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Dukes Folly Hotel

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Room & Suite (47)
Dining (26)
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Certificate of Excellence
The Duke's Folly Hotel carries the legacy of being the first hotel in Southport. It is located just 30 yards from Lord Street, Southport's world famous Victorian Shopping Boulevard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting rooms
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
54Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
7Attractionswithin 0,5 km
85Room tips
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This hotel needs a deep clean and a coat of paint. The breakfast area especially the cast iron table legs are very dirty. Could do a lot better if attention to basics were done. For the cost disappointing
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Hotel still clean and tidy, but the owner now taking a hands off approach having appointed an inexperienced manager who seems intent on cutting corners, breakfast now following Premier Inn example of make your own toast, but at a much higher price. Very good quality sausages
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Response from Dukesfolly, Owner at Dukes Folly Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your concern to the hotel, and appreciate that you found the hotel tidy and clean and the staff employed by the hotel are top notch. I am not in front of the house during your two nights stay and unfortunately making you feel that I take a hands-off approach. When the business is gradually improving thanks to the guests‘ support, I did employ a young and energetic manager 4 months ago to help me taking care of the day to day management work. By now I can free up time again to take care of the important background works to ensure we can sustain the quality of service while the price stays attractive, even though the general cost increased.
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Nothing was too much of a problem for the staff. Upgraded to Castle Room with 4 poster bed free of charge as we asked for a room with a bath if possible. Free Infra red sauna was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Hotel is in an excellent location, quiet but still close enough
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Couldn’t recommend this hotel enough! Manager Leslie is so friendly and helpful as were all the staff we met during our stay. Hotel has a lovely feel to it, rooms are a good size and very clean. Food was also amazing and the prices were great, 3 course Sunday lunch for £11 and
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Very small room . A strong smell was coming from the bathroom . The room was very tired and needed updating . The breakfast was good and it was near to all the local shops.if you are staying Do not stay in room 8 . It was right across from the lift . We was walken through the
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Response from Dukesfolly, Manager at Dukes Folly Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Dukes Folly Hotel. We are sorry to hear there was a strong smell coming from your bathroom, we have since been in to check and the smell isn’t there anymore so aren’t sure what was causing it but we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We could have been more than happy to come up and see if we could of assisted regarding the smell had it been reported to reception. We are sorry you were waken through the night due to the lift. Sorry for any inconvenience caused while staying at the Dukes Folly Hotel, we hope to see you again soon!
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About 12 mins walk from the hotel to the beach. If you need to go to particular beaches such as Ainsdale Beach, it is about 3 miles away.
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is there 24 hour check in when traveling from a long distance
Hi!, I'm not sure about 24 hour check-in, perhaps you should check the Dukes Folly website?
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is there 24 hour checkin
Hi! neesy-ben again, can't find a website for them, but the phone number is;-01704533355. Hope this helps.
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What are the parking arrangements if hotel car park full ?
Think it costs £1 in the church car park if you display the hotel business card. Alternatively there is free on street parking about 100 yards up the street. There is also free parking directly outside the hotel after 18:00.
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The renovation will be fully completed if you check in by 14th April.
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"Don't go there... ;9"
"First floor quiet"
"Ground floor rooms available but lift is also OK"
"all rooms are good"
"Avoid Room 12 as it's directly above the bar and the bar closes at 1 a.m."
US$59 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandSouthport
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