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Hunters Lodge Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant Stay”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We stayed here on Wednesday and Thursday night for my nephew's wedding. As we were a party approx. 60 guests we took all the rooms in Hunters Lodge and other family and friends stayed in other hotels along the same road.

I stayed in a twin room with my mother and were warmly greeted on arrival and helped up to our room with our cases. As we were there for 3 days we planned on visiting the local area and Linda was most helpful suggesting what to visit.

We stayed on a B&B basis and breakfast was very good; buffet style for cereals but each breakfast cooked as and when you were ready for it with plenty of freshly cooked toast and more if wanted it.

The Wedding reception was also held here; again plenty of food for everyone. All the staff were helpful and polite and well trained.

I would stay here again and perhaps try another room and see more of the area as this would be a good base.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2012
Many thanks for your comments in relation to your recent stay with us at Hunters Lodge Hotel.
As the owners and the people who deal with the customers on a day to day basis it is always a pleasure to receive such kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We have some fantastic offers available over the next few months - why not come back and explore the area or visit the Gretna Gateway for Christmas shopping?
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
L & G Dodd
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

My friend recently got married at Gretna Green and myself and two friends stayed in a family room for the evening. The welcome was very warm and thorough and we were advised about local taxis and taken to our room which was a lovely touch. It was just as it had been described online, which suited us great as we just wanted a couple of rooms with sinks and mirrors for the girls to get ready in and then two separate bedrooms for sleeping in. The price worked out at just under £17 each as we had chosen not to have breakfast and this was one of the best value hotels that I found online. Admittedly the room decor was a little dated, but that didn't matter at all as the beds were comfortable, the rooms clean and of a decent size, the toiletries and tea and coffee facilities generous. I would definitely stay here again and thought it good value for money and loved the tartan carpet in the communal areas!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2012
Many thanks for your comments in relation to your recent stay with us.
Thank you for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
L& G Dodd
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

stayed night before wedding, which took place at the mill forge.
surprised by the negative comment because we found the lady on reception more than helpful, upgraded room, phoned taxi next day for us, which mill forge didnt, allowed us to keep baggage there even tho we were moving on the next day, cooked a delicious breakfast, complimentary toiletries, biscuits with tea and coffee etc.
The location isnt brilliant, but the hotel cant help that, on the whole id give the hotel, and more particularly, the owners, a very good rating.Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2012
Many thanks for your comments on your recent stay with us.
As the owners and also the people that deal with the customers on a day to day basis it is always a pleasure to receive such kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
L & G Dodd
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Carnforth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

We stayed at Hunters Lodge the day before our wedding which took place elsewhere in Gretna. Upon arrival we were shown to our upgraded room at no extra charge. The room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Complimentary toiletries, nice clean white towels and comfortable bed.
The cooked breakfast was lovely as enjoyed by my new husband and plenty of choice of cereals and toast etc for me as I do not like cooked breakfast. Very welcome pots of coffee and tea too.

We vacated our room at 10am and were allowed kindly to leave our luggage at the hotel until we headed off to our wedding venue in a taxi booked for us by the hotel.

We were looked after very well and felt very welcome, and comfortable for our one night stay.
Would thoroughly recommend this Hotel as a good place to stay.

Gillian Kilkelly

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Look forward to seeing you again.
L & G Dodd
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Upon arriving at this hotel on Friday 28th September 2012 to a very warm welcome, my partner and I were immediately offered the Bridal Suite. This was a very pleasant surprise and an exceptionally nice offer, which we took up.

From the minute we got into the room we felt settled, as did our sets of parents. We then went downstairs and had a couple of pints whilst we all chatted to Linda and Gary who were more than happy to chat and give us history of the local area etc.

Our room (Bridal Suite) was lovely. I have never slept so well, in fact as the mattress was just how I like it.

The food we were not able to fault at all. It was exceptional at every meal. The waitresses were more than happy at each meal time to accommodate anything we asked for and were incredibly friendly and attentive.

Our wedding day was fantastic, so much so, that 2 relatives with 3 children in tow turned up as a surprise and to ensure that after the ceremony they didn't have to drive 150 miles with nothing to show for it, we asked Linda if we could have some sandwiches and chips etc back at the hotel for them, to which she obliged with no problem at all. (If I am being honest, I think our request may have delayed her getting her own lunch, therefore her kindness went a very long way)

The evenings were entertaining and full of laughter and I would recommend this hotel to anyone, and we will most certainly be going back.

