After staying at one of the Hoseason Lodges near Thirsk and thoroughly enjoying it we decided to stay at Tantara Woodlands , however we found ourselves disappointed . Firstly no one was there to greet us --the key was left in the door . We did know to bring our own towels , but to be honest , for the money you pay you expect towels ( even Travel Lodge provide towels!! ) and you dont epect to have an electric meter you have to keep topping up with pound coins ? Everthing seemed to be done at a budget level , which is not what is advertised with these Lodges . Not even toilet roll or bin bags or unbroken pegs were provided . The TV was at least 10 years old and the freeview box didn't work properly .There was no hot water when we got there - we had to put money in the meter so the boiler would work and go out for an hour for it to heat up . The 2 page welcome brochure ! had restaurant lists from 2009 .The mirror in the bathroom was about 6 feet from the sink , which is no good for shaving - and there was an electric shaving point above the sink !!?? . There was no shelves in the bathroom , so having to put toiletries on the floor or toilet seat while washing was awkward , plus the bathroom was freezing cold , with just a towel rail for heating . Cobwebs were all round the celing and walls so was aparent it hadnt been cleaned for a few weeks . We did try calling but one of the numbers rang dead , and another one a lady from another hotel answered . She did help us with a couple of things but it would be nice to have on-site managers . The icing on the cake was finding a vacuum cleaner in a room for us to use -- using our electric we had payed for to clean up for them , I DONT THINK SO !!
Overall the location was lovely and plenty of wildlife to see , and midway between the coast and York , but the standard of the lodge let everything down .
- Also Known As:
- Tantara Woodland Hotel Pickering
- Tantara Woodland Hotel
- Tantara Woodland Lodges Pickering, Yorkshire