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“A Very Good Evening Dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kelham House Country Manor Hotel

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Kelham House Country Manor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kelham
Certificate of Excellence
Stroud, United Kingdom
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570 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“A Very Good Evening Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Our previous experience at Kelham had been disappointing, so the owner Jean-Paul had gone out of his way to make sure that we were happy with everything for a family birthday party. Indeed we were! Drinks on the terrace on a summer evening got us off to a good start, and the menu choices were excellent. The ambiance of Kelham House, the decor, the kitchen garden, and the grounds are all perfect for dining, functions, weddings and overnight stays.
The service was attentive and pleasant, with the food nicely presented, tasty and appreciated by all members of our party. We wanted to file our positiveTrip Advisor report before now, but the rules prevented us, after our previous negative report. The fact that Jean-Paul responded so well to criticism is to his great credit and his hotel and restaurant deserves every success.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank malcsaville
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear malcsaville

Thanks so much for leaving this follow up review, especially seeing as you've been made to wait to leave it!

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to see you, Gill and the family but I knew the team would take great care of you. I'm really pleased that we were able to let you see us as we should be, and although we've put the lunch menu on a hiatus over the winter months the feedback we took from your initial visit are still very much in place,

Wishing you all the best for the new year,

Jon-Paul
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night recently on business after stumbling upon it on a booking website. The price was good so i gave it ago. The hotel is well located on the main road from Newark to Mansfield and well signposted. The large manor house is in pleasant grounds. I was greeted at reception warmly and shown to my room in the coach house. The room was modern, fresh and recently refurbished. Underfloor heating and an incredibly powerful shower were lovely. Noise was minimum and comfort was ver good. Breakfast choice was huge and very well cooked. Overall i left with a very good impression. Recommended

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank atp79
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear ATP79

Thanks so much for your review of your stay with us. It can be a hit and miss experience when making a booking off the internet especially somewhere new, so we're really glad that your stay with us was so well received and hopefully you'll look us up next time you're in the area.

The Coach House is a great piece of development we did and your feedback is really important to us and the team, who I've shared this with.

Best Regards

Jon-Paul Davies
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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for one night whilst in the area for business. The staff were very helpful and ensured that our party were looked after at dinner. I was put in one of the 'coach house' rooms that was fairly large, had wifi, a powerful shower and a comfy bed. The dining room gave a quality meal with a short menu ensuring that the meal was obviously freshly prepared. Bra rafts was pretty good too with some excellent coffee to warm us up ready for a crisp November morning.

Admittedly I was only here for a single night, but this hotel did exactly what you would expect: convenient, well priced, friendly and a pretty good standard.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Nahrobson

Thanks a lot for your review after staying with us at Kelham House hotel. We're glad that everything was to your satisfaction and you enjoyed eating with us too, I hope you meant you enjoyed our breakfast too in your review but I think auto correct may have kicked in!!

You obviously do a lot of travelling so we really do value your feedback and hope to see you again in the near future

Best Regards

Jon-Paul & Charlotte Davies

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here in September with my new wife on the night of our wedding.

Lovely room, warm and inviting.
The bath is even big enough to accomodate a man of a 6ft6" frame plus the wife which was a welcome bonus!

Lovely breakfast in the morning too.

Truly wonderful hotel and everyone will love it im sure.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SniperY2K
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear SniperY2K

Thanks a lot for your great review, and sorry it's taken a while to say thanks and congratulations to you and your new bride!

We're glad we could play a part in your special day and we look forward to seeing you in the future, maybe a trip down memory lane to see us for your anniversary if not before? ;-)

All the best

Charlotte & Jon-Paul
Kelham House
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stopped in for afternoon tea today, and although it is not a standard offering, we were given a lovely selection of sandwiches and desserts. Julie on reception looked after us with great care and charm, and made our visit a very special occasion altogether.
For service like this we will make every effort to visit again, and to spread the word. Well done Julie and colleagues!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Mike B

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and especially for your great feedback on Julie I'll make sure she gets to see this review! Our lunch offering is small but we like to think perfectly formed, and by the sounds of it you agree!

Many Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again soon


Charlotte & Jon-Paul Davies
Kelham House Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My previous review made a reference to the food not being very exciting - I would like to take that comment back as the last time I stayed here the food was excellent. A really lovely selection on the menu and the presentations was a feast for the eyes, needless to say the actual taste experience was upo to the expectations. It is so nice to find an independant hotel/restaurant with such exacting standards.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SomersetRickyDude
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hello again!!!

This is one of my favourite ever reviews, thanks for taking the time to post it. As I said when you last stayed with us we had to use an agency chef who although doing a perfectly good job I don't think let you see exactly what we were capable of here at Kelham House and the Kitchen Garden restaurant, and I'm really glad that you visited again and got to see what we work so hard to achieve.

Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again in the future

The Kelham House Team
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Newark, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

if your wanting the wow factor then this is the place i can not tell you how great it is the staff were great and the manager sorted everything out nothing was to much trouble.The rooms are all out of this world and not one person had a bad word to say the food was fantastic as was breakfast with two bars , and lovely grounds my day was prefect
so if your looking for that dream house to have your wedding or party than this is the place

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zoey A
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JPKelham, Owner at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Zoey,

Thanks so much for posting this review, we were really pleased that we made your day so special, and that all the preparation and work on the day paid off for you and your family.

We hope to see you in the future and wish you all the very best!

The Kelham House Team
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Property: Kelham House Country Manor Hotel
Address: Main Street, Kelham, Newark-on-Trent NG23 5QP, England (Formerly Red House Country Manor)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Newark-on-Trent > Kelham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kelham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kelham House Country Manor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kelham House Country Manor Hotel was built as a private manor house in 1903 and became a hotel about 50 years later. Under new ownership since 2010 the hotel has been totally refurbished and extended to provide luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Situated in the outskirts of the historic Newark on Trent it provides a perfect location for business traveller, visitor to the area or as a venue for weddings, parties and meetings. As of July 2014 we are happy to announce our 3 star AA accreditation, as well as our first dining rosette awarded by the AA inspector for our a la carte menu. ... more   less 
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