I had not Tripped this Hotel, so went in blind. My first impression as we parked the car was dull and grey. Not like Sheakspears Falstaff at all, however going through the front door and I saw a potential for something good. The receptionist was helpful and we were upgraded to the Bridal Suite, so far so good. The room was huge with a large bed and a huge bathroom with a Jacuzzi. After refreshing ourselves and resting we went down to the bar prior to eating in the restaurant. It was then that I really noticed the Art Deco furnishings. Subtle but there. Beautiful chandeliers and amazingly adorned curtains give this Hotel a special style. Tables and lights contribute to this in the bar and reception.
We were DB&B and we were impressed to get Rib-eye steak on the menu which was excellent. The Chef took note of my allergies and provided everything I wanted. Again the decor on the restaurant is excellent. The curtains themselves are a work of Art.
We retired to our room and that is when we noticed that it was a bit cold. The radiator was warm at one end but not at the other. To counteract this we left the bathroom door open to allow the heat from the towel rail to get into the room. The bed was very comfortable and I slept very well.
Now. Breakfast. We were a bit later than we would have liked, 9.20, but I was disappointed as the scrambled eggs were solid and cold and the coffee I was given was cold, they did change that for me though. However, the entire help your self buffet did not have any lids on, so was also cold.
This Hotel has potential to get a better rating if it just pulls it's socks up. When we went to check out there was no one in reception for quite a while.
The curtains around the public areas being so ornate need periodic dusting as do the mirrors and also the sink unit in the bridal suite should be painted Black like the mirror and the wardrobe in the bedroom.
I have been more detailed than normal because I think this Hotel could do better and by doing so could be a real Gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in Royal Leamington Spa! BEST WESTERN Falstaff Hotel is near the fashionable town of Royal Leamington Spa, with its Georgian and Victorian architecture, tree-lined avenues, squares and glorious gardens. The perfect place to while away a peaceful afternoon! Created in the early 1920s from three Victorian mansions, the hotel has lost none of its character over the years. In fact, its more appealing than ever, with parkland, riverside walks and other beautiful towns and cities to enjoy before returning to the friendly, welcoming atmosphere at the hotel. Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon are both within easy reach, with something for everyone to enjoy from shopping to Shakespeare! Welcome to Leamington Spa.You name it, we're near it! From clay pigeon shooting and paint balling at the local activity centre to art galleries and National Trust properties, there's plenty to see and do when you stay at this wonderful Warwickshire hotel! Landmarks and getting around: 3 miles from Warwick & Warwick Castle, 1 mile from Royal Pump Rooms, Jephson Gardens, 10 miles from Gaydon Motor Museum & Activity Centre, 7 miles from Charlecote Park (National Trust), 1 mile from The Assembly, Leamington Spa. BEST WESTERN Falstaff Hotel at a glance: well located and well-equipped, our hotel is well worth a visit! 63 hotel rooms, 2 bars, free WiFi, 1 restaurant, 7 meeting and conference facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Leamington Spa
- Leamington Spa Best Western