We came to Lydiard House for a 1920's Murder Mystery night as a group of 4. The grounds of the hotel were picturesque to say the least, with ample parking facilities. We didn't use the spa, but noticed the pool as you walked in - it was hard to miss with full length windows, which meant it wasn't exactly private and luxurious.
Unfortunately, despite booking the rooms at the same time, we were put on separate floors. We were surprised when getting to our room as the 'double bed' was barely larger than a single bed. But, tea and coffee were provided, the TV worked and it was clean.
The evening food was great - to say there must have been over 100 people, all the food was hot, well cooked and exceeded expectations. The bar was open until late - I vaguely recall going to bed at some point..!
Unfortunately, the next morning all hell broke loose. The breakfast staff had only catered for 45 people, meaning one waitress and one chef (working completely on their own) were running to and from the kitchen, with hot food, pushing guests out of the way. There were not enough tables, seats, cups, cutlery, drinks or even food, which was served as a hot buffet.
We would go back if a similar event is held, but might try to arrive before everyone else for breakfast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unfortunately, car parking charges do apply. The local council operates the car park for Lydiard, there is a small charge of £2 for 2 hours or £4 all day. Originally the former ancestral home of the Viscount Bolingbroke, Lydiard House is set in 260 acres of parkland with an ornamental lake, just minutes from the M4. Easily accessible from junction 16 off the M4 motorway, this outstanding rural location provides such a peaceful setting, yet the motorway, town centre and Swindon train station are only ten minutes by car. All 37 bedrooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the venue. Whether you are looking for a room for the night, a relaxing setting for your meeting, conference or training course, or a unique location for a wedding, you can be assured of a warm welcome and friendly service at the Lydiard House Conference Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lydiard House Conference Centre Hotel Swindon