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“The Real Country Sporting Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arundell Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lifton
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Real Country Sporting Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Our first stay to fish! Quite superb! Why had we not been before?? Go for a DBB or a package.
A real Country Sporting Hotel: great charm, wonderfully helpful staff - nothing to much trouble, superb food in restaurant or bar, good wine selection and just the right location. Minor request for an improvement in the packed lunches. Fishing advice and instruction of the highest standard, the fish will as ever do as they please?
We are now planning our next visit. If you are a keen country sportsman or woman you are missing out if you have not been.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Roger P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We have been visiting the Arundel Arms for over 10 years and it's charm does not fade. The staff are all exceptionally friendly and helpful and have always accommodated our request for a specific room which has become our favourite. The food is exceptional, I would highly recommend you go for the DBB package and sample the wonder fare in the beautiful restaurant followed by a long snooze in the lounge which has the air of a country house to it.

My husband fishes and I normally spend the day somewhere in Cornwall on the coast, there are also more local sites to be seen but after 10 years I like to venture a little further afield.

Would defnitely recommend a visit.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Thank Karen B
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UK
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314 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

As I have written before it's never easy finding a hotel in the middle of Devon & Cornwall convenient for all.. so I ended up at my old favourite again. This time my room was in the main building just up the stairs.. never again! A hotel is not to blame for rowdy guests that decide to leave the bar past midnight.. however it was quite annoying to be woken up in the middle of the night and think that I will ask if there again to be moved (just in case!). However onto the good points.. meeting room good as always, buffet dinner on arrival was lovely. Didn't look big enough first of all but was and all customers happy with the spread for dinner. My only other gripe is since my last stay they have stopped taking Amex which is my company credit card! Breakfast was lovely and the garden was delightful this time of year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anon19
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West Sussex, UK
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209 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

My wife and I have stayed here many times over the last 15 years. It was great to find that the ambience and the welcome from the staff are as good as ever. The fishing always varies depending on the weather but the food in the restaurant ( and in the bar), is consistently good. Our only small criticism is the poor quality of the vacuum flasks used to provide hot drinks in the picnic lunches - they need to be replaced.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DennisWestSussex_UK
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

I agree with some of the other reviewers, the decor and bedrooms are looking a bit tired but they are clean and if you look at service, friendliness and quality of food, this outweighs the fabric of the the hotel. When I stay in hotels it is always the service and food that lets them down, this hotel is excellent in both regards and well worth the stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trevor C
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foxy1307, Guest Relations Manager at Arundell Arms Hotel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Dear Trevor C,

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here at The Arundell. We are aware that some of our rooms are need of updating, and also some of the corridor areas in the hotel. Our rooms are currently undergoing a refurbishment programme with new carpets, beds and furniture being replaced. We are also about to upgrade the wifi signal around the hotel amongst other things. Once again, many thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Alex Thomson
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I like this hotel and have been 3 times. So why do I have mixed feelings, well the answer is that if you are going for fly fishing, this hotel is excellent and if you are going to use it as a base to visit great places like Tavistock nearby then its very good. The rooms however are nothing to shout about, just OK particuarly the beds, pillows and small TV's, but the common areas are very good, especially the stone floored lounge with its large fireplace. The food is good but not great. In summary I will return here to spend most enjoyable times by the river and go on to visit nearby sites like Tavistock, one of my favourite market towns.

Room Tip: Avoid front rooms which can be noisy as right next to the road.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adrian999
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Some of the areas in the hotel were charming however room 12 had no soul . The bed was small and hard , the decor was shabby and the style was very dated ( despite the fact that some of the furnishings were obviously quite new ) . I appreciate it is an old building but the many stairs leading to the room creaked beyond belief ! Breakfast was lovely as were the morning serving staff but we found the reception and bar staff a little stand offish. so much so we went to a neighbouring inn for drinks, evening meal and even afternoon tea. Fine for a basic overnight short stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Arundell Arms Hotel
Address: 1 Fore Street, Lifton PL16 0AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Lifton
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lifton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arundell Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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