What a fantastic stay my wife and I had at the Angel & Royal Hotel. This is a brilliant hotel - the staff, rooms and location are superb.
We stayed here as to explore the local 'Newton' history, so being in Grantham was ideally situated from Wrenthorpe manor just 15 minutes drive away.
Firstly, the staff of this hotel are to be commended, every single one of them from check in, waiting and chef are all excellent, being a seasoned traveler i can say it was some of the best customer service my wife and I have ever received.
When we arrived my wife needed to eat something due her medical condition, we was advised courteously that our first choice would take some time, but was promptly and professionally given an alternative. This really fixed my wifes diabetes with no fuss and the manner of the young man was exemplary, could easily be a 5*+ international hotel member of staff !
Our room was the 'kings room' four poster, it was absolutely stunning, if you get a chance to stay in this room, please do ! We was lucky just got it allocated, but the bath, four poster bed and size of room is brilliant, again we had reasons to rest/sleep during the day and the incredibly heavy curtains blocked out the light. We was also provided a very good fan to keep us cool on one of the warmest days of the year. The soap/bathroom items were of a very good quality too, i had a fantastic soak in the bath and felt like a king being in there !
The catering was sublime, I got a package deal (well worth it!) so only had to pay for drinks, which had a good selection of wines and local ales (I started with a local ale and shared a bottle of sweet Italian champagne with my wife) it was a great meal which we both really enjoyed. I was later informed that the bookings for that night had suddenly increased, and the staff was brought in to cover it, i have to say they done so excellently, there was alot of people eating/drinking and the wait times were not unreasonable, and the waiting staff were very polite and courteous in what was a very busy time, again 5* service !
The receptionist gave us advise on what else to see in the locality, so we headed off to enjoy the countryside in our car, it was splendid, coming from Sussex which isn't short of great scenery it was great to see such beautiful and well preserved houses. We followed the road to Lincoln and thoroughly enjoyed the massive cathedral, all thanks to the tip from the receptionist.
The hotel is really well situated in town. I had a pleasant walk around after my breakfast (again, this was a delicious meal!) and enjoyed the walk along the river and to the park, everything is so well kept.
Parking is ample and around the rear of the hotel, it is secured with a gate and I think it has CCTV, so i had no real concerns of leaving my car there. It was very convenient.
All in all, this was a fantastic stay and our trip was made all the better by the brilliant staff. Highly recommend and lightly to go again if ever in the area. less