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Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel

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A superb 18th Century manor house set in over 5 acres of professionally landscaped gardens. Located in the historic market town of Retford, this traditional 63 bedroomed hotel is one of the best in the area.Relax in the comforts of The West Retford Hotel by enjoying a drink in the Chatsworth Bar before dining in the luxurious Orangery Restaurant, with a menu featuring traditional favourites and exciting new dishes.The hotel is ideally situated for business travellers or leisure guests with the A1 and M1 only a short drive away making it perfectly located to explore the local area or further afield.With a newly refurbished ballroom dating back to 1851, with patio doors opening on to a large seating area and six other meeing rooms this hotel is the only choice.Whether it be for a business stay, conference, wedding, function or a leisurely break let us welcome you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Beverley L wrote a review 10 Apr
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I have just been treated to an afternoon tea as a birthday treat at The West Retford Hotel and have to say I most certainly would not have another there and will not recommend visiting this venue for the same treat to anyone else. I never write reviews - if I have had a lovely meal I will praise the staff at the time. However this is the 2nd year I have been treated to this and it is still appalling!! This time around I gave who I assumed was the restaurant manager a full and honest critique to pass onto management. Sandwiches - 'plastic' ham and beef of poor quality - thin slices which actially was probably a blessing. No smoked salmon but cream cheese with the sliced cucumber. Also 'cheap' white bread smothered in margarine. No wholemeal bread on offer. No other savouries are offered - ie quiche, scotch eggs, savoury tarts etc. You just get 2 tiers of cheap quality cakes. No sultanas on the scones, no butter - just jam and cream. Not everyone may want jam and cream and would prefer a simple buttered scone - not an option here. There was sum sort of sticky chocolate slice. I couldn't work out if it was fudge cake or not and my friend suggested it may have been a torte. Whatever it was, it was just sticky thick brown sugar on the bottom and you needed to scrape it off the serviette with a knife. They place a meringue/cream swan as the centre piece on the top plate. This is a meal shared by 2 people - who gets the swan?! We ended up cutting it in half to share - but a messy process. Absolute debacle!!! This is a lucrative market. Any restaurant providing a good quality afternoon tea will draw in custom over and over again. Surely as a chain, Best Western could make a decent job of this. The other meals looked tasty and nicely presented. So 'pull your fingers from your butts' and get this sorted properly. A child could have made a better effort than this. You should be ashamed to deliver such an atrocity!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: DO NOT opt for the Afternoon Tea. I did not stay at the hotel. This was just a visit for a...
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David B wrote a review Mar 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom84 contributions56 helpful votes
Well located and at to find with ample car parking. Reception was welcoming and the service throughout our stay was good. Our room was comfortable with all facilities we needed . Breakfast was ok and food in the restaurant varied and reasonably priced. We would use it again .
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Catherine B wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had Sunday lunch here today for my Mum’s birthday. We didn’t mention the birthday to the waitresses but they had overheard us saying happy birthday to mum during the meal and brought out this beautifully decorated dessert for her! The food was great, they were really attentive and more than happy to switch menu items (peppercorn sauce accompanying the chicken to gravy) for my daughter. We’ll definitely be back with all the family soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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fabio81jay wrote a review Feb 2024
Peterborough, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
Very well located, staff were incredibly professional. Meals out of this world. Very cozy bar with plenty of drinks even a nice selection for non alcoholic drinks. Rooms were spacious with marvellous beds, big toilets aswell. An great experience overall.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Faith4 wrote a review Feb 2024
Leeds75 contributions56 helpful votes
Extremely comfortable stay in one of the cottages in the grounds of the main hotel. Situated just a few steps away from the entrance. Very spacious room and bathroom with an entrance hall. Comfortable bed and extremely clean room. Good selection of toiletries and tea/coffee/hot choc and biscuits
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The cottage we stayed in was lovely
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ml0ngley wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is a really good value hotel to stay at in Retford. The hotel has ample parking and is a very spacious hotel with bar and restaurant. The hotel is split into two building and I am always in the building across from the main hotel ? however it has lovely rooms with generous sized bedrooms
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Date of stay: February 2024
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dominoking2018 wrote a review Jan 2024
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom87 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights, room ready on arrival, special needs request was met and advised by Laura that everything ok. Ground floor room clean and tidy bathroom had walk in shower and toiletries, plenty of tea and coffee with kettle and bickies. Orangery restaurant very good with limited but tasty menu and good portions of food, two menus available a set menu or bar menu both with veggy and vegan options. My thanks go to Sally in the restaurant for helping to sort out our dietry needs and giving us an accessable table for our meals. Breakfast choice of continental or full English with generous quantity. Small bar with selection of beers and spirits reasonably priced for a hotel. Small lounge to sit and relax during the day if required.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: About 12 walk to town centre with a market on Saturdays, plenty of cafes around for a snack or...
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LG020576 wrote a review Jan 2024
Barnby Moor, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
nice friendly helpful staff and decent room with a very comfy bed food was excellent. On;ly thing that lets the room down is the shroud around the tv. no access for firestick or games consoles if you have the kids with you.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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savvy_dave wrote a review Jan 2024
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I tried the Best Western Plus for a one night stay over Christmas (visiting family) and it was significantly better than the other hotel I'd tried in Retford (The Elms). The welcome at reception was initially rather cold as the young lady informed me that I was early and rooms would not be available until 3pm. I requested some flexibility, if possible, and after contact with housekeeping a room was available. The room, in a separate building was a good size, comfortable, warm but rather dated. Housekeeping was excellent and everything worked OK. Perhaps TVs could be upgraded soon to larger screens. The bathrooms was spotless and the amenities were good quality. The breakfast (in the main building) comprised a small (very limited) buffet then hot dishes were ordered and brought to the table. The breakfast was decent but not memorable. All in all it was a good stay and I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Mole2960 wrote a review Dec 2023
Reading, Berks, UK55 contributions10 helpful votes
Second stay here in recent years. Another excellent stay thank you. Lovely people - everyone we spoke to. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped room and delicious food. Great value for money. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kings Park (0.4 miles), Majestic Theatre (0.4 miles), and Enigma Live Escape Rooms Retford (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Saucy Pizza Co, The Brew Shed, and No 5 Restaurant.
Is Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Retford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mattersey Priory (5.0 miles).
Is Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.