BEST WESTERN PLUS West Retford Hotel

Located on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire the BEST WESTERN PLUS West Retford Hotel makes for the ideal venue whatever your requirements. Just a 15 minute drive to Doncaster Sheffield International Airport.

We are under 1 mile to Retford train station with direct trains to Doncaster and Sheffield. The hotel is also a popular wedding venue for locals and couples with families further north and south. We are 5 minutes from the A1 and 20 minutes to the M1. We are also just a 20 minute drive to Worksop and Lincoln.

The 250-year old grade II listed hotel building is complemented by a choice of traditional or more modern bedroom styles, but the emphasis throughout your stay is on traditional style combined with modern facilities and a high standard of relaxed but attentive service that is rarely available from larger, modern hotels.

Centrally located the hotel is perfectly located for business conferences & weddings. We hold a Civil Wedding License for several suites and our garden pagoda is also licensed for outdoor weddings. The hotel can also cater for civil cermonies and civil partnerships. Wedding packages can also be tailored to your requirements.We also offer FREE WiFi to all our guests...


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“A Perfect Weekend Break” ~ Tripadvisor

“A Perfect Weekend Break” ~ Tripadvisor

After an enjoyable stay at the Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel last year we paid a return trip earlier this month.
Physically we noticed that the new Orangery Restaurant, which was under construction in 2012, was now complete and open for business and a beautiful – yet sympathetic – addition it is. In keeping with the décor of the restaurant, the menu was modern although limited – but this was an indication that everything was freshly prepared in the kitchen and most definitely NOT of the bought-in ready meals type that many hotels provide these days. The dishes which our party sampled were beautifully presented, extremely tasty and – despite their appearance – very filling. Alternatively, for those who prefer a more informal dining experience, there is a good selection of bar meals available in the adjacent bar area and these too we can say are indicative of a kitchen which is at the top of its game.

Moving on to the accommodation, guest rooms are located in an adjacent purpose-built block which has two floors. There isn’t a lift that we could see so if any of your party has difficulty in climbing stairs it’s best to point this out at the time of booking and request a ground floor room.

Our rooms were spacious and looked to have been recently renovated. They had a well-presented bathroom (bath plus overhead shower), flat screen tv (freeview channels only) plus the usual tea / coffee making facilities. The beds were comfortable with a modern duvet and the rooms were expertly serviced each day.

So far so good – excellent food and clean comfortable rooms – but what about that third important ingredient which makes or breaks a good stay – the staff?

Well here too you need have no worries. On both of our stays at the West Retford Hotel we encountered nothing but the friendliest yet professional service. Everyone from reception staff to room maids to bar staff to restaurant staff to the maintenance man we met, all had a cheery disposition and nothing was too much trouble for any of them. (But this something that we have come to expect from a Best Western hotel – it goes with the territory !).

Ok, the hotel is fine we hear you say, but why Retford? What’s there?

Well, we just love Retford. It is a beautiful old market town in itself but it is also an excellent base for trips to nearby Newark, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham whilst for shopaholics the Meadowhall shopping mall is only some 20 miles away.

So, to come to that key question – would we go back?

Well, to paraphrase Arnie ………. “We’ll be back !”

— October 9th 2013

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  • Wedding Open Weekend

    Wedding Open Weekend

    Wedding Open Weekend – BEST WESTERN PLUS West Retford Hotel Wedding Open Day – Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015   View our beautiful Shelley suite for your wedding, beautifully decorated by Love in a Mist with the wedding […]

  • Summer Ball

    Summer Ball

    Hollywood Summer Ball Friday 19th June 2015 Enjoy a drinks and canape reception before your grand entrance into our Shelley Ballroom, with live music (rat pack), four course dinner and disco till late £29.95

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    Strictly Murder on the Dance Floor – Murder Mystery Friday 13th November 2015 A fun night with friends, become detectives for the evening and reveal the killer, which team will be the first to solve the mystery….. Four course meal […]


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