We stayed in the 'Beeston Suite', fabulous room, with a view over the countryside to match. The room was very luxurious, stylish, and it was clear a lot of thought had gone into the decor.
As the weather was pretty bad, there was very little to do there, so we drove into Chester for a couple of hours, and ended up having dinner there. The journey took around 35 mins, that little bit longer due to quite a few diversions, which was a nuisance.
There was a sign placed by reception, advising that maintenance was due to be carried out the following morning, between 05:30 - 06:30, i didn't think much of this at the time, as I thought I'd be fast asleep. I was.....until that time!! I was woken by the very loud noise. Even though we were on the third floor, the noise was louder than I expected, which resulted in me placing a pillow over my head to deaden the sound.
As the check in is so late and check out is so early, (check in 15:00 hrs, check out 10:30 hrs) I can't understand why this work could not be carried out late morning - that way, it can't wake anyone up. It's not best ever really, especially when you've paid so much money, but I'd be lying if I said that it ruined our stay.
Breakfast was nice. In our opinion, it wasn't any better than some cheaper places that we've stayed in, having said that, there was nothing wrong with it either. Yes, there's not masses to choose from, but i'm not remotely bothered, as long as what they do have is reasonable enough. The staff were pleasant and professional.
Upon check-out, I was a little surprised when I was asked to pay for our stay, as I assumed that this had already been done when I booked over the phone. At no point was I previously advised when booking, that you pay for your stay upon departure. It's a good job that i had my credit card, as I don't always carry it with me.
The staff apologised for the fact that I'd not been told, but it was no big deal really.
Despite being woken very early as previously mentioned, both of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we'll be returning very soon without a doubt.
It's a beautiful castle both outside and inside, but it's not Claridge's at the end of the day. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, but personally, I think that some of the other negative reviews are petty, bordering ridiculous, and I imagine that these people complain wherever they stay. Don't be put off, we loved it, and I'm sure you will too!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Peckforton Castle Hotel Tarporley
- Peckforton Castle Tarporley, Cheshire, UK