Where else can you stay right on the river or in a beautiful lighthouse?
Smithfield Station was amazing. We stayed in the Lodge because the Lighthouse was booked (call a few months in advance for a weekend stay, they said). Our room was great! The bed was a king, the fireplace worked with the click of a button, and the balcony was perfect for sipping wine. There wera also two really comfortable chairs in the room - something I love because I hate staying at a hotel where the only seating is a desk chair or the bed itself.
What made our stay so great? Besides the extra-large, nearly-new room? The restaurant! My wife loves fresh seafood and she left impressed. However, I hate seafood... so I found plenty to order! I recommend the "Chicken Isle of Wight;" which is their regional take on a tradition cordon bleu. Yummy!