We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Romantic weekend in a serene setting”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Scalford Hall Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Melton Mowbray
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Romantic weekend in a serene setting”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I bought a weekend deal including two nights bed and breakfast with evening meal and a bottle of wine on the first night through groupon and I have to say I had my doubts reading some reviews however, the weekend was one of the most memorable I've ever had for all the right reasons. We booked in with ease however on receiving a room with a view of trees we asked to be moved (not the view we were expecting). We were placed across the hall in the newest part of the building and had a lovely view of the courtyard / gardens. Breakfast was lovely with a variety on offer including cereal, hot and cold selection which was faultless. Dinner was a wonderful addition and ticked all the boxes. The stuffed peppers were amazing, the fish cooked to perfection and the dessert a wonderful finale to the meal. The bottle of wine also went down a treat. Although the food was wonderful I would be a little disappointed had we paid the full price of the evening meal separately (not sure if it's good value for money). The whole building is exceptional and very impressive. The lounge area was lovely to sit in whilst reading the paper and the smaller social rooms had wonderful decor and views to complete the feel. The building has an old charm about it which is unlike any hotel I have ever stayed in. Some may say it's dated but that is the style of the structure, and although there are new pieces of furniture and obvious renovations they are in keeping with the style. The afternoon tea was a nice treat also, and made better taking tea in the courtyard. The only downside for us was the wedding that was taking place made some areas off limits and you could feel awkward when travelling through the main lounge / reception area with all the guests. This should have been pointed out to us when booking however we did not find the music a problem at all. There are many local attractions around including meltons ye olde pie shop and belvoir castle is worth a trip. All in all a wonderful weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the courtyard. Haven't seen the rooms in the original building but...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Joleen22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

740 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    190
    225
    154
    82
    89
See reviews for
113
375
7
77
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (209)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reading
Level Contributor
305 reviews
170 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My partner and I have just spent the weekend at this hotel and we were very disappointed.
We were allocated room 42, which is situated in a newer annex building behind the main building.
The room was very tired and the carpet was stained. The shower room was pretty small and very basic youth hostel standard, but worst of all we had no water to the shower. We went and reported it to the reception staff and a duty manager, who were all 'surprised' at this and he said he would go and investigate. He came back and confirmed that the shower had no water and apologised.
We asked to change rooms but were told the hotel was full and we could change rooms the following day when there would be people checking out. He also offered us a bottle of wine with our dinner on the hotel. That night we hardly slept due to very poor soundproofing. We could hear people snoring in the next room and there was alot of noise from above and in the corridor
The next morning I happened to look on this site and couldn't believe that previous guests had written reviews about room 42 and there being no running water!!! The hotel staff gave us the impression they were not aware of the problem until we told them. They said there was no maintenance available on weekend etc.
This in our opinion is totally unacceptable. We should have been told there was no water in the shower when we checked in or before and then we would have found somewhere else to stay. We felt we were lied to and fobbed off.
We were given Room 64 for our 2nd night which we were told was the hotel's best. We were not very impressed. But were glad to be able to bathe at least. Again we found this room quite noisy and the corridor outside was lined with spare beds and mattresses.
I really would like to be more positive about our weekend break. It was value for money as it was a Wowcher deal £99 for 2 nights b&b with dinner on the first night. The food wasn't bad. Breakfast was quite good and most of the staff we found helpful. The main building is ok,the grounds and driveway is quite impressive,the reception and lounge areas are quite nice with an open fire. The whole place generally needs money spent on it.

Room Tip: Avoid room 42
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank larnerdarren
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Melton Mowbray hotels

Milton Keynes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed November 4, 2012

First the good bits:

- The hotel is imposing, and the common areas are very interesting

- The staff are excellent, and fell over themselves to help after we had a dreadful first night. Every member of staff was helpful, polite, and friendly - definitely this hotel's best asset.

- The food was good (as part of an all inclusive package), and service again was fast and polite

The bad bits? Well:

- DO NOT ACCEPT ROOM 80, UNLESS YOU LIKE SLEEPING IN A NOISY SAUNA.

- I deduced the room is above the boiler room, and throughout the night the temperature slowly increased, even with the windows wide open (it's November) and all the heaters off. In addition, every 20 minutes or so there is an enormous whooshing noise as the boilers kick in, following by 10 minutes of ticking pipes.

At 5.30am the temperature finally levelled off and I fell into a fitful sleep until 7am, when the kind person in the room next to us turned on their TV at full volume.

To add insult to injury, you can't even splash cold water on your face to cool down, as water coming out of the cold tap was hot, and the tap operated as if someone had rammed something up the spout - i.e. the water went everywhere except down.

Believe me you really don't feel very happy at 7 on Saturday morning, when in an attempt to cool down after a sleepless night in a noisy sweatbox, you turn on the cold tap to have warm water sprayed at your crotch. As Victor Meldrew would have said, "I don't believe it". My language was somewhat more colourful.

The following morning we complained, and were immediately moved to another room, which was cool and quiet, and on the second night we had a peaceful exhausted sleep.

In conclusion?

Food good, staff great, rooms very variable - buyer beware!

Room Tip: Do not accept room 80!
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jonres
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

As part of a voucher deal for a weekend away.

The building is very impressive from the outside, sadly not quiet so on the inside.

Can't speak highly enough of all the staff, all friendly and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

We stayed for two nights, unfortunately rm 80 is above the boiler room and was stiffling hot, even without the heating on. Can't believe they have blankets and sheets still. Unfortunately the room was far too hot for us, again when we mentioned this, the receptionist kindly moved us to another room without any fuss. The room was a lot better and very comfortable. My only negative comment would be the mould in the shower with the spider living above the shower. I don't know if the walls are thin or our neighbour was hard of hearing, but getting sky news at gone midnight then again at 5am through the wall was a bit of a pain.

