Such a shame, so much potential left to ruin.
26/07/2015 Jessica D, Spalding, United Kingdom
I recently stayed at the Normanton Park Hotel for 2 nights as a family member was married at the nearby Normanton Church. The Best Western was therefore in the best location for the stunning and pictu... more
I recently stayed at the Normanton Park Hotel for 2 nights as a family member was married at the nearby Normanton Church. The Best Western was therefore in the best location for the stunning and picturesque church. Such a shame then, that the same could not be said for the accommodation offered by the Best Western; it was neither stunning nor fittingly adequate for the beautiful surroundings that it is so privileged to be set in. Said family member did not choose to hold the Wedding Breakfast at the Best Western despite being married so near to the grounds, and after staying there for 2 nights I could fully appreciate why. Despite being set in such an amazing location the hotel itself is shabby and run down at best. The room had obviously been cleaned and attended to by the staff, but it is hard to make a room so disheveled look tidy. There were cracks in the tiles in the bathroom, the bed sheets were torn and tatty, the ceiling was covered in cobwebs, the furniture was shabby and broken and carpets were worn and stained. The feeling of the building was old, worn out and depressed. It has troubled me that such a lovely building with it's own charm and character and close ties to the Normanton Church is being let to ruin and seemingly neglected by the Best Western chain. Based on this experience, and despite the stunning location and pleasant staff, I could not possibly recommend staying here to friends or family and have in fact, found myself relaying my sadness at the state of the building. less