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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Elfordleigh Hotel

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Elfordleigh Hotel
Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Plymouth
Devon
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Stayed one night in October, location and rooms ok, but bath towels were very small and no shampoo available. Evening meal was ok for the price, but my breakfast was very poor, bacon and sausage were re heated and not very well. Only appeared to be one girl waiting at breakfast, she was trying very hard but over stressed. As we were being treated by friends, I didn't feel it was appropriate to comment at the time. But unless pushed, will give it a miss in the future. I grade it as poor for the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

Rooms clean & warm and good range of tv stations although tv a but dated.
Shower great if slightly grubby, but not bad. No bath in our room.
Decor ok but a few blemishes (see photos)
Staff v nice, food was dreadful . Have eaten here previously and food was good, very disappointed this time - I asked if the person cooking knew what they were doing - was told it was the head chef!! He's not in the right job.
Pool and gym are great - very good for a hotel. This look like a good place for a golfing party - the course looked good although j didn't play it.

  • Stayed September 2011
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1 Thank yourekidding
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your feedback. To address your points:
* Grubby shower and dated room - we have addressed these issues with housekeeping and we are gradually redecorating our rooms.
* No bath in room - We have several styles of guest rooms. A room with a bath would not be a problem should it be requested.
* Food was dreadful - We are glad you found our staff pleasant as we pride ourselves on having a friendly team. Food quality issues are being addressed and we are working hard to improve on consistency.
We hope we can welcome you back to the Elforldeigh in the near future for you to experience these changes and to try out our golf course!
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

Myself and a group of golfing friends stayed at the hotel in August, it was a most enjoyable experience, the setting is lovely, the golf, food and all amenities were very good. Its close proximity to Plymouth also make it great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. I would definately recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your post. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us here at the Elfordleigh. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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Hereford
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

Having visited this hotel many years ago and found myself in the area, we decieded to stay for a couple of days, the golf was good and we think that this is clearly the primary focus of this hotel, Check in ok receptionist surly, parking was very hard especially as one of my party is disabled, could not get anywhere close to the front door, Breakfast poor and cold, Dinner ok ish decieded to eat out on 2nd and 3rd nights is case of repeat problems, (clearly this hotel is understaffed) more frozen food enough said.... One afternoon decieded to have afternoon tea this was ok at best, apart from butter portion and jam packs and frozen scones..
I think that basically elfordleigh has turned into an understaffed leisure centre with good golf and rooms... Would I go again.. No chance would I reccommend it No, could this place be improved yes however we had a good nights sleep on each night and the rooms were clean

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your feedback. Feedback from our guests is vital to us at the Elfordleigh and your comments have been extremely useful. We are always looking for opportunities to improve on the standard of service we offer and ensure all our guests expectations are met. We realise your experience fell short and as the Elfordleigh in now under new management, we are working hard to address these issues.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Plus side a great setting and most things were very nice, but things do let it down. Even though all rooms are non smoking ours stank of smoke which I highlighted to reception to which they were apologetic. I just wanted them to know it wasn't me! The decor and room was quite basic and a little tired. As for breakfast well this reminded me more like a Travel/Premier Inn not a 3 star hotel. There were only about 6 tables in a small area and myself and about 6 other people had to have breakfast in the bar as there was no room. When eventually we were sorted a wait of around close to 30 mins for an English breakfast to arrive and it wasn't even that busy. What they do when they are busy heaven knows. They could do so much better and paying over 3 figures a night for a stay seems a little excessive

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your feedback. Our rooms are non-smoking and we have reiterated this point by placing signs and as a deterrant, a charge for guests who do not abide by this rule. When this problem does arise, we find it extremely difficult to eradicate the smell of smoke quickly and we appologise for this. We are currently redecorating our rooms and public areas. We have now adopted a booking system for breakfast to ensure smooth service and all guests are accommodated comfortably. We have also added items to our breakfast buffet and menu to improve the selection. We have received some very positive comments regarding this improvement. We hope we can welcome you back to the Elfordleigh for you to experience these changes first hand.
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

This is a typical golfing hotel located in its own very rural location on the outskirts of Plymouth. It would make a very good base for visiting local attractions. Very reasonably priced when I stayed (a Tuesday night in August). The general public areas are very good. The bar has several large screen TV's showing sky sport and typical bar food. The leisure facilities were excellent with well equipped gym, good sized pool and sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Squash courts also. The room I stayed in (Lincoln - they have names) was a bit on the small size, had thin walls (I could hear the guest in the next room) and overlooked the outside seating areas for the bar. Despite this I had a quiet night with no disturbances. This could be different if there was a function going on. Watch out for the rooms on the back side of the hotel. There is a large kitchen extractor system which could cause some background noise. Overall I would stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your post. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at the Elfordleigh. Lincoln is a standard room and we would like to welcome you back to experience a premier room on your next visit with a free upgrade.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Visited hotel in Aug 2011 to 'celebrate my mothers 85 bithday as she had her wedding breakfast and ruby wedding at the hotel. We booked for the restuarant and found ourselves eating in what felt like a corridor between the hotel reception and the Bar. The waitress was absolutely charming but the decor was very tired and looked as if the walls were damp. My mother ordered chicked which when it arrived had been a long time in the hot cupboard as the sauce had congealed. My wife and I ordered Fish and Chips at nearly £9.50 each the meal arrived on what I thought was 'fake' newspaper and 2 paper napkins. On eating the meal I discovered that the batter on the fish had welded itself to the paper napkins and that not only was it and old newspaper but it was obviously not clean as all the offers had been cut out. Only not wanting to cause a scene with my elderly mother in attendance and the very apologetic waitress prevented me from making a scene.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Elfordleighhotel, Manager at Elfordleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for your feedback. Since your post, we have relocated our Restaurant to the more formal and traditional Churchill's Conservatory offering our guests a choice of dining areas. We found your fish and chip senario very embarassing and the chef has revoked his quirky style of serving this dish. We are glad you enjoyed pleasant service as we pride ourselves on having a friendly team. We hope we can welcome you back to the Elfordleigh in the near future so you can experience these improvements.
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Property: Elfordleigh Hotel
Address: Elfordleigh Colebrook, Plymouth PL7 5EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Elfordleigh Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For that somewhere truly extra special, why look anywhere else? You are warmly invited to relax, unwind and saviour the unique atmosphere that is, the Elfordleigh. Set within spectacular South Devon countryside, yet only minutes away from the main A38, Devon Expressway and the heart of Plymouth, the Elfordleigh offers the perfect location whether your visit be business or pleasure. At Elfordleigh we pride ourselves on offering the finest food and wines. At the very heart of the hotel is the spacious and comfortable Brasserie serving light meals and tempting snacks throughout the day. Enjoy the splendid views from the Brasserie Terrace. Just a step or two away is the classically styled Churchill's Restaurant. With its adjoining airy conservatory, this elegant restaurant provides the perfect setting for fine dining, with menus to suit even the most discerning palettes. All residents have free use of the leisure centre, which includes a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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