My partner and I met up with friends and we stayed here one Saturday night. My friend booked, so I can't comment on that process, but we paid £88 for bed and breakfast. It is quite hard to see from the road, but there is ample parking. Check in was quick. Our room was far too hard (23.5C!) but eventually we got it down to 20C by turning off the radiator and opening the windows. I appreciate it is winter, but this did seem a bit too warm. The bed was comfy and the shower had excellent pressure and a reliable temperature. I liked the inclusion of hot chocolate sachets by the kettle, but the tea bags (PG Tips, in individual envelopes) tasted odd.
We spent the day and evening in Melton Mowbray and returned to the hotel for a final drink before bed. I don't understand why establishments serve tea in metal teapots with metal handles - it was too hot to pick up comfortably and by the time I'd drunk one cup and wanted to refill the teapot with the additional hot water provided, that pot was also still far too hot. A little thing, but annoying.
Breakfast was a continental style buffet (croissants, cheese and meat, cereal, yogurt, fruit). You could ask for the croissants to be warmed, but they were microwaved rather then grilled so were a bit floppy. The hot breakfast (ordered once seated) was plentiful and tasty. All four of us ordered tea, which came in one (metal) tea pot. Just holding enough for one (small) cup each, we kept ordering more tea. It would be better if there were bigger tea pots available, or providing smaller individual-serve ones like the one I had had in the bar the previous evening.
The hotel was decorated for Christmas, which was tastefully done, although the decorations did take up rather a lot of precious room on the tables!
Overall, we had an enjoyable stay. The hotel is clean, with friendly staff, and I would stay here again. less