I must be honest here, for some reason the best western chain filled me with forboding, probably based on an experience many moons ago. As such I have never returned. I am now rather ashamed to admit that I have been rather hasty to hold down such a strong negative opinion. I visited the Ivy Hill out of necessity , and I am glad I did. It is actually everything a hotel should be . I stayed in the cheapest room but it had everything, decent sized room , nice bathroom, iron and ironing board, and of course my absolute bugbear... Free wifi. There is nothing to complain about here, the front desk/ reception was informed , friendly and eager to please .. Very refreshing after some of the bigger 5* places I have been to recently. Despite sitting just above the dual carriage way, it was pretty quiet in the rooms, which were warm and tastefully decorated.
With my enthusiasm restored I will try another one soon
Will keep you posted.