Stayed here whilst visiting family in the vicinity. Spectacular building, full of original features, set in magnificent grounds. It really is picture perfect!
We stayed in one of the suites in the newer part of the hotel, which had the wonderful addition of an outside terrace, and separate lounge area.
Some of the furnishings could do with replacing (curtains and cushion covers), and the bedding could have been of a higher quality, perhaps with the addition of a counterpane/blanket.
The Jacuzzi bath was a lovely treat, although it was difficult getting out of the bath, without a grab rail, although there was a slip mat provided.
The lighting in the bedroom was quite muted, so struggled to read in bed.
There was a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and flat screen television.
The room was cleaned to a very high standard, as was the communal areas.
When we arrived back at the hotel at 10.20pm, after attending a family meal nearby, we struggled, in vain, to get served in the bar for a drink, as there was a murder mystery evening in progress, and the bar was not adequately staffed, which slightly marred our stay.
The breakfast was tasty and plentiful, with all the trimmings! The waitresses in the restaurant were lovely and pleasant and really shone!
I thought the receptionist on duty upon departure was unfriendly and terse, not even asking if we enjoyed our stay! Not really adhering to Best Western's ethos, you will agree!
For a stay away in a period hotel, this place really does tick a lot of the boxes, and we look forward to returning in the summer months, as the grounds are too impressive, not to make good use of! less