa LN10 6PY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Woodhall Spa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Woodhall Spa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dower House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect central village location, situated overlooking the Golf Course with the club house just two minutes walk. Recently completed extensive £1.5m refurbishment and the addition of "The Lodge", the Designer has retained all the original features of this beautiful Country House Hotel, including wonderful open fires in the Lounge & Bar. Seasons Restaurant offers a Full A La Carte Menu using locally sourced produce, with a selection of lighter meals that can be taken in Harrys Bar. Rooms have double aspect or bay windows with Twin or Super King Beds, en-suites with bath and power shower over- Suites have separate bath and "walk in" showers or book Room 16 for the freestanding double ended claw foot bath that you can really relax in. Even the complimentary in room "Butlers Trays" contain a jar of Shortbread which is freshly baked daily. Well positioned for visits to the Kinema in the Woods (2 mins), Memorial Flight (RAF Conningsby), local Antique centres, Lincolnshire Wolds, and historic Lincoln Cathedral. Hotel Car service to and from Airports & Newark, Grantham, Lincoln railway stations(charge applies). For Business, The Orangery, Oak Room and Garden Room provide the perfect solution for meetings / conferences or private Dining and the 24 hour reception allows for late arrivals or early starts. ... more   less 
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