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“Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dirty, cheap and awful food!!!!!!!”
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The Jester Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Baldock B&B and Inns
London
2 reviews
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“Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dirty, cheap and awful food!!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

I spent an evening in the Jester's recently with my wife. It was truly awful, we could not find anyone to check in, our room was very dirt with what looked like either red wine or sick stains up our wall. Towels smelt of mould and the bed sheets did not feel clean. Breakfast was served by a rude waitress and really bad (microwaved), conservatory where breakfast is served was dirty, full of cobwebs and crap art. Would avoid like the plague.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

The hotel gives a good room and good breakfast. However it can be noisy due to the trains passing a few times an hour. Also pub guests make it sometimes noisy.
But the atmosphere is good and the people are very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2011

The Jester has a postal address in Baldock, Hertfordshire. The railway station of Station Road is Ashwell Station - and Ashwell (a mile and a half away) too is in Hertfordshire. But Ashwell Station (a few yards away) and The Jester are in Cambridgeshire. (Don't worry about noise from the trains - they are in a cutting). So The Jester is a true country inn - built, no doubt, to serve passengers waiting for trains or their conveyance to Ashwell. The Jester, however, has moved with the times - like the London (King's Cross)-to-Cambridge trains it has been well modernised. The room we had was a good size (and since we are both 6ft (180 cm) and more tall, we value our space). The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was modern and well fitted. Everything was very clean. The breakfast was tasty and copious. And above all the welcome was warm and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2010

whilst the building is quite pleasant the current manager ,as she introduced herself , has no interest in the customers and was more interested in playing with her baby son in the bar... not a good thing to be doing at 10pm at night !
The standard of the food was atrocious and when challenged the staff soley gave a limp "sorry"
Would not recommend the place at all.. avoid at all costs

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

We stayed at the Jester on Monday night the 27th September, and can not fault the place. On arrival the greeting was both proffesional and warm. Our room was clean comfortable and had everything that we wanted or needed.

The hotel did seem rather quiet that night but it was a Monday, however both members of staff who were on duty were very friendly. We enjoyed a three course meal which again was very nice.

I have read other reviews and agree that as we were at the front of the hotel you could hear the trains from early morning, but no where near as bad as other guests have indicated in their reviews.

Would we go back ? If we were in that area, without a doubt.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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North Herts
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

There are very few places to stay for my daughter's family when they visit Granny & Grandad, as pubs are not really suitable for young children because of the noise etc. and many places do not have a family room at all, so the Jester was a real find as it is clean and spacious with very helpful and friendly staff. The family room was big enough for four, the breakfast was good and served in a lovely conservatory dining room. it is located opposite a tiny railway station with an hourly service to London and Cambridge, and has plenty of parking. The b&b rate of £90 for four was very reasonable and we shall certainly use it again!

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Bristol
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

Stayed here for six nights during a group retreat. Service was excellent - friendly, attentive and personal. The staff were very friendly and greeted us personally. The room and en-suite was spotlessly clean, roomy and nicely neutrally decorated. The restaurant offered a good selection of pub meals at reasonable prices. The food was of very good quality and there was a wide selection at breakfast. The breakfast staff were happy to customise our meals according to preference. Finally, the hotel has a warm, cosy and, owing to its small size, personal atmosphere. It's a great place to 'get away from it all.' Overall, grade A!

NB hotel is located on road with good access about 200m from Ashwell-Morden railway station.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Property: The Jester Hotel
Address: 116 Station Road, Baldock SG7 5RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Baldock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Baldock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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