My wife and I stayed at this Inn for a DBB weekend Leisure Break, which we booked direct through the Elizabeth Hotels website. The price for a three night stay for the two of us was an incredibly low £90 - the only extras were our drinks.
A few days after making the booking we came across the two previous reviews on this site; the content is so horrendous that we felt like immediately cancelling our booking! However, nothing ventured nothing gained, so we went ahead with the visit. We approached our accommodation in the Lodge with a good degree of trepidation; but on entering the room (no 5) we could not believe that we were in the same place. From closer inspection it soon became apparent that the room had received a fairly recent makeover; and during a chat with the Manager the next morning he confirmed that the room had been "updated" fairly recently. He also admitted that a number of the 24 rooms are still a bit "tired", but confirmed that they are all scheduled for progressive renovation.
Throughout our three nights stay we were very comfortable; and the room adequately provided everything that we would expect and require from such an establishment. The evening meals and breakfasts were excellent, both in terms of quantity and quality. An extensive bar menu on the Friday night; augmented by a carvery on the Saturday and Sunday evenings (they served 700 meals on the Sunday, which must be some recommendation!). Especially on the Friday and Sunday nights the waiting/bar staff were very hard pressed; but in general we found them to be friendly, willing, helpful and quick. The Manager constantly checked our enjoyment of the break and ensured we were well looked after; in between his fair share of "mucking-in" with the chores. The weather turned progressively cooler during our stay, but the bedroom and bathroom radiators provided plenty of heat - in fact too much for my hot-blooded wife even when they were turned down low!
The only minor criticisms that we could make concern the overall poor tv reception in the rooms, with no channel 5 at all; yes the fire doors still bang, but we have suggested a remedy to the manager; and potential noise from the nearby motorway - we don't think we would want to stay in the Lodge during a Summer heatwave with the windows wide open, the noise must be unbearable?
We were so pleased with everything that we promised the Manager that we would post a more positive review on the tripadvisor site - so here it is, we are good for our promise! Based on our stay we would recommend a break here, especially at the incredibly low rates currently on offer - BUT DO ASK THEM TO CONFIRM A RENOVATED ROOM IS AVAILABLE AT TIME OF BOOKING AND GET THEM TO GUARANTEE IT IN WRITING IF THEY WILL.
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- Also Known As:
- Arties Mill And Lodge
- Arties Mill Hotel Brigg
- Arties Mill & Lodge Brigg, Lincolnshire