I treated my boyfriend to a belated birthday and stayed in the recently refurbished Mullberry Master Suite after paying an extra £60 as an upgrade on top a living social deal I had purchased.
The greeting at reception was good and we were given a brief tour round before being shown to our room.
The room itself it beautiful. The decor is light & modern with a stunning bathroom area to match. Nice use of lighting. First impressions were very good. Nice little selection of spa toiletries, large LCD TV, docking station but I couldn't use as I have an iPhone 5. Robes, slippers, Magazines, teas, coffees and bottled waters all included in our room.
As we settled in we did start to find our room a little on the warm side, even with all radiators off and windows opened. There was a fan in the bottom of the wardrobe but we didn't use it. Air conditioning would have been a nice addition. The room is also situated above the reception area so we did experience only slight noise from down below.
We had a table booked at RG's restruant where we had a both had a main meal and I had dessert. I didn't really find any of the starters that appealing. As part of our voucher we had £30 per person to spend on our meal, this though only just really covers your main. The service was very attentive however they did get my order wrong & brought out the wrong steak. I accepted to still eat it. They were very apologetic and took our £25 bottle of wine off the bill as compensation. The food itself was quite good. The only couple of points I would make is that the size of the additional side dishes very small and poor value for money. Also I was not offered a steak knife with my meal which made things a bit difficult.
Service charge is 12.5%
During the stay I wanted to take advantage of the freestanding oversized bath in our room. For me at 5"7 and the boyfriend at 6"2 it was a bit snug but still a nice relaxing opportunity.
The bathroom also has a nice shower area with a large shower head which I did expect to be a bit more powerful but still pleasant enough.
Overnight I found the room really get quite stuffy at hot. The bed was a great size but bit on the firm side for me, found myself to keep waking up from it. The sheets are also folded in so tight that I had to ask my boyfriend the pull them up for me so I was able to get comfortable.
Breakfast the following morning was nice with a adequate selection of cereal, pasteries and juices. My cooked breakfast was nice and I was able to swap items I didnt want included.
I also had a back massage booked which was lovely, my therapist, Claire B was very sweet and charming & worked absolute magic on my back. Treatments are pricey but as I booked in advance I did receive 20% off. I didn't have time to make use of the spa facilities but still had a quick nose around. All seemed nice with a roman theme surrounding the pool and bath areas, changing area and facilities all seemed clean but just a little on the tired side. Nothing a lick of paint couldn't sort.
On checking out there was a mistake where they tried to charge me twice for the massage but was quickly amended.
All in all, on top of the voucher deal. We had to settle an additional £100 but that did include the £60 room upgrade. Most of the damage came from the drinks tab. Damn my Malibu & diet coke costing almost £6 a time! I was also a bit dissaponinted by the £9.50 cocktails that came in the same size glass as my spirit & mixer did. Overall I feel it was a nice break for me and the boyfriend. I would recommend it to couples looking for a little romantic break.
Yes, even with my voucher it turned out to be a bit pricey and some might argue not value for money but still a nice treat and getaway. Thanks Rowhill, I may have to get another voucher and try another master suite again sometime.
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