Stayed for one night whilst on business. First impressions when I pulled up in the car was that the front of the property looked a bit run down. Inside was quite a bit better, with a comfortabe feel with bar stools, mixed tables, and sofas.
I was shown to my room, which at £75 per night was a real let down. Room 4 is a good sized room with ensuite. The ceiling to the main bedroom has a huge brown stain presumably from a water leak. There were bedside lamps a wall mounted 14'' tv but NO alarm clock or radio alarm. The bathroom was very poor; carpets a vanity unit made from an old kitchen work surface and a small shower cubicle. The shower head itself was held together with selotape and elastic bands - it looked awful and came with the usual mass of cilicon seal and brown watermark on the pale pink carpet where the shower tray had previsouly leaked. The bed itself was so uncomfortable that I woke up in the night with an extremely bad aching back and couldn't get back to sleep. The mattress was very thin to the point that when you sat on it you culd feel the board underneath it. When you rolled over the springs pinged making all sorts of strange noises. If you are going to the hotel for a weekend of passion forget it - this bed will kill the passion straight away - the noise would be horrendous!
I ventured down to the bar and was quickly served. I'd imagine that in the summer the bar is probably overrun with tourists - when I visited it had a few locals but they weren't the friendliest of groups - not rough just a bitup themselves. I ate in the restaurant - you had an 'a la carte' menu or the carvery. I went for the carvery and had rib of beef with roast potatoes and veg. The meal was excellent and the waitress and service were great too! I had a cooked breakfast the next morning which was the best I've ever had away from home - actually it probaly bettered what I have at home, Extra thick bacon, good sausage, mushrooms and two fried eggs both cooked perfectly with a runny yolk and no crispy edges.
I would certainly visit again just for the food but Ids stay elsewhere. The room was poor the bed shocking and the bathroom was of a very poor standard when you consider it cost £75.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Priceline, TripOnline SA and Hotel.de so you can book your Countryman Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Countryman Hotel East Knighton