I booked a deal through lastminute.com for dinner, bed and breakfast for £65 each. Me and 3 girlfriends arrived at about 2.30pm on Friday afternoon and our rooms were ready so we were able to settle in. Beds were comfortable and rooms nicely furnished along with Molton Brown toiletries.
I agree with other reviews that the spa/leisure area was not very well organised and as a result, we were running late for our turkish mud bath treatment in the spa. It was £130 for 4 of us and lasted about 45 mins. We had a great time and our skin felt lovely afterwards but would have been great to have an extra 10 minutes or so in there. We then went to the leisure club (which is free) and it was busy so no loungers available round the pool but enough room to swim and sauna/steamroom were not too crowded.
Evening meal at Astons was very good although the food was incredibly rich! Service was good although we ordered some champagne and had to wait 10 mins for the glasses, then they arrived with water marks all over them and it was another 5 minutes before they were replaced. Foreign waitress was very pleasant and apologetic.
Breakfast was nice, lots of choice although my friend thought the scrambled egg looked a bit suspect but generally on the whole, there was loads to choose from and plenty of it.
Overall - this very large hotel offered excellent value for money in my opinion and we all said we would love to return. Rooms seem to vary hugely though as one was twice the size of the other despite booking them together and paying the same rate. Not sure if this is pot luck?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whittlebury Hall is a magnificent four star conference and training centre, hotel and spa, set in rural Northamptonshire. Its classical Georgian architecture, complemented by rich furnishings and fabrics has produced an award-winning hotel, recognised for its high standard of accommodation and service. The hotel has 213 spacious double bedrooms including five individually designed suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, decorated to provide a modern yet elegant and restful escape. With a host of personal touches and thoughtful extras. Whittlebury Hall excels in conference, training and meeting facilities, boasting 20 principal training suites supported by 28 fully serviced syndicate rooms, six spacious meeting rooms, executive boardroom and three secluded private dining rooms. The award-winning The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall is one of the largest in the country and a key selling point for the hotel. Stretching across two levels, the upper floor alone contains 23 treatment rooms, with a choice of more than altogether offering over 60 treatments delivered by a team of highly skilled therapists. It offers the ultimate in pampering with a host of stimulating Heat and Ice Experiences. There is also a Hair Studio for those who want a quick blow dry and style through to a full cut and colour. There is also The Leisure Club in the hotel, which includes a 19-metre pool, whirlpool spa, bubble jet, steam room, sauna, aerobic studio and the latest in equipment with state-of-the-art gymnasium. In addition, the hotel boasts three restaurants; Astons - offering a relaxed atmosphere to meet with family and friends with a blend of classic and contemporary cuisine, 2 AA Rosettes restaurant Murrays at Whittlebury Hall - with creative dishes and the opportunity to taste the latest blends of flavours and ingredients presented by an award-winning chef and Bentleys - the perfect rendezvous for friends, family or colleagues with an Italian pizza and pasta menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whittlebury Hall Towcester
- Hall Whittlebury