Visited in conjunction with a voucher deal ( half price for night with dinner bed & breakfast) .
We upgraded to superior room, and were advised that as the grill restaurant had no other guests they would upgrade us to the fine dining restaurant.
Pluses - stunning location , beautiful room( certainly not chilly in spite of the old leaded windows) , largest and most comfortable bed I have slept in for year, great grounds and easy access to thurstaton common for lovely walks whatever the season. Great log fires to enjoy your pre and especially post dinner drinks with attentive service. Plus nice chocolates and a great tray of tea rather than the little kettle and tea bag affair that you normally get.
Only slight gripes, the ornate dining room had only one other table occupied on a Saturday night so lacked atmosphere, whilst we had been upgraded to a set menu in the dining room, we upgraded again to the taster menu, but where then told our " voucher " couldn't be used to take money of that menu so we either paid full price for the taster menu or had the set menu for free.
The bathroom in the superior room was very modern with an LCD tv and a steam shower, however this was slightlyvoutvof keeping with the room and hotel and may have been better with luxury retro fittings( only my opinion) as it slightly lacked the wow factor. Also I'm pretty technologically savvy but the steam shower was a nightmare to work and could have done with instructions closer to hand.
A great venue for a romantic break
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hillbark Hotel & Spa, located in the 250 acres of parkland in Royden Park on the Wirral, is the only five-star hotel in the Liverpool City Region and the smallest five-star in the UK. The Elizabethan style mansion has 18 individually designed bedrooms, a choice of restaurants including an award winning fine dining restaurant The Dining Room at Hillbark and a luxurious spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hillbark Hotel Frankby
- Hillbark Hotel Wirral/Frankby, UK