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“Never again!”
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The Claremont
Ranked #4 of 10 Woodhall Spa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Never again!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We booked this place mainly for location and after reading previous reviews. We visited in February but I have waited until now to write something as I have been monitoring this site. At last someone else had a bad experience. We had booked for 2 nights but abandoned the place after one night. The smell was awful, the place deserted, the female who cooked breakfast left us to go and 'do my other job' ... the list is endless but my final comment is I can say that we eventually found one of the smells came from rotting fruit in a drawer in the room!

Enough said.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here on 5/4/14 for one night. We stayed just under 3 years ago, and unfortunately it had gone down hill. The guest house smelt of stale smoke.
The room was ok, but the main problem was that all night, every few minutes, a bathroom fan from a neighbouring room kept coming on. It stayed on for a few minutes every time, and there was clearly a fault. Nobody gets up to use the toilet continuously! We hardly slept a wink and mentioned it to the lady who was looking after the place in the morning. She couldn't have been less interested so we e mailed the owner Gary with our thoughts.
The lady obviously intercepted the e mail and replied that we were over sensitive and should next time go and stay at the Petwood Hotel! Not really the response we expected!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed for one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We received a really friendly welcome from our host and were shown to our room which was very clean and a good size with a lovely bathroom.

The location of the guest house is great for the local things to see and do, and the restaurants and cafes.

Our breakfast was really nice! Full English with toast and tea, and orange juice. Cooked perfectly and all very tasty. We were also offered cereal but wanted to keep room for our cooked brekkie.

We would stay here again if we were in the area. Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Claremont the night before my wedding at the Petwood with 5 of my wedding party. Gary and his wife couldn't have been more helpful, great room, very comfortable surroundings, excellent breakfast and extensive advice on the local area. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Robert S
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Claremont, 3 rooms, and I can only say how friendly Gary was, from the first contact until check out. We requested quite an early check in due to our friends wedding and Gary didn't have any problems with this.

The rooms were clean, spacious and warm, breakfast was really good, just what we needed before driving home.

If we ever visit Woodhall Spa again, we know where to stay.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Gary and Marinella run a first class Guest house. The rooms are spacious and well appointed and the bed was very comfy. It is a great base if you want to explore "bomber country" of WW2 RAF airfields with notable locations like the Battle of Britain memorial fight at Conningsby, RAF Scampton, Dambusters connections and East kirkby aviation centre.
Parking is available and there are enough close dining choices. Stayed for three nights and found everything fantastic, with plentiful breakfasts and great chats with Gary.

Room Tip: Parking on the street is quite fine if the small attached carpark is full.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cirencester
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I had a lovely time. Booking was really easy, I was welcomed by Gary who is really jolly and asked me what I would like for breakfast - they went out especially to find me some natural yogurt, and found me some of my favourite lemon & ginger tea to drink. My room was spacious and comfortable, breakfast was clearly wonderful with a choice of fresh fruit and warm croissants - don't worry they have full cooked breakfasts as well. This is a charming and welcoming place to stay - as a female travelling alone, if felt looked after and safe. Would recommend to anyone and will be back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Claremont

Property: The Claremont
Address: 9-11 Witham Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Woodhall Spa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Woodhall Spa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Claremont 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Claremont was taken over by new owners in February 2015. After extensive refurbishment it was re-launched in April 2015. Our newly refurbished Victorian property is a stylish guest house set in the heart of Woodhall Spa. A striking combination of traditional period architecture with modern, twenty-first century additions. All rooms offer lavishly comfortable beds, flat screen televisions with DVD player, complimentary tea & coffee and Wi-Fi internet connectivity. Bathrooms are beautifully designed with a fresh, clean appearance. ... more   less 
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