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Innkeeper's Lodge Godalming
Ranked #15 of 17 Godalming B&B and Inns
Kent
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Stayed one night”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We thought it would be a good idea to stay the night after a family birthday party as we came from Kent. I have to say that we enjoyed the experience. The staff were very good and nothing was any trouble even though they were extremely busy. The room was excellent with a view over the lake, and very comfortable. I wouldn't hestitate to stay again coupled with the meal we had it was a memorable experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We booked late and only stayed for one night but we had a good time from the time we arrived the staff were attentive the food was top quality in the restaurant (book a table when you book your room) and included a full English breakfast as well.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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farnborough
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed at the Inn on the Lake for 3 nights, which varied from night to night (admittedly a lot to do with other guests, over which the hotel has no control). When you enter, check-in is marked at one end of the bar, but unfortunately staff serving at the other end of the bar can't see it. I had to wait a bit and go and find someone to check me in, but once they did, they were helpful. All the rooms are upstairs, and mine was also up a further small flight of stairs, so these not recommended if you have mobility problems. Hotel seemed busy the first night (a Monday), particularly with guests who couldn't shut a door without banging it - this went on until about 1:30am (may have been staff locking up at that time). Room was fine, clean, plenty of tea and coffee, good kettle, clean towels - but no water or glasses. Shower needed to be run for several minutes before there was any hot water. Night 2 was quiet, night 3 noisy again. Plenty of pastries on the first morning and a cooked breakfast offered (at extra charge). Second morning breakfast supplies low, third OK again. I'm sure if I'd asked they would have brought things out. Tip for the hotel - the open fire in the restaurant is beautiful, it's a shame to put a table of people across the front of it so everyone doesn't get the benefit.

All in all, if you want perhaps a weekend night stay, a lovely dinner with wine and a nearby bed to stagger to, it's ideal. If you're a light sleeper, perhaps not.

Room Tip: The room I was in (12) overlooks the covered smoking tables outside, I should think in the summer if...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Swindon
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed for one night, probably one of the busiest of the year for them, it was the Friday before Christmas.

I arrived at about 17:00 and found a parking space in the over flow car park, the check in was a bit slow as the staff were busy at the bar. Once checked in, the room was clean, spacious with a comfortable bed. The rooms were pretty quiet considering the noise levels in the bar downstairs.

I didn't eat at the hotel, so can't comment on the food offering.

Staff were clearly busy but attentive when dealing with guests.

A nice, affordable hotel in an accessible location. Worth a visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The rooms are far nicer now they have been re-decorated. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. We came for a freinds birthday and needed to check in early, We didn't call ahead but they checked us in with out a problem and helped us with our bags. We had a wonderful visit and look forward to our next trip to the inn on the lake.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Buderim, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Spent a very comfortable night here on a family visit from Australia. After a lot of travelling, we were relieved to find a spacious and nicely renovated room with an impressive modern bathroom. Facilities were good - kettle, cups hairdryer, etc. and staff couldn’t have been more helpful, even to helping me call back to family in Australia. Nice homely atmosphere in the well laid out public areas and particularly enjoyed the breakfast which was fresh and plentiful. The location is great with easy access to Guildford and close to some of the nicest parts of the Surrey countryside. In all, very good value for money for 3 adults in a triple room. One of our best nights in the UK, would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed in room 8, good sized room with nice view to rear. Bathroom hidden in wardrobe a nice touch. Bed on the soft side. 10 min wait for dinner as was very busy, Food was well presented, enjoyable, but over priced. Lager selection on Draft should be improved. Breakfast was Good, plenty for selection, good quality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Innkeeper's Lodge Godalming
Address: The Inn on the Lake, Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Godalming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Godalming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Godalming 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This lakeside lodge is just five miles south of Guildford, and so makes for a characterful yet convenient base for short breaks in Surrey. Surrounded by picturesque gardens, this recently refreshed hotel and refurbished pub make the most of views across the lake and it certainly fulfills its purpose, providing the perfect retreat in which to unwind and enjoy some of the finest countryside in Southern England.Food lovers are in for a treat, as the lodge is home to a stylish pub serving seasonal dishes complimented by a great selection of wines, ales and lagers. Goldalming is something of a Surrey jewel, with its cottages nestled against a backdrop of beautiful wooded hills by the River Wey. A few miles up the road is Guildford, where you can explore the cathedral and its 20 acres of parkland, or stroll around the gardens of the old castle. The National Trust's Clandon Park mansion and 18th century Hatchlands Park are well worth a visit too. ... more   less 
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