I don't know why this hidden gem didn't get better reviews, but I sure had a great time. Booked a family suite at last minute during my road trip all around UK, and it turned out to be one of the best... more
I don't know why this hidden gem didn't get better reviews, but I sure had a great time. Booked a family suite at last minute during my road trip all around UK, and it turned out to be one of the best experiences. I was slightly surprised to find that they offered a "Breakfast and Dinner included" rate for no extra cost, and I was expecting nothing more than fish n' chips for dinner.
We arrived pretty late around 7pm, and was immediately drawn to all the lovely architectural details of this grand establishment. Inside we were greeted promptly and shown to our room in no time. I can see why some people called this place tired and in need of refurbishment, but to me it has all the appeal of a place with a lot of history. Bottom line is, our room turned out to be big, clean, and charismatic. Nothing like those cookie cutter hotels. Then we had our dinner in the very lovely dining hall, with a three-course full menu. Steak and fresh salmon didn't disappoint, and I particularly enjoyed the desserts (hot pudding with orange and lemon dressing was my favorite).
Breakfast next morning was also a delight with abundant servings of eggs/tomatoes and smoked salmons. On a Friday morning, there weren't a lot of guests and we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves and took a leisurely stroll in the back gardens bathed in the morning sun light.
Oh did I mention that for three adults, the total charge was merely 90+ quids? Can't beat that price and I'd willingly pay much more for a wonderfully relaxed night at this place again. less