I booked last minute for an overnight stay with dinner, bed & breakfast, just solo but secured a deal staying in a double room in the coach house. The building is stunning as you approach, in lovely g... more
I booked last minute for an overnight stay with dinner, bed & breakfast, just solo but secured a deal staying in a double room in the coach house. The building is stunning as you approach, in lovely grounds.
The room itself was spacious but as others had reviewed the beds were twins pushed together with no double mattress on top, even if the bases had been two separate beds it would have been nice to have at least have a double mattress on top so that the join wasn't felt. The room was clean but there were a few stray hairs in the bathroom that weren't mine and the wardrobe had mouldy damp patches which smelt & meant that in bed I could smell that damp smell too. The shower was quite pathetic but the little bathroom luxuries left were a nice touch.
The pool is only 14m so i didn't swim in it as it was full of families enjoying when i was there so i made use of the steam room, sauna, the cold pool to cool off my legs and then a few rounds in the jacuzzi. These were all much appreciated after a long day walking and then a quick gym session in what was a surprisingly well stocked gym for both cardio and weights.
The bar area was small & quite dark, but there were tables outside if you wanted to sit and it was a pleasant evening. The conservatory for dinner was bright & the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was lovely & I was stuffed but had to make use of the £25 value for the dinner meal. The drinks were very expensive though, £7 for a bottle of 330ml bottle of peroni!
Breakfast was a different matter, in a different room with no sittings pre-booked as dinner had been. This left it feeling very chaotic and rushed and it took an age for a member of staff to ask for my order. I made toast, in a machine that took an age, but then there was no butter on my table, so by the time i had asked for this and received it my cooked breakfast arrived. The buffet area was needing replenishing when i arrived and it took a few different customers to ask for certain things to be gotten. The breakfast experience and food quality was definitely not up to the standard that had been set from the dinner the night before.
The hotel it well sited for exploring the tourist attractions locally and i would happily stay here again as the spa facilities made it a little luxury night away to recharge my batteries, i just might go for breakfast at a much earlier time to try and avoid the carnage that unfolded. less