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Blue Bell Lodge
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Middlesbrough
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just had to post this as i have stayed at the blue bell many times
I have to say its just had a refurb and its now great the food is much better
Room are ok but could do with a tidy but you get what you pay for
See you soon

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

where can i start on arival getting my key to the room i went down the corridor into my room, went to get wifi which it advertises in every room none cant get it either on my phone or ipad so i had ashower and went to reception to report my problem and was told oh well your room must be one that is in theblack spot asked to change rooms was informed i couldnt they said "use it in the bar when i said i needed a private conversation with my family they just shrugged there shoulders.
in the 10 days we stayed there getting in bfrom doing a 10 hr shift at work we was told no burgers or no steak no mixed grills on the 8th night we pulled the manager and asked politly why there was a shortage of food to which he replyed i only have a small freezer we then said it wasn't very good considering he had a full hotel he then asked if we wasnt happy to which we said no were not he walked away came back and asked for our room numbers which we gave he then left only to return to say ive made arrangements for you to check out in the morning thenfollowing day he phoned the company telling them he will give us one more chance to which the company informed him that they was pulling all 9 of us out straight away

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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sunderland
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night the place is massive there a bar the rooms at the back and a big car park no charge out door area everything you need we had a carvery on Sunday it was amazing and a few drinks the staff are so friendly from reception bar cleaners and a lovely young girl on the breakfast I would stay here again with out a doubt 45 pound no breakfast 55 with and it was really big and very nice :) x

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stayed here recently found it to be a lovely hotel. Paid £45 for the room and pre-booked breakfast at reception on checkin. Rooms are clean and tidy, beds lovely and comfy, bathrooms very clean. We were in Middlesbrough for a family occasion and bar was even open when we returned for a drink which we took to our room. Breakfast in the morning was lovely not at all greasy, plenty of choice of cereals, bread, juice and several cooked breakfast options. Brilliant service from the young waitress. Reception were friendly both on check in and check out. Would defanitly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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York
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed for one night whilst attending a wedding reception down the road. Rooms extremely shabby. Mould around the bath, shower curtain absolutely manky. Mould on the walls below the wash bottle supplied over the bath.
For £50 a night you would expect decent coffee satchets like Nescafe or Kenco or similar. Not a bit of it, cheap and nasty crap satchets.
We arrived back from the wedding reception around 11.45pm to find the bar closed, not a problem in itself, we didnt want a alcoholic drink. We asked for some mineral water to take back to the room, to be told sorry the tills are all closed up so we cant sell you any. So we then asked for a glass of tap water, to be told again, sorry the tills are all closed up.....they wanted to charge for tap water????? We were then told we couldnt give it to you anyway as you are not allowed to take glasses back to the rooms. We had to go to the garage across the road to buy some mineral water. (Probably cheaper anyway!!)
And so to breakfast in the morning. Full english.....absolutely delicious....if you like your dry sausages and bacon swimming in oil. Deep fried Hash browns, just tasted of oil! Half a fried tomato....and NO BEANS.......Who the hell serves a FULL ENGLISH without beans......
Went to check out and was asked by the receptionist if our stay had been ok. I told her, very politely, that I wasnt happy about our stay and explained the above. NOT EVEN AN APOLOGY. All she was interested in was getting my money. Absolutely disgusted with this hotel. Certainly not worth £50 a night. Stay somewhere else if you can.....this place isnt worth the money for the rooms or service.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've stayed at the Blue Bell Lodge in 2012 and decided to give it another go because of the location. However, time has not been kind, the room I had was decidedly shabby and dark, because of tall trees outside the window. Only one bedside light worked, there were tears in the wall paper over the bed, but most bizarrely, no bedside tables. I could see from the marks on the floor they had been there once, and as the bed was quite high, it meant that cups of tea, books etc could only be reached by leaning right out of bed, not an ideal situation.

Breakfast is very good, cooked to order rather than the less appealing practice of putting everything under lights and having to serve yourself. Staff in the restaurant are friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This place really knows how to take customers for granted ,try going there on a Sunday lunch time if you enjoy standing at the bar and not being served or perhaps you enjoy wine but find it difficult to make a choice , no problem , no choice , hopeless management , understaffed what an embarrassment

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Blue Bell Lodge
Address: Acklam Road | Tees Valley, Middlesbrough TS5 7HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Middlesbrough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Middlesbrough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Bell Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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