We booked one night here for the races and the location was perfect. Right in the town centre and a 2 min walk to the free courtesy bus for the races. The hotel car park is directly behind the hotel and free. There are also plenty of nearby pubs and places to eat near the hotel.
The hotel itself was very nice, old and quirky with lots of character. Our room was exactly what was needed, had all the usual amenities expected. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.
The only reason i didnt give it 5 out of 5 was because of the breakfast experience. It was pretty chaotic and disorganised. We managed to get one of the only tables free that didnt have piles of dirty plates on them (when we left people were backed up with no-where to sit). There was no pastries,orange juice, our tea/coffee order was taken wrong and we waited quite a while for our breakfast.
I appreciate it was a bank holiday Monday and the races were on but i would assume a hotel in Newmarket would know this and it would be reflected with the amount of staff around to keep things moving, Saying this, the breakfast (when it arrived) was lovely.
We would certainly stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where history and hospitality combine.This 17th Century former Coaching Inn is at the top of the High Street in the heart of the vibrant racing town of Newmarket.The Hotel has a rich and vibrant history and has continued to offer the highest levels of service and hospitality throughout the years. The motto on the coat of arms, 'pour y parvenir' meaning 'to attain or succeed', underpins everything at the Rutland Arms.The Hotel is built around a cobbled courtyard that dates back to the 17th century reign of Charles II and now has 46 individually decorated bedrooms.The distinctive and attractive building retains many of the original period features adding to the charm and character of the Rutland Arms.For early risers, a morning stroll to the gallops is something not to be missed. Watching the horses out on exercise certainly builds up an appetite for a hearty breakfast.The Nell Gwynn bar is an ideal meeting place for morning coffee, drinks, lunch or a traditional afternoon tea. After a day at the races, celebrate in style with a drink in the wine bar and dinner in the award-winning Carriages Restaurant. ... more less
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