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BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dunchideock
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West Molesey, Surrey, UK
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18 reviews
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“Nice room, shame about the restaurant!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Very quiet hotel and we had a lovely room. However, restaurant is just glorified over priced pub food! If you are a vegetarian beware as usual veggies are ripped off with over priced poorly thought out stodgy food, £15.95 for a pasta dish when it is £14.95 for a steak. The veggie pasta dish did not have any fresh ingredients so why so expensive?
It also felt like eating in a library and restaurant needs some music. Breakfast was much better and nice friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Dated rooms, poor service, we didn't even have a shower just an old bath! There was dust everywhere. I remember seeing Best Western on "Undercover Boss" and they should of included this hotel. It was the worst hotel we have ever stayed at! Managed badly and staff were rude and passive aggressive.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

This hotel was terribly difficult to actually find. The sat nav takes you to the middle of know where. The hotel receptionist (Becky) was really helpful navigating me in, however the directiona and signposts are almost nil.
Once you do finally find the hotel you are met with the most fantastic views of the Devon countryside and gorgeous hotel surroundings.
Inside the hotel you are greeted by very friendly staff (Again Becky here desereves another mention).
I stayed in room 3 and this was very modern, clean and well decorated. A spacious bathroom was also pleasing.
As a dining expierence this was also really delicous. Infact possibly one of the best breakfasts I have ever had!!
The major downside is its appauling accessibilty - best to take a Helicopter!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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lordhaldon, Manager at BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
Dear Ian D,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 01329832483.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey.

Kind Regards

Ruth Brown
General Manager
BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country Hotel
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Ravenna, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Just a little bit to arrive but when you arrive you'll find a fantastic location with a good view. You can stay in this place in relaxes in the fantastic garden. The room are clean, the staff were helpfull and resolved all my problem. The breakfast so good, in the evening I tried the restaurant and I ate well.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We had our wedding here in July 2013. Everything was perfect! A big thank you to everyone at the Lord Haldon for making our wedding day so perfect! The staff were all incredibly helpful, professional and nice. From the first moment we contacted Ruth all of our questions were answered and she took a personal interest in ensuring everything was perfect. Martin kept things rolling the entire day and night making seamless transitions and keeping everyone informed. The chefs did an amazing job with the food – all of the guests commented on how delicious everything was and the presentation was beautiful. The wait staff and bartenders were also all very friendly and professional. The Lord Haldon is a wonderful venue with beautiful gardens and lovely accommodation. The room and courtyard were perfect for the reception. When our cake collapsed Ruth and her staff worked to make it presentable – way above and beyond – and we were truly appreciate. I would absolutely recommend the Lord Haldon as a reception venue!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eaglescliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

It is rare that hotels end up looking as good in real life as in their publicity - but this one really is. Lost in the midst of Devon's rolling countryside (and lost can be the word if you don't follow the hotel's directions about how to find it! - yet its easy when you do), this beautiful hotel was once part of a great mansion. Its character has been kept, including a characterful courtyard and beautiful (though very small) grounds. Our room, which overlooked the courtyard and the surrounding countryside, was delightful - very clean, well-equipped, comfortable bed, and good bathroom - and a kettle with plenty of tea and coffee to make drinks. Breakfast was served in the dining room which overlooks the courtyard and had ample tables. There was a good choice of cereals, yoghurt, croissants, juices etc. to get you started while your breakfast was being cooked to order. This was sourced from excellent quality local produce. Service was good - though it could take a bit of time to catch the server's eye for drinks refills.
Check-in/out was exceptionally smooth and pleasant.
While the hotel is set in the midst of acres of open country, very little of it belongs to the hotel. In fact the grounds were very small, which was a bit of a disappointment as we had expected more from what we had read. But there are certainly plenty of walks in the area, and Exeter is close at hand. can't imagine why anyone would want to stay in the city when you could stay here.
Definitely one of Best Western's more pleasant hotels- we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
* Please note that, due to the nature of the conversion, this hotel is, sadly, not at all suitable for anyone who requires disability access.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my wife and also my parents on the 11th and 12th August. The location is fantastic, the staff were friendly and very welcoming and the food brilliant. The rooms we had were recently refurbished and were spacious and excellent. There was also excellent wi fi throughout.

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country House Hotel
Address: Haldon Drive, Dunchideock, Exeter EX6 7YF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter > Dunchideock
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dunchideock
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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