Just returned from our valentines getaway to Coombe Abbey and have to say it was fantastic. We stayed in the Princess Elizabeth suite with its four poster bed and charming bathroom with roll topped bath, tucked away up a private staircase in the room. View of the moat from the window and all of the little extras (plus some) that you would expect to find in your room. The complimentary brandy was a nice touch :)
The staff were as friendly as you like and we were always greeted with a welcoming smile and fantastic service.
We ate out at night so comments on the food are limited to breakfast, but no complaints there. I highly recommend the sausages - all killer and no filler!! - that's one meaty piece of porky goodness :)
If you are able, pay the extra for a feature room. You won't be disappointed, I guarantee.
Reading some of the negative reviews, I can only assume they stayed at a different hotel from us because our experience would top class.
If I was to be HIGHLY critical, I will warn that Wi-Fi signal is limited in the rooms as is phone and 3G. Hardly surprising considering the 3ft thick medieval walls. Great signal in the bar and communal areas if you need it. Also, the hot water takes a little while to get to temperature so be patient before putting the plug in the bath :)
None of this would prevent me from rating this destination as 5* or from recommending it to any readers.
I hope you've found this review helpful but please be aware that we WILL be returning and will fight you for the feature rooms if you've booked them before us!! :)
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