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“functiopnal, but lack warmth”
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Blue Bell Lodge
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Middlesbrough
Paris, France
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2,058 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 879 helpful votes
“functiopnal, but lack warmth”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Location - outside Middlesborough. The center of the city is reached with a 15£ taxi ride. During traffic hours, it takes up to 1 hour to reach the city, if there is an accident on the highway.

Stores in the neighborhood - A Tesco shop is 2 minutes away for those who want to buy food there.

Reception - Everybody is friendly.

Room - A little bigger than a queen size bed. No fridge. Bathroom products are limited.

WIFI - Free. But the connection was regularly interrupted. That was annoying.

Breakfast - Poor choice of food.

Conclusions-
The price is quite cheap and the quality of the hotel probably corresponds to the price.

Room Tip: Some rooms have poor access to wifi connections.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Dumfries Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

It was pleasing to see that some improvements had been made. First was new bedroom doors on the ground floor, My roon No 5 had obviously been redecorated but OMG who is the colour scheme advisor this room is at the back of the building with high trees there is very little natural light, so the bedhead wall is papered in a dark brown paper and the walls are magnolia and what could only be described as kakhi green. The ensuite is the same. does nothing for the ambiance of the room makes it look dingy The matress on the bed has seen better days
Went to bar for a meal ordered the Steak and Ale Pie well what arrived was like a pastry brick and gues what when I burst through ther half inch crust there was 5 pieces of steak. Breakfast was good but slow service when I wen in there was about 15 people and one waitress
Not all negative though the staff were exceptionallu pleasant and the free wifi

Room Tip: even number room face omn to the carpark and are much lighter
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Nice big car park, nice big tv in room, friendly staff on reception, Our room 14 had a leaking toilet, the duvet was not clean, the carpet was very badly water stained,[we arrived at 10pmand too tired to argue].Fire Hose adjacent to rm14 was missing? perhaps a prelude to re-decoration because the hotel good do with it.

Room Tip: nice big car park, friendly staff on reception, nice tv in room, room 14 toilet was leaking during o...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The room seemed clean but there was a strong smell of wet earth. We were only in town for one night, and weren't in the room for much of the time we were there, but the odor was very noticeable whenever we entered.
Having tea and coffee making supplies in the room was a nice addition and the two pubs attached made it easy to get a bite to eat without having to leave the premises. (I'd recommend the private hotel pub over the one open to the public as the latter tends to get quite loud with rowdy locals) The meals were quite nice , too.

Room Tip: Other reviewers didn't mention any damp smell, so maybe we were unlucky that our room had an odo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

nice place great staff
breakfast ok staff very nice
bar menu very good drink prices a bit dear but good wine list
male manager very good carred bags to room for me and roon service
i only paid £50 per night rooms very clean and tidy would definately stay here again

Room Tip: stay at the weekend great bar
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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sunderland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

stopped for 1 night in April for a wedding . rooms nice & clean ,with every thing you need
kettle ,tv .iron ect.
staff here & at the pub friendly & attentive,
had drinks in the pub & other members of our party had meals ,
everything fine
Would definitely stay again if in Middlesbro .

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights at the Bluebell whilst visiting family and found it a very enjoyable stay. Having paid only £45 per night I thought it was very good value for money. Our rooms were clean and had everything we needed, food was very nice (both evening meal in the pub and breakfast) and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We would definately recommend and would definately stay again!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Blue Bell Lodge
Address: Acklam Road | Tees Valley, Middlesbrough TS5 7HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Middlesbrough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Middlesbrough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Bell Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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