we had a two day work meeting here and used the meeting room facilities.
Reception was a bit confused about how many meeting rooms we had booked and also told us we had paid for dinner. We hadn't paid for dinner, but possibly this was added to our package by the hotel. Anyhow, we didn't know and had booked dinner elsewhere. We must have received an upgrade that we hadn't been charged for, as all of us had executive rooms on the same floor. The rooms were really nice, they were very pretty indeed with beams and all. I had a view from my window on the mill, this building used to be a mill, is surrounded by water and very pretty. Funny thing is, it's just off the motorway, very easy to reach, but then a sort of oasis, very very pretty indeed. The rooms were luxurious, there were coffee and tea making facilities with biscuits and all sorts of things one could need in a hotel.
The meeting room was very nice. It had a big glass door with a view outside, which is great if you're in a meeting all day. Outside the room there were coffee machines for us to use without any limitations, this was also great. Everyone really liked the snacks that were made available and paper cones to put them in. Popcorn, sweets, people del like at the cinema and got really excited about it.
The gentleman responsible for us and the meeting room introduced himself, he was cold Luca. He was extremely friendly and felt really responsible. I learnt that we had asked for an early check in, which the hotel had kindly arranged. That way we could all change our clothes in our rooms before our meeting started, as we had been in the mud in the morning. Luca had been worried we hadn't arrived and felt responsible for making us at ease and helping us out with anything we needed. He was so friendly and showed how to use the meeting room, there were dimming lights, temperature control etc. The projector worked well. Frankly the internet connection wasn't very strong.
There was also a lobby where a few of us met and other stayed in the restaurant that was used for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also served as a bar. It had a nice atmosphere.
We slept well, it was quiet, very quiet. I also liked I could open my window. Breakfast: a very friendly manager, quite tall with a loud voice, don't know his name. He made us feel very welcome. Truth be told, I wasn't fond of the coffee machine coffee. Breakfast however was okay, there was enough choice, cooked as well as continental. The quality was not special. But the personalised approach of the staff made up for that absolutely. Not a corporate hotel, but very friendly, felt more like a family hotel.
Lunch was very nice on both days with plenty of choice, not just sandwiches but also pasta and salads and some hot pots with chili and some nice puddings.
No extra charges or surprises at the end.
We discussed and were so pleasantly surprised with the hotel. It was an excellent choice for our meeting and I will go out of my way to try and come back. They definitely deserve the business! less