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“Lovely Grounds - Good Cheap Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lydiard House Conference Centre

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Lydiard House Conference Centre
Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Swindon
Ashford
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Grounds - Good Cheap Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Following some confusion with my booking (regarding the breakfast, which was sorted promptly by the venue) I had seen some mixed reviews of this accommodation on various booking sites and wasn't sure what to expect. On arrival the first thing you notice is the beautiful grounds and woodland surrounding the conference centre (simply stunning!). Check in staff were welcoming and polite, a sign on the door also informed me a wedding was on that day. I stayed in Room 1 right next to the reception which was basic but clean and acceptable for the price I paid, £35 a night. Disco went on till 1am, which was very loud right next to my room. TV was a little small in the room, and the blinds were broken which let light in during the night, but overall for the price a decent room. I think this accommodation needs improvement but for the price you will get a nice room, ok breakfast and use of a pool and sauna!! In this day and age that is rare, so feel the poor reviews are really not justified if you intend on booking a cheap stay anyway!

Room Tip: Beds are small so be prepared for this
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Becky K
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Very helpful and friendly staff. We were lucky enough to be in the bridal suite, so had an enormous and very comfortable bed, in a large and nicely decorated bedroom. The bathroom was very clean and spacious, although it could do with some redecoration. Some noise from the disco in the function room downstairs, but it didn't stop us from going to sleep! The pool was beautiful, clean, warm, and the gardens and parkland absolutely stunning.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gfrenc8106
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Don't be fooled by the stately home image on the website. The grounds and main house are lovely but the rooms in this hotel are tired, tatty and simply dirty. My bed had a "decorative" cushion with what looked like vomit on it, and the duvet cover was stained with (i hope!) tea. My bathroom was mouldy, with cracked tiles and mirrors and tatty paper notices blu-tacked to the wall advising guests to use the shower curtain, which was also mouldy. Breakfast tables were also dirty and the staff generally disinterested. As a minor point, the bar menu is pretty limited. My colleague was so disgusted by his room he refused to stay in it and checked out the same evening. It might be cheap but it was really nasty. Never staying here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KXW701
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were welcomed by Lynda at reception who was very friendly and very helpful in meeting our needs and consistently so throughout our stay . My girlfriend and I stayed 4 nights with breakfast, whilst I was on a buisness course. The centre met our requirements perfectly. The grounds... are something else!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
148 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Our Wedding:
Perfectly organised, excellent staff, meals for guests and a large buffet prepared just perfectly and guest rooms all nice. The family stayed the entire weekend, and us, the bridge & groom stayed in the honeymoon suite Saturday. The function rooms, bedrooms, facilities top notch.
For a weekend get away, a party, business conference, I say this hotel / property covers your needs!

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is an excellent suite, if not, please do note, the double bed rooms (bed) is 4ft wid...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sibrown1900
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Aberdovey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed at lydiard house for two night for a family wedding. What a beautiful place! Grounds are stunning and there's beautiful walks to enjoy.
The hotel was clean and everyone was really helpful but there are a couple of issues which need addressing. I manage holiday let's and think comfort is one of the most important things. The beds are far too small for couples!!! My father had to resort to sleeping on the floor as did many others as its such a tight squeeze. Ur only provided with one pillow each and there's no air conditioning. It's very hot and muggy in the rooms.
It's also very under staffed...the poor girl behind the bar was left to serve all quests on her own while the receptionist sat behind a desk trying to look pretty! Not once did anyone come to help her...they had to be told!
The second day was better...more staff and all were polite and helpful!
The food is amazing....can not fault it at all! It's not as bad as what some have said but the beds do need upgrading.
We enjoyed it!

Room Tip: Ask for a big bed!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beckxy28
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Valras-Plage, France
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Beware!

I booked a double room via booking.com. Only after booking did it mention the bed was smaller than normal and that the booking was non-refundable. We arrived to find the bed was only 4ft wide. I told the receptionist the bed was too small as my wife has recently had a hip replacement and it would not be safe for us to be so squeezed up. She told me they called it a 3/4 double and it was all they had.

I spent a most uncomfortable night trying to sleep on a quilt on the floor. Not a good experience. A pity because the room was large enough to take a proper double bed (I had plenty of room on the floor) which would have made for a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DavidL34350
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Property: Lydiard House Conference Centre
Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon SN5 3PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lydiard House Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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