Excellent accommodation in Room 23 but...
We had booked our overnight stay for a night in July at The George in January. We wanted to break our journey home from the Lakes to Hampshire. I had asked when booking if there was disabled parking on site and was told there was. So I was less than pleased to find on arrival that not only were the few disabled spaces already taken but also, because two weddings were taking place at the hotel, the rest of the car park was absolutely crammed full. It was only because we met a very helpful senior member of the hotel staff quite by accident that we were "shoe horned" into a corner.
However, once inside, the hotel was very pleasant indeed and we were warmly and professionally greeted by Polly at Reception. We were given directions to our room on the second floor, accessible via a lift. Ours was superior room No 23 as it was apparently the only one with a walk in shower which I must have because of my disability.
It was a lovely, bright, fresh room, very well appointed and seemingly quite recently refurbished and spotlessly clean. The bathroom too, with the requested shower cabinet, was excellent. There was also a separate snug with its own TV and sofa.
We had been concerned with the wedding parties in the hotel (and there did seem to be a lot of people, quite understandably, enjoying themselves) that we might be disturbed that night by disco noise etc. But we didn't hear a thing and slept very soundly indeed in very comfortable beds.
Earlier in the evening we took advantage of the fact that we wouldn't be driving again until the next day and went to the bar. My wife found a very good selection of wines and I found a truly amazing two page gin menu!
However, our next disappointment was the in-house Darwin's Restaurant where we had also booked a table in January. It was obviously very popular but unfortunately we didn't find the menu very appealing. A matter of personal taste perhaps. But we did wish we had instead gone to one of the many restaurants offering different cuisines literally right on the doorstep. The buffet breakfast, on the other hand, was excellent offering a very wide and comprehensive choice of hot and cold dishes. And the staff were always cheerful, helpful and courteous. We left feeling refreshed and ready for the next half of our journey home! less