I have always stayed in the "old part" of the hotel, which is stunning. Usually for a spa weekend with two friends when we are feeling totally exhausted. I always feel like I have stayed for a week and feel totally rejuvenated and like I have had a week away. The spa is wonderful and relaxing and the rooms are quaint and impressive at the same time. The restaurant is amazing, with beautiful food. The staff are attentive and will do anything for you. I cannot recommend Armathwaite enough if you want to unwind.