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“Lovely stay just a bit too warm”
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Chequers Hotel
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Exeter
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely stay just a bit too warm”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Stayed for business, last minute booking. Great customer service. Lovely quaint room. 5 min from dalton railway. Great breakfast in mornIng. Everything in room required.

Heating was on on arrival and room boiling, even once radiators were off woke up and room still very warm. Did mention on way out. Would still stay again

  • Stayed January 2012
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Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

I am reluctant to write anything negative about our one night stay at this hotel, but for some reason we left feeling just a little disappointed. That said, I find it really difficult to my finger on exactly why. The room was very clean, comfortable and adequate for a one night stay - so nothing wrong there. The staff were friendly, but in truth I felt they were all doing a bit more than one person should do and the service was perhaps therefore diluted. The restaurant meal was OK, but the restaurant lacked atmosphere and felt just a tad cold. Perhaps that is the penalty for a midweek overnight stay out of season. We had just returned from 'hotelling it' round Eire and Ulster and of all our hotels on the jaunt, this came lowest on the list.

We did find this hotel just a bit on the expensive side and in future we will stay further out at Newby Bridge and Lodore, but please don't let anyone else be totally put off by the tenor of this report - least of all the staff, who I am sure were doing their level best. On another occasion things might be totally different.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Derby
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Just back from 2 nights at the Chequers Hotel, Dalton in Furness attending a family christening. What a pleasant surprise to find an extremely clean, modern hotel with well fitted out and decorated rooms. The standards were very high with very friendly and helpful staff. Had the weather been better we would have stayed an extra night. Good breakfast that could be a great breakfast with very little work. Didn't experience the restaurant but enjoyed a very good and hearty pub meal at the Brown Cow a 2 minute walk away (you may need to book). Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

The Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night with just our table and another. The food was really good , although the menu was very limited, there was very little on it and no specials as there once used to be. The only negative point I have is when we went to the bar after dinner it was very noisy as there was a wedding which had spilled into the bar and the language was not what you really want to hear when your out for dinner , I think this is maybe why the restaurant is so quiet , as it used to be very busy once. It's a shame as this will stop me revisiting.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2011

this is the 2nd time we've stayed at Chequers, and the 2nd time we've been underwhelmed by the quality of the fittings and service. We book this hotel largely because the family rooms can accommodate ourselves and our two teenage sons. Whilst the room was clean, the furnishings and decor was distinctly dated, and with limited heating controls the heat of the room was unbearable. the first time we stayed we discovered that we were expected to make up the bunk beds ourselves - fine if you are staying in a hostel, not fine if you are paying over £100 per night. I was relieved to find the single beds were fully made up this time, but one of them was extremely old, worn and too soft. The facilities are pretty basic (small flatscreened tv hanging askew on the wall), and there is very little 'service' to speak of. Also, the function smoking area is directly outside the chalet-type rooms, which means that when there is a big do on it is very difficult to sleep for the sound of people socialising over their cigarettes. With the room stuffy and stifling, we were unable to sleep with the window open as we knew from previous experience that the smell of the cigarette smoke and noise of the party-goers would disturb our sleep. All in all, the hotel is ok and the building is pretty, but it is so not worth £100+ per night.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

I have stayed here several times now and always enjoyed the friendly 'human' service of the staff, the comfortable rooms, well stocked bar (especially if drinking Malts) and excellent restaurant. An ideal venue for a relaxing weekend or a base to explore the South Lakes.
Earlier comments about rather 'vocal' wedding guests at 2AM can sometimes be valid in my experience, but I see that as the result of inconsiderate, thoguhtless guests (which you can get anywhere at any time) as opposed to the fault of the hotel.
Will definitely be staying here again

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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isle of man
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

stay for one night. bed and breakfast the room was very clean and quite and a good size and had everything you needed. breakfast was lovely .All the staff were very freindly. would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Chequers Hotel
Address: 9-10 Abbey Road, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Dalton-in-Furness
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dalton-in-Furness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Chequers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional, family run hotel close to Barrow-in-Furness, Duddon Valley, Lake District and South lakes Wild Animal Park. Offering a warm welcome, friendly service, clean and comfortable surroundings to corporate guests, holiday makers and families alike.• 25 well appointed en-suite bedrooms• Flat screen televisions• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel• Free car park • Room service• Restaurant open 7 days per week offering fresh, seasonal ingredients freshly cooked to order.• Real ale available in our lounge bar• Function and meeting rooms available • Unique wedding room (Civil Weddings & Partnerships). ... more   less 
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