OK, people always want to know the bad points of a hotel first but let's have a look the good points first:
Staff were very friendly (even the cleaner who appeared in my bedroom unnanounced) and made you feel very welcome - like an old friend, really. Restaurant staff were good - well done chaps. Check in was easy - thank you - and the car park was, in my opinion, very secure, being overlooked by the reception.
A notice in my room informed me that the rooms were in the process of being upgraded and in my room and the bathroom had been completed to a very good standard. If this is an indication of what is to come, this bodes well.
OK, here are the not so good points:
Hotel is a typical late 70's or 80's period hotel with beige decor to suit. It is bordered by McDonalds on one side and local housing estate on the other. It's just that bit too far outside town to take a stroll into the centre. Forget about sitting out in the evening overlooking an inviting vista. The bar reeks of stale beer and it hits you before you even reach the entrance - be prepared. I stayed with a business colleague and had dinner in the restaurant, this was a mixed success. Starters were good and the selection of desserts was also welcoming, but the main course was one of 2 extremes. My colleagues chicken looked huge and inviting, I had Giant Scampi, but I think the scampi had scarpered and what was left were 8 (yes, I counted them) shrimp sized scraps covered in batter camouflaged by mounds of chopped salad - insultingly rubbish and must have breached the trades description act.
A good place to rest your head? If you're on a budget, then yes it most definitely is. Thank you Three Counties
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Independent 60 bedroom hotel with emphasis on friendly, personal service. The hotel is set in 3.5 Acres of landscaped gardens and lots of free car parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 3 Counties
- Three Counties Hotel Hereford
- Three Counties Hereford