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1 Church Lane, Stamford PE9 2JU England
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#5 of 6 hotels in Stamford
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Finding an ideal charming hotel in Stamford does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Candlesticks, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Stamford, Candlesticks Hotel is located a short distance from St Martin's Church (0.1 mi) and Stamford Town Hall (0.2 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The property also boasts free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to Candlesticks Hotel, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Stamford's popular fish and chips restaurants such as The London Inn Pub, The George Hotel Restaurant, and The Kings Head, all a short distance from Candlesticks Hotel.

If you’re looking for something to do, Burghley House (0.8 mi), Burghley Park (0.7 mi), and All Saints Church (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Candlesticks Hotel.

Candlesticks looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Stamford.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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emmab197483 wrote a review Nov 2021
Oakham, United Kingdom1 contribution
I ate here today with a group of friends for a birthday meal. The set menu has a good variety of choices for starter, main and dessert at a very fair price. The pasta starter with chourico was just the right portion size and in a very tasty sauce. The main of beef bourguignon was the best beef I have tasted in ages. The beef was beautifully tender and the flavour of the red wine really came through. All of the food was well presented. The owner ( also our waiter) is welcoming, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. He served our table extra requests with no problem. Candlesticks has a beautiful ambience. Downstairs the seating with the lit candles and the walls give such a cosy feeling, almost magical. I came here with friends today but easily could come here for a romantic meal with my partner. The building is very old and has beautiful features to take in, such nice surroundings inside and out. I would definitely recommend booking a meal here for any occasion. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Suzanne96 wrote a review Nov 2021
UK38 contributions9 helpful votes
10 years ago this was a great little place - not any more. The deco in the bar dates back to the 1980s - and not in a good, retro way. Downstairs in the basement restaurant could be really cool with beautiful architecture and original features. It's not. It's dark and smells of damp. The food....where to start? Sunday lunch offered melon, pate, egg mayo and something else with an equally 1970s vibe. We hoped for a modern twist on old favourites. We got old favourites done really badly. The egg mayo was literally an egg cut in four with a dollop of mayo on the top (not homemade) and a few caviar eggs to 'garnish'. The pate was a blob of pate with a tired looking slice of cucumber and the same of tomato. The best that could be said about the mains were that the roasties were crispy and the carrot and broccoli weren't over cooked. The beef was rubbery and the veggie mushrooms were a bowl of mushrooms in a couple of millimetres of broth. The cheese dessert was five crackers from a selection box and three little slices of cheese and the 'gateau' a slice of chocolate cake. They saved the best til last - the coffee was strong and full bodied. I literally haven't had a meal like that since 1978 - and that's not a good thing. The service was polite - the owner was friendly and attentive. The waiting staff were good. Four of us paid £120 for the four course Sunday lunch and a couple of drinks each and I felt thoroughly ripped off.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JLW wrote a review Nov 2021
Bicester, United Kingdom333 contributions59 helpful votes
Worked here 27 years ago and was visiting Stamford for my mothers birthday Took mum and dad out for lunch - place is as good as it was in 1994 in fact it’s like a fine wine - it’s got better with age Nelio is a perfect host and chef and loved to see him after all this time If you want a decent / not microwaved meal (like some pubs/hotels) then come to the Candlesticks- honest fresh local food cooked to perfection We will be back The Walden’s
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Mike & Michela wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Nelio’s hospitality was outstanding and his passion for good food and wine ensured that we had a delicious 3 course dinner with everything perfectly cooked. The candlelit restaurant setting is enchanting and Nelio’s knowledge as an International Wine Judge was much appreciated. Candlesticks is definitely a find!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Celia O'Connell wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions
I have to say we enjoyed our two night break at this little old hidden gem. Although some areas of the rooms are a little dated/tired it was great value for money and I would definitely stay there again. Nelio the host is a lovely, kind and generous man who went out of his way to make us feel at home. Book direct with him for a discounted price plus a full cooked breakfast made with lovely local ingredients. I'm just sorry we didn't get a chance to try out the set meal in the restaurant, maybe next time.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$102 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Candlesticks
Which popular attractions are close to Candlesticks?
Nearby attractions include Stamford Town Centre (0.2 km), Stamford Arts Centre (0.4 km), and All Saints Church (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Candlesticks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Candlesticks?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Candlesticks?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Candlesticks?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orbis Stamford, Zada Restaurant, and Cloisters.
Is Candlesticks located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Stamford.
Are there any historical sites close to Candlesticks?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burghley House (1.3 km), Tolethorpe Hall (1.1 km), and Hoptroff & Lee Antiques in the Alley (0.4 km).