We arrived home today after a very special one night stay at 36 On the quay.
I had organised a birthday treat for my husband; three course meal at the Michelin starred restaurant and, unknown to him, an overnight stay in the Vanilla Suite. I checked in (secretly) in the afternoon and advised the staff of my plan. They were very friendly and accommodating. When they showed me to our room I was so excited to take my husband there, with the beautiful view over the quay, that I didn't think I would be able to keep it a secret!
We arrived for dinner at 20.30 and were greeted by Karen (Proprietor) and shown to our table by a friendly waitress. We both felt that the atmosphere was very comfortable, yet you also felt very looked after; as a vegetarian, I was advised that they had prepared a special menu and it was very pleasing to find that our glasses were never left less than half full! The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, without being intrusive or pretentious.
The meal started with delicious canapés and homemade bread was served. We ordered a delicious bottle of red (£30.00) and were served appetisers of butternut squash with a liquorish cream. We both then had incredible starters and the experience continued to the main. Next we were served with a refresher and finally a five piece 'lemon presentation'.
I secretly ordered our breakfast (to be served in our room) and then once we were outside, told my very surprised husband that we weren't going home! The room itself is large with a comfortable bed, beautiful view, contemporary television and ipod docking station, a large range of tea and coffee and a corner bath ensuite. It was silent at night; we both slept extremely well.
Breakfast was served in our room, brought to us by Karen and one of her staff. It was a lovely continental with buttery pastries, outstanding yoghurt with fruit, homemade breads and freshly squeezed orange juice. We ate this whilst drinking tea, looking over the view of the quay; very special indeed.
I felt £57.95pp for such an outstanding experience was terrific value. I was lucky enough to be offered a dinner bed and breakfast rate at £180.00- fantastic considering our suit itself is advertised as £175+pn!
I have requested that my husband take me here for my birthday next month (and as much as possible in between!). We really felt like we had a slice of heaven- a relaxing and special few days.
Thank you all at 36, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Vanilla suit has the most amazing view over the quay.
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