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93% would recommend it to a friend
Best Western Lord Haldon Hotel
Slipped since last time but still okay
Room was comfortable with a very good bed (decent night;s sleep!).
Shame the restaurant closes at 8.45 though - I was only just in time to get a club sandwich and chips instead of a good meal. Room was a good size but would have preferred a bath rather than a shower (don't like showers). Staff were very pleasant and friendly, room service was good. But the chips were oven chips - shame on you!!. Very typical Best Western. I experienced the Lord Haldon when it was in private hands and have to say the Hotel was absolutely excellent then, I do feel there has been a little slip in standards but it still acceptable and I would stay again - which says everything. Breakfast was disapointing though, I would not book that again. Bacon was salty and overcooked. Not sure what they had done with the scrambled eggs but they did not look good nor did they taste great. The sausage was cheap and nasty - try getting local produce, rather than bulk buy??. Sadly the breakfast did let you down after a decent room service meal the night before. Oh and noisy guests who kept slamming doors up till 11 p.m. and holding lengthy conversations in the corridor!
Quiet with far reaching views
If travelling from Exeter, turn off in the village of Ide, not the previous road which is single track with no passing places (although fortunately for us, no other traffic).
Ample parking. Friendly and helpful staff - computer available in reception to check weather & traffic conditions. Bedrooms generously proportioned, cleanly presented and toasty despite very cold weather (after radiator thermostat turned anti-clockwise). Tea & coffee making in rooms, and staff happy to make you a pot of tea in lounge on arrival. Bathroom with both bath & shower - plenty of hot water. Dining room low level coolness, but it was very cold outside. Excellent desserts. Long views from bedrooms, and from centre of dining room. Outside views to Exmouth.
Great countryside location and a decent room
This hotel provides a simple service in the countryside.
I wouldn't visit for a romantic stay but for a short stay or with business then it would work well. The food in the restaurant was surprisingly good. Really very pleasing.
Wonderful time, exceeded expectations.
I stayed at the Lord Haldon on Nov 15 and 16.
After I made my booking, the staff called me to inform me that there was a wedding booked on Saturday and that it might be a bit noisy until midnight. I didn't mind, but appreciated the information. On arrival I found that my room was a quiet one at the back, with not a very nice view, so I asked whether I could upgrade to one with a view, perhaps for a fee. The staff gave me a choice of two fantastic rooms at no extra cost. They were wonderful throughout my stay. The cream tea and fresh baked pastries at breakfast were excellent.
The hotel is located in the countryside, which was just what I was after. There are no towns or pubs anywhere nearby and a nice forest a short walk away. I took the country bus from Exeter and walked from the bus stop, which was easy enough with some planning.
All in all, a great weekend. Very happy with the Lord Haldon and plan to stay there again.
Lord Haldon Hotel
Hotel building in a lovely location.
Inside needs a bit of modernisation. No draught Beers or Lagers when i was there. Food ok , No atmosphere in bar due to hardly anybody there. Need Sky Sports on the TV as football not shown. Room smelt a bit musky. Staff pleasant enough.
The bathroom was in need of some extra cleaning and the room was very warm
Really pretty, very rural location but only 15 minutes from Exeter.
Maybe a little difficult to find after dark. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient, the room more than adequate and the cost very reasonable. The evening meals were scrumptious but the portions perhaps a little overpowering in size. Definitely take the short drive and little walk to the Haldon Belvedere Tower which used to be owned by a previous owner of the house. The views are well worth while. Al;l in all, a little gem!
Lovely place to spend the night & dog allowed to stay too.
It's well off the beaten track but the gardens have lots of space and the view is beautiful.
The dog surcharge was reasonable compared to some other chains at £7.50. We spent some time in the bar and the service was very friendly although we did have to go and find someone to serve us a couple of times but they were very apologetic and came straight away to serve us so cannot grumble as it was very quiet. The only critism of the room was it was incredible hot, it was a sunny morning but still quite fresh outside but the room was uncomfortably warm even with all the windows open by about 8.30am and it felt like there must have been hot water pipes under the floor heating the room up. Other than that the room was clean and spacious and the shower has good pressure.
Great Customer Service
The hotel team, particularly on reception, were great and really made you feel welcome.
Room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. I was staying to attend an event the next day, but would definitely recommend the hotel for those wishing to explore the Devon countryside.