The breakfast and evening meal were great and we were served with our evening meal very quickly.

I would agree with some of the other reviews, the building is lovely, but definately needs some TLC, but the staff were fantastic.

Room Tip: Avoid Rm 80, ground floor rooms around 75 have a lovely field at the back, very quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Alison R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yorkshire
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Just returned from a 2-night stay at this hotel. We booked two rooms a twin & a double. The hotel is vey impressive as you drive up to it. Once inside the reception is stunning with oak panels and a huge stone fireplace. There is also a large airy lounge area which is very comfortable.

I was a little disappointed to be shown to rooms in the annex, which was more modern than the main part of the hotel.

We were given 2 rooms next to each other which was good. Both rooms were very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of wardrobe space with plenty of clothes hangers.

We were in room 42 and when we tried to use the shower to get ready to go out that evening we fornd out that the shower didn't work, as my mum & daughter were in the next room to us we used that shower. We reported the shower at reception who asked us if we were in room 42 as they thought that the shower had been repaired. We were offered another room but it would mean we would have to pack & unpack again, also the room was on another floor & we had wanted to be close to our family. We were told we could have a discount on our bill as a goodwill gesture. We had the price of a bottle of wine removed from our bill on check out, and we were very happy with this.

The food was excellent and there was plenty of choice. Service was quick and all the staff were very polite. Breakfast was self service buffet style the first morning, with fruit, cereals, yoghurt, toast and full cooked breakfast with a choice of fried eggs or poached which were cooked to order. On the second morning a waitress took the orders for the cooked items.

During the day we took a taxi into Melton Mowbray which cost us £6 each way but meant we could have a glass of wine or a beer and not have to worry about driving also saved on car park charges.


As we only paid £99 per couple for 2 nights bed & breakfast, 3 course evening meal on the first night & a bottle of wine we feel that we have had fantastic value for money in a beautiful setting. We would return to Scalford Hall again without a doubt.

Room Tip: If you are given room 42 make sure the shower works before unpacking
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank deme52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed here with friends as part of an excellent value-for-money gourmet break organised by (I think) the Leicestershire Tourist Board. Sadly, although from the outside the building looks lovely, inside, it feels very empty and unloved. It could be amazingly cosy and sumptuous, but feels very much what it is - a management training centre.

Our rooms were in the annexe - never a good sign, especially as it was reached via an outdoor corridor :( - and although the curtains and blind were good quality and reasonably new, the rest of the room was very tired and dated. The bathroom was small (not a problem in itself) but the shower was tiny, with a sliding door, so anyone even slightly larger than the average would have had a real problem getting in/out. The tiles were very old-fashioned and someone had tried to touch up the paint on the walls - very badly. It could have been quite luxurious, as could the bedroom, but presumably the corporate business keeps coming so they don't need to try too hard. (And yes, the walls ARE thin!)

We didn't have dinner at the Hall, but breakfast was OK - just not very exciting. Such a pity that breakfasts were not cooked to order, but they were happy to do fried eggs instead of the scrambled ones available in the serving dishes, so full marks for that.

Would I stay here again? Probably not - unless I had a room in the main house.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AnneD75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nelson, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
183 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Lovely old building with extensive grounds, when we arrived we were made welcome by very friendly staff on reception and also the rest of the staff were lovely throughout our stay. We ate in the restaurant on our 2nd night on my wifes birthday and the food was excellent also lovely breakfasts with plenty of choice.
The downsides to Scalford Hall is that it seems more geared to being a corporate venue than a romantic getaway hotel. We were also disapointed with the bedding in the roomsheets, blankets and quilts in 2012 whats wrong with duvets? the quilt was on the floor every morning, also the hot water system was boiling hot from the tap and no warning signs, shower difficult to regulate went from just right, to scalding hot, to cold on its own, plumbing needs updating,

Room Tip: our room at the rear of the hotel had nice views of the lawned area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank everon2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Melton Mowbray
2.5 mi away
Best Western Sysonby Knoll Hotel
Best Western Sysonby Knoll Hotel
#2 of 7 in Melton Mowbray
4.5 of 5 bubbles 397 reviews
5.2 mi away
Stapleford Park
Stapleford Park
#1 of 1 in Stapleford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 915 reviews
2.4 mi away
Premier Inn Melton Mowbray Hotel
Premier Inn Melton Mowbray Hotel
#3 of 7 in Melton Mowbray
4.5 of 5 bubbles 297 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 mi away
Harboro Hotel
Harboro Hotel
#5 of 7 in Melton Mowbray
3.5 of 5 bubbles 241 reviews
2.4 mi away
Quorn Lodge Hotel
Quorn Lodge Hotel
#4 of 7 in Melton Mowbray
4.0 of 5 bubbles 222 reviews
13.0 mi away
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
#2 of 2 in Barnsdale
3.5 of 5 bubbles 837 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Scalford Hall Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scalford Hall Hotel

Property: Scalford Hall Hotel
Address: Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray LE14 4UB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Melton Mowbray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Melton Mowbray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Scalford Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scalford Hall cater for weddings and have a range of set packages along with the option to create a tailor made package just for you. We also hold a civil ceremony and civil partnership licence, enabling you to hold both your ceremony and reception here at Scalford Hall Hotel. Here at Scalford Hall Hotel we also have our very own Gym and Games Room, which is free of charge exclusively for residents. Scalford Hall Hotel has 80 bedrooms, 9 meeting rooms, 10 syndicate rooms and large event room catering for up to 500 guests. In addition there are 2 private dining rooms. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotel.de, Priceline, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Scalford Hall Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Scalford Hall Hotel Melton Mowbray
Scalford Hall Melton Mowbray

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing