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25/08/2016 DMM6313, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
Booked this for a 2 day break with the impression that it was something above average in standard. However, we were sadly disappointed to find a few things that were unimpressive for a hotel costing m... more
Booked this for a 2 day break with the impression that it was something above average in standard. However, we were sadly disappointed to find a few things that were unimpressive for a hotel costing more than £110.00 per night for bed and breakfast. Over-priced in our view.
For example, although the room was ground floor and a reasonable size, and beds were comfortable, in the bathroom the shower was a trickle at best.
The car park was very small indeed, and we couldn't park there on the first night until someone moved their car - so got in to the space very quickly before it was taken again. Similarly, on the 2nd night we returned from a nice day out to find no parking to be had in the hotel car park, and the surrounding streets equally full. We parked in a car park in the village, and after our meal nearby managed to get a space back at the hotel again - much relief as we don't like our car to be anywhere out of sight.
In the restaurant, the a la carte menu offered 3 courses for £27.95 (with a voucher for a free bottle of wine - not needed between 2 of us). We declined the 3 courses and just had 2 each which was enough; food ok but nothing memorable. Had dinner in the village at the Thatched House the 2nd night - see review. Lots of restaurants and pubs can be found locally, within a short walk of the hotel.
In summary, therefore, a lovely location right on the beach front, handy for local attractions, but spoiled for us by parking issues and by the unsatisfactory shower. less