We were 4 adults and 1 child (6years old) spending Christmas at Latimer place from 24-27 December. What a fabulous setting for Christmas...the house was truly a historic attraction in itself. After reading reviews on Tripadvisor we upgraded our 2 rooms and specifically asked for rooms in the main house. And we were not dissapointed.
Room 204: Very spacious (even with extra bed for our daughter), tastefully decorated, excellent view of gardens and river, nice bathroom with bathtub, flatscreen TV with wide variety of channels. Sitting area with 2 comfotable chairs and a table. Only minus was the single glass windows which were constantly wet from condensation which meant we had to wipe them in order to see the incredible view.
Room 208: Same tasteful decoratings, slightly smaller than room 204 (due to sloping walls), but more cozy feeling due to bearing beams inside the room. Also room had a sofa. Also a view to the river.
Generally the main house is the attraction of this hotel. The library is huge and just wonderful. Full of guests playing games, reading, internet surfing on Ipads and laptops while enjoying the wide variety of free coffees and water. The bar staff are attentive and happily serve bar food. The selection of the bar food is excellent, with wide variety of food from salads, wraps, burgers, fishNchips, sandwiches, etc. All the food was deliciious and beautifully placed on the plates.
We only dined in at the restaurant for the Christmas lunch and this only just lived up to our expectations. Food was good but quite expensive at £65 GBP for the 3 course lunch. But fun to experience a traditional Xmas lunch when coming from Denmark.
Best tip which I also recommended the staff to use as marketing was to promote the Church Christingle Service which was a unique experience for us. The local church is on the Latimer Ground and was the highlight of our stay. The service was so child-friendly our daughter was just beaming with joy when it was finished.
Swimming pool was a hit. Jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna too. Fitness room was a bit small but then again I preferred to take a swim and play in the water instead. The pool size was perfect for a 6 year old...120cm deep allover.
Friendly, attentive, caring. Reception was very helpful as borrowed us 1 GBP coins for the locker rooms.
Even gave us 3 batteries for one of daughters Christmas presents which we were willing to pay for.
All in all one of the best hotel experiences we have had. But be sure to ask to stay in the main house.
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- Also Known As:
- Latimer Place Chesham
- Latimer Place Hotel Chesham