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“Enjoyable 3 night break”
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Dukes Folly Hotel
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire england
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Enjoyable 3 night break”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Spent a 3 night break here 26th Feb - 1st March). Room was fresh, bright , very warm spotlessly clean and modern with new furniture and carpets.

Very modern bathroom suite with large rectangle shower. The only downside was that it took about 10 minutes to get hot water in the wash basin and shower.


Could have done with a shelf in the shower to put shampoo etc on. Also a hook in the bathroom would be a good idea.

Breakfast was plentiful and served HOT!. The only problem was the fact that we got extra white toast when we asked for Brown. This happened on 2 occasions.

Hotel in good location. Lots of Shops, restuarants and bars in immediate vacinity.

We would definately consider going back again in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Ashton Under Lyne
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here for a short break with my fiancee. Paid £51 extra for the Castle room (4 poster bed). The room was spotless. The en suite bathroom large (bath with shower attachment), although I found it difficult to shower as the shower head had no wall mount. Back in the bedroom itself had plenty of space. there was a good size wardrode for those on a longer stay. A TV and tea/coffee supplied. The staff were very helpful and plesant. Breakfast standard full english.
Now for the down side. We had to sleep in there other basic 4 poster room on first night as there was a problem with the bed in the castle room, One of the main beams supporting the beds struts was broken and held together with a belt. There was a workman on site who fixed the problem and we were able to sleep comfortably in our chosen room. See photos for repair to bed. Would we stay there again? No.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

arrived at hotel and was showed into hotel via a "ramp" which was made up of 2 pieces of plywood in a terrible state, pieces had broken off and it was unsafe, i was then shown to a "disabled room" off a narrow corridor and after several 3 point turns made it into the room it was impossible to enter bathroom, so exited stage left,down the rickety ramp and off to find another hotel,never again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights in the Dukes Folly Hotel. Our room was newly decorated and furnished and very clean and comfortable. The hotel has a light and airy dining room - where the lovely breakfast was served. In addition to the full English breakfast, a good choice of cereal and fruit was provided. The staff at the hotel were really good and very friendly and helped us out with advice on local amenities. There is free parking on site for several vehicles. The hotel is just a short walk to the shops and restaurants in the town centre. Good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Paid £90 for a room which was cold.window would not close.
Bed very uncomfortable as it was 2 mattress pushed together.
Spring sticking out.
Breakfast was nice.
Very basic rooms for price.
Would not stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Godwin L, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Folly Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We are very sorry to learn about your experience while staying with us. It was unfortunate that the night you were staying was one of the windiest night we had ever experienced and the window was unexpectedly forced open. We apologise that we cannot address this problem for you in a timely fashion as we have only learnt about it in the morning.

We apology once again for the discomfort you had experienced, we wish our full refund for your stay do demonstrate our sincere apology for that.

Best Regards,
Godwin
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Marske-by-the-sea
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lovely little hotel,very close to main shopping area.Free parking on site for limited number of cars.I requested room on ground floor as no lift.Room was clean and comfortable although a bit on the small side.We had a double but would request twin if we stayed again as the twin on the ground floor was a bit bigger and bathroom more accesable.Staff were very helpful and looked after us very well.Breakfast cooked to order and exceptionally good. TV in room and also bar area and a separate sitting room with large TV or just to sit comfortably and read on comfortable chairs /sofa rather than sitting on the bed.We stayed for a weekend in December using a KGB voucher and we wouldn't hesitate staying again.Thanks to all the staff for a Very pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed at the Duke's Hotel while visiting Liverpool for a weekend and decided to stay out of the city for a change to see a slightly different part of the area for a change. Couldn't fault the £45 I paid which included breakfast and a room with double bed, en-suite with toiletries, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. I was only there for one evening, but found the owner very pleasant to chat to - very welcoming - and the staff serving for breakfast very efficient and helpful.

Will definitely stay there again as it's a great hotel for the price. There's a good choice of food for breakfast, it's well located within Southport and a small car park to the front of the hotel too.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Dukes Folly Hotel
Address: 11 Duke Street, Southport PR8 1LS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dukes Folly Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duke's Folly Hotel carries the legacy of being the first hotel in Southport. It is located just 30 yards from Lord Street, Southport's world famous Victorian Shopping Boulevard. ... more   less 
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