We stayed here in conjunction with a family function. Easy to find off the motorways and A roads. There is parking at the front of the building with more at the back, as we arrived late afternoon we had to park in the back, however there was no sign posting as to how I get to reception from the rear car park. Me and my family had to walk into a wedding crowd to ask staff where to go! Maybe that's something to think about! The room was exquisite. Beautifully decorated and lots of amenities in the room and a guide with everything else you needed! In the function room there were 3 members of bar staff, all helpful and polite, as were the food serving staff. Not to afraid to stop and have a conversation with you! However when me and my mum were buying rounds we kept being charged different prices even though we got the same drinks every time! Maybe some till training is needed?! All the night staff were very helpful and patient with us... Even after a fair few drinks!
We paid £10 a head for the breakfast - cooked and continental. Staff were very attentive and hot food served quickly! The book in the room said there was an array of pastries, however there were only 2 types! Along with only 3 types of cereal and a couple of flavours of jam! The juice was nice and the fruit salad however I wouldn't rate the continental side. I ordered sausage, hash brown, scrambled egg and beans. The hash brown and beans were nice, can't really go wrong with those! The sausage was hit and miss on our table, either a very organic or very cheap sausage, we couldn't quite decide! My scrambled egg could have done with another minute in the microwave as it was rather wet! All in all i didn't think it was worth £10 a head!
Altogether I enjoyed my stay. An absolutely beautiful building with amazing grounds that I wish I could have looked around properly. Staff were lovely and helpful! Free wifi was a nice surprise in an upmarket hotel! Food was mediocre, nothing to rave home about! less