We stayed here as friends at Center Parcs (just 5 mins' drive away) were having a birthday celebration.
The reception is in the middle of the pub itself and when one arrives, one becomes something to look at as you drag your luggage through the building. The attention at the reception was not particularly efficient or friendly.
The room we were in was satisfactory. Sparsely furnished. The bed was comfortable enough but the room - as with the hotel areas in general - is in need of some TLC.
The bathroom was functional. The shower cubicle is very small and once you're in and close the door, there's little room for manoeuvre. It has no radiator so must be freezing in the winter. The toilet also has one of these shredding machines attached to it that makes an horrendous news on use and intermittently for about 20 minutes afterwards so don't use in the middle of the night if you want to sleep or don't want to disturb your fellow guests.
Oh, and the walls are paper-thin. We go to know everything about next door's evening antics.
The breakfast was the highlight of the stay. Friendly staff and a good plateful of Full English.
Although the accommodation is above the pub, it closes at 11.30pm so no chance of late-night disturbances from that quarter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Description: Having been recently fully renovated, our wonderful 18th-century coaching inn, we are now enjoying sharing this wonderful hotel with you. In the rural countryside village of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, the Dukeries Lodge dates back to the days of highwaymen, when it first provided a comfortable stopover. Our passion has been to retain the traditional character and sense of history – even choosing to keep the creaky floors and wonderful stained glass windows. All our individually styled bedrooms and our Maid Marian suite are admired by everyone. A family-run hotel with a reputation for superb hospitality, long renowned as one of the best loved venues for celebrations of all kinds, we also offer meeting and conference packages. Conveniently located on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Yorkshire close to the A1, M1, M18 & M62, we are within an hour’s drive from Retford, Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham. Robin Hood Airport. Traveling Entertainment Sports and Leisure Outdoor AdventureStuff for KidsLove and MarriageHealth and BeautyLiving the High LifeThe `just plain odd` listHotel's Cancellation Policy12 Noon Day Prior to Arrival General PoliciesChildren AcceptedPets AcceptedCheck In on or after - 14:00Check Out prior to - 11:00Parking Info / Road InfoNearest Motorway - A1Parking - On-Site - 100Parking Restrictions - all day ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dukeries Hotel Edwinstowe