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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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Guest Reviews Based on 41 reviews
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80% recommended this accommodation to a friend 82% would stay again
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Horrid! Horrid!! Don't stay here
I can't remember when I last stayed in a place as grim as this. The room was old and dirty (though bed linen was clean). The windows were single glazed and louvered to open. The shower was full of black mould. The taps dripped. The radiators had rust where people had put their towels to dry. Round the skirting boards was all dirty and stained. My colleagues room was similar poor quality. If the rooms were themed, the theme of this room was 1970s!!
The cooked breakfast was awful. I sent my rubbery scrambled eggs back twice to the kitchen. Clearly the chef has no idea how to cook eggs as they were dry and rubbery. The bacon had been salted and again was over-cooked so it was like eating shoe leather. One mouthful was enough!! Ugh.

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Gloriana M

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Romantic weekend
Nice Hotel, close to all areas.Parking is a problem if you dont arrive early, limited space on the front car park
Booked the 4 poster bedroom, Lovely room but expensive.
Me and my wife had a lovely weekend

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T Wilding

From St Helens, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Boutique hotel? I don't think so
Disappointed with the room. Decor poor. Window would not close
. Peeling paper in the bathroom, where the door was sliding and difficult to open and close.

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michael groves

From Exeter, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Disappointing
Very disappointed with the size of the double room. Nothing like the photos and Definitely not worth the money we paid.

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Maria W

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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there seemed to be very little staff around, but when found they were helpful

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J WHALEY

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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very nice room nice staff lovely breakfast

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jeffrey anderson

From St Helens, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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3 nights in Southport
A lovely hotel close to all amenities. Great staff and service. Lovely rooms and great breakfast.

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STEVE D

From Derby, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Review of Dukes Folly
The staff at the hotel were friendly but we were not happy with the length of time breakfast took to arrive so perhaps staffing levels need to be looked at. From ordering one round of toast and one cooked breakfast we sat for 40 minutes. It seemed that the waiting staff were apologizing to everyone else for the delay too.
Room 22 was rather poky and could have been a bit cheerier looking. Not a place to which we would make a return visit.

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W Callender

From Stoke on Trent, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Great Choice!I
I was given a warm welcome at The Dukes Folly reception.My room was very clean and tastefully decorated using relaxing colours.The TV was good and the hospitality tray was kept well stocked with tea and coffee etc.The Dukes Folly has plenty of character with a comfortable lounge and Bar area and an outside patio area with attractive flowers and small pond with fish! I really enjoyed my cooked breakfast which was excellent! The coffee was great too!
Most importantly I found the staff friendly and helpful and I will return to The Dukes Folly soon!

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Berenice R

From England
Who stayed in July 2014

Travelling alone

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good nights sleep
good friendly and helpfull staff,nothing to much trouble.very handy to local ammeneties also nice,and quit, hotel.food very good and plenty of it.

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mick rush

From Swadlincote, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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