We were a little uncertain about booking this at first, as we had stayed at another hotel in their chain (the 'Luxury Family Hotel' in the New Forest) which had really bad staff.
However, The Elms Hotel was fantastic. The staff were really switched on, the creche staff were particularly good with all the kids, playing games with them and creating fun activities.
The spa was pretty good, with a nice relaxation room to escape all the noise when needed. There was also a good choice of areas to eat - light lunches in the spa, bar food at the bar and excellent fine dining in the restaurant. We were intending to eat out on a couple of nights, but we actually stayed in for all four nights, as it was so relaxing and enjoyable.
We did a couple of shopping day trips to the nearby Westfield shopping centre (25 mins away) and Worcester (less exciting), but mostly enjoyed the grounds and facilities at the hotel. Even though we went in half-term week and they were fully booked, there was still plenty of space for our son to roam and enjoy things. Highly recommended.
(The only reason for rating the hotel 4 stars and not 5 is that they need to refurbish a bit with fresh carpets and so on, I guess having all the children around they are making best use of what they have until they redecorate - all fine, just a bit worn).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elms Hotel, part of Luxury Family Hotels, is much loved by children and parents alike. Located in beautiful rural Worcestershire, this Queen Anne mansion boasts a family friendly spa, a fine dining restaurant and complimentary crèche.At The Elms Hotel and Spa, our aim is to ensure your family feels completely at home so that you can relax, have fun with the kids and enjoy grown-up time for yourselves. You’ll find locally sourced food, a family spa, gorgeous grounds and superb children’s facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Elms Hotel Abberley
- The Elms Hotel And Spa
- Elms Hotel Abberley
- The Elms Abberley, Worcestershire