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All reviews golf course golf break pro shop golf club golf society great golf round of golf in great condition stayed for one night nothing too much trouble a bit tired great weekend whole experience thank you very much new owners surrey countryside golfers
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It’s a plain and simple golf oasis – not to be missed.

If you’re a golf nut, this is a must.

If you’re not a golf nut, but enjoy watching serious devotees of golf at work and play, it’s also a must.

But you need to book soon, it closes in October to be turned into yet another fancy over-priced golf spa hotel for the over rich. Such a shame. Such a waste.

The setting is quiet and tranquil. It’s a long drive to the house, but long enough to leave the hustle and bustle of the rest of the crazy world behind. This is not so much a hotel, as a golf club with rooms. A rambling Victorian house, with sadly overgrown pleasure gardens, pretty immaculate golf course (despite the lack of rain this year), ornamental lake and fountain. Pure tranquillity. Well worth a wander even if you’re not there to play golf.

And what rooms – spacious, immaculately clean, and comfortable – even though you may need a guide to find them in the warren of rooms of this place.

The restaurant offers the kind of food that appeals to golfers – mostly burgers and butties – but with a nice range of salads and cooked foods too. Staff are friendly and efficient. Food is excellent.

Breakfast is again targeted at golfers – catering fully expects most guests to go for the full cooked English options – there’s little else on offer. But what is there is good. A single bowl of fresh fruit salad and weak tasting fruit juice was on offer for the rest. Breakfast here is quiet. Not subdued, but concentrated and anticipating. Almost excited. Everyone (almost) is concentrated on the round or rounds ahead. There is little conversation, other than golf.

I was the token non-golfing guest. I’m told that the course is better maintained towards the house than further out, but still worthwhile and a challenge throughout. And the halfway house was a much appreciated feature.

In other places facing closure, the staff are miserable, tending towards unhelpful. But not here – all true professionals, efficient and welcoming. Clearly a great team.

The bill for two guests for dinner (including drinks), bed and breakfast was £105. Golf was extra but (apparently) still very competitively priced for the area.

So, if you’re a golfer – go! Go now!
If you’re not a golfer – Go now!
Go and witness this precious time capsule before it is no more.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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2  Thank HelenHy2014
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We booked at last minute and pleasantly surprised all though a bit tired the dining room was pleasant ,the friendly and attentive staff were very good. Would recommend a visit
The gardens were interesting but again need some attention

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Barry B
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Joanna N, Manager at Gatton Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review and for your kind words about the team. I shall pass on your comments to our F&B Manager.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd visit to Gatton Manor. It's one of our favourite courses. All met friendly staff.

Breakfast was of good quality and course very well maintained

Well done all.

Bent Bananas Golf Society

Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank MrP2511
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Joanna N, Manager at Gatton Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Always a pleasure to welcome one of our favourite society groups and thanks for the lovely feedback. Hope to see you for one more visit before October.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stayed at this golf club/hotel for 2 nights with 7 male friends and played 3 rounds on this simply fantastic golf course and were completely bowled over by the whole experience.
The greens were really first class, the rooms fine and the food just magnificent, all supported by the most welcoming, pleasant and helpful staff I have been assisted by in all my golfing travels worldwide.
The manager, Stuart, simply could not do enough for our party and was the nicest guy imaginable.
A very big "thank you" to him and all his staff, first class people.

PLEASE keep the golf club open and ensure these wonderful people all keep their jobs!

Room tip: rooms overlooking course have nice views
Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I booked a twin and double room for a funeral in Dorking the following day. You certainly wouldn't just come across the hotel, but it's a pleasant surprise when you arrive. The rooms are clean and comfortable and I had booked breakfast at the same time, so the price is very reasonable.

Don't be surprised that there are loads of middle aged men milling around talking golf, as that is the main attraction. That said, all of the staff were friendly and helpful, making sure that the non golf guests were looked after.

If you need accommodation in the heart of Surrey, the Gatton Manor seems a good choice.

Room tip: Rooms looking over the course at the front suffer from Gatwick flight noise.
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank David B
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