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Oliver's Lodge Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in St Ives
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Stay away from this place”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed for one night to vist friends this place is a hotel from hell were to start.first of all way over priced for the room it was filthy to be a better word and not just our room we found everthing was coverd in dust bird pho on net curtains that looks like there've never been washed... Decor is way out dated drinks were very over priced and breakfast was a disaster one positive it had hot water and a Powerfull shower which has no point because u still fill dirty.... This place should be closed down till they sort out the hygiene at least

  • Stayed April 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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CAMBRIDGE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We have been to Olivers Lodge several times for Sunday Lunch mainly for family dinners.

The meals are always good and hearty. For £12.00 you get a three course lunch with tea or coffee. We are always made to feel very welcome, by all the staff and nothing is too much trouble.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Very friendly service, we arrived late and they were more than accommodating. It has a good feel, nice small bar/sitting area, and breakfast was well catered and freshly made. We also left early, before normal breakfast hours and they were kind enough to leave out some breakfast provisions for us.
The rooms are comfortable we were in a separate wing, beds were fine but I have stayed in cleaner rooms, I felt it needed a good "Spring clean", the room we stayed in had an updated bathroom though which was well appointed. Saying this it did not bother us as we felt welcomed like old friends which was kind of nice as some larger hotels that are clinically clean can seem "cold'. Not Oliver's Lodge, it is like staying at your grandmas house warm and welcoming although a little dated.
Plenty of car parking and about a ten minute stroll to the centre of town where the charming town square has plenty of facilities and restaurants next to the river.
If you like those clinically clean hotels, stay elsewhere but if you like to feel welcome and cosy this will suit your needs.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms do not have lifts so if mobility is an issue ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Newark, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

If ever there was a case for the creative use of pictures to make a hotel look far better than it actually is then this is it.
It is more of motel.
We booked at the last minute and on arrival check in was very efficienct and friendly. We were given room 20 which is not in the main building but in an annex. A large room but at the time we checked in (5pm) was cold. There were heaters provided which did warm the room quickly.
The room was only the clean in the fact that the carpet might have been hoovered and the bathroom given the once over but there was dust on every surface and cobwebs covered in dust all over the ceiling. The decorative cover on the bed was visibly stained and very dirty, however the sheets were clean as were the pillowcases.
Breakfast was quick and in nice surroudings but the mushrooms were quite obviously tinned and as such had no taste and the lightly poached eggs were very very undercooked.
The room (a double ensuite) cost £75 the tariff on the desk suggested it should have been £90 I suggest that I have stayed in B&B at half the price in nicer places that were better.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Not AA***
With a good vacuum of the dust on skirting boards everywhere and cobwebs around bathroom and dining room conservatory doors it would be a decent place to spend a couple of nights. Bathroom had been recently refurbished and toilet and bath spotless. The beige bedroom carpet was a poor choice as it showed many marks. Only a few TV channels worked and one bedside light not working [not the bulb as swapped]
Breakfast had a good cooked choice and plenty of it, served by pleasant attentive staff but the menu gave yogurts as available but were not on either morning. Didn't have an evening meal as the menu was mainly Indian cuisine.
The hotel has good parking and it is easy walking distance into town where the guided bus gives easy access into Cambridge [concessionary bus passes can be used]

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Grandobs
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York Beach, Maine
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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The one thing that makes this hotel special is the personal service provided by all of the staff. It is what it is...a small hotel in a small town. Rooms are clean. There is no lift but there are rooms in an adjoining wing which are on the ground level. Breakfast was provided in a lovely room. The staff was so accommodating! Wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank DRH0PS
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Southampton
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I booked this hotel through Laterooms, and found it well within walking distance of St Ives centre. It's situated in a nice quiet location far enough away from major roads so noise isn't a problem. I checked in and was shown to my room. This was clean bright and airy, just 1 minor niggle no complimentary shower gel, just bars of soap.
I dined in the bar and the food was good with a reasonable selection to choose from. The service from the staff was very good.
I slept very well and the breakfast the next morning was fine.
Top tip, don't park under the trees at the front unless you want bird mess all over the paintwork!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are sunny in the morning.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Oliver's Lodge Hotel
Address: 50 Needingworth Road, St Ives PE27 5JP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oliver's Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering value and comfort a warm welcome awaits at Oliver's Lodge, travelling on business or pleasure our recently redecorated accommodation in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is designed to ensure you start your next day relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the region. ... more   less 
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Oliver`s Hotel St. Ives
Olivers Hotel St Ives
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