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“The Rufford Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Rufford Hotel
Ranked #5 of 97 Skegness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“The Rufford Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Stayed here recently with family and were suitably impressed from the minute we walked in to get booked in. We were welcomed by the brilliantly bubbly Paula (the co-owner) who explained where our rooms were and even though were still fairly young, apologised for being on the top floor, not a issue for us...Directed us into the lounge with the lovely décor and huge comfy sofas whilst we ordered the next mornings breakfast and were given our keys. As we have family living locally and knew the area well we didn't needs as much local info as Paula was prepared to give us, a mine of information and extremely useful to people never having visited before. Off up to the rooms and get settled, beautiful thick carpet underfoot, plenty of room on landings to manoeuvre suitcases and bags, little personal touches here & there, our expectations on rooms were high at this point and we weren't dis-appointed, we had the top floor rooms..what can I say, fabulous light & airy rooms, plenty of windows, tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen tv, plenty of drawer and wardrobe space (in fact more than I have at home) full size bath in the en-suite bathroom, again lovely and light and more towels than you could shake a stick at, plenty of storage again for toiletries etc. Lots of plug sockets dotted around the room, ideal for when you need the hairdryer and straighteners plugged in and cleanliness, never seen anything like it and we've stayed in some pretty posh hotels around the UK that could learn a thing or two here also, considering we were less that a 2minute walk from the hubbub of the seafront there was virtually no noise in the evenings and whilst I know its wasn't main season, the town was still busy as the weather was fantastic. Breakfast the next morning worked like a well oiled machine,- finally got to meet Steve, Paula's husband and co-owner, lovely cheeky chappy and equally as friendly as Paula, a lovely couple - coffee already on the table waiting, all the cutlery that would be needed, cereals, toast and your breakfast choice on the table within minutes of arriving in the dining room, plenty of options from Full English to Vegetarian options, we both had the Full English and it was fantastic, certainly didn't need food again until early evening, breakfast took us around 35mins and by the time we went back to our room, it had been cleaned, beds made and fresh towels back in the en-suite, seriously impressed at this point, check out was equally as impressive and didn't really want to go home.

You often wonder when you book places having never stayed before what you're in for and as there aren't many reviews on here were a touch sceptical but it wasn't worth the bother.....this lovely little gem on the East Coast deserves a 5* rating and certainly not the 85th ranking it has on here....Book for yourself and see, you wont be dis-appointed, I promise you.

Room Tip: For peace and quiet, especially if your on business and need a clear head, ask for room 12!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Adam C
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The rufford hotel is a great place to stay in Skegness, the owners paula and steve are great hosts, they make your feel like part of their family, the hotel is in a great location not far from the seafront and town centre, the food is amazing, the rooms are always clean, always a pleasure to stay with them and you will look forward to come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

i have visited this hotel several times and its always a pleasure to return there year after year as the hotel is always warm and friendly and the host gives you a warm friendly greeting when you arrive for your holiday stay and the rooms are light and airy and a very well decorated and have en suites and are spotlessy clean and tidy the hotel also caters for disabled people and offers scooter hire and has a front and rear car park too
the hotel offers a choice 3 course full english breakfast and also a choice 3 course evening meal which are both 5 star food quality rated
i find the hotel owner and hosts are very warm and friendly polite people i will return there time after time again as it is always nice to stay in a warm and friendly hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin C
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Rufford Hotel is a fantastic hotel to stay in at Skegness being ideally situated 5 minutes from the sea front.Owners Paula and Steve are the perfect hosts, with nothing being too much trouble. The hotel is spotless and the rooms are all tastefully decorated comfy beds and lovely furnishings. Breakfast is delicious with plenty of choice and a fantastic 5 course evening meal is also available. We and our families have been staying here for several years and always look forward to our return. We stayed in May with parents and will be returning in September again this year.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen L
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Found hotel very comfy and warm.Food very good.Room nice and homely.Mrs Rain was lovely couldn't do enough for us,But most of all very good value for money,would recommend anybody to visit.Hotel is within easy reach of town centre and beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike F
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

I first stayed at The Rufford Hotel for my 12th birthday with my family, we enjoyed it so much we have made sure we have a weekend there every year for the past 13 years!
The Rufford Hotel is home from home for us, it is clean and the rooms are comfy and well presented.
The owners Paula and Steve are lovely and friendly and they always make you feel at home and nothing is too much trouble. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Skegness and always look forward to going back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl A
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Towcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

My friend and I visited the Rufford and because she was disabled we had a ground floor room, they kindly lent us a wheel chair for the week. the room was excellent very clean and the food was first class, I would never hesitate to return again, Paula and Steve were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ette64
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Property: The Rufford Hotel
Address: 5 Saxby Avenue, Skegness PE25 3JZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Skegness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Skegness
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rufford Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FINALISTS IN THE 'BEST ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER' 2016 SKEGNESS BUSINESS AWARDS The Rufford is personally run by ourselves , and has been for the last ten years, with excellent, long serving staff The Rufford has set the standards for top class hospitality,fine home cooked meals and high levels of cleanliness. We are ideally situated in a quiet avenue yet close to all the amenities. Let us do the work while you have a great time. Enjoy the fun and warm friendship of guests and staff alike. " You will always look forward to coming back" ... more   less 

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