We had a three night break here with our 4 year old and 7 month old sons and it was lovely. We didn't leave the hotel the whole time as there was so much to do with the children and time to relax for us. My husband & I needed a nice break but one that could include our children & this certainly fit the bill.
Our room was lovely and spacious & our 4 year old was thrilled as he had his own en-suite, tv & DVD player, which down in the lobby was a cabinet of dvd's to borrow and they had his favourite!
My husband & I enjoyed coming down for a pre-dinner drink around 6pm where we would sit out in the garden enjoying the wine, beers and ales on offer, with the baby next to us while our 4 year old played in the huge walled garden that included lots of garden games, a football/rugby post and a smaller sectioned off area with climbing frames, swings, slides & sand pit, all of which we could see from our seats, so being able to keep an eye on our little boy but not really having to worry about him.
The food on offer for breakfast's, lunches and evening meals was fantastic for both us and our little boy who could choose from the very excellent children's menu. If either child 'played up' or was crying no-one made you feel uncomfortable, in fact it just felt so relaxed & normal you just didn't worry about it.
The Veranda housed a huge inside play area that our 4 year old loved, & to be honest even my husband & I enjoyed a game of tennis!
The creche held a breakfast morning where the staff came & got both our little ones and took them away for 2 hours leaving my husband & I to enjoy getting up & having breakfast at an enjoyable pace. I never usually use creche/day care facilities in hotels as I don't feel comfortable leaving my children with any one other than family members but this time I did & I have to say the staff were wonderful and both our boys were happy to be there. I felt comfortable doing this for the first time ever!
The swimming facilities were perfect with an adult pool, a shallower pool where our 4 year old practiced his swimming, & a paddling pool. The showers & changing facilities were very good also for getting us & the children sorted afterwards.
It was an expensive break but so well worth it. The location is fantastic. When we sat outside in the evening it was just so peaceful, even with all the kiddies running around. We had rain sometimes but it didn't spoil it. The staff throughout the hotel were all wonderful, kind, friendly and very accommodating. I do most things myself while on holiday, i.e. sterilise & clean my babies bottles, take my own travel cot, etc, but here this can all be done for you if you want. I would take down my bottles of unfinished milk & the receptionist would put them in their fridge until I needed them later to save wasting them. We usually stay in hotels where there is a mini bar which I then empty & put in all my babies bits that need to be kept cold. I think I would still have liked a fridge facility to be in the room but it was not a big hassle to take it downstairs instead.
Overall, a wonderful break away & we will definitely be returning soon as we did no exploring of the surrounding area which is beautiful!
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Dear Shelley G,
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. we a delighted to hear that yo and your family enjoyed your time with us.
We are pleased that you got the chance to enjoy almost all the facilities that we offer for families.
We hope to see you all again in the future.
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