The problem with the Goodwood hotel is that it is too big. The delightful frontage as you drive in is really a facade behind which there are acres and acres of low slung tunnels (presumably a planning restriction) set out in a bit of a confusing maze, off which are bedrooms and other facilities.
I cannot fault the staff. Very helpful. Extremely polite. The breakfast was excellent and again service was without fault.
But there is something of the production line at this Hotel that doesn't match up to its up-market image. Its vast maze of low slung tunnels, albeit tastefully decorated, give the whole place a feeling of anonymity not reflected by the elegant reception. The swimming pool is too small and was crowded, but to be fair this was half term.
The rooms are comfortable, with excellent beds, clean and tasteful, but no more than that. There is reasonable internet access in the rooms and a nice touch was the very helpful receptionist who arranged a large bucket of ice for the room free of charge, knowing full well we were drinking our own wine.
It's a good place to stay if you get a deal there or through booking.com or other portals, and I don't wish to appear less than complimentary about the excellent service. But it is just too anonymous and vast to be considered a "character" hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Goodwood Park Hotel
- Marriott Chichester
- Goodwood Park Chichester
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the spectacular 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, the hotel has returned to full Estate ownership under Lord March. The hotel has 91 comfortable rooms and all rates are inclusive of Bed, Breakfast and VAT. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of The Health Club, with a 14 metre indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and fitness studio and tennis courts. Guests may also enjoy spa treatments and golf on our championship courses. ... more less
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