We recently stayed at the West Retford Hotel and enjoyed a comfortable and stress free time there. Check-in was quick and easy and everything was well explained regards the room, after hours access and meal and breakfast times.
We had booked for one night as a stop over having got tickets for a gig at Sheffield Arena, an easy 40 Min drive away. York, Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln are all within easy reach from this location.
Our room (a feature room) was clean, well designed and with all mod cons. The feature room gives you a bigger (four poster) bed and slightly more space as well as a generous bathroom.
We had a nice view of the gardens which is well worth mentioning as a feature of staying at the West Retford, ideal for a pleasant walk or having a drink outside.
The breakfast is good value and worth paying for in advance with the room. We were offered a full continental breakfast with a selection of juices, tea, coffee and toast. A member of staff then came to our table to take our order for a cooked breakfast which is totally customisable according to personal preference.
The staff were pleasant and helpful when asked and there is ample car parking (free) in the hotel grounds.
Retford itself is a fine example of a traditional market town. The market operates Thurs-Saturday and there are many attractions locally especially National Trust properties namely Clumber and Rufford Parks and, of course, Sherwood Forest.
The train station is a 5 min drive away or a 20 Min walk and as Retford is on the east coast mainline you can be in London in 90 mins.
There is a BP petrol station a little further along the road from the hotel and a Morrison's supermarket close nearby.
The town has a selection of car parks but the hotel is within easy walking distance, 10 mins and you will be in the market square. Retford is also fortunate to have a rather large public park, King's Park, which has a great play park for kids and families. less