We were bought this weekend as a treat and were looking forward to a weekend of luxury. The deal was 2 nights, both with breakfast, the first including evening meal, the second day including cream tea between 2-5pm.
The hotel was clean and the staff were attentive and welcoming, the room was comfortable and shower gel, tea, coffee etc was replenished and towels changed.
The first day we decided to have a bar snack, we ordered 2 crusty sandwiches, a portion of chips and a pint each this came to £20 which for a lunchtime snack we thought a bit steep, especially as the chips were awful - stale oil and the bread was regular sliced - disappointed
Not holding out much hope but as we didn't have to pay we went for the evening meal-we were not told what was included in the inclusive package, so just ordered what we wanted (supplements were not charged for on checkout) .
We had soup of the day starter, French onion soup, which was tasty but came with a sweetened bread which was strange. I ordered the pork main, the waitress suggested that I would need a side as it didn't even come with potato, I questioned why it said it came with pomme puree as I took this to mean mash potato apparently is wasn't - when the meal came the were 2 pieces of pork, carrots, cabbage and mash potato it was an ok meal but didn't need sides. My partner ordered the battered haddock, chips and mint mushy peas. The batter was so thick is was soggy inside, the peas had far too much mint in and looked like they'd been microwaved to death. We declined desert. A bottle of wine was included
The breakfast wasn't a meal we were looking forward to, however there was plenty of choice and it was warm and absolutely fine. Someone has made comment to only fried eggs being available there is a sign to say you only have to ask for boiled, scrambled or poached. This may have been added since the comment.
One of the waiters kept crouching down next to us at our table to ask if everything was ok, take our order etc - I think this behaviour is very condescending and unnecessary.
There is no where near to get an evening meal from so be prepared for needing a nominated driver, I ended up driving half hour to Stow.
We didn't rush back for the cream tea, so I can't comment on that.
The air conditioning makes a big row, as does the bathroom fan when you put the bathroom light on - not great if one of you is a light sleeper.
Overall I wouldn't return and I would check all the evils before even thinking about booking another Puma hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four-star Walton Hotel is set in 65 acres of glorious countryside overlooking a lake, yet is within easy reach of the historic towns of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and medieval history in Warwick Castle, then explore the beautiful Warwickshire countryside before enjoying the collections in the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Offering a peaceful retreat it has 130 bedrooms, including 6 premium rooms in Walton Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Walton Hall Hotel Wellesbourne Hastings
- Walton Hotel Warwickshire