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Elton Guest House
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Grange-over-Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Back to the future”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Step back forty or fifty years and you're there....it all needs updating but I guess they can keep their rates low because they are not spending. They don't even accept credit or debit cards ; cash or cheques only.....who uses cheques these days! The room was adequate, but it had a silly little caravan type kettle which took ages to boil, even that didn't fit easily under the very low sink tap. The en suite was clean and neat but the shower kept going really hot or stone cold. My husband enjoyed kippers the first morning but asked for meatless cooked breakfast the next, he was given a small portion of scrambled egg, half a tomato, one mushroom top! He filled up with toast (though the toast was crisp and fresh) My scrambled egg with croissant was fine. Anyway the place was clean and the staff nice.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I spent 2 nights at the b&b and I have never slept so well! It was incredibly peaceful and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast was lovely (with seconds offered) and set us up for lots of walking around the lakes and
local area. The owners made us feel very welcome and even rang me to say I'd left my pies there so that I could go back for them! (The shop in Grange is worth checking out!). I will definitely return

  • Stayed May 2014
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Tameside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We have stayed here for the last six years and have never been able to find fault, we have just returned after the wettest week imginable, but we were well looked after, warm and dry, also enjoyed the sandwiches, scones, and brandies In the evenings, may joanne and charles go on for many more years. We regard them as our friends, and we took some with us.

Room Tip: Room four is very good
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We have stayed at the Elton on quite a few occasions, the most recent visit being last weekend. As usual we were extremely well looked after by Charles and Joanne, nothing is too much trouble.The room (ground floor) was spotlessly clean, warm and inviting, a home from home. Charles has a sensible breakfast menu, excellently cooked and served. The location in Grange couldn't be more ideal, the railway station, shops and cafes are all within a few hundred yards.

Although we have visited the Elton many times, this is our first review, we felt, having read the latest review, compelled to set the record straight. It is sad that they did not enjoy their stay, but I disagree with their negativity. For instance on value for money, the Eltons rates are very competitive. We are all entitled to our views, but given the history of positive reviews, I believe their review is too harsh.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Stratford-on-Avon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed here with 2 other couples during a short motorcycle break around the area. We have stayed in many many B & B's on our travels and the quality of decor, facilities and breakfast choice at this one was very poor value for money. Where we stayed the previous 2 nights, we actually paid less money for FAR superior accommodation and food. We can only comment on the rooms on the top floor which were all the same price but varied hugely in size and amenities offered. The breakfast menu was very limited but to be fair the "english breakfast" was pleasant and well presented. I would however suggest that the overall cleanliness of the actual kitchen could be better. The lounge on the first floor is very pleasant and warm whereas the rooms that our friends had were cold and had considerable condensation problems due to the shower setup.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the top floor...............we have no actual idea what the rooms on the lower floors...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Rooms Cold ie Heating Luke Warm , Not Happy With A Shower In The Room Steams Up Room, No Private Toilet, Dirty Hand rails Down The Stairs, Springs Poking Through Mattress Breakfast Very Standard All Round Not Good

Room Tip: Do Not Go There
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Isle of Man
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed at Elton House for one night in April on our way home from Scotland and loved it so much that we returned for four nights. As ever Charles and Joanne were welcoming and friendly, kindly allowing us to put our motorbikes in their garage and hang up our wet gear to drip! Our room was very clean and comfortable, with a nice modern ensuite. Breakfast was tasty, fresh and well cooked. I can highly recommend Elton House.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Elton Guest House
Address: Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Grange-over-Sands
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Number of rooms: 6
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