We stayed for 2 nights last week. Its approach from the large busy roundabout looks like a Hotel in need of a paint job, however the inside was being refurbished, so maybe on the way. The reception wa... more
We stayed for 2 nights last week. Its approach from the large busy roundabout looks like a Hotel in need of a paint job, however the inside was being refurbished, so maybe on the way. The reception was very helpful and our room very large, could have done with a mini bar though. The restaurant menu is very staid and not particulary adventurous. Only fish was Battered cod and looked massive, (far to much) only chicken was hot nashville spicy chicken. usual steaks etc, my steak was very good but the menu needs livening up. there were only two other tables occupied so it seemed a little bleak. Breakfast was very poor, on the buffet there was a few cereals and yoghurt plus 3 nearly empty containers of juice. The breakfast menu was Ok the cold meats an local cheese was fine. the bread served was just a slice of white bloomer. The most outrageous thing was that a full english breakfast cost en EXTRA £10. The Hotel advertises as breakfast included, so charging this amount for, a sausage, egg, bacon etc. is not a way to do business. I would say the constituent parts of cold meats and cheese would have cost the hotel more than a fried one to produce.
Also at about 6.30 pm on wednesday it sounded like Fat boy slim was having a party directly under our room. The whole room vibrated, it turned out to be a keep fit class in the conference room underneath. It strikes me that this hotel doesnt know whether its a private hotel or a leisure centre as the swimming pool was also open to the public.!!!!
All in all not the best hotel in the world, nor the best hotel in shafsbury! less