I was looking for an overnight stay at a spa for a little time out. I searched via wahanda (spa & leisure discount website) and the Mercure Great Danes Hotel Maidstone was by far the cheapest and best value.
I booked two nights stay with breakfast and dinner with use of all facilities i.e. pool, steam room, sauna, gym, table tennis etc for £99 per person, brilliant deal!
The room was lovely very nice size, big window-lots of light, nicely set out. Bathroom was fine, the actual bath/shower was quite small so was a bit crampt when using it.
The room had a lots of extras hair dryer, iron/trouser press, good work space, storage.
I found the facilities good the steam room was shared in the main, saunas were seperate within the changing areas, I enjoyed using the swimming pool. The jacuzzi was brilliant.
I found the changing area great good space and good working showers. We didn't book a spa service so can't comment on that.
-Supplied with bath robe and slippers, towels given each time you enter the pool area, free lockers, supplies of bag for wet clothes.
-Really helpful and friendly staff always smiling...nice to see for a change!
-The food was lush! I was worried due to some people complaining but its was delicious and a good variety to choose from. (We chose from the restaurant menu rather then the buffet).
Not so great bits:
-I didn't realise the swimming pool area open to all not just members and spa breakers- we had a few kids on the first day which is fine, but the second day lessons were going on at one side of the pool, although I still used the pool fine was a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps the website could state times and days of lessons etc so people are aware.
-I found the bed and pillows uncomfortable but a bit lumpy and hard.
Just next to the beautiful Leeds Castle shame it rained the whole two days so stayed within the hotel.
Overall for what we paid it was so worth it, I would go back but only with the same voucher deal.
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Hotel Maidstone
- Maidstone Ramada
- Ramada Maidstone