Kesgrve Hall is a great place to visit whether it's for just lunch, dinner or an overnight stay. We have been there as a couple for lunch several times but recently stayed overnight to celebrate our wedding anniversay. We were joined there by two other couples, friends, who met us for lunch and also were booked into the hotel overnight.
Of all the Milsom Venues I think Kesgrave is my favourite because it has seclusion, a large patio area overlooking a fine lawn and surrounded by woodland. Fine as the lawn may be they have no objection to children, of all ages, playing ball games. The size and location of the "play area" means that customers on the patio are not disturbed or inconvenienced in any way. Indeed the sight of three middle aged men attempting to play rugby in the rain phased no one - except perhaps the three wives who feared the weekend would end in tears through injury!!
It is also worth mentioning that nearly all the Milsom venues, (i.e. Milsoms Dedham, The Pier at Harwich and Kesgrave Hall) are the sort of places where dressing up or dressing down are your choice. No one frowns at jeans nor do they bat an eyelid if you turn up in a ball gown and tiarra. It's classy but it is also about being relaxed and comfortable.
Our rooms were located in the small adjoining annexe - very chic, very smart and one of the most comfy hotel beds I have ever slept in. The white cotton bed linen feels like silk and is a luxurious dream. Our room - a great talking point - housed the bath opposite to the end of the bed - a vast free standing white ceramic, gleaming tub - designed for romance and just a little bit of naughtiness! Rooms at Milsoms are always outstandingly clean, fashionable, quirky, and comfortable. The rose and chocolates - part of the package - was a lovely touch for our anniversary - as was the included bottle of Champgne.
Many reviews mention the quality of the food and choice of wine. I can't really add to any of that - save to reiterate that, as with all the Milsoms venues, the quality and choice is outstanding. As are the staff. On this occasion the restaurant, for both lunch and dinner, was mobbed (Milsoms have a no booking - first come first served system. Hotel guests of course can nominate a time when they might wish to eat but this is best done as early in the day as possible) and tables were a little late getting served, but through it all the staff remained calm, friendly and with a sense of humour, despite being rushed off their feet.
Although it was an expensive stay - it was well worth it. Now please see my review of Milsoms Pier Hotel - where we celebrated the birthday of one of those same friends six weeks later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please note we do not reply to any comments posted. Please contact us directly if you wish to discuss your experience further. A superb joint venture between Milsom Hotels and Hills Group.The bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team. Although you cannot book at Kesgrave Hall it is open all day! So you can arrive when you choose.The 'stay' part of eat, drink, stay (our milsoms mantra!) Could not be any more enjoyable. The Principal suites, whilst lavish and grand, are competitively priced and all bedrooms are beautifully designed and fully equipped with the very latest TVs and MP3 players. The bathroom products are lovely too! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Milsom`s Kesgrave Hall Hotel Kesgrave
- Milsoms Hotel Kesgrave