This was my second stay here albeit again only for a night. However I consider the facilities here to be really excellent. I arrived at lunch time and I have to say the hot and cold buffet was absolutely fantastic - unbelievably good. A huge variety of choice and of a very high standard - it was worth coming for the conference just for the lunch! I honestly don't think you would get better in a five star hotel.
My room on the first floor was very good. Plenty of room for clothes in the wardrobe and in drawers which you don't always get in even 4* hotels. There was a nice flat screen television with Freeview channels and also coffee making facilities and ironing board etc. I would have been quite happy staying in this room for a week and I am quite fussy. I do think a nice picture on the rather bare wall would have enhanced the room. I did like the illuminated bedside light switch which helps when you are in a strange room.
We had our conference dinner in a private dining room off the main one. The food was excellent and the service very attentive. Breakfast was self service and again very good. There is a very large communal area between the dining room and conference rooms where free drinks are available all day - a real plus.
Two minor points - the car park does get very full around mid day (at least when I have been here) and is controlled by a barrier. Also it does have a very early check out time of 9.30am which whilst not a problem for conference delegates could be a bit early for a private stayer.
All attendees on my course thought this is a great place to stay for a conference and I didn't hear any complaints.
Cannot fault it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radcliffe offers a wide choice of meeting spaces including 11 lecture rooms and 32 syndicate rooms. Each lecture room is fitted with remote-controlled audio-visual systems and a range of other training and presentation aids. All rooms benefit from natural daylight and custom all-day seating. When it's time to unwind, Radcliffe excels in offering residential facilities of the highest quality. From award winning catering to luxury en-suite bedrooms, Radcliffe is a true home away from home. For the more energetic, there is also a games room, an exercise room and full access to the campus sports facilities including swimming pool. ... more less