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The William Cecil at Stamford
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Lovely hotel with extremely nice staff,Quirky rooms- we were up under the eaves,nice and quiet,luckily we aren't too tall!!
Superb food with good attention to detai.Smart hotel without being pretentious in a superb location you can walk to Burghley house and lovely Stamford with Rutland water 10 mins away we saw the osprey fab!
We met with friends on a suprise birthday and we both commented on the most efficient hot water we have ever known in a hotel,Superb!

Room Tip: Rooms on the road can be noisy
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Stayed at this hotel on Sunday 15 April 2012. Booked through Secret Escapes. Hotel was lovely, food was excellent and the staff could not do enough for you, they were friendly, kind, helpful, overall it was a most enjoyable stay.

Mrs M Robinson
Nottingham

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We stayed one night at the William Cecil for our anniversary, and found it to be a very nice establishment in a lovely area. Stamford is certainly a picturesque town with lots of history, and the hotel really makes the most of that, with close ties to the local Burghley House, reflected in everything from its name to its themed rooms.

We stayed in room 10, the Culpepper Tanner room, and first impressions were very good. It's a spacious room compared to many larger city hotels we've stayed in, with big windows, gigantic bed and well-appointed en suite. The TV had the usual Freeview channels. The tea tray was stocked with nice upmarket specialty teas, and we had two miniatures of complimentary elderflower vodka, which was nice. The only downsides were that was no refrigerator, so we couldn't keep our water cool, and the room hadn't been cleaned quite as thoroughly as I would have liked - there was lots of visible dust on the bedside tables and telephone, and we found an empty chocolate bar wrapper in one of the drawers - a present from a previous guest.

The rooms are really hot, and the windows are difficult to open. This is my only real criticism of the hotel - I had a poor night's sleep due to the heat, and trapped my finger in the window trying to open it! No cause for alarm though - I've had much worse :-)

The highlight of the stay was undoubtedly the evening meal. Every dish was fresh and tasty, and was reasonably costed as we paid for a dinner upgrade with our room. The ribeye steak that I had was the best I've eaten in the UK, only bettered by high-end steakhouses in the USA. If we'd been paying full price for the meal I would have baulked at the cost of the starters - compared to the mains and desserts they seemed over-inflated (£8.50 GBP for four sticks of asparagus and a fried egg...). However, the staff were excellent - attentive, knowledgeable about the wines, always willing to help with a smile. The same can be said at breakfast the next morning - there's a real friendly, boutique vibe to this hotel that I really like.

All in all, a fantastic place to get away from it all, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: If you're planning on visiting Burghley House during your stay - the hotel offers discounted tickets, and the receptionists can give you directions for a scenic 1-mile walk to the house from the hotel.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We booked a relatively late family weekend and chose Stamford due to location and knowing the town. We arrived late on a Friday night, the bar was open and staff very welcoming.

Our room / bed was amazing (fiancee's words, not mine) and the shower was memorably good several months down the line. My parents dog loved it, being able to roam around, with a common sense approach to pooches taken - the resident cat also keeping its senses and a sensible distance.

We dined out in the evening, but the residents bar was open late with a last man standing type of attitude. The following mornings breakfast offered local produce, served in a timely and tasty fashion. Check out was simple, the way it should be (though the bar bill was also memorable, but that was our own doing).

In summary, the corporate website and photo's do the Cecil justice, if you can get a reasonable rate, I would not hesitate to recommend.

Room Tip: Not from personal experience, but others have advised to request a large room.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

My cousin held her wedding reception here and we stayed over. From the initial meet and greet in the lounge with pimms and canapes to the breakfast the following morning, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were attentive, the rooms lovely and the food excellent.
A fabulous hotel and a great place to have a wedding reception.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Thank KARENWD54
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