This was a return to a hotel we have used a number of times and one that rarely fails to please.
This was business; a 3 day conference, only 4 of us, but, it is important that everything is right.
So; lets get the negatives of of the way. We used the Babwell Suite, small, but ideal for our needs. Unfortunately there is a store cupboard in the Babwell and on the 1st day of our meeting, the cupboard was visited twice, by members of staff, seeking flipcharts and screens. OK, they only arrived during our breaks, but, even so, it was disruptive.
Now . . . . the positives.
The heating in the Babwell was easily controlled. There was natural light if we wanted it.
Our requirements for the meeting were well catered for. The equipment we requested was set up and ready.
We were able to get tea and coffee top ups quickly and on demand.
Lunches . . . . excellent. We request light buffets and what we got were TASTY light buffets, hot and cold with lovely sweet items to finish. Recommended!
Dinner . . . . . we had some excellent food, starters that looked small, but that were beautiful to eat and not too small after all. I had the duck salad and enjoyed every mouthful.
The main courses were, if anything, better. We had a steak, beef, chicken and a burger. Without exception, the meals exceeded expectations. I am told that both thd beef and the burger were superb and the empty plates were testament to that. My chicken was moist and tasty, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I finished my meal with some local Suffolk cheeses, again, very satisfactory
Accomodation . . . . A warm, nicely decorated room, with big windows overlooking the garden. Not small, not big, what I would call a comfortable size.
A big comfy bed and easily accessed lighting
The usual tv in the room, except that this one is big, 47" I think.
Lots of hot water in the bathroom, topped off with some soft fluffy towels. What more can I say.
In closing, we will be back, a nice hotel with helpful, polite staff in an attractive and interesting town. If you have never been to Bury St Edmunds, you should go. less