We booked a one night stay here in January, as a wee treat to allay the January blues. It is not too far from where we live and we have visited the deer park a few times for a wander and to use the conservatory lounge for a cappuccino and cake.
The building is lovely and steeped in history (which you can read about in the info. folders in the rooms) and the grounds beautiful. We enjoyed a roam around with bags of deer feed (available at reception for £1) and had no shortage of deer nuzzling our hands for a snack.
Our room was a deluxe double, replete with a four poster bed.. The room was a great size and quite grand. The toilet and sink were on one side of the room, in an en suite, and the bath on the other side in it's own room.
It's clear that there has been some time and money spent on decorating the room in a fitting style. However, there was a panel near one of the en suite rooms that had clearly been placed upside down; lack of attention to detail. And the choice of artwork was mismatched. There were too many framed pictures of differing styles, and set in unfathomable places (or is it just me that insists on symmetry?). It felt like had been dressed with quantity in mind, not quality, and it left that place feeling a little cluttered.
The TV was pretty unviewable due to it's position in relation to the four-poster. The room was also incredibly hot through the night, with it being hard to strike a happy balance with the heating.
We took sparkling afternoon tea for two in the conservatory lounge which should have been simple enough but there was a huge mix up in the order. Dinner in there was a more straightforward affair but it was cold when sat eating, despite being seated by a radiator.
Breakfast in the library restaurant was very good, with a buffet and a fresh cooked breakfast on offer.
Whitworth Hall is a lovely place but for all it's historic and perceived grandeur, as a hotel it really doesn't rank any higher than any other hotel that is comparable in price. less