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Dukes Folly Hotel
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2010

It never ceases to amaze me that some people who expect all and more that a 5 star hotel has to offer yet only wish to pay a 3 star tariff .The Dukes Folly is an excellent
small hotel having been carefully decorated throughout .The staff I found very helpful The bedroom was pleasant and warm Breakfast was more than adequate with excellent service all in all a great experience.

Chris Jones

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

Me and my wife stayed at The Dukes Folly for a long weekend and found it to be a pleasant well located hotel. We stayed in one of the themed rooms, which we found rather pleasing and amusing. The owner, John, and his staff we found to be polite and friendly. Although I do not usually have breakfast I enjoyed what was offered at the hotel. In the evening we could relax in their small bar and chat to fellow guests. Although not the best hotel we have stayed in it was definitely value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

We called months ahead of time and booked 3 rooms for 9 nights, we were coming to Southport for a golf holiday. When we booked the rooms we were assured that we would be put in two of the 'best' rooms they had.

When we arrived our rooms were not ready, when they were ready and we saw them, we were in for a shock. The rooms we were put in measured 9' wide and 13' long (yes, we measured!). This was to accommodate two people?

The bed was overly soft, the room was in a state of disrepair with peeling wall paper and dirt/hair in the bath tub. We were given two postage stamp sized towels that were paper thin. There was an odd and VERY unpleasant odor in the bathroom which I tracked down to the shower curtain. The shower curtain smelled like a combination of mold and wet, dirty dog.

The heat in our room didn't work (it was finally fixed), the toilet didn't flush (it was NOT fixed), and our friend had NO hot water OR heat in his room, he had to take cold showers two mornings in a row! This was never fixed.

We stayed here based on the reviews here on Tripadvisor. I think we must have been given the worst rooms in this hotel. We were promised to be given 'better' rooms on Monday (we arrived on a Thursday), but we aren't staying long enough to find out what the other rooms are like. We've had enough!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

We recently stayed here for the week-end. We all travelled independently from Luton and surrouunding areas to attend a function on saturday afternoon. That fact we were all arriving at different times and early was no problem for the staff. They insured we got into our rooms early enough to change and get to the function.The breakfast was excellent and plenty of it. Location is brilliant close to town centre but far enough away not to be bothered by it. The staff are some of the friendliest I have encountered, and I have travelled alot. I would have no problem recommending this place to anyone it does exactly what it says in the brochure.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights during the Easter holidays and had a very pleasant stay. The staff were always friendly and helpful. We had two double rooms and both were clean and comfortable. Most importantly, the bed linen was spotlessly clean. We were visiting family in the area but the hotel would be a great base for exploring Southport, given its close proximity to the famous Lord Street. Despite its central location, it was surprisingly quiet. Finally, if you like fry-ups the Full English Breakfast is unbeatable! We will certainly be returning some time in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Dukes Folly Hotel

Address: 11 Duke Street, Southport PR8 1LS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Southport
Price Range: £57 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dukes Folly Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duke's Folly Hotel carries the legacy of being the first hotel in Southport. It is located just 30 yards from Lord Street, Southport's world famous Victorian Shopping Boulevard. ... more   less 
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