Is the hotel entirely non smoking?
Yes, The Cedars Hotel is entirely non smoking. Smoking in bedrooms will incur an immediate fumigation charge of £50.
Do you have parking at the hotel?
Yes, the hotel has 40 parking spaces. These are complimentary to all our guests. We can also accommodate large vans and buses.
Are you open 24 hours?
Yes, the hotel is open 24 hours a day and there is always a member of staff on duty.
Is the hotel accessible by wheelchair?
Yes, all our public areas are accessible. We also offer an accessible bedroom with wet room en suite.
What time is check in?
Guests can check in from 2pm. Earlier check in may be possible by prior arrangement. Guests may also arrive earlier & store bags with us until check-in if required.
What time is check out?
We kindly requests that guests check out of the hotel by 11am. Late checkouts may be available by prior arrangement for a small fee.
Does the hotel have a concierge service?
Although we do not have a dedicated concierge service, a member of our team would always be more than happy to arrange taxis, dinner reservations, offer local information, check flights and trains, and help in any other way we can.
I am working night shifts in the area, can I stay at the hotel during the day?
Of course. Housekeeping will be notified & a do not disturb sign is provided as a reminder. Fresh towels, tea and coffee will be replenished for you on a daily basis.
Does the hotel offer WiFi?
Yes, we offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Whether you are in the area for a wedding, a sports meeting, or a family reunion, we are always happy to offer special rates for parties booking more than 10 bedrooms for one night or more.
Do you offer special deals for long stay guests?
The homely nature of The Cedars Hotel makes it perfect for guests who are away for long periods or for a number of weeks, months, and sometimes years! We can of course offer special rates, just click here.
Do you allow dogs?
Unfortunately, in consideration of other guests who may be allergic, we can only accept guide dogs at the hotel.
Bar & Restaurant
Do you serve dinner every night?
We serve dinner every night except Sunday from 6.30pm- 9pm. After this or on Sundays, a member of our team will be happy to offer local recommendations or order something in for you.
Do I need to reserve a table for dinner?
Do you offer room service?
We offer room service from both our dinner and bar snack menus during the same hours.
What time does the bar close?
The lounge bar is open to guests 24 hours a day but we kindly request that you are considerate to other guests sleeping in the hotel. The Cedars Hotel is a warm and relaxing hotel: Please note that loud, loutish, or drunken behaviour will result in refusal to be served.
What time is breakfast?
Breakfast is served between:
- 7am and 9am Monday- Friday
- 8am and 10am Weekends and Bank Holidays
A delicious continental breakfast is available in the lounge before this time for guests wishing to head off early. Just ask on check in.
What is the maximum capacity for a funeral tea?
We can cater for teas up to 170 people
Do you charge room hire?
Room hire is already included in our prices so you only pay the cost per person that is stated on our menus. This also includes VAT.
When do I need to finalize the number of people attending?
We require a rough estimate of the number of guests attending at the time of numbers but this can always be amended up to the day before the event.
Is it possible to alter the menus?
It is of course possible to add or remove items from our menus. Depending on the item, this may incur a small additional charge. We also offer a range of extras including soup, fruit salad, bacons sarnies and special desserts. Just speak to a member of our team for further information.
Do you only offer sandwich buffets for funeral teas?
No, we can also offer a full sit down meal if preferred. This can be a very special way of getting family together to remember a loved one after a funeral and we can offer special menus to suit your own tastes and budget.
Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
yes, many of our items are vegetarian, and given notice we can provide dairy and what alternatives if required.
Is it possible to arrange arrival drinks or open a tab?
Although tea and coffee and provided as part of the buffets, many people like to offer a glass of sherry or other drink as well on these occasions. We would be happy to provide this or to open a tab for first or all drinks throughout the afternoon If required.
Is there space to set out flowers/ other remembrances?
Many people like to have a display of flowers from the service, or prepare photographs, a video slide show and other remembrances to put in the function rooms. We would be delighted to assist with this, please ask a member of our team.
What kind of meetings can you cater for?
Anything from one on one interviews, to much larger training sessions, workshops or even exams. The hotel holds a number of training, recruitment, business breakfasts and annual company meetings, and our team is highly experienced at delivering a friendly, professional atmosphere at all times.
What equipment can you offer?
We can offer meetings and conferencing rooms offering total blackout, natural daylight, and can provide flipcharts and pens, a 42 LCD screen for laptop connectivity, a projector screen, pads and pens, and ongoing refreshments.
What size meeting rooms do you offer?
Please request a copy of our room sizes pdf for further information on our conferencing facilities.
Do you charge room hire?
There is usually a charge for room hire for all evening functions. This depends on the size of the function, the time of year and the day of the week.
Can you arrange decorations?
we offer a full decorating service from table settings, runners and candle settings to full balloon archways and customised event signs.
Can you organize a DJ and disco?
we have an excellent relationship with a number of local disco providers and would be happy to arrange this for you.
Can we bring our own food?
If you prefer, it may be possible to hold an event where bring your own food. Room hire charges are usually much higher for this and it may be necessary to provide catering documentation or to sign an appropriate insurance waiver.
Can we bring our own drinks?
The hotel provides a well stocked bar and therefore we do not allow any drinks t be brought in from outside. If there is a particular wine that you like, it may be possible to bring this only, which will incur a small corkage fee. Under no circumstances is it acceptable for anyone organizing a function or any guests of that function to bring in any other alcoholic drinks from outside, and if this is found to be the case a termination of the function of heavy penalty may be imposed.
What is the maximum capacity for a function?
We can offer space to cater for buffets for between 150 and 200 guests and we can offer space for sit down meals for up to 50 guests.
Is there plenty of car parking at the hotel?
We offer ample free parking for anybody attending a function at the hotel.
Can you offer special room rates for guests attending functions?
We are always happy to set up a preferential rate for anybody who will be attending a party of function at the hotel. This must be discussed at the time of confirming the booking and rooms booked by telephone or email. a minimum number of rooms or nights may be required.
Is it possible to access the function room earlier in order to set up in advance?
Providing we have free availability on the day, this will not be a problem. Please confirm this at the time of guaranteeing the reservation.
Can we use the lounge and beer garden as well?
All areas of the hotel are available for use by anybody attending a function with us and this includes the comfortable lounge bar and delightful beer garden.
How far are you from Loughborough town centre?
The hotel is 1 mile from Loughborough town centre.
How long does it take to get to Loughborough University?
The university is 2 miles from the hotel. This can take up between 5 and 15 minutes in a car depending upon traffic.
Are you near the train station and how do I get from there?
The hotel is 2 miles from the train station and the best way to reach us from there is in a taxi. It is also possible to walk from the station to the town centre and get a short bus directly to the hotel.
Are there bus stops outside the hotel?
There are bus stops outside the hotel for buses going to Loughborough, Leicester and surrounding villages. (click here for timetable information).
Is the hotel easy to find?
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Can I leave my car at the hotel if I am going out for the day?
Yes, though please inform a member of our team if you wish to do this so that we are at the hotel.