Overnight stop during holiday
27/10/2016 gwenday, Street, United Kingdom
Exterior on approach very encouraging, in large grounds. evident that much of the accommodation is in separate modern "Orangery" buildings, some 100 metres from the original hunting lodge building. Ch... more
Exterior on approach very encouraging, in large grounds. evident that much of the accommodation is in separate modern "Orangery" buildings, some 100 metres from the original hunting lodge building. Check in before parking or unloading.
Accompanied room access and baggage assistance. Room stark, wet room bathroom, very utilitarian. No shelving or cupboards for clothing, open "rack" wardrobe. Certainly not luxury, and Premier status not justified (by comparison with many other similarly graded Best Western hotels).
Restaurant in the original building is small and would be hard pressed to cater for a full hotel! Booking is recommended when making reservation, otherwise a car trip into Le Mans or surrounds will be necessary - guests were turned away even at the reduced autumn occupancy. Menu descriptions are uniquely single word non descriptive, so the food received is a surprise - but very good. Prices are reasonable. The small lounge area is within the reception area, has few seats, and there is no bar area as such - so rely on restaurant waiters to purchase a drink.
Breakfast served in the restaurant is a fairly small buffet, with limited choice - and of course crowded.
Acceptable as an overnight stop, but not as might be expected from all the pictures! But overpriced in my opinion. less