Stayed here with a Travel Zoo deal - one night's bed and breakfast with a six course taster menu. We arrived early as weather was too bad to stop anywhere on the way, but our room was waiting for us. a very warm comfortable, well appointed room and a huge bathroom, both rooms spotlessly clean. The window was high up but we were not there in the day really so did not miss having a view. The only fault was the bathroom fan. This came on, with the light when you opened the bathroom door, Fair enough, but when you came out and shut the bathroom door, the fan stayed on for almost 10 minutes which was very irritating in the middle of the night. And there was no way around it! If the light and fan could have been operated by a switch or pull cord in or outside the bathroom, I would have had the option of going to the bathroom by the light by the wardrobe and leaving the door open and would not have woken my husband up twice! The rest of the hotel was a maze of rooms and corridors all decorated in keeping with the age of the hotel. It may have been a bit shabby chic in places but with such a huge higgedly piggedly place I congratulate the management on keeping it all so clean and well maintained. It must be a nightmare to give it the care and attention it needs. But you do well.
We had a short time in the spa and enjoyed it, especially the heated floors in the changing rooms!
And then to the meal. What a feast! I can honestly say it is one of the best if not the best meals I have ever tasted. Each dish was perfection. The portions were just right and the wait between coures perfect. How it was done so well is a mystery! The restaurant staff were amazing - efficient and professional while being friendly. And the chefs! What can I say?! Congratulations for such a meal. My only complaint - I wanted more even if I was comfortably full. Thank you.
Breakfast could not compete with dinner! But when it is a buffet, it never can. There was a good choice of food, and I sampled most ! Unfortunately, because it is a buffet, food gets cold while queuing and when things run out, but still a much better buffet breakfast than other places.
All in all, a wonderful stay and we will certainly be back
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Dear Ann, thank you for your feedback following your stay with us and I was pleased to read that over all you had an enjoyable stay. Lights in bathrooms are one of the biggest wastes of energy as people are always leaving them on, hence the introduction of automatic lights. The fan in a room without a window is a requirement of building regulations however I am unsure into the requirement as to how long it should stay on. I can see how in the middle of the night it could have been irritating and will investigate how easy it is to shorten the length of time the fan stays on. Thank you for your feedback and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Regards Justin Baird-Murray Owner.
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