I stayed at this hotel for my 1st wedding anniversary this weekend. We booked through travelzoo and only chose Royal Court because it seemed like a really good bargain (£129 for 2 nights, double 'executive' room, dinner and breakfast inc).
The hotel grounds and reception area are lovely, however I would echo other peoples' comments by saying that the hotel in general is quite dated. Our 'executive' room was nice enough and the spa bath was a really nice touch. However, downsides were that the shower water was pretty tepid even on its hottest setting and the walls were PAPER THIN. On the first night we were both woken up between 4am-5:30 by a couple in the room next door talking (at normal pitch) and then last night we struggled to sleep because the guy next door was snoring.
The carvery meal was by far the worst aspect of our stay. Very cheap and cheerful - vegetables were soggy, the queue to get the meat was ridiculous and most of the food looked as though it had been sat out for a good couple of hours. In general the carvery AND breakfast routine was very disorganised - running out of foods, staff not available to serve (and god help you if you try and serve yourself! One man got a proper ticking off for using a plate from the salad cart for his main meal and only did so because the serving woman had disappeared!). Service definitely doesn't come with a smile, more of a snarl on occasion! If I were to go again, I would definitely choose to eat out.
In summary, it is a good hotel to base yourself from if you are just visiting the area as a tourist and plan to be out all day.... just make sure you take some ear plugs!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful Grade II listed Coventry Country House Hotel is set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, approximately 3 miles from Coventry City Centre. The original manor house, built in 1894 by the car manufacturer William Hillman, has been tastefully extended over the years to become the largest hotel in Coventry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Court Hotel Coventry