On recommendation we booked one nights stay at Rothay Garden. Usually at weekends you have to stay a min of 2 nights, however they will allow the one if the hotel is not fully booked. We arrived Saturday afternoon to a wonderful hotel surrounded by snow capped mountains! Beautiful!..... We opted for dinner, bed and breakfast and were placed in room 10 - a Grasmere Room. Total price for the two of us was £264! When we walked in to our room, first impressions were good until i sat on the bed and immediately clocked my eyes on numerous suspicious stains on the throw....it was disgusting! I took a shower later on and again i wasn't overly impressed with the cleanliness. There was mildew in between the tiles and where the shower screen met the bath, it was really manky!
Hair dryer was from the 1970s and stopped working after 20 seconds...had to send the hubby downstairs for another. The concierge brought me a hairdryer from another room. I can only assume it came from a more superior room as it was top quality!
We rocked up at the restaurant which was very nicely decorated and on 2 levels. Our booking was for 9pm so the restaurant was quiet and there were many free tables looking out on to the gardens. They sat us down on the inside at a table which was directly below another table and when i could hear every single word the other couple were saying we immediately asked to be moved. It was like sitting on a table of 4 but on 2 levels. I kid you not i could have touched the other couples legs as they were literally an inch away from us. We didn't like that at all. The impression we got was each room has its own allocated table as the next morning we were sat at the same one again. The actual food and service in the restaurant was very impressive and I would definitely opt for dinner if staying again. Breakfast was equally as good, as was the attentive service.
The Spa is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Heated stone beds and fabulous jacuzzi and sauna! I would highly recommend using these facilites if staying!
After a long day, we finally called it a night and got in to bed. The duvet and pillows were top quality but for us the mattress was far too hard. Neither of us were having a good sleep and then the central heating pipe noises kicked in early hours....it wasn't great!
I mentioned the cleanliness of the room upon check out and they were very apologetic.
To conclude, the hotel is tastefully decorated, clean (apart from our room) and is in a superb location... We would definitely go back to Rothay again, but not if paying full price. Also we would book a more superior room as I believe the better the room, the better the amenities, ie hairdryer and the better the table location in the restaurant!
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