The service in the bar and restaurant could not be faulted, in fact the owners could make a fortune training in efficiency some of the hotel staff we've encountered! My husband had a choice of servers every time he went to the bar and all were very pleasant and helpful, but we had the distinct impression that this was done primarily to increase the turnover of customers. They do not reserve tables for residents (despite there being a room off the restaurant with a notice stating that this is for the use of residents only -we discovered this too late). However they do allow residents to find a table before the bar opens at 6pm!! This means one has to be in the bar -presumably drinking- and forgo a rest after a long day sightseeing, or return in the middle of the afternoon. After an earlier meal than wanted one either stays and carries on drinking or makes room for the next set of customers! I'll say this for them they've certainly got it sussed but unfortunately not for the comfort or relaxation of their customers. But with the rate of turnover they achieve I don't suppose they care, they must be laughing all the way to the bank!!
- Also Known As:
- The Castle Hotel West Lulworth
- The Castle Inn West Lulworth, Dorset