We travelled down to BrandsHatch place as a stopover on our way down to East Sussex - I didn't want to make the journey from Oxford on a Friday afternoon via the M25 any longer, so thought this would be a good place to stop off. We've used the Hand Picked Hotels group a lot, and this was a new one for us.
On arrival, the hotel was a bit busy due to various wedding parties leaving/arriving, but check in was efficient. The suite overlooked the front door, so we had a good view of all the wedding parties, and could comment on the dresses!
The big sleigh bed was lovely, and the room facilities were good; the room shapes are a bit quirky as the building is quite old, but it makes the rooms more interesting. We were also presented with a plate of strawberried dipped in dark chocolate within a few minutes of arriving - I suspect because I had advised that it was my wife's birthday treat, but if that is standard, it's a great idea, and they were scrumptious!
We had Spa treatments on arrival; the Spa is very nice and well presented, and the treatments were lovely. We also used the jacuzzi and steam/sauna, but decided agains the pool due to the number of kids in there!
Dinner was very nice; good food and good service.
Breakfast was interesting - not because of the food, but some of the other guests in the breakfast room - think My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and you may get the idea. Food was excellent though.
Altogether, an excellent start to the birthday weekend, and a very nice place to do it.
The only slight downside was that, as the name suggests, Brands Hatch is right next door. Whilst we were there, the sound of cars tearing round the track was pretty well constant, so the idea of a walk round the grounds was quickly shelved. But, that's what you get when you are next to a race track!
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Thank you for posting your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us and it is lovely to read that you chose to stay with us as part of your birthday weekend. Being a loyal guest of Hand Picked Hotels, I do hope that you take advantage of our loyalty programme and you are members of 'The Club' where you can enjoy many benefits within Hand Picked Hotels. It really is great to read that you felt that staying at Brandshatch Place Hotel was an excellent start to your birthday, and I do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your birthday weekend.
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I very much hope to welcome you back to Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa again in the future.
Belated birthday and best wishes
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