Stayed for 3 nights on a B & B rate. Excellent value for money. The hotel is approached off the main road up a steepish drive which could do with some TLC. The main car park is up another level from the hotel and at present is partially occupied by builders , their vans and equipment. There is a pretty substantial building going up behind the hotel. I noted that most folk were parking on the roadway outside the hotel. There are steps down to the Hotel but during my visit ( it was raining) these were muddy and anyway quiet steep.
However, drop off is permitted outside the main entrance. On the second day of our stay most of the drop off points were occupied by parked cars. On arrival our room was not ready but the charming reception staff showed us to a comfortable seating area and took our luggage up to the room. We were taken the "scenic route" via the stairs! Happily there is a lift to the 2nd floor permitting very easy access to those less able to manage the stairs.
The bedroom was large, very clean and thankfully had a small chest of drawers, something that seems to be disappearing from many hotels. I agree with previous reviewers, the bathroom is vast,( pretty much a wet room effect) well stocked with shampoo etc and wonderfully effective towels. Shaving however, was an adventure since the large mirror is only illuminated from the bottom.
Speaking of illumination, there wasn't enough of it in the room. I understand that the energy saving bulbs are being upgraded to solve this problem. The bed was huge, linens fresh and crisp. Sufficient stocks of tea/coffee and milk. We found the tray hidden in the wardrobe.
Food was excellent both in the restaurant and the bar. All hotel staff were welcoming and extremely helpful. Breakfast staff were particularly cheery, no mean feat on grim November mornings.
The bar area was not to our taste and I think feels out of place with the wonderful oak panelled rooms everywhere else. However, although odd looking the furniture was comfortable enough and there are other rooms off the bar where one may eat.
The weather precluded use of the extensive gardens but I would imagine that they would be a joy in the spring and summer.
All in all a most comfortable stay in a very well run non chain hotel.
Treat yourself and book in!!
I emailed my minor criticisms to the Hotel and was impressed both by the immediate response and the attitude of the manager absolutely spot on for customer service.
- Also Known As:
- Wood Norton Hall Country House Hotel And Restaurant
- Wood Norton Hall Country Hotel
- The Wood Norton Hotel Evesham, Worcestershire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wood Norton Hotel & Restaurant , the former home to French Royalty, is a glorious Grade II listed, four star country house hotel. Set in its own grounds the hotel looks over the beautiful Vale of Evesham to the nearby Cotswold Hills.50 rooms and suites with beautiful public areas, large ornate gardens, and public areas. ... more less
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