We wanted to stop in Cambridge but the hotels were too expensive, so we opted for the next best thing, a 4* in Newmarket, only 20 minutes away. (Mentioned in the Dick Francis book "Wild Horses") I had been past last year and liked the look of it anyway.
Couldn't fault the staff, every single one of them were polite, courteous and couldn't do enough and they were very busy when we arrived on the Saturday as there was a wedding in progress and also a 70th birthday party. We ordered afternoon tea, which was lovely, and the food was amazing in the evening and at breakfast, the flavours were incredible so compliments to the chef.
My daughter and I had a look around the on site facilities; dance studio, gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi. Didn't get to use anything as there was no time but remember there is an on site spa too.
I have put some photos on here of room 211, there is another part to it but my daughter was in most of those photos!
Downside: air con in the room - I turned it off in the end, too noisy. 10% service charge automatically added to the bill, watch out for that. (Does that 10% go directly to the staff out there working there socks off? They deserve it) PARENTS! Do control your children, they shouldn't be running around a busy hotel with hot food and drinks being carried around.
All in all, I have stopped in many hotels, but this, and the Blakeney in Norfolk have to rate among the top.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is Newmarket's only four Red star hotel. Set beside the rolling paddocks and only a short distance from Newmarket Racecourses, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is perfect for a leisure or racing break, as well as corporate stays, along with state of the art conference rooms. Guests can use the excellent two AA rosette Squires Restaurant and the Edge Health & Fitness Club on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bedford Hotel Newmarket
- Classic Hotel Bedford
- Classic Hotel Newmarket
- Newmarket Classic Hotel
- Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa Newmarket, Suffolk