Spacious Rooms, all the amenities, solid food.
We stayed at the Aston Hall Hotel as part of a wedding. We only got to spend a little amount of time in the room, but we were able to experience enough to know we want to go back.
Location - GREAT location off of the M1. Just enough into the charming village to be quiet, but just two turns off of the exit.
Hotel - Charming original building, bursting with window seats, a grand staircase and smaller rooms off of the ground floor. The hotel has been expanded, however, making for a bit of a confusing floorplan, and a bit of a maze to some of the rooms. Once you know the way, however, it is easy, and we loved walking through the hotel and past the luxury rooms - all of which have names. The grounds are lovely as well and already turning autumn colours, which made it magical.
The Room - We stayed in an executive room, which was the next price up from the lowest price - we were only sleeping there, so there was no need for anything else. Well I was pleasantly surprised at the size of our room! Of course, I was reminded that this is a Best Western, so the amenities and appointment of the bed are to American standards, which means an American King-sized bed, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, all as standard, in a good sized room with an abundance of wardrobe and drawer space. Of course, there were tea and coffee facilities in the room as well. Breakfast was included with the price but we had to leave early (Breakfast started at 6:30am) so we couldn't stay.
Oh! And whilst not the most amazing bed I've experienced - it was still fabulously comfortable! First time in a while I didn't wake up with back or neck pain!
The bathroom was immaculate and well appointed, including a towel heater and a bathmat that was clean and folded on a shelf, so that you could place it yourself, when needed. I struggled a bit with the shampoo and body wash, in getting it open but it was fine. The only two comments I have are that the lighting needs to be a bit better, and there should be some sort of extra lighting around the mirror at the sink.
The Wedding - Lovely set up overall - Most of the decorations were set up by the family, but the set up of the table and chair covers in the tent and the ceremony room were fine. However, my recommendation is...please iron the table covers. They ruined a few shots, as it made it look messy. a quick steam in place will do wonders.
As we moved to the bar after the ceremony, we were offered a punch or a beer. The punch was delicious. Once the photos were taken we were able to move in to the tent and I can't fault the staff - they did very well with food, drink and working the event itself. They were attentive and invisible at the same time - the perfect combination! I do wish they had a bit more choice of spirits at the bar, so that I didn't have to go to the main bar. But, hey...I was able to charge the drinks to my room, so that sat fine with me!
All in all - A definite "RECOMMEND"! less
Andrew L, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your detailed review and rating. It's nice to know that you recognised a lot of the features of Aston Hall that make it such a special and unique hotel. It's a shame you couldn't spend more time in your room but I do hope you return so you can enjoy a more relaxing stay.