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Athenaeum Lodge
Ranked #19 of 83 Plymouth B&B and Inns
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“husband and wife time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Stayed here oncevand instantly knew it was an amazing place. Very clean friendly and helpful. Family oriented breakfast was very good. My husband and I stayed here for a weekend break away from it all and left feeling refreshed. We booked again and would definitely recommend this lodge for a break be that business or pleasure.



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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dawnrobins70
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the athenaeum lodge a few times now and found it a great place to base yourself for visiting Devon and Cornwall. Nice friendly welcome on your arrival, nice clean and tidy bedrooms and an excellent breakfast. Well worth a visit if you are in the Plymouth area.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank Mike A
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Lancing, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Comfortable and convenient for town. The Athenaeum is close to the Quay overlooking the port, and is an easy walk to the town center. The breakfast is superb, with full English on offer, all done with free range ingredients. There is no view to speak of but the room was en-suite, clean and comfortable, with kettle (tea,coffee) and TV.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 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 Henry M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

A big thank you to Jane and David for yet another great stay at the athenaeum lodge my brother and I stay at the athenaeum lodge twice a year for our "jollyboys" if the lodge is booked up then we wait until it is free as we do not want to stay anywhere else and a special thanks to Jane who cleaned the seagull crap off my car.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bradley S
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belfast
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

A very central location with two very friendly hosts. Rooms are well kept with very good Internet connection. The breakfast is one of the best I have sampled. Very close to all the attractions that Plymouth has to offer and within walking distance of a good range of restaurants. I have been there twice now on business and if I am called there again, this guesthouse would be my first choice

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank locumpharmacist
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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had a nice stay at the Athenaeum Lodge in Plymouth, which is nicely located near the Hoe and 10 minutes walk from the Barbican. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast was of a high standard in addition to plenty of on road parking by the bed and breakfast. However, during the stay the shower hose broke off in my partners hand and we mentioned this to the owners. It was certainly not broken intentionally, but upon check out we were charged for a replacement hose and shower head for something that had clearly been caused by wear and tear. This somewhat tarnished our visit and left us with a bitter taste in the mouth after what had been a nice stay. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Windsurferman
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keyhole47, Owner at Athenaeum Lodge, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Quite clearly from your review scores you have been vindictive because you felt that you were not to blame for the broken shower. However the few comments you made about your stay at the Athenaeum Lodge are good.

“We had a nice stay at the Athenaeum Lodge in Plymouth, which is nicely located near the Hoe and 10 minutes walk from the Barbican. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast was of a high standard in addition to plenty of on road parking by the bed and breakfast”

But look at the marks! Where applicable they don’t actually follow what you state above? Clearly you felt aggrieved by having to pay for something your partner said she had broken.

Your partner told us that it dropped out of her hand and it broke! From that moment on the shower failed to operate as expected as it was in two bits!

Your partner told us more than once that she would pay for it. On leaving she said that she would pay for it and so it was paid for. Why offer to pay for something when you don’t want to pay for it and don’t think you are to blame. Why didn’t you object when paying for it on leaving?

When leaving I showed you the shower head, which was cracked on its connection end and the hose end which was in two bits! However, you now say that wear and tear was the problem. Both parts had obviously worn out at exactly the same time and broke into two pieces! The complete electric shower including the head, hose and fittings were installed just over a year ago and worked without fault till your visit.

Why offer to pay for something that you would rather not pay for if you think it was not your fault. Make your complaint in person at the time and not by hiding behind a review site.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We travel from London to visit an aunt a couple of times a year and always stay at the Athenaeum Lodge. David and Jane are very welcoming and happy to give you information on places to eat in the evening and what's on i.e. theatre, cinemas.

A very full and varied breakfast menu, cooked to order.

Rooms are spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, and plenty of hot water for showers. Ample tea, coffee and biscuits supplied in rooms.

Athenaeum Lodge very well placed for Plymouth Town Centre, the Hoe and Barbican, all in easy walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Maureen Q
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Additional Information about Athenaeum Lodge

Property: Athenaeum Lodge
Address: 4 Athenaeum Street, Plymouth PL1 2RQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athenaeum Lodge Guest House is a charming Georgian Grade II listed building, offering bed and breakfast to business persons and holidaymakers from all over the world. Athenaeum Lodge Guest House is located on the Hoe, which is a few minutes walk to the city centre. The famous Barbican is also within a short walk from the Guest House. Other attractions a short distance away on foot are the Plymouth Pavillions, Brittany Ferries and Theatre Royal. ... more   less 
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