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“Clean & comfortable accomodation - recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dukeries Lodge

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Dukeries Lodge
Ranked #5 of 6 Edwinstowe B&B and Inns
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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“Clean & comfortable accomodation - recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at the Dukeries Lodge last weekend to attend a family wedding nearby. I honestly could not fault it and cannot understand the negative reviews at all! We stayed in room 15 which overlooks the rear carpark, it has it's own little balcony which leads down to a rear fire escape. The rooms were comfortable and cosy, the heated towel rail in the bathroom was on constantly keep the temperature at a warm level. The bathroom looked as if it had been newly refurbished and was spacious and modern. The hotel is full of character and has an amazing staircase with stained glass windows, the dining room was spacious and clean - I personally LOVED the leopard print carpet!
The staff were welcoming and very helpful, we requested directions to the church and were given a printed map and vebal directions as well. The breakfast was lovely, plenty of it and freshly cooked. All I can say is, I have stayed in many hotels all around the world over the years and this hotel was excellent value for money and I would have no hestitation in returning again or recommending to others, in my humble opinion, you get what you pay for and a lot more...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have eaten at the Dukeries many times and never been disappointed
Great menu with different offers each night
The atmosphere is buzzing and new decor very vibrant ( thanks to my hubby Andy & Tim!. :0) )
I would always reccomend it to friends and hope they keep up the great service

  • Stayed August 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

I'm writing this review in my room - I've travelled down from Preston and I'm staying here for the weekend to attend my niece's wedding nearby. I found the Dukeries Lodge quite by accident, by looking at Edwinstowe on Google maps, zooming in to see if I could spot and hotels or B&Bs in the area! I saw their link, clicked on it, found they had a vacancy and booked it there and then online. Dead simple!

I too have seen negative comments on here but can't think why! The staff are friendly and helpful, and nothing is too much trouble for them. The lodge itself is a beautiful old building and yes, there IS leopard print carpet but it fits in perfectly with the decor!

My sister, brother in law, niece and I had a bar meal yesterday and it was lovely. My room is immaculate and the bed is so comfy. I can't fault the place at all and the breakfast I had this morning was a Little Chef Olympic Breakfast equivalent - all for £39.50 a night! You can't go wrong :)

I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Since the change of management and extensive revamp of this place we thought we would give it another chance as we had previously had some disappointments.
Having a meal on different days of the week at different times of the day and ordering from different parts of the menu has left us in no doubt that there has been immense improvement both in the ambience and in the cooking and presentation of the meals. We have consistently had well presented food that has been cooked superbly.
Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive and it didn't matter if we had popped in for a meal of convenience or dressed for dinner out, we have not so far been disappointed with our visit.
Well done to all the staff.
Haven't stayed the night but do have a friend who stayed both before and since the revamp and they were very impressed with the improvemnts in both accommadation and service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I live in the village, friends come to see us and stay at the lodge, we eat there with them, and also return for more, I have noticed one or two negative comments, and quite frankly wonder what planet they are from, some people would sour wine by their presence - I cannot imagine finding better value, or a more friendly team, it isn't the Ritz and doesn't pretend to be, but it is good at what it does, good value food and a decent pint in friendly surroundings, with a room available if needed

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The leopard print carpet should have been regarded as a warning sign for the kind of establishment we were in, but 3 hungry diners were bored of driving around this small area looking for somewhere to eat, so we went in. The menu was underwhelming, traditional frozen favourites such as chips, breaded mushrooms and other greasy dishes. As vegetarian me and my mum struggled to fins something nice to eat, but as we both eat fish too, we opted for that. I went for the special a Texan spiced tuna steak salad, sounds nice doesn't it? I'm not really sure why i expected more than a dry piece of tuna (asked to be cooked medium rare) sitting on a bed of lettuce, cucumber and tomato, but that's what I got. Sitting opposite me my sister had a perfectly cooked medium rare steak, that made my incinerated tuna even harder to swallow.

The staff were equally as dull as the food, all young and bored and with no manners what-so-ever. Ok, yes I'm from Cambridge where we are spoilt for choice regarding places to eat out, but this felt like stopping at a little chef! When I ordered I asked for the tuna salad and pointed at the specials board. I asked if the waitress could ensure the tuna was cooked medium rare, she looked at me strangely and then agreed. I checked my reciept on the way back from the bar and realised she had ordered me the tuna mayo salad, not sure how you can cook tuna mayo medium rare?? I'll have to try it sometime! Anyway, I went back and told her I had meant the tuna steak salad and that's why I had requested how it was cooked. She told me that the tuna steak wasn't a salad, so I read her the specials board "Oh" she replied and typed on the till then requested an extra £3 from me...

The food was certainly cheap and very fast, so i'm sure for some it fits the bill, but just be warned that the outside architecture of the building and standard of food and bar service inside don't quite match. I would certainly not recommend this as a place for food lovers, but it satisfied our hunger and I live to moan another day so I guess it's not all bad??

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We Choose the hotel in Edwinstowe because it was near Sherwood Forest and convenient for the Robin Hood Festival and were told when we arrived that the hotel had only been recently taken over by new management and it was going through a re-modernisation, but it was the simplest things that needed rectifying like in room 9, the one we were given. The bedroom had a locker just on one side of the double bed but not the other, making it impossible to read a book with no light or room to place any of your personal belongings, and the one central light bulb didn’t give the room adequate lighting either. The room could have also done with an armchair if not two. The bathroom could have also done with a shelf above the basin and somewhere to place the towels.
All very, very basic, but as I say these are just little things but would have made a big difference, but at least it was clean.
We were also extremely disappointed with the evening meal in the pub which is part of the hotel. My wife and I both decided to order half a roast chicken each, but we were not prepared to be given the smallest chicken ever bred! It was more like a sparrow, which had probably been precooked cooked and just micro waved before being served as it came to our table in under ten minutes, making it totally as dry as a bone.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dukeries Lodge
Address: High Street, Edwinstowe NG22 9HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Edwinstowe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Edwinstowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dukeries Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Description: Having been recently fully renovated, our wonderful 18th-century coaching inn, we are now enjoying sharing this wonderful hotel with you. In the rural countryside village of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, the Dukeries Lodge dates back to the days of highwaymen, when it first provided a comfortable stopover. Our passion has been to retain the traditional character and sense of history – even choosing to keep the creaky floors and wonderful stained glass windows. All our individually styled bedrooms and our Maid Marian suite are admired by everyone. A family-run hotel with a reputation for superb hospitality, long renowned as one of the best loved venues for celebrations of all kinds, we also offer meeting and conference packages. Conveniently located on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Yorkshire close to the A1, M1, M18 & M62, we are within an hour’s drive from Retford, Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham. Robin Hood Airport. Traveling Entertainment Sports and Leisure Outdoor AdventureStuff for KidsLove and MarriageHealth and BeautyLiving the High LifeThe `just plain odd` listHotel's Cancellation Policy12 Noon Day Prior to Arrival General PoliciesChildren AcceptedPets AcceptedCheck In on or after - 14:00Check Out prior to - 11:00Parking Info / Road InfoNearest Motorway - A1Parking - On-Site - 100Parking Restrictions - all day ... more   less 
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