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Peckforton Castle
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

Having read some of the earlier negative reviews we were rather worried about our stay, however a friend who visited in the last 6 months had a great time, so we went ahead with our stay - very pleased we did
From our arrival to our departure the staff and facilities were excellent. A couple of minor problems, one in the 1851 restaurant with the timing of the courses, but this was dealt with swiftly, the "crazy golf" at £2 ahead was a bit cheaky given the quality and no ice at the bar on the last night - room was very warm, but all in all rather minor
Room was amazing - food throughout inc breakfast fantastic - Bird of Prey experience superb - and every single member of staff could not do enough
Do not take all the negative reviews on face value - have a stay it was great

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded April 27, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon to exceed your expectations even more.

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Reviewed April 20, 2011

brill apperance very helpful staff but no english sky to watch football!!! had to watch in pictures only as italian sky room was large and very medieval !! bathroom a bit tire but ok the breakfast is emence all you can eat the full monty would def go back only paid £55 so a bargin will tell all my friends

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 27, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon to exceed your expectations even more.

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Reviewed April 14, 2011

I am absolutely amazed to read the negative reviews regarding Peckforton Castle.
I have just returned and thought that overall the experience was fantastic and brilliant value for money.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the location is perfect and the Raptor experience was the perfect gift for the 80th Birthday celebrations for one of our party who was absolutely thrilled.
If I really had to find fault I would say that in our standard room the bathroom could do with updating, but it was clean and adequate and we had no problems with hot water at all (as some people have mentioned) There were a couple of little hiccups in the restaurant - we had to ask for bread as it didn't arrive and chase up pur wine order as it seemed to have been forgotten; but these small problems were soon resolved and didn't spoil the overall experience in the end.
We loved it and we are already planning our next trip.

Room Tip: The dinner bed and breakfast rate is great value
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 18, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon to exceed your expectations even more.

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Reviewed April 14, 2011

My husband and I went for lunch on Mothers Day as originally booked with my mum but she was unable to go due to an injury. We also went for Mother's Day in 2010. I enjoyed the mussels for starters and the desert. Disappointed with the main meal. I had lamb last year and it was gorgeous and I thought I would have that again I did but it didn't melt in your mouth like last year plus the vegetables were almost raw. I like my vegetables to be well cooked especially carrots. The glass of bubbly we had was really nice. It is a very nice place and worth visiting.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 15, 2011

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed most of your meal, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed April 7, 2011

We booked this dream castle for our Silver Wedding anniversary, and the experience was way beyond our wildest dreams. The grade 1 listed building has 21st century accomodation, very polite friendly and helpful staff. The food is of exceptional quality and standard, we would have no hesistation in recommending this castle, and we will definitley be returning in the near future.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Beeston room
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 8, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon to exceed your expectations even more.

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Reviewed April 5, 2011

We enjoyed our break and the meals though the staff in the bar were not very welcoming and lacking in training. The meals in the evening were better than we anticipated and the Irish girl particularly helpful. The room was reasonable but noisy as the kitchen was above it. It was however good value for money .

Room Tip: It was near Chester
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded April 6, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon to exceed your expectations even more.

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Reviewed March 30, 2011

Three of us stayed for a birthday treat in March 2011. We had an executive room - it was the nicest hotel room I have ever stayed in. The staff were helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I had booked for us all to have two beauty treatments in the Therapy Site, and the facials were to die for - very relaxing. The evning meal was absolutely perfect - the chef had made an extra special effort for me as i had requested a vegetarian option with no goats cheese, so he conjured up a delicious wild truffle linguine. The head of the restaurant was most helpful - an Irish girl - can't remember her name. She even remembered I needed vegetarian sausages for breakfast so had pre-ordered them for me.
I would recommend this hotel. The newly decorated executive rooms are the nicest, though.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded April 6, 2011

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Additional Information about Peckforton Castle

Address: Stone House Lane, Tarporley CW6 9TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Tarporley
Price Range: $195 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Peckforton Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Peckforton Castle - An enchanting Hotel in the heart of Cheshire. Rising majestically above the Cheshire landscape, the castle is both enigmatic and enchanting. Originally the home of Lord Tollemache and built in the early 19th Century, this Grade I listed building is the only intact medieval style Castle in the country. Over the years the castle has been the location for numerous movies including Robin Hood and Dr Who. Now owned by the Naylor family, the stunning exterior has been complemented by a loving and considered restoration programme resulting in a magnificent hotel and venue offering contemporary luxury and impeccable service. Services include 48 stunning individual guest rooms, conference, events, and wedding facilities for up to 180. Tranquility beauty, on site Falconry and team activities all adding up to a rather magical experience. Dining at the Castle truly is a special occasion, welcoming the public as well as hotel guests. The 1851 Restaurant offers a dining experience fit for royalty. Holder of 3 AA Rosettes and a Taste Cheshire Award. Alternatively the more informal and cosmopolitan 2010 Brasserie, located in the former scullery of the castle, features many of the amazing features of the original scullery including two cast iron cooking ranges dating back to the 1840's. Peckforton Castle's enchanting medieval style beauty and stunning location make it a truly impressive and desirable venue for weddings, christenings, birthday parties, or just about anything that's worth celebrating. Everything plays a part; the fabulous setting, stunning location, the attentive service and smiling faces, the bespoke menus and decorations. A magnificent venue for conferencing and meetings. Within the medieval walls, old and new combine seamlessly to offer state of the art multi media and conference facilities. Captivating on arrival, Peckforton Castle's unspoilt, natural beauty will stimulate and motivate, delight the eye, inspire the mind, tantalise the taste buds and leave you enchanted. ... more   less 
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Peckforton Castle Tarporley, Cheshire, UK

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