My husband and I stayed for our anniversary on the room, breakfast and dinner deal for one night in a premier room and loved it. The house is the star in this production, full of character and that pr... more
My husband and I stayed for our anniversary on the room, breakfast and dinner deal for one night in a premier room and loved it. The house is the star in this production, full of character and that proper 'old English manor' vibe, but what a supporting cast; the staff were friendly and very professional and it clearly mattered very much to them that we enjoyed our stay. For instance, when we first went in to our room my husband found the foot of the bed had a fracture in the wood framing and consequently a loose panel (presumably broken by the previous guests, it was the sort of break that could easily have been missed by a housekeeping crew so no complaints there). We phoned reception and within two minutes had two duty managers at our door who quickly and unfussily assessed the issue, were full of apologies and within a few more minutes had us in an equally beautiful room. Faultless service.
The bed was comfortable and soft, the bathroom amazing - I've seen smaller studio flats and the whirlpool bath was more like a small swimming pool, two of side by side didn't even fill it, it's that big.
The food at the Stables restaurant was a good selection of dishes made with excellent quality ingredients and all cooked beautifully for instance with lots of lovely, fresh seafood options (in my mixed seafood pasta I think I identified squid, mussels, octopus, lobster and prawns) and my husband's cote de bouef was superb. Next morning the cooked breakfast, served in what appeared to be a former ballroom, rounded things off beautifully. It was lovely to have the fairly late checkout of 11am, too; we were able to go back to the room and relax for an hour after breakfast, have another cup of tea and just enjoy the surroundings.
I cannot thank the staff enough for giving us such a wonderful stay, and the hotel for providing such excellent value for money. less