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History and hospitality near Nottingham.

A former Royal hunting lodge set in the 700-acre Bestwood Country Park, just four miles from the city centre. The current lodge was created in 1863 in the Gothic style. There are 40 large, individually styled bedrooms, many with interesting architectural features. Fine dining is the feature at the elegant Parkside Restaurant and there's casual dining in the Foyer Bar . The hotel features its own Gothic Chapel and six other conference rooms.

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to the Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel in Nottingham. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual Best Western quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the Best Western International Quality Award. A global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world, this award shows that we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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Location

Bestwood Country Park
Arnold

Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 8NE
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6146*
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Summary

40 large, individually styled bedrooms, some with four-poster beds. Victorian manor house with many unique Gothic features. Situated in 700 scenic acres of Bestwood Country Park.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Tennis, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £20.00 per dog
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Chef Nathan Greensmith

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The Parkside Restaurant

With its charming decor, unique hand painted ceiling and Gothic arches, the restaurant imbues a warm and elegant atmosphere. Our a la carte menu features sumptuous dishes that change with the season, using fresh locally-sourced ingredients. All accompanied by the magnificent views over the rambling parkland.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary
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Foyer Bar

The Foyer Bar with its oak panelled walls, vaulted ceiling, Gothic arches offers a less formal menu of freshly prepared seasonal dishes to tempt the palate. There is a fine selection of real ales, lagers, wines and spirits to choose from and in winter, relax in front of the blazing log fire.

Opening hours

11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Bullwell Forest

The Heathland course is noted for its excellent fairways and fast greens and all year round. The course measures 5,726 yards, par 68 for men and 5,002 yards, par 69 for ladies and is a fair and enjoyable test for any level of golfer. The superb drainage makes play possible for 52 weeks of the year.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 68
Distance: 5726 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3.00 miles away in Bullwell, Nottingham NG6 9LQ

Facilities

Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes £7.50
18 holes £11.00
Tuition £15.00

Mapperley Golf Course

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5895 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3.7 miles away in Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5LD

Facilities

Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00

Weddings

Our range of suites and function rooms are the perfect settings for an unforgettable reception, whether you need space for over 100 guests, or a small intimate setting. Licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships, we'll host the whole celebration if you need us to, right up to the moment you set off on honeymoon!

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Wedding service and reception venue

Whatever you want to do on the big day, we'll help you organise it. Just use your imagination, and well use our contacts!

Catering

Our packages are created from the most popular dishes, but we can tailor one to suit your individual needs if required. Ask away!

Registrar

Registry office:
Basford Registry Office
Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham
0115 927 1294




Get in touch with Emma Waring on 01159 203011

For any enquiries please call Stephen Atkins-Plant on 0115 9203011

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type NG5 8NE

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Nearest motorway: M1, J26, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bullwell, Nottingham, 3.80 miles
Nearest airport: East Midlands, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (120 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
Bestwood Country Park
Arnold
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 8NE
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Nottingham Forest/Notts County (3.5 miles)

  • National Water Sports Centre (7 miles)

  • Nottingham Race Course (7 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Sherwood Forest (8 miles)

  • Nottingham Castle (5 miles)

  • Caves of Nottingham (5 miles)

  • Clumber Park (7 miles)

  • Newstead Abbey (7 miles)

Shopping

  • Nottingham City Centre (3.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

After a few changes, the Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel is proud to be one of Nottingham's premier conference venues. From major presentations and training seminars to intimate interviews, we'll meet your expectations here and then exceed them!

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ballroom 200 80 55 65 140
Chapel 70 35 35 40 60
Conservatory 30 20 20 25 40
Sherwood 30 16 15 28 0
Drawing Room 20 12 15 18 0
Boardroom 15 8 8 12 0
Garden Bar 50 35 30 34 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 532 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 119
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Rating: 1 59
Rating

Lovely stay

15/05/2018 dapkal, Billingham, United Kingdom

Stayed Friday to Sunday and absolutely loved this hotel. A well presented nice old hunting lodge with many features as they should be. The staff were all lovely and friendly especially one who just s... more

Rating

1970s revisted

06/05/2018 ispoons, Wisbech Saint Mary, United Kingdom

This Hotel could be great , set on a wonderful site shame about the bedroom decor. Had not seen an advocado bathroom suite for years . Rooms really dated with tile grouting needed doing in bathroom, ... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are currently going through a upgrading programme, whereby our bedrooms are being invested in, therefore apologies for the bedroom decor & bathroom being outdated. I am however pleased that the King sized bed was comfortable.
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Awful stay

29/04/2018 eliefunk123, Oswestry, United Kingdom

Firstly just wanted to say this hotel could be beautiful with a make over and a better trained cleaning team. Stayed with my family and partner hoping for a romantic weekend break unfortunately was fa... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to read your review, following your findings and can only apologise that your stay did not meet your expectations and our usual standard. I have spoken with the Head Housekeeper, who also is disappointed to hear that your stay wasn't what you would normally expect from a hotel. We would like to isolate which room you stayed in so we can rectify the issues for future guests, therefore I kindly ask you to email us at reception@bestwoodlodgehotel.co.uk
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Excellent food, fun atmosphere and the most welcoming staff.

21/04/2018 rachelsmith1990, Nottingham, United Kingdom

We had the most fantastic time attending a 'Murder Mystery three-course dinner event' hosted in Bestwood Lodge's ballroom (performed by Stirling Academy) - the biggest thank you everyone involved with... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to booking our Murder Mystery Dinner and for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your evening and that you felt at ease with the plot and the actors from 'Stirling Academy'. I am delighted to hear that our team delivered great service and that you and your party enjoyed the evening thoroughly. Thank you for your kind words regarding the service from Stephen - he is really pleased that you had a great night! We have many more events coming your way...so watch this space and we look forward to seeing you at another very soon!
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Delightful and peaceful stay

19/04/2018 avhist, Wadhurst, United Kingdom

Historic grade 2 listed building in a peaceful wooded setting but easily accessible from Nottingham and Hucknall. Also not too far from the M1 motorway so a good overnight stay when travelling. Ours w... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that your stay with us recently was a pleasurable one and that your found our hotel accessible for your family, whilst being peaceful and relaxing in the country park. I have passed on your comments to Simon, who thanks you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!