Pleasant stay- lovely dinner but disappoint high tea
19/08/2019 Morriefan, Lincoln, United Kingdom
We had the dinnerBB and high tea offer. The dinner was lovely. A two course was £25 included in the offer or extra £5 for third course. Breakfast was also really good. Only disappointing meal was the ... more
We had the dinnerBB and high tea offer. The dinner was lovely. A two course was £25 included in the offer or extra £5 for third course. Breakfast was also really good. Only disappointing meal was the high tea which surprised us after dinner and great choice at breakfast. Very sparse sandwiches, 2 tiny sandwiches and a small strange roll of salmon plus a variety of mini cakes and small scones. We expected more sandwiches and savoury choices for something charged at £15 pp. Tea was served overlooking beautiful grounds, unfortunately there were so many wasps it wasn’t much fun swatting them away, they should take the leaf out of a few hotel books by using fake nests or even jam jars with sugar in to entice them away! One poor lady with a wasp allergy ended up leaving her tea to escape. We weren’t offered refills.
The hotel is advertised as a spa, we did not receive any information on spa treatments so can’t comment. It does have a pool. The pool was quite small and shallow. A few plastic chairs to sit on. Chilly! The changing facilities were small and dated, surprisingly there were no hair dryers to dry your hair which meant walking through the hotel with wet hair. No bags were available when I used it for wet costumes. The jacuzzi was very small and and squashed in one dark corner and not working when we visited. They did provide a towel.
The room we had was not part of the main hotel and was unexpectedly large and very pleasant. We were very pleased with the size of it. It had an iron and hair dryer. However no tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room which was a shame.
We prefer shower cubicles and had a bath with shower over. The shower was not a power shower and was ok. Lovely breakfast staff, super ladies very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The evening dinner staff were young and clearly inexperienced. Bless em!
Recommend Cirencester for a visit.