My partner and I booked this hotel as a last minute getaway for quiet and relaxation, unfortunately this did not happen.
We were allocated a room on the second floor at the rear of the hotel which looked over the function suite. Now I understand that it was a Saturday night and i am not averse to wedding guests having a good time but the noise was terrible. We were not told that a wedding reception was taking place but we found this out by ourselves after 10 minutes of being in the room, we could even hear the dj speaking over the microphone!
I would have thought that because wedding guests were resident at the hotel then they would have been allocated the rear facing rooms close to the function suite as to minimize disruption to other guests, clearly the hotel is not that considerate.
My partner and I tried to close the window to block out some of the noise however the room was incredibly stuffy and unbearably warm. I am the kind of person who keeps an electric blanket on during the summer so have no problem being nice and warm however this was ridiculous. There was no temperature control within the room so we had no option but to keep the window open and hear every word of every song. At times I could not even hear the television which was at a medium volume (so as not to disturb other guests), over the sound of the music blaring until 1am! We also had drunk wedding guests shouting and laughing directly below our window.
We felt that we had been shown absolutely no consideration from this hotel on our stay. There is no denying that the hotel is beautifully decorated and has a lovely bar and dining area, the staff were also polite but even these details could not convince me to return to this hotel. If you are a guest at a weekend wedding then this would suit you however anyone else looking for peace and quiet and a nice relaxing night you would be wise to go elsewhere, if you want to sleep anyway!
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