A week just wasn't long enough...
We were treated like royalty - and enjoyed meeting up with the long-standing staff. We are made to feel part of the family. Everyone, from front of house to housekeeping went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect.
Everyone had a smile and a friendly greeting to lift our spirits and show us they genuinely cared.
Staff were universally fun and friendly, easy to get along with, and always keen to go the extra mile, regularly checking to see if we were having a good time.
All rooms now have keycard access (not sure what the Duke of Wellington would have thought about these new-fangled ideas if he were to stay here again) and our rooms were recently renovated, but retained original features and a nod to the original charm of the old building. One room had walk-in shower and app-controlled air conditioning - so if that is important to you, it might be worth asking for a specific room when booking.
There are two restaurants - the Wellington Boot and The Copenhagen - which is also a cocktail bar. There are two outdoor terraces for meals, afternoon tea, or coffee and drinks. All have great choice of starters, mains and desserts, with optional a la carte favourites for additional cost. Dishes were all really well cooked and presented - and not a single course, over seven days, failed to deliver on quality or taste. The breakfasts are also fantastic, with a wide selection of fruits, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, breads and pastries, as well as a large selection of cooked to order hot dishes. The coffee is also great - none of your wishy washy instant stuff.
Restaurant and bar staff were friendly and went out of their way to accommodate requests which were not on the menu - including a fantastic birthday cake on one evening, and profiteroles 'just for us' on another, all expertly made by the hotel's amazing new pastry chef.
Nothing was too much trouble and everyone seemed genuinely interested in making sure our stay was memorable and perfect in every way.
The week really did go far too quickly and we can't wait to come again. Thank you to each and every member of staff for playing their part in giving us such a perfect holiday on a wonderful island. less