Good Stopover Hotel
23/11/2019 Cartle, Stourbridge, United Kingdom
The hotel is well situated close to the A74(M) motorway and en route from our stay in Newcastle to the West coast via Selkirk ( a superbly scenic drive down the A708 by the way ) so we booked ahead by... more
The hotel is well situated close to the A74(M) motorway and en route from our stay in Newcastle to the West coast via Selkirk ( a superbly scenic drive down the A708 by the way ) so we booked ahead by telephone for a nights stay on a room only basis, though if you wanted breakfast first thing the hotel will happily accommodate you. We arrived in the dark but nonetheless the hotel was quite imposing yet welcoming being lit up nicely and approached across a gravel driveway / carpark - the carpark is large and felt secure so happily left my car there.
Checking in on the Sunday night was quick and easy and our late booking was on their records so we were given our keys and after a friendly chat headed upstairs to settle in.
Our room was spacious and soon warmed up when we adjusted the heating. We found it quiet, comfortable and homely. The bathroom was large and featured a bath with shower over which worked well in providing hot water with a good pressure. The extractor fan in our room didn't seem to work so we did steam up a little (problem reported to the maid so should be fixed now). Free Wi-Fi worked well in our room.
We didn't eat in the hotel but did grab a nightcap after a few problems at the bar with one real ale out of stock and another requiring a new barrel to be connected up - initially a bit disappointing but the first pull of the new barrel was worth waiting for though ! We were joined by a lovely black cat, Poppet, who seemed to own the place but apparently belongs to next door but often pops in to mingle with guests - a lovely cat which my wife was very keen on - so friendly and approachable.
We slept well and in the morning had a relaxing awakening with a cup of tea in the room as facilities for that were available before packing our bags and after a quick look around the lovely little town continued on our journey.
We enjoyed our short stay, paid a room fee of £65 which we thought was reasonable, found the hosts very friendly and helpful and may stay there again when next in the area - not spectacular but met expectations in meeting all of our needs. less
Stacey M, General Manager at Best Western Moffat House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are glad your stay with us at Moffat House and you were happy with everything.
We hope you will come back and visit us soon.