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Holly Lodge
Ranked #8 of 69 Alnwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The great escape from a busy life, made perfect by Jackie and George.
Excellent location for Alnwick town, castle and gardens. Gave us advise on best places to eat. Rooms immaculate, bed very comfortable, breakfast delicious, rear graden a pleasure to relax in after a busy day enjoying the area.
Ultimate break thank you.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Another lovely holiday in Alnwick made even more special by George and Jackie. Holly Lodge is perfect. A couple of minutes from the town centre and from the castle and gardens. Holly Lodge is beautifully clean, the beds comfy, the breakfasts delicious and run by two of the nicest people it possible to meet. It feels like staying with friends , we are so pleased to see them and so disappointed to leave. Already deciding when to go back next year and definately an extra night. Thank you George and Jackie .

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

WE can honestly say that this was the best B and B we have stayed in . From the moment of ringing up to enquire if they had any rooms to paying the bill we could not fault anything. George and Jackie are so organised they have thought of everything that you could possible want to make your holiday just perfect. The bungalow is very light and airy and the furnishing in all the rooms are excellent quality. Breakfast is excellent and you need to stay for a week to sample all the different things on the menu. The pictures of breakfast on the website are true to what you get. The fab decking area and garden outside is a very big bonus as you can enjoy a pleasant sit or as we did a pre dinner drinks party in a very sheltered and private area which is well maintained. Ask George anything and he will organise it for you, [ even the weather for us ! ] his suggestions for restaurants were perfect ,and he did all the booking .So easy to walk into town and very close to Alnwick gardens and castle which is a must do. The church bells ? yes they ring but they do have a lovely ring not loud, and to us it was not a problem , try sleeping near a main road then noise and pollution would be a big problem ,BUT you do not have that at Holly Lodge .Go on try it you will not be disappointed and if possible stay an extra night so much to see and do and it is the best

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We will certainly be returning to this splendid family run accommadation.George and Jackie made our stay welcome..
Room we had was great,excellent decor and a comfy bed.the breakfast was very good.
Alnwick is a lovely town with plenty of things to do, a must to visit,,,

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

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Lovely spot, friendly host, well furnished, clean etc.

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Being so hot at the moment, windows need to be left open at night, meaning that every 15 minutes you get to listen to the local church's bells dingling. A good sleep was not had by all.
On a minor point, the internal door handles actually hurt when you pushed down on them. Please change them.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tdmsheeta
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george s, Owner at Holly Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

I do apologise for the great summer weather we are experiencing here in Alnwick during June / July / August!
It was not necessary to open your window as I advertise fans being readily available . or if you had mentioned it or stayed more than one night I would have been able to help you.

I am afraid here in Alnwick , which is a market town we do have churches that do have bells chiming. Many people do find it charming and relatively soothing , and I know having quizzed guests none have experienced not being able to sleep as a result of the church bells.

I will write to the church in question to see if they might turn them off at night.

Door handles - I am completely at a loss to know what you mean , and which door handles have offended. Please can you advise me so I can test them- I have purchased and fitted quality door furniture throughout Holly Lodge.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Holly Lodge was an excellent base for the Alnwick area providing very good food, superb facilities,and good parking. George and Jackie were splendid hosts and did even more than expected. We arrived earlier than expected and were greeted with pots of tea and seats in the garden for our picnic. Certainly a place to return to if we are in the area again.
Judy and Ray. Hancox

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This has got to be one of the best B&B's we have stayed in. George & Jackie have done a great job in creating a easy going atmosphere but with all the fine detail you could wish for. The choice of breakfast was superb the rooms were spotless and there is a huge decking area in the garden for guests to use. It is only a 5 minute walk in to centre of Alnwick and as the property has its own car park there is no problem with parking. This is one place we will certainly be recommending to our friends.

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Thank Ian C
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Additional Information about Holly Lodge

Address: Holly Lodge The Avenue, Alnwick NE66 1UL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Alnwick
Price Range: $108 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Holly Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star Gold Award, Visit Britain Kellogg's Breakfast Award. Location: Situated up a very quiet cul-de-sac, The Avenue off Prudhoe Street next to Police Station, a three minute walk to centre, restaurants and Alnwick Garden and Castle. A very peaceful place for an undisturbed great night's sleep, perfect base for Alnwick and district. Bedrooms: Six en-suite travertine tiled shower wet rooms, 1 room has sunken bathroom and bath /shower. 1 room has been modified to include ground floor disabled facilities. Five of these rooms have super king sized double beds, which can be split into comfortable single beds. Three rooms can accommodate an extra single bed for a child. All rooms have flat screen TV with freeview package, Sky TV and free Wi Fi. Tea /coffee making, hairdryer and ironing facility. Car Park: Large secure car park for up to 10 cars, C.C.T.V protected, in grounds. Lounge: Guest lounge with 42" flat screen TV with freeSAT and Sky package. Breakfast Room: Individual tables in modern style breakfast room. Reception: Private secure guest entrance with Reception facilities, and fridge with complimentary bottled chilled mineral water and ice making machine. Drying Room: Drying room available along with bike storage room. Decking Area: Private rear decking area and gardens with seats and two fish ponds with waterfall feature available. ... more   less 
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