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Tantara Woodland Lodges
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“absolutely brilliant could not have been a better stay”
Reviewed July 13, 2009

i recently stayed at tantara lodge park and thoroughly enjoyed my stay especially the accomodation which was clean, tidy and well presented, with the added bonus of the jaccuzzi plus the location was central to north yorkshire moors and surrounding towns and villages which offered a wide range of interesting tourist attractions definately recommended

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

I have just returned from one of the cottages on the Tantara Woodland Lodges and must agree with the previous review. The owners/managers clearly take absolutely no notice of any comments/ feedback from guests. None of the ligths under the units or the hob cooker hood worked making it impossible to see what was going on in the kitchen and rendering the whole place gloomy. The oven was filthy.The washing machine wasnt working and still contained washing from the previous occupants. Service/hospitality was zero. Such a shame as it wouldnt take much time or money just to convert it from "poor" status to very good.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2009

I'd first like to preface this review by saying I've used Trip Advisor for many years as I believe it's a fantastic source of information, I've never once felt compelled to write a review as I've felt existing reviews usually accurately reflect our opinions of the resorts we have visited.

Unfortunately there were no existing reviews of the Tantara Woodland Lodge resort in Pickering before our stay in March 2009, otherwise we may have avoided this place.
Hopefully this review will help other people make a more informed choice when looking for accomodation in the Pickering area.

My wife and I were looking for a couple of nights away to recharge our batteries. Unfortunately our first choice accommodation in the Keldy forest was unavailable
for the dates we required therefore we used the Hoseasons website to book what we believed to be similar style accommodation at Tantara Woodland Lodge just outside Pickering.

The Tantara Woodland lodge park is marketed on the Hoseasons website as a
"stunning" development of "luxury" two storey "Scandinavian style" lodges and "contemporary cottages" "ideal" for couples and families alike. We opted for one of the slightly more expensive cottages.

On entering the cottage we pretty quickly realised "luxury" wasn't really an appropriate description for the property. The guest book proudly left for us was filled with page upon page of the same disappointed guest comments, all of which appear to have gone unheeded by the owners for over two years.

The key points are:

Lighting - There is a complete lack of natural light in the cottage, making it generally
gloomy and pretty depressing. We noted pevious comments in the guest book had pointed out that the cooker hob light was not working, making it difficult to see what you were cooking in the kitchen area (if you chose to cook, see below).

Cleanliness - Judging by the cobwebs the rooms looked like they hadn't seen a hoover
for some time. The oven was filthy, layers of grease on the oven shelves, tide marks on the kitchen sink and the cutlery was grim. The bath looked like a bear had recently been shaved in it and the toilet looked like the starting grid at brands hatch (less said the better!).

Amenities - The fridge did not close (as mentioned by countless guests in the guest book) therefore food we had brought with us had to be binned. No toilet paper had been provided which suprised us for accomodation marketed as "luxury", I know it is rustic but come on! One of the heaters in the living area did not work, this had been flagged in the guest book by previous guests 12 months ago but no action had been taken. None of the TV/DVD/Digital remote controls worked (new batteries needed), the fridge freezer
smelt like something had curled up and died in it. The hot tub had half a ton of sand in it presumably there since the previous summer.

None of the comments above are new, as I mentioned earlier, they have been made by countless guests over the last two years and are recorded in the guest book, clearly the owners haven't taken the time to read their own guests reviews (or can't be bothered to take note of them).

Judging by the comments in the guest book there are a number of outdoor activities available at Tantara, the only communication we received from the Lodge owners during our stay was a knock on our door on our last day to be bluntly told we had to leave in order for them to "prepare" the cottage for the next unfortunate guests. As we'd left the place cleaner than we found it I'm guessing no further "preparation" took place after we left.

We don't generally go on holiday to critique the accomodation, we just want to enjoy our stay. As with many other people we don't go out of our way to look for faults, but we do expect a decent level of cleanliness and hospitality, sadly these were both lacking at Tantara woodland lodges. A real shame because Pickering and the surrounding area is beautiful.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tantara Woodland Lodges

Property: Tantara Woodland Lodges
Address: Thornton Road, Pickering YO18 7JX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Pickering
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Tantara Woodland Hotel Pickering
Tantara Woodland Lodges Pickering, Yorkshire

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