I booked this stay to celebrate my first anniversary with my boyfriend and i must say we were delighted! Initially i was worried after reading the mixed reviews from other people, but we are full of nothing but praise for this place!
Upon arrival, Ammu from the reception helped us with registration and also gave us a brochure for tours. She told us our room was not yet available (we arrived around 9am) and we could only check in around 12 noon. She served us our welcome drinks shortly after and we sat in the comfy main hall looking through the brochure and drinking tea. To our surprise, as we finished our tea, Ammu told us our room was prepared for us and we could now check in.
The room we stayed was 2 storeys above the main floor, the Eldgin room. The staff had very kindly bumped us to a suite in the main building instead of the deluxe room, which was lovely and very thoughtful of them! The room was beautiful and had lovely decor and ample space for both of us, though it was not incredibly large. The window in the room opened to a nice view of the garden below and of the golf course in a distance.
My boyfriend loved the gardens of the Smokehouse and we spent some time strolling about, exploring the place.
There seems to also be an extension to the left of the main building where the deluxe rooms are. There's a nice area with a traditional red telephone booth and some chairs where you can dine and have afternoon tea.
During the course of our stay, we had full english breakfast (included in the accomodation cost) and tea and scones. Breakfast, as other reviewers have said, was ample and very satisfying. Staff were friendly and polite, and food was served at an adequate pace- tea and cereals first, followed by breads and jam, then the main eggs and sausages, bacon. Tea and scones were slightly pricey but worth every single bit.
The only area of improvement i would suggest is on the amenities e.g. electricity and heating.
The hotel is old and this has clearly affected the amenities as well.
For water heating- the bath water was constantly hot and cold and it was difficult for us to take a proper bath or even a shower.
Also, during our stay, we experienced a blackout, but as we were doing nothing major at that time (just sitting on the bed watching the telly), and the light and electricity was promptly back on in about 5 minutes, we didn't quite mind it, but i imagine if another guest was in the middle of a shower, it might be quite distressing....
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