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“Great place with character” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shaftesbury Lodge
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Dundee
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Brandon, Canada
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111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great place with character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We are two Canadian couples who stayed at the Shaftesbury in late August. The rooms were a nice size and clean. The breakfasts menu was varied and the food was great. The Shaftesbury has lots of character. We walked to Drouthys for supper the first night (a bar with good food) and liked it enough to go back again. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to complete your review - I know you stayed in a lot of different places on your trip to Scotland and delighted you thought us worthy of 10/10!
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

my buddy and I had a great stay at The Shaftesbury Lodge. Our room with twin beds was large enough for two guys, and was quiet and clean, and had modern bath. The couple that run this large B&B are gracious, warm, and take care of all the details,including recommendations for golf coursesw, restaurants, directions, etc. Breakfast was great!.................Doug and Joe

Room Tip: Our room in front was large enough and very quiet. Bed was firm and comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DougD386
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Such a pleasure to you have you guys stay with us all the way from Kentucky! I hope we see you again if you come back and try some more golf courses in the area. Many thanks for taking the time to give us a great review.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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99 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

My father, husband, and I stayed here for one week in August while on a golf trip. Overall, we loved the Shaftesbury Lodge! Heather is so welcoming and accommodating!

PROS:
*Dundee location is perfectly central to golfing locations, such as Carnoustie, St. Andrews, and Crail. An hour and a half or so from Edinburgh.

*Delicious breakfast included in the price. You have your choice of a variety of items, such as porridge, omelettes, smoked salmon, eggs, etc.

*Double-sized room was a very nice size.

*Very clean.

*Free Wi-Fi works well.

*Free on-street parking.

*Very quiet and comfortable beds...good for sleeping. (Though are those pillows REAL down?? I don't like that...)

CONS
*My father thought his single-sized room was extremely small.

*You can walk to restaurants, but you must drive to the city-centre (about 1.5 miles).

*The biggest con, and the reason for my not giving this property five-stars, is the shower. There is practically NO water pressure. I took 30-minute showers and couldn't get all the shampoo out of my hair. It's literally such bad pressure that I'm not sure if I could stay here again, which is a shame because I really did love everything else!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you for such a comprehensive and informative review. I am pleased to report that since your stay we have had a chance to change some pipe work and replace the shower so fingers crossed we have rectified the issue. Hopefully we will see you on your next golfing trip to Scotland.
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Colchester, Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

After a disappointing stay at the Dundee Hilton last year we were searching for a comfortable and quiet place to stay and found it. Plenty of on street parking, tasteful decoration appropriate to the building itself, comfortable room, lovely breakfast, friendly hosts. We'll definitely be booking there again next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank miggins1
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Many thanks for a great review and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Everything about this place is perfect. We had a large front room with views of the Firth of Tay.
Heather was spot on with her suggestion of the Indian Restaurant, and it is a short walk away.
Our room was very clean, beds comfortable but there's an on-going issue of curtain rails that Heather agrees needs seen too. Otherwise no complaints and no regrets for choosing Shaftesbury Lodge.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank salupatel
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Dilse - Indian restaurant rarely let us down with their great food and service. Curtain rail all fixed now!
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125 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

This place is about a mile from the centre of Dundee. Very nice large room and bathroom with para been-free toiletries. Very quiet. Car parking is on the street but there is plenty of space. Fantastic choice of breakfast, including mushrooms on toast and scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Beautifully cooked and charming service.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Excellent review - many thanks for a top score
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Carlisle
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Last minute stop off while on business.

Was welcomed by the owners who were very helpful and polite.

The room i was allocated was a bit on the small side but had everything i needed. Was clean and tidy. My only gripe was the room i was next to must have had the windows open all night as the draught was banging the door !

Within 5 mins walk of a range of restaurants and bars.

Breakfast in the morning was great. Decent selection of continental and a brilliant fresh cooked breakfast.

Will definately stay here again if required but will ask for another room !!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrPodge
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HeatherL6591, Owner at Shaftesbury Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments and really sorry your sleep was disturbed. We'll get it spot on next time!
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Additional Information about Shaftesbury Lodge

Property: Shaftesbury Lodge
Address: 1 Hyndford Street, Dundee DD2 1HQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dundee
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dundee
#8 Family Hotel in Dundee
#9 Business Hotel in Dundee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shaftesbury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shaftesbury is situated in the quiet west-end of Dundee. It is ideally located, close to the vibrant city centre, Dundee University, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee airport, Dundee Botanic Garden,BMI Fernbrae Hospital and the Riverside Technology Park. Only 5 minutes walk to the West Park Conference Centre. The Shaftesbury is run by Heather and Martin offering a warm welcome, great breakfasts, clean and comfortable accommodation, making your stay perfect and enjoyable when visiting Dundee. ... more   less 
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