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“Ole world meets New world”

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The Old Palace Lodge Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Dunstable
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Ole world meets New world”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed at the Old Palace Lodge on 21st June and were surprised to find it in the center of the town. The name suggested. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was still characterful in the old part of the building with beautiful carved wooden fireplace in reception.
The rooms had all the facilities of a modern hotel and were well maintained and comfortable with nice furnishings.
Breakfast was a cold buffet with a good variety of foods on offer whilst a full English breakfast was cooked to order and very tasty according to my husband.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful in all the parts of the hotel we used. When we arrived the dining room was set for a wedding and looked beautiful from the table settings to the decorations and flowers.
I would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Avoid room 129. It has an air conditioner unit outside which is quite noisy.However, when my husband...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Dark, dingy entrance and dining room, although bedrooms bright and airy. Accommodation was average - old fashioned bath with shower over (why not a nice modern enclosure?). Very noisy if windows opened - so with no aircon, a quiet but a very warm room. For a 4* quoting 'award winning chef' breakfast was v disappointing. Omelet (which was not even cooked correctly - please look it up in your cook book!) took 20 mins to arrive...and before the toast! Coffee was v poor quality and limited fresh fruit unless you like green bananas and small green apples.Nothing to write home about, and definitely not a 4*

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My sister and I had a lovely relaxing stay here at the weekend. Very clean room and attentive service. Restaurant and bar food excellent, although chips a little strange. Would definitely come again though. A great find and highly recommended.

Room Tip: No air conditioning in room but not a problem as could sleep with window open but be careful on a Sa...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Went there for a week end very nice very friendly food excellent we up graded our room when booking and l must say superb lovely size room and bathroom everything you need right down to a iron and ironing board and was not expensive defiantly will be going again and defiantly recommend

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

First time I've stayed at this hotel as I normally stay at the Holiday Inn Express... But have to say the service has been excellent and the food was probably one of the best meals I've had for a long time ! Will definitively be making this hotel my first choice in the future when I have to stay in Dubstable ...

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Have visited this Hotels restaurant and bar quite a few times, very good value and excellent food. They also have lots of promotional nights which are excellent value. Would highly recommend this venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We booked the hotel for a family gathering and all of our party were very happy with the quality of the rooms. We were offered a private dining room for an evening meal and a table for the whole party for breakfast.
The staff were all exceptionally helpful and the food was excellent.
Well done to all and thank you for a memorable stay.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms possibly best. Especially towards the rear of the hotel as the building fronts a ver...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Old Palace Lodge Hotel
Address: Church Street, Dunstable LU5 4RT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Dunstable
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Dunstable
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Palace Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Palace Lodge Hotel is a newly awarded 4 star hotel located in the historic Market Town of Dunstable.With 68 en-suite spacious bedrooms, designed to a standard or executive level, and three meeting and events suites, offering the perfect for business seminars and private functions, the hotel has been described as a jewel in Dunstable and it really is....The popular Henry Restaurant has welcomed Andrew Hill as the new Executive Head Chef. Andrew and his brigade have comprised a set of exciting brand new menus, from the A La Carte, Wedding, Banqueting to the room and lounge. Children and non residents are welcome.The Old Palace Lodge offers complimentary on-site car parking, Fully equipped on-site gym and complimentary WI-FI internet access. Ideally located, The Old Palace Lodge is in walking distance to Dunstable Town and situated only 10 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Town of Luton and Luton Airport. The M1 junction 11 is located 5 minutes away. ... more   less 
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