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Reviews - The Dukes Folly Hotel

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11 Duke Street , Southport , PR8 1LS
The finest of Southport hotels, the Dukes Folly Hotel is ideally located near the corner of Duke Street and Lord Street, Southport's world famous Victorian Boulevard.

The Dukes Folly Hotel is a classic boutique hotel in the heart of Southport, North West England, near Liverpool. The hotel is said to be built in 1861 as when the first record can be found nowadays. Unlike other chain hotels with unit room design, Dukes Folly is well maintained and run with its Charactor Rooms. Every room is unit. Comfortable beds and inspiring enviroment together with delicious heartedly prepared breakfast are all our attitudes to serve our customers. Once you have stayed in the hotel, we are sure you can relax and enjoy as much as you are at home. The homely lounge and spacious bar areas equipped with a 50 inches screen TV are the perfect places for relaxation and gathering. Breakfast is of the highest quality and finishes by 10.30 am allowing you to have brunch for the day. Our checkout time is also the traditional one at 12.00pm, so you will never rush to the schedule once you check in Dukes Folly Hotel.

WILLIAM SUTTON was Commonly Known as the Old Duke, The Founder of Southport. He was born at Churchtown North Meols A.D. 1752 and died there May 22 1840. He erected almost upon this spot A.D. 1792 the First House in what is now the flourishing Town of Southport then a wilderness of Sandhills, the house originally called 'Dukes Folly' was afterwards know as the Original Hotel. A Memorial Tablet, taken from its walls has been placed on the N.E.side oft this Column and this street has received the name of Duke Street in remembrance of the Old Duke.

Southport is one of the nice place in UK. It is quiet, peaceful and beautiful. There are seashore, lagoon, fun park, sand beaches and so on. Fesitvals are all year running, the Jazz Festival, the Flower Show, the Air Show, the Golf Grand Opening. Victorian buildings are everywhere along the Lord Street. Lord Street is the first Boulevard before the Champs Elysees in Paris of France. It was told that the exciled Prince Louis Napolean lived in Southport in 1838 and admired the long straight wide tree-lined Lord Street. Later he remembered the Lord Street's elegance when he returned to France as Emperor and he transformed Paris with its now famous Boulevard.

Dukes Folly Hotel is ideal for singles, couples, families, groups, golf societies and businesses, small conferences as well as event functions such as wedding and anniversary....
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75% recommended this accommodation to a friend 78% would stay again
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Going to Sophie's christening.
To some extent our own fault, but we ended up three flights of stairs up with no lift. Unfortunately my wife has breathing difficulties so not ideal for us. Helped greatly though by the young man who carried our case up for us. He was very helpful.
The new door to the room led us to anticipate a bit more beyond However although a decent size it was a bit tired in terms of décor and furnishings. As evening fell it became quite cold and it was clear the central heating wasn't working properly. However we reported the problem t0 a second man now on reception and when we returned from our evening meal. the problem had been cured and supplementary heating made available; very helpful. Breakfast was lovely but choosing to sit in the conservatory it was really cold since there appeared to be no heating on in there at all.

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John M

From Morecambe, UK
Who stayed in February 2015

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Dukes Folly jolly good
Room not over spacious but more than adequate. Shower very good. Breakfast very good. Staff very friendly and very helpful. Car parking quite limited but free

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Paul P

From UK
Who stayed in February 2015

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Building Site
I wasn't informed that building work was taking place both inside and out, if I had been I would have had a choice as whether or not to book. Room was very tiny and drab, bathroom even tinier, flush on toilet not working. Moved to another room which was a little better but not much. Staff need more training as I was asked how to swipe my credit card. Beds not made the following day. Full english breakfast was ok but was served just warm. Not impressed with this hotel one bit. This was a short break for my friend and I we were both disappointed. in fact had we been staying longer we would have found alternative accommodation.

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Jude D

From Stafford, UK
Who stayed in February 2015

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New year break
The room was ok. But cold as the windows are single glazed and don't close properly due to the fact that the window frames are rotten. Needs a make over

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S SHERIDAN

From UK
Who stayed in January 2015

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a very enjoyable
Enjoyable stay. Pleasant staff. Would stay again and definitely recommend.

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Patrick McNeil

From , UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Very lovely hotel
will be using the Dukes folly lots from now on

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Mark Opie

From Southport, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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update to rooms is going on
The room we stayed in was very small, the en suite was very poor never used the shower, the toilet you had to reverse into. the door on the en suite was glass you could see through the door not very nice. Certainly would not stay in that room again.
The lighting and room facilities was really bad.
The lounge was very comfortable and the bar was very nice, the breakfast was very good,

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m holmes

From Colwyn Bay, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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disappointed with the room, was very small, it advertised drinks in the room, all that was left for us was a half used coffee portion, no tea bags, and no milk

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jayne l

From St Helens, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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The only problem we had was parking facilities,there are approx 19rooms and only parking for about 6 cars.when we arrived there was no where to park, the hotel receptionist couldn't help us, as she didn't no where we could park. Eventually someone left the hotel so we could then park. This too us was a big problem because to pay and display was £2 for 4 hours.

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jennifer farmery

From Ashton Under Lyne, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Pleasant Stay
Great location, easy walk into town, just off Lord Street. The breakfast was delicious & the breakfast staff were very friendly & helpful. The double bed was massive, however, the bathroom was tiny. Although clean, the bathroom could do with some modernisation. A bigger built person would struggle to get into the shower due to the layout of the tiny bathroom. The room itself though, had plenty of room to move around, for cases & hanging clothes. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room are always a bonus. For one night, we had a very pleasant stay.

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A Crampton

From Woking, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Couple

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