So Impressed We’ve Booked a Second Visit
11/02/2017 chocolina25, Coventry, United Kingdom
Our first weekend break at Quy Mill certainly met our expectations, in fact it exceeded them. We hoped, in view of the 2-Rosette restaurant, for good food and we were not disappointed, despite the br... more
Our first weekend break at Quy Mill certainly met our expectations, in fact it exceeded them. We hoped, in view of the 2-Rosette restaurant, for good food and we were not disappointed, despite the brigade working out of a temporary kitchen. Excellent dinners and wonderful breakfasts – NB to those who moan about being given “one sausage, one bacon etc”: you only have to specify how many of each item you would like and that will be what you get. Another nice touch at breakfast was a little jar of good quality brown sauce on the table, along with jams, marmalade and honey. I have been very impressed with the attention to detail I find at this hotel, from website to booking through to our wonderful stay.
The restaurant certainly deserves its 2 Rosettes, imaginative food beautifully presented and seasoned, and a wine list with some very nice wines at reasonable prices. The bread rolls cooked and served in terracotta plant pots are a humorous touch but also delicious, you have to be disciplined to eat only one!
The staff are, without exception, brilliant, so friendly yet professional. Joshua and Paul in the bar, very personable and helpful; Susan managing very ably on the Saturday night with Ryan as back-up; Kara a little ray of sunshine at breakfast; all the Reception staff most helpful; and the unsung hero(ine) Tracy, who cleaned the rooms most thoroughly and cheerfully – her singing was a delight!
I didn’t have time to visit the pool and gym during our 2-night stay but did do a “tour of inspection” and am looking forward to trying them out on our next visit. The gym looks well equipped and the pool a good size.
The hotel itself has a long history and is tastefully decorated, the grounds are vast and beautifully maintained. It is so easy to get to, literally just off the A14. It’s about 5 minutes’ drive to Anglesey Abbey (National Trust) which, at the moment has the best display of snowdrops we have ever seen.
Our room was an Executive double, very well equipped and decorated, with good quality toiletries. I’m happy to say that before we left, we booked a 3-night stay in April for my birthday. Just love the place. less
Tony M, General Manager at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your excellent review, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your breakfast and dinner, and that you appreciated the miniature jam jars in particular. We'll certainly pass on your wonderful comments to those mentioned above, and are glad you found the staff friendly. We're sure you'll find the grounds (and Anglesey Abbey) even more beautiful in spring, and look forward to welcoming you back in April.