My wife and I dumped the kids with grandparents in order to get some downtime. We weren't looking for anything too flash but appreciate good food and surroundings.
The hotel building and gardens are lovely. It's a bit of a shame that it's opposite industrial units but these are screened by trees and to be honest don't really affect the hotel once you're in. We were welcomed warmly and the receptionist walked us to our room. Initially the TV wouldn't display any channels but when we asked at reception someone quickly came and fixed it.
Dinner was good and sensibly priced. I was disappointed to only get 2 scallops for my starter and felt this was possibly a bit pathetic and would have liked a bit more food but this is maybe a personal thing and I was by no means still hungry. Breakfast was however a really good load up and service was spot on for both.
The room was well presented and clean but the problem was noise at night. There was a constant hum which I thought was the next room's bathroom blower but the sound proofing is poor and in the morning I could hear when they used their bathroom so maybe it's air conditioning. It wasn't their shower as that sounded like someone drilling the wall.! Everytime someone walked down the corridor the fire door made a load bang. I was woken by a 3 or 4 second burst of banging at 3.45am (not that sort of banging, it was like hammering). I can only think it was central heating.
I'm not sure I'd stay here again out of choice simply because of the noise at night but everything else was really good. If I was obliged to stay here as I was attending a wedding I would do so. We were there on a weekend when there wasn't a wedding, it might be a good idea to check Tripadvisor for reviews of weekend when there is one.
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