I am horrified to see some of the scathing remarks on this page given our stay. So horrified in fact that I have noticed in reading these reviews if the reviewers are as observant as their grammatical incorrectness and diabolical spelling, then I wouldn’t trust anything that they have written.

Our sincere thanks to Gary, Linda and Sophie, and the girls for a wonderfully entertaining stay.

Claire and Co

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Many thanks for your comments in relation to your recent stay with us at Hunters Lodge Hotel.
As the owners and also the people that deal with the customers on a day to day basis it is always a pleasure to receive such kind comments. We are delighted to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us. Great review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. We have some fantastic room rates coming up, so if you would like to come back before your anniversary and explore the area further...
Look forward to seeing you again soon.
L& G Dodd
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Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I booked this hotel for my sisters wedding, there were 10 people staying in our party,

On entering this hotel i thought oh my god what have i done, it looked run down not very clean, but i thought "oh well maybe the rooms are better" how wrong can you be, On entering our room i did'nt no where to look first the shabbie bed covers, the pillows with brown stains seeping through the musty smell, the stains on the carpet, the dust! oh the dust i dont think anywere had been cleaned if it had then they really need to get a new cleaner, the tv when on made a funny noise like there was someone in the cubboard winding it up, i was so upset as it was my sisters wedding she and three others from our party had not arrived yet they were following in another car so myself and my husband went for a walk i texted her and told her what it was like she however thought i was joking, when she arrived she was upgraded free of charge to the bridal suite, and our two other friends were given my sisters room instead of the room they were allocated to on our original booking, there room was worse than mine (which is saying something) the poor lady never slept for the two night's we were there, her shower door fell off but her husband put it back on,(well done martin) her room was not clean, her bed had a loft hatch above it and that had'nt been painted for years. We never said anythink while we were there as i did not want to upset my sister (who had paid for it and travelled all the way from gran caneria) she said we will just have to make the best of it which we did, We had a brilliant two days with friends the wedding its self was brill and we had a laugh, mostly about the hotel, PLEASE DO NOT STAY HERE, unless your not really fussy about cleanliness, or you want to go and have a look your self. ps Please wash your hair,

Room Tip: NO if you have to stay there then ask for a room in the extention, nothink like the rooms we had.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
We are writing in response to your recent visit to the Hunters Lodge Hotel. As proprietors of this small family run hotel, my husband & I both personally run the hotel from morning right through to last orders and at no point during your two night stay was anything mentioned to us. We were very surprised at your comments.
Your party consisted of 10 persons of which 3 rooms you booked. The rooms booked by you were standard doubles en suite with shower. The other 4 in your party booked independently and opted for the de lux doubles with bath. Arriving in the afternoon before the rest of your party, you were shown to your room. At no time did you raise any of your concerns.
The bride and groom were upgraded to the bridal suite at no extra cost, as this room was available.
We were not aware of any problems with the shower door and thank you for bringing this to our attention. This has now been attended to.
We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. We were not made aware of any problems until your post on Tripadvisor. Had we been made aware of any problems, they could easily have been rectiified at the time.
PS Our staff said to say thank you for the £14 gratuity you left for them.
L & G Dodd.
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We had a great time staying at Hunters Lodge Hotel. The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable could not have asked for any better. The staff could not do enough for you nothing was a problem to them. The dinning room was immaculate breakfast and meals were great as again was staff. Lovely bar and sitting area out back. Would advise anyone to use this hotel as I would go back again perfectly situated to all for weddings and sightseeing. Enjoyed my time there very much. Linda

  • Stayed August 2012
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HuntersLodgedg16, Owner at Hunters Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Many thanks for your comments in relation to your recent stay with us at Hunters Lodge Hotel.

As the owners and also the people that deal with the customers on a day to day basis it is always a pleasure to receive such kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Linda & Garry Dodd
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Property: Hunters Lodge Hotel
Address: Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hunters Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family run hotel personally supervised by the proprietors. A modern listed building with full central heating, which is situated in the heart of Gretna and is also the nearest hotel to the world famous Registration Office. Closest hotel to the Anvil Hall Wedding Venue, and 5 minutes drive from the Blacksmiths. Weddings & private functions, large or small catered for. Spend a pleasant evening with us in the lounge bar. Hunters Lodge Hotel is an ideal base for a touring holiday, the Scottish Borders, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, and/or shopping at the Gretna Gateway. ... more   less 
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