I have stayed at the Chiltern Hotel on a few occasions, but this is the first time I have written a review. My most recent trip was the best and I paid £54 for a double room which is good value, but I have paid £80 before. At £54 it's good value, at £80, I would question it as the rooms are quite varied in size and offer.
This time, I had room 7 - which was great. It's really spacious, had a lovely large corner bath in it and was really clean and comfortable. It's not a room that blows your socks off with luxury, but it is clean, well kept, and I had a great nights sleep and a good breakfast. For £54 - that is a good deal.
Previously I have stayed in the hotel and paid the same price and had a much smaller room with small bathroom and only a shower where the bed was right up against the window.
Be warned that if you arrive late at night the place is locked up and getting your keys can be a challenge. I had to collect mine once from a hiding place near the flowerbed when I was checking in late one sunday night ....one of the more amusing ways that I have checked into a hotel...and they may think adds to the charm of a country hotel..but...doesn't..if you are going to be a hotel...do it, and do it right. The floor boards on the upper level are a bit creaky, but its not a bad hotel.
I have eaten in the restaurant which didn't really float my boat. It is trying to be fancy, and didn't really work for me - I didn't think the quality of the cooking was that great. I think they would be better doing more hearty simple food - so the bar menu rather than the restaurant menu looks better and fits the environment.
Other than that, staff were friendly and I use the hotel for work rather than pleasure so..all in all, not bad.
Room number 7 is good.
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