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Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here over the Easter weekend visit family who have just moved to the area. We found the hotel thought trip advisor and local recommendation. Getting to the hotel is a bit of a nightmare but use your sat nav and it is easy to get to just mind the speed humps. It is a lovely old building with the problems you expected from a old building. The heating was on full blast to keep it warm and it did a good job. Due to age of the building the WiFi can be a problem but if you connect to it the passage way you then stay connected in your room. The food was great and delicious. Nothing was to much for the staff. I look forward to my next visit

We had our wedding at Bestwood Lodge recently. We got married in the chapel and had our reception here as well. Right from the start nothing was too much trouble. We would especially like to mention Tanya as she looked after us starting the day before. Every little extra we needed Tanya sorted with no fuss which helped to make our day so special. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was excellent. Wedding food was amazing and everyone enjoyed their meal. Can't recommend Bestwood Lodge enough. Sharon and Dave

We stayed here as we were working in Nottingham. On arrival, the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful so top marks for your staff there! We only needed one night's accommodation and were given the 'Viscount' suite - a very large room with two single beds and a double bed, with a huge bathroom. The room itself could do with redecorating. It's very dated and it did have a slightly odd smell to it. However, the bed was clean and comfortable. The main problem was the noise. The room opens straight out onto a balcony which is just above (and open to) the bar area, so it was a little like trying to get to sleep in the bar! There was also an adjoining door to the next room which was sealed, but we could hear literally every word of the conversation going on in the next room through the door. Top tip: bring ear plugs! In the morning, I showered quite early and managed to get a decent shower without any trouble, but an hour or so later when my husband used it, the water pressure was non existent and he had to try and wash under a dribble. We didn't have breakfast or any other food in the hotel, but my husband was disappointed with the quality of the half pint of Guinness he ordered as a nightcap. Overall, the building and grounds are really pretty but the interior does need some major work and the hotel needs to do something about the noise.

We have eaten carvery's before here,mainly Boxing Day, and thought this carvery was slightly better than previous visits, but not by much. The food was cooked very well with several vegetable dishes on offer and 3 meats. We were looked after very well and whilst staff were not in full attendance they were aware when courses were finished and they could clear away ready for the next course. The dining room is very large with high ceilings which may give an illusion of too much space and the room was not full but was very comfortable in superb, historic surroundings which adds to the ambience.

My wife and I arrived Friday for a night as we were going out in Nottingham. The Hotel is about 6 miles from the town centre £12 taxi ride. The place is lovely n historic in a good way . Very charming. Lovely bar area and very helpful staff. We had room 30 which was up a couple of flights of stairs n a bit of a trek but the room was very clean, comfy bed and a bath. There was no lift but a stair lift was available. The Hotel is right next to a country park which was good. The Hotel was also dog friendly.

Lovely building, very impressive. Lunch served in large restaurant room which was a little chilly and scant tables made it look empty and with very few diners. Menu choice was tiny with very little choice but we opted for a carvery lunch which was very well cooked and very nice. Service (excepting the chef who served carvery) was not very good at all unfortunately, you didn't feel very looked after having to ask for a menu and not exactly a warm cosseting welcome. Was pleasant enough but not exactly special at all which is such a shame given the lovely surroundings. It could have been so much better. I wouldn't go back.

We have just returned from 3 nights here. The customer service was excellent and I would like to mention Samantha in particular. When we arrived there was no handle on the wardrobe. I called down to reception and she came straight up with a key card for another room and we just moved our bags. Previous reviewers had warned about the quirky showers, in that it could take a few minutes for hot water to come through, so we turned the shower on just before we wanted to use it and there were no issues. Previous reviewers had also commented on the temperature in the bar, but we found it to be very comfortable for us. We had dinner in the restaurant with our family on the Saturday evening and the food was delicious. Service was very good. All the staff we spoke to were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and we both slept well. The television had a good selection of programs and the remote control worked! We also had a full length mirror, which so many hotel rooms do not have. The building itself is wonderful and the history of the building is explained in the folder in the room. Breakfast was delicious and on 2 of our mornings, as there were only a few guests staying, it was cooked to order. We have already booked for our next stay.

This is a great looking gothic building. The staff are friendly and our room was clean and quiet. Great value for money and we loved the foyer and lovely panelled walls and carved doors. The grounds looked inviting but sadly ours was a fleeting visit. Would stay again.

Wow ... don't usually do BW and this hotel reminds me why !! It's says wifi nope not in our room. TV well 3 channels watchable with a very dodgy controller ... plus tv on the hoof at a stupid angle ... only chose this hotel cuz it's close to parents and they take pets ... next time dogs stay at home

Big old Gothic pile. Amazingly warm though, which was nice considering the height of the ceiling in the lovely lounge bar. We stayed there all evening, just ordered a bottle of wine and a couple of starters instead of a main meal and sat in the lounge/bar to relax, eat and enjoy the relaxed, quiet ambience. Quiet background music was pleasant too - not at all intrusive. Your satnav may tell you that you've arrived whilst you are still in the middle of a housing estate, don't lose heart, just carry on to the end of the road and follow your nose up through a wooded area with road humps to slow you down and you'll see Best Western signposted.,

Bestwood Lodge Country Park Nottingham England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Bulwell Forest Golf Club, Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Hucknall Church of St. Mary Magdalene. This 3-star hotel has 40 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Nottingham and also within a 20-minute drive of University of Nottingham and Newstead Abbey.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a English breakfast is available for a fee.


The 40 rooms have coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel enjoy an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 524 reviews