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Shaftesbury Lodge
Ranked #3 of 22 Dundee B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was in Dundee for a couple of days on a business trip and decided to stay here since it looked nice from the pictures. Indeed the house is beautiful and the room was nicely decorated. I was kindly given a free upgrade upon my arrival, the room was big and very comfy.
As another reviewer pointed out the hotel is not central, but the area is nice and quiet (which I loved after having spent a couple of nights in a noisy hotel in Edimburgh). It only takes 10 minutes by bus, so that did not bother me at all. I was working at the ninewells hospital and it had the direct bus to the hospital was only 2 minutes walking, which was perfect for me.

ohhh last but not least, I forgot to mentioned the wonderful breakfast and the kindness and hospitability of the owner!
I will certainly recommend it and I will stay there next time.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is my second time staying here and it has been wonderful both times. Lovely quiet location and comfortable rooms. The breakfast is amazing with a huge choice, all cooked to perfection. Heather and Martin are so nice and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. A great place to stay!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Shaftesbury lodge is more of a bed and breakfast than a lodge. It is an old house which has comfortably re-done on the inside. The rooms and the bathrooms were extremely large compared to most we have stayed in.
The owners were very helpful, even helping carry our luggage up the stairs.
Breakfast was good also. This house is located in a residential neighborhood but was only a short walk from the business district.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank twebb51
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

A review from across the water is always welcome - many thanks and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights here. Food was excellent. My husband loved the salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Lovely room and beautiful bathroom. The shower was a joy after some of the hotels we had stayed in on holiday. Hosts could not have been more welcoming or helpful with local knowledge.

Room Tip: Great place to stay. Not too far outside Dundee.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank YaYaSouthampton
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Many thanks for your lovely comments and taking the time to post your review

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Upon our arrival I was a tad worried since the lodge is in what appears to be a residential area. Much to our surprise it was warm, comfortable, clean with an excellent breakfast. Unfortunately we only stayed one night.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank jkma52
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Delighted we exceeded your initial expectations and you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My mother and I stayed here for 2 nights whilst father was undergoing surgery in the near by hospital. Heather the owner was very welcoming and friendly and nothing seemed to be a bother, very obliging. The Shaftesbury Lodge was fantastic, the room we had had was a good size with ensuite bathroom,TV/wifi and tea and coffee facilities. Beds were extremely comfortable and both mum and myself slept really well. Breakfast was fab too, great selection and cooked fresh to order. I had salmon and scrambled egg on both mornings,delicious,fresh and a huge portion. Parking is not a problem, plenty of spaces outside the door. I would highly recommend the Shaftesbury and look forward to returning in the future. Well done Heather you have a little gem here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

What a fabulous review - thank you! I was delighted to be able to make your visit to Dundee more bearable under the circumstances. Hope to see you both again.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here for one night last weekend (1st/2nd March) when visiting nearby family in Dundee, and had a lovely friendly welcome from Heather. We parked (free) almost outside the door very easily. Our room was warm and comfortable and they had even put an extra heater in the room, because a chilly wind was blowing when we arrived. The bed was divinely comfortable and the room and house were very clean and attractive. Really lovely bedding! Heather took the trouble to show us how to connect to the WiFi, which worked well and was free. The choice at breakfast was amazing and beautifully cooked. Would definitely recommend Shaftesbury Lodge to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Thank you for a glowing review, what lovely comments and feedback. Hope to see you again.

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Additional Information about Shaftesbury Lodge

Address: 1 Hyndford Street, Dundee DD2 1HQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Dundee
Price Range: $86 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shaftesbury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shaftesbury is situated in the quiet west-end of Dundee. It is ideally located, close to the vibrant city centre, Dundee University, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee airport, Dundee Botanic Garden,BMI Fernbrae Hospital and the Riverside Technology Park. Only 5 minutes walk to the West Park Conference Centre. The Shaftesbury is run by Heather and Martin offering a warm welcome, great breakfasts, clean and comfortable accommodation, making your stay perfect and enjoyable when visiting Dundee. ... more   less 
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Shaftesbury Hotel Dundee
Shaftesbury Lodge Dundee, Scotland

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