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Old Palace Lodge Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Old Palace Lodge Hotel

Old Palace Lodge Hotel

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Church Street, Dunstable, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationZSL Whipsnade Zoo6 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoodside Animal Farm8 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Bedfordshire10 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)41 min drive

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About this area


Old Palace Lodge Hotel is located in Dunstable. Ashridge Estate and Ascott House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Chiltern Hills and Sundon Hills Country Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Flitwick Football Centre or Vauxhall Road.

What's nearby

  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 6 min drive
  • Woodside Animal Farm - 8 min drive
  • University of Bedfordshire - 10 min drive
  • Ashridge Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Ashridge Estate - 15 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Henry – Serves breakfast and dinner.

Getting around

  • Leagrave Station - 7 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 41 min drive

About this property

Old Palace Lodge Hotel

4-star hotel with fitness centre and 24-hour front desk
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 85 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, hairdryers and ironing boards.
Old Palace Lodge Hotel offers 85 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 12.95 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 12.95 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Old Palace Lodge Hotel Dunstable
Old Palace Lodge Hotel
Old Palace Dunstable
The Old Palace Hotel Dunstable
Old Palace Lodge Dunstable
Old Palace Lodge
The Old Palace Lodge
Old Palace Hotel
Old Palace Lodge Hotel Hotel
The Old Palace Hotel Dunstable
Old Palace Lodge Hotel Dunstable
Old Palace Lodge Hotel Hotel Dunstable

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 130 out of 315 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 122 out of 315 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 46 out of 315 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 315 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 315 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Not 4*
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Room comfort
Slightly disappointing
My booking says breakfast included but we were told at the desk it wasn’t and the price would be £9 each. Room was extremely hot, no air conditioning. Bath was a bit rusty in places. Only one bedside cabinet for a double bed. Net curtains were ripped and hanging off the rail. Was expecting a bit better considering the price.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Okay stay
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Whipsnade Zoo Weekend Stay
Stayed at the Old Palace Lodge in Dunstable, very close to the zoo and the downs (what a view!!) Not a good start, checked in and had to tell the receptionist we had breakfast included, no apology received. Also had to ask the directions to our room. Booked the room (with the cow picture on the wall) very nice indeed, very modern and quite spacious, bathroom was lovely, however we did find quite a few small black hairs on the bed sheets that we removed and air conditioning seemed to be freezing cold no matter the temperature. Ordered the fillet steak off the menu which was delicious and came with chunky chips, disappointed to then order a meal that included chunky chips the following night, only for them to be different. Got woken up numerous times throughout the night through the hotel telephone from what seemed to be cold calls from reception, the phone was eventually unplugged and stayed that way for the remainder of the visit. Apology was received but a promise to discuss this with the manager never happened, not great when paying £140 per night. Generally, I thought there was a lack of customer service and courtesy from the receptionists, to the waiters and waitresses, seemed more concerned with serving the locals in to watch the euro championships football on the big outside screen than a care for the paying guests paying a substantial price to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021