Me and my partner Angie Ali g with 36 other friends went on the Motown Night 08/03/14. Plenty of plus and minus points so here is my honest review.
We were on a package for the event, disco and meal with an overnight stay and breakfast. We arrived at 1230pm and because of the package, we could check in early...which was great!
The room was number 215 and was absolutely lovely, cosy and immaculate so huge compliments to the housekeeping staff.
A bottle of fizzy wine (Angie said it was fine....others in our party said it was like sugary paint stripper!!!
After a nip into Rotherham we came back and used the spa facilities. The pool was great, the jacuzzi was bubbly but really tiny....4 of us in and we were cramped. The sauna was out of order and the steam room wasn't steaming.....so very much a let down as we planned to chill out for a while.
Back up to the room, nice hot bath and relaxed prior to the Motown & meal. TV was a good size and had freeview channels on it with an option of DVD rentals (nice selection!).
We went downstairs to meet with friends around 6.30pm - at first getting served in the bar was ok as it was quiet.....but as the evening progressed it got to be a 10 minute wait to get served (perhaps more bar staff needed when the hotel is fully booked?)
The meal itself was hit and miss. The starters went down well with all of our party of 38...the main courses were a different story. Ok so I appreciate it was busy but the time between courses was 45 minutes fir some of us, one table got loads of gravy/peppercorn sauce, plenty of vegetables and potatoes..and had a great meal. Our table and the next one had hardly any gravy/sauce and the veg/potatoes were badly shared out. Those waiting for gravy etc waited a good 10 mins as they'd run out.....by this time the food was cold! Puddings, coffee etc were beautiful!
The disco was good but I would say the dj you used was a bit lifeless and a good many songs he played were definitely not Motown!!!
We slept very well, comfy bed, quiet room and awoke to a beautiful breakfast downstairs. Full English, toast, coffee or tea, continental, cereal.....whatever you wanted and however much as it was help yourself.
The staff were helpful and courteous at all times.....my biggest grumble is the lack of extra bar and catering/waiting staff......and the spa facilities should be working if advertised as part of the package.
So the question.....would I come again? Possibly......but I think I would look to eat elsewhere as the food at night was poorly delivered
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