I’m sure later on in the year it will be better
We have just returned from a two night stay at Seckford Hall, just for a little break away. We were already aware the spa facilities were not in use due to current government guidelines and so were no... more
We have just returned from a two night stay at Seckford Hall, just for a little break away. We were already aware the spa facilities were not in use due to current government guidelines and so were not disappointed. We got a good deal for our stay through booking.com for £153 for two nights room only. Through the hotels own website it would have been £240.
We have booked an afternoon tea for our arrival which was ok. I’ll be honest I’ve had better. And at £18 per person I expected more. So I would give that a miss in the future knowing I can have way better elsewhere.
We were one of the only couples in the hotel, I believe we only saw another two while we were there. The staff did very well, they were very accommodating and friendly considering they were doing everything... reception, bar tending, waitressing literally everything.
I’ve seen a lot of reviews saying that the hotel is dated and needs an update - well it is a Tudor building and everything is in keeping with this. Our room was beautiful, I was really impressed with it. We had Room 2 which had its own little balcony with a table and chairs and lovely view of the grounds. Everything was clean and the bed more than comfortable. Best nights sleep I’ve had in a while.
Our first morning we had booked breakfast, there was only us and another party of 4.... it was £15 each, took 45mins to prepare and when we did finally get it it was the wrong breakfast, we were hungry by this point and so ate it. It wasn’t bad, but couldn’t understand how our order could be wrong when catering for 6 people at a time.....
That night we had a few drinks at the hotel and decided to give it another go with dinner in the 1530 restaurant and we were not disappointed it was absolutely beautiful highly recommend the steak and the pork belly, absolutely to die for.
The morning of check out we decided to have a nice long lay in before we left as we never get one at home! Unfortunately the cleaners had arrived at 9am and made so much noise in the two rooms right next to us (shouting and talking, banging and crashing - not vacuuming) we decided to pack up and leave early as we couldn’t relax. Even if you were up and about having a coffee or whatever it just wasn’t what I expected and I haven’t had that issue in other hotels either.
We will give it another go later on in the year when the restrictions are lifted and we can use the spa. Just unfortunate there were a few little downers to it... ending on a brighter note however the two lovely ladies at reception I take my hat off to! And the room was a 10/10 for me less
Mike Day, Marketing at Seckford Hall, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your dinner and stay with us. I am sorry to hear that the room attendants disturbed your morning. I have addressed this issue with the Head Housekeeper. Unfortunately your breakfast was delayed as we had a power cut in the kitchen which took some time to resolve.
Thank you for your constructive feedback.