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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely clean room. We stayed in the stable block and the floor was a bit creaky but the room was fresh and clean and the bed was comfortable.We didn't have food as were visiting family close by but thought that the room was good value for money.

Thank Alison W
Minehead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a good location for the area . Clean room nice comfy bed and a bath . If you like to stay in a pub this is for you and very good for the price. Plenty of free parking.would definitely use this hotel again .

Thank Jeff220
Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's a lovely pub in an old Georgian Building. Lovely grounds and frontage. Would be epic to have a pint in the Gardens in the summer. However, visited in October, just an overnight stay with dinner as was in the area briefly. Signage was a bit of a challenge, however, had looked it up online previously so found it with... More 

Thank Cherubim1972
York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is very poor. It is, or was, a fine middle 18th century rather grand house, but now it's part of the Spirit Pub Company, part of the Greene King Pub and Associated with Good Night Inns. It's difficult to pin down who exactly owns it, but it is NOT a hotel, it's a pub with rooms. The room we... More 

Thank Peter1202

Travellers are raving about these Retford hotels

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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I lived in the Retford area for many years,and on this occasion I travelled 240mls for a family reunion. What once was a fine Georgian property,that no doubt hosted many a fine dinner party is now unbelievably poor,and so,so disappointing ! We were greeted with the surliest of bar staff,and we all realised that humour was not part of their... More 

Thank janlesley
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A big, homely, welcoming hotel with great staff and homely rooms. Graeme and his staff were very efficient and generous with the whole service. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would hopefully stay again if the opportunity comes. The food was really good with a great breakie to start the next day. Good luck all

Thank Bob B
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Got the last room available, a family room which was big but dated. Skirting boards full of dust, bathroom window that would not stay closed & the shower over the bath only gave out scalding hot water. My evening meal was terrible, gammon had more fat than meat & the onion rings were hard on the outside with a soft... More 

Thank Georgio886
Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Still sat 90 min after ordering for a child's meal, a steak and scampi. staff did not want to know they were more bother hiding in the back absolute poor service was a last chance never again ! Should have learnt from raw chicken last time See picture of a well done steak

Thank Mucking-fuppet
Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went for Sunday lunch with the family, Sunday chicken dinner was 2 deep fried pieces of chicken which were fried to a crisp with the veg and roast potatoes microwaved to heat up and soggy, the mixed combi starter was so over fried the pieces of breaded prawns etc could be crumbled into dust, Its the first time I have... More 

Thank John H
Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I've given this one star because the app won't let me select none as an option! We were allocated a room in the main building (room 2), up the grand staircase shown so proudly on the hotels promo photos. They couldn't have been that proud of it since it didn't appear to have been dusted for some time. Generally from... More 

Thank LPerkins

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Elms Hotel

Address: London Road, Retford DN22 7DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Price Range: €48 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Avoid the Stables (if you can)”
 of 5 bubbles Cherubim1972, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go out to eat”
 of 5 bubbles johnhC817RA, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid ground floor rooms in the stables building.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveJ478, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 was fine apart from a noisy early skip removal and squeaky floors upstairs...”
 of 5 bubbles 839hamishm, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No Idea, as only experienced the room I had”
 of 5 bubbles 244briana, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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