As a treat for my wife, as we were celebrating her 50th Birthday and our anniversary, we chose to stay at this impressive hotel.
We purchased a spa break package which included, Bed Breakfast & Evening Meal, which was quite good value and we were looking forward to relaxing for a couple of days, prior to her surprise party at home. Upon arrival, we were give a room within a small cottage, which was nice, clean and roomy, we had some drinks at the bar, which as you can imagine are quite expensive, IE soda water and pint of lager around £9.00, which i paid without hesitation, as this was my wife's special treat , Dinner on the first night was quite good, however, the advertised rack of lamb, was instead one single chop, which even my size 6 wife found somewhat tiny and after the fat was removed, left a portion of meat the size of around two small bites, a rack elsewhere might be expected to be around two or three adjoined pieces, however, you will see by some other reviews, the food although flavoursome and well presented, was not what the menu led your mind, to believe you might receive. With that said the service was great, the food tasty and the atmosphere inviting.
Breakfast the next day was reasonable, my wife with cheese allergies was offered a meal without the sausage of cheese and garlic, but when it arrived, the the sausage was on the plate and described to my wife as a lentil type sausage, but after requesting a second opinion prior to her eating it, it turned out to be the cheese and garlic sausage, which would have led to panic, should she have trusted the staff and eaten it.
Some of this review sounds and is negative, however this may have been an isolated issue, its just a shame that the accumulation of errors and attention, spoiled what was otherwise a lovely weekend.
The second afternoon at the spa was nice, however the fail safe St Tropez tan , left my wife streaky on the legs and face, which meant the wearing of tights to cover up, unfortunately the salon was too busy to correct the Zebra look and my wife was offered a return FOC treatment , next time we are in the area, which is some 45 miles away from our home.
I would very much like to return to this beautiful place and enjoy a trouble free stay, which i am sure, is the norm for a venue boasting its superior quality.
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