I chose this hotel for the pool and the grounds, I either ran around the grounds in the morning (beautiful and lots of rabbits) or I used the pool. The pool was never too busy (I went in early) and it could comfortably fit 5 people swimming lengths. The breakfast was lovely, I asked for poached eggs every morning and they were the best I've had! The restaurant staff were exceptional - they were friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble.
I've read reviews saying the hotel was old fashioned, it was by today's standards but I liked it! It was very clean. The clientele was mainly older people and contractors. I didn't have any problems, it was always quiet when I was sleeping and I was made to feel welcome. I felt safe due to 24hr manning of reception desk - when you're a woman traveling alone, this is important.
The only reason I didn't give five stars was that my toilet roll holder was broken and my window didn't latch/close properly - fortunately I was on the first floor so wasn't too worried.More
- Free parking