Nice hotel and weekend away
24/08/2017 paulmason03, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This is a nice hotel with a large family friendly restaurant/bar just over the car park in a separate building (which means you can hear no noise from it). The reception is quite bright and spacious w... more
This is a nice hotel with a large family friendly restaurant/bar just over the car park in a separate building (which means you can hear no noise from it). The reception is quite bright and spacious with some comfy seats to chill out in near the bar area. The man who greeted us was friendly and helpful when asked about the local area and hotel details, like breakfast times. There were two other reception staff over the weekend that weren't very friendly though - a woman with dark hair and glasses, and a man with a large unkempt beard (my partner wondered if he was incapable of speaking).
The bar area is quite small and could do with a chill out area, as the only areas you can really sit in is reception, otherwise you're sitting in the restaurant eating area. We didn't try the food other than breakfast which was a nice continental breakfast. The breakfast staff were very friendly and attentive.
The rooms were nice, good size, clean and with comfy beds. The Smart TV's were excellent with Sky Sports, and apps available to watch films/TV if need be. Free WiFi worked fine.
The hotel were fine about us ordering a takeaway delivery to our rooms even though they had a restaurant, unlike one hotel we stopped at recently.
The nearby town Mexborough was a bit scruffy and lifeless, definitely not worth a visit. But other areas around were pretty, including the canal walk next to the hotel. Nearby there is a leisure centre (which you can use as part of the hotel facilities) and an Asda supermarket around 1 mile away.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again. less