Myself, a colleague and our client, singer Bryony Purdue were in Retford for three days as we were recording Bryony's debut album with notable composer John Macfall. We stayed at this Best Western Pl... more
Myself, a colleague and our client, singer Bryony Purdue were in Retford for three days as we were recording Bryony's debut album with notable composer John Macfall. We stayed at this Best Western Plus hotel not really knowing what to expect and were more than pleasantly surprised! Set in lovely grounds this hotel is in a most attractive period building and inside nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. Reception staff were very polite, friendly and efficient, and we found this to be the case with all staff we encountered during our two night stay. Although we didn't sample the restaurant for an evening meal I can heartily recommend it the hotel breakfasts. Apart from the usual well stocked buffet bar with cereals, cold meats and cheeses, bread, jams, marmalade etc. there is an extensive menu for cooked breakfast. My colleagues had the full English Breakfast on both mornings while I had Cheese Omelette with sausages. We all agreed that the standard of cooking was extremely good and the portions generous. I must also point out that this is one of the few hotels I have stayed in where the automatic toaster actually produced hot toast properly grilled on each side! Our rooms were in a picturesque annexe area called the cottages, and mine looked as though it had recently been refurbished. The room itself was quite large by todays standards and well equipped with a bath/shower en-suite, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer etc. As with the rest of the hotel, room and bathroom were both very clean. Wi-fi in the hotel is free, and even in the room it was more than fast enough. The bed was rather hard, but if I had any criticism to make it would be the pillows. They were not goose feather and soft, but very spongy and hard. This made my sleep somewhat less than deep and peaceful. The gardens, as mentioned before, are lovely and very well and interestingly laid out. Whilst Bryony was at the record studio my colleague and I returned to the hotel to catch up on emails etc. but we took a break to have afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the gardens. We also walked round them and the overall layout is very interesting and structured. On a lovely sunny day such as we were there it was hard to believe that just outside was a busy road and that this was a town hotel. All in all a splendid place to stay and base yourself when exploring the area, or if on business as a refuge from the busy day. For me an added bonus was leaving behind a much loved item of jewellery that my wife had given me and getting a call shortly after we left to say that it had been found in the room and would be posted on to me. I received it two days later, so for me it was the perfect ending to a most enjoyable stay. less
West_Retford_Hotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS West Retford Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your detailed review and I'm pleased you all had an enjoyable stay. We would love to welcome you back in the near future.