Worth a stay for the great pool
13/07/2016 bumblebeeCumbria, England, United Kingdom
Situated along a residential road, our sat nav took us about 2 miles away so worth having written directions too! Friendly and efficient reception staff. Bedroom overlooked the car park so not the be... more
Situated along a residential road, our sat nav took us about 2 miles away so worth having written directions too! Friendly and efficient reception staff. Bedroom overlooked the car park so not the best view, I imagine those with a garden view were much better. All facilities worked, found the bed on the firm side and my husband found the pillows (6 provided in a king size bed) to be too hard and ended up in the middle of night using a bath towel for the pillow. Must admit sponge pillows are not very comfortable.
We made full use of the pool which was wonderful - 17 m and spotlessly clean. The steam room was good, but the sauna doesn't allow the you to put on any water so somewhat disappointing. Changing rooms clean and a credit to whoever oversees this area.
We stayed 2 nights and ate in both nights as it was more convenient however the food is very mediocre at best - Cullen Skink soup OK bread roll very ordinary, Venison obviously 'boil in a bag ' with a very sweet sauce and veg pretty tasteless. Ordered a salmon salad the next night which was much better and fresher and husband had a steak which he found acceptable. Wine not overpriced - around £20 so that was a saving grace.
Breakfast is the usual buffet although nothing exciting with option of cooked food brought to the table. Sausage was not very meaty, mushrooms were sweet (!) bacon, scrambled egg and haggis all OK, tatie scone very doughy and inedible. Asked for the croissants to be warmed up and they were good. less