Still the best in the area
07/12/2016 19JRW61, Lisbon, Portugal
My parents used to bring me here for lunch when I was a teenager, which is longer go than I would care to admit. At the time it had several curious little private drawing rooms to which guests could m... more
My parents used to bring me here for lunch when I was a teenager, which is longer go than I would care to admit. At the time it had several curious little private drawing rooms to which guests could move afterwards, which gave it a certain additional charm. The last time I had been here was on a New Year's Eve in the early eighties, so I was curious to see what had happened over the last 30 years.
Well, the entrance hall was unrecognisable. It seems to have been extended into one of those sort of conservatory things, which provides a considerable amount of space and a lot of light, perhaps at the expense of the original character of the house, but then places have to adapt to changing times.
The staff are very friendly, the breakfast is good, the room service is more interesting than usual although still a bit limited in range. But the best thing about the hotel is the size and comfort of the rooms, which was exceptional in every sense. Plenty of room, very comfortable four-poster bed, spacious modern bathroom with a very thoughtful dimmed blue light at night (so you don't bang your foot against the loo in the midde of the night), controllable temperature (although it appeared not to have air-conditioning, but well, this is Yorkshire so it never gets very hot), antique furniture, everything you could possibly want. It makes you sad to leave the room.
Oh, and by the way, if you're worried about noise from the nearby Great North Road and the equally nearby airport, don't worry, we slept with the window open every night and there was total peace and quiet. I took fellow Trip Advisors' advice and asked for a room at the back, which gives you a pleasant view over the countryside.
So in general, although I had trouble recognising part of the hotel, the experience was extremely positive. less
MPH1938, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Doncaster Mount Pleasant Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent experience here at the hotel.
I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed coming back to see and that overall you were very impressed 'what we'd done to the place'! we will continually strive to improve the hotel and our products.
I will certainly pass on your feedback to all the team here at the hotel, I do hope we will be able to welcome you back in the very near future.