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Reviewed August 3, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed on the 31st of July for a short getaway, and we have to say that the hotel was one of the nicest we've stayed in.

We were 'hooked' on the TV show that aired on channel 4 not so long ago and had warmed to the hotel staff featured within the programme. We found all of the staff to be just as pleasant in real life as they were portrayed within tv series (wayne in particular), and actually found the hotel itself to be cleaner, bigger and more well presented than we'd imagined it would be.

The 3 course dinner that we had in the evening was the highlight, it was incredible, in fact I would say that the food we ate at the Damson Dene was comparable to that of a 5 star hotel. Beatifully cooked and presented. The breakfast was equally as nice, with a wide variety to choose from. We were also pleasantly surprised when we discovered that the hotel has a leisure centre, which includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room, all included within the room rate! We made full use of these facilities. All in all the hotel provides great value for money, a peaceful break/holiday and it's location is ideal for sightseeing.

We will most certainly revisit the Damson Dene in the future, the only thing we would do differently is to stay longer next time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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s0uthlakes, Public Relations Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2011

What a great review. Thank you very much for taking the time to share you lovely comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, in particular the food and leisure club, and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Best advice here is that you should be guided by your own experience and not have your judgement clouded by a documentary, this did the Damson Dene no justice at all.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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s0uthlakes, Public Relations Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2011

Short but sweet. Thank you for sharing your advice on TripAdvisor, we agree that the negative hype should be ignored and that people should come and see what our hotel is like for themselves.

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Reviewed August 3, 2011

I suppose when we watched this hotel on the TV we were very curious: it gave a new 'celebrity' dimension to our anniversary weekend! However,what went beyond our expectatations was the very genuine level of service and attention to detail within the Damson Dene. Beyond the hype, the staff are professional and welcoming. The steak really was excellent in the reastaurant and the breakfasts HUGE! We had a fantastic time and will probably go back for the New Year weekend. An added bonus were the hotel grounds, ideal for a quiet, relaxing walk. No criticisms really, even from my notoriously fussy husband !

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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s0uthlakes, Public Relations Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and to have satisfied you AND your husband! We look forward to seeing you for our New Year celebrations.

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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Everything was great! Gorgeous hotel, rooms lovely and clean, food excellent, staff unbelievably freindly. Stunning location. Would not hesitate in visiting again - and intend to!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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s0uthlakes, Public Relations Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2011

Thanks for this great review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Booked a Sunday special so got a really good deal - the only negative to start with was 2 sat navs both took us to a farm above 5 mins from the hotel but we rand and were given the correct directions. We were pleasantly surprised and dont think the tv series did it justice as the entrance is quite large warm and welcoming - no problems booking in and going to out room. The room was a little tired looking with a couple of bulbs gone but very clean and well laid out - the big negative was the view to the back of the hotel but this cant be helped and how often are you actually in the room!
We had a lovely evening meal with a good choice my husband opted to upgrade to the steak for a supplement of approx £8 which he was alittle dissapointed with the quality of meat but the meat of the meal made up for this - the staff were very polite and always available to help. The breakfast the next morning was really good with lots of choice and every thing was fresh again staff were very helpful. Over all we were happy with our overnight stay and would stay again and recommed this as a good value for money hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank karlene1967
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s0uthlakes, Public Relations Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the quality of the steak, as the quality of our meat is something that we take great pride in. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Sat Nav, as we do try to explain to people that they are a bit of a nightmare in our area!!!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your overall stay, and we do hope to see you again soon.

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