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Leicester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a group of 20 or so friends celebrating a birthday/new job. We enjoyed a 2 course steak dinner with dessert and could not fault the quality and quantity of food or the service. We stayed overnight and our room was very clean and comfortable and it made a refreshing change not having a television or mobile...

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic response. Launde Abbey is a retreat house open to people of all faiths or none. Our mission is to provide “A place to encounter God, refreshing spirits, inspiring minds and transforming lives”. I am delighted that you felt some of the peace while you were here. If you do not live too far away, we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I managed a one night stay at Launde, having visited a number of retreat Centres in the UK, and on my way through to Rugby, I was keen to try this house. It is large and more like a hotel than most retreat houses I have visited, but the atmosphere and the spaces for reflection were wonderful. I loved the...

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely response. Launde is big enough to provide space for individual people while still having a group booking. Thank you Ian Andrews

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I stayed at Launde Abbey for two nights on business. It's a peaceful place and the staff are welcoming. The evening service and contemplative prayer provided a nice end to the day. The bedroom was comfortable and I slept well.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is great that we are able to provide a retreat for those wanting their own space and also to cater for larger groups. We are delighted to look after secular and well as religious groups and I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Launde Abbey is an amazing place where you can have a great retreat away from the bustle of everyday life. The food provided in the facility is absolutely fantastic and the location is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Abbey buildings are quite spectacular in themselves. If you need a quiet retreat and a place to get away...

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fantastic feedback. Yes, the ability to retreat here is what we are all about. You can have a few days away from the stresses of everyday life to recharge your batteries. Thank you Ian Andrews

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a conference for a two night stay. We stayed in the stables it wasn't the best of rooms. We requested ground floor the room was very simple no wardrobes or television. Bathroom was a wet room and a mop and bucket was in there for us to mop the water up something I didn't want to do...

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken to give us some feedback. Without know which booking you came with I can only answer give general answers. However, I hope that this will help. No TV’s in the bedrooms - No. I am sorry but we are what we are. We are a Christian retreat house with our focus on God. We...

London
Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you want to chill out and forget about your woes then Launde Abbey is the place to be. Beautiful surroundings, comfortable, clean rooms and excellent food. Spent the weekend left feeling rested and my batteries have definitely recharged. Thank you to all the staff who made my stay perfect.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Launde is an Oasis, giving you time to be yourself. There is very little we can do about the mobile telephone signal but the Governments scheme to bring fast broadband to rural areas has just reached us. We are working on bringing this faster internet wirelessly in certain areas of the building. We will...

Oakham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A sublime place to escape the panic of modern life the staff are so knowledgeable and attentive but the food is beyond compare well worth a visit just to spend some quiet time. Not a hotel but a tranquil retreat house set amongst glorious landscapes

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Launde is a great place to simply stop for a while. Whether that stop is just for the afternoon or for a few days. There is the space to be yourself, or in this very busy world, there is the space to find yourself again. We do not "push this" but we also hope that...

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Perfect setting, quiet and relaxing, A party for a special lady who lives in Sydney Australia & we only see her every 3 years. Aaron's organisation and super roast dinner meant a wonderful time, enjoyed by all . Music playing, leaving on a jet plane.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I immediately printed it off and took it to Aaron to see. He remembers you very well and was delighted by your comments. We hope to see you all again, hopefully in less than 3 years. Ian Andrews

Leicester
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for a bit of peace and tranquility. The gardens are beautiful and really serene. We had lunch and a cup of tea in the café. The lunch menu offered a decent selection at reasonable prices. We had jacket potatoes which came with a really nice salad. The staff who served us were very pleasant particularly the chap on the...

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. With the weather so lovely at the moment a visit to our gardens is well worth time. I am pleased to be able to tell you that your jacket potatoes and salads came from our own gardens. You really cannot get any more locally sourced produce than from 150 metres away. Our...

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lovely manor house operating as a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre. Beautiful parkland setting, excellent catering, chapel attached and characterful accommodation in the house. Miles of walking in the surrounding countryside, and an attractive walled garden.

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Ian A, General Manager at Launde Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. Attracting walkers, cyclists and anyone passing by is something that we have been promoting for a little while. It is great to see the numbers of people using us increasing. We have a lovely menu for our “drop in” guests and at this time of year most of the potatoes, salads and British fruits...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Tudor manor house once owned by Thomas Cromwell, set in lovely rural countryside with elegant ensuite accommodation, close to the market towns of Oakham and Uppingham. Easily accessible via the A1 and A47 between Leicester and Peterborough. There is also a converted Georgian stable block, glorious gardens and magnificent medieval Chapel, still used for daily services. Single, twin, double and family rooms available. Attractions nearby include Rutland Water, Richard III museum in Leicester and lovely market towns featuring individual shops and restaurants. ... more   less 

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Address: Launde Road | East Norton, Leicester LE7 9XB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Number of rooms: 39
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