Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Leagrave 2.8 miles (4.5 km), Tube Station: Chesham 13.2 miles (21.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 11 2.1 miles (3.4 km). The Old Palace Lodge Hotel sits opposite the ancient Priory Church of St Peter and close to the centre of Dunstable. Just over 6 miles from Luton Airport. The town is north west of Luton and the airport is on the far south east of Luton. To bypass going through Luton town centre for the airport you can use the M1 (2 miles ) which is between Dunstable and Luton. The town is unusual in being a large town but with no station of its own. Nearby Dunstable Downs offers great views across the Vale of Aylesbury. Less than a mile from the hotel is Grove Park. This is a leisure park which includes the Grove Theatre, a 780 capacity venue. Also on the site are restaurants, bars and bowling. Other nearby attractions include Dunstable Museum (0.2 miles), Whipsnade Wild Animal Park (2.75 miles), Woodside Animal Farm & Leisure Park (3.5 miles), Bury Park (3.7 miles), Woburn Safari Park (7.89 miles) and Woburn Abbey (8.2 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Old Palace Lodge features ivy cladding, wood panelling and fine furnishings which give a unique character to the hotel.
Bedrooms are all en-suite with a bath and shower. Room facilities include free WiFi internet access, Coffee/tea maker, Central heating, Trouser Press, Windows that open, Iron & Ironing Board, AM/FM Radio, Hairdryer, Direct Dial Phone and satellite television.
Executive bedrooms additionally have a DVD player, iron/ironing board, upgraded toiletries and robes. They are also all non-smoking.
The hotel has 6 suites that are all individually decorated.
There is an onsite a la carte dining restaurant, the Old Palace Restaurant which serves an English and European menu in a period style setting. The restaurant is not open on Saturday afternoon or evenings but Room Service and Bar Service Are Available. Some Dates Throughout The Christmas Period the restaurant moves To one Of the Function Suites.
Open: 07.00 till 09.30 (weekends 08.00 till 10.00), noon till 15.00, 19.00 till 21.45 (Sunday 20.00 till 22.45). Special diets catered for.
Old Palace Lodge Hotel guests can make use of a nearby leisure club which is around 10 minutes from the hotel. Front reception open twenty four hours a day. Fax and copy service available as is currency exchange. WiFi can be picked up in all parts of the hotel. Floors have elevator access.
2 meeting rooms onsite with a/v equipment and WiFi. They can handle up to 40 delegates.
Bedroom Numbers68 / 3 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 82% is 8% above the 74% average guest rating for the area around Luton. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 439th from 852 London hotels, 10th of 22 Luton hotels, and 122nd of 320 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (2.2 miles, 3.5 km) would be the 3 star Travelodge Luton Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £30 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.
History:Formerly known as the Hanover International Dunstable Hotel
The Old Palace hotel itself dates back to 1960 when it was established from a converted farmhouse. Its name was due it the his location being the spot where Kingsbury Palace once stood. Built by King Henry I in 1109 it stood at this location for several hundred years. The hotel retains the feel of a medieval lodge.