I would have given the Treebridge a better rating than average but very good is stretching it a little. First off location - beautiful countryside surrounds the hotel and with the ivy up the walls, it does look charming. It's a little bit isolated if you're walking but if driving you aren't far from Stokesley, which is a great little village.
The rooms are quite nice and mine had a great Samsung TV that you can put a USB stick in and watch your own media - a boon when there's nothing on TV, which is most of the time. The bathroom is very clean, my bath looked new. The bed was clean and comfortable and the room is stocked with tea, coffee and steam iron. Again, for the business traveller, these are essentials. The corridors do let the place down somewhat, looks like a prison in some parts but they do appear to be in the middle of decorating.
The bar/restaurant is a massive area and it is not the place to be for a quiet drink, or even a drink come to that. It's strictly for eating I would say. The food in the evening is very good with a rich and varied menu. Too much choice and you have to wonder about the quality of it all with so many dishes but I had no problems, a couple of dishes were excellent. Like I say, though for a business traveller, it is no place to sit on your own and engage in idle conversation so you tend to find yourself back in your room quite early. Good job they have excellent wi-fi!
Lastly the breakfast - no! I don't think it's the same chef at breakfast as in the evening but the food is only average and the service woefully slow. When you're on the clock you can only be waiting 10 minutes for breakfast, not 20-25. The coffee is quite possibly the worst, cheapest, nastiest I have ever tasted. You can imaging they buy it from the wholesalers at £1 for 5kg. It is truly awful. I even resorted to tea one day! For all that, the breakfast menu isn't bad and most of the staff are great. I think the hospitality industry in this country has come on leaps and bounds in recent years because most places you go, the staff are friendly and helpful.
Anyway - to sum up, at £69 for a superior room, the Treebridge isn't half bad. I may stay there again but I'd probably skip breakfast or just get some cereals - with no coffee!!!!!
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