We visited Holy Island whilst touring Northumberland for a winter break - we checked-in for one night (pre-booked) to discover there was just one other couple staying, so we were somewhat bemused and disappointed not to have been given a better room. There must have been a nicer room available. Ours was at the back of the hotel; it was small and tired and could have done with a good vacuum. There was no view which was such a shame as the front of the hotel has beautiful views of the Priory and sea. The end of the bed had a piece of foam stapled to it as the corners were sharp. This was a very 'bodge job' and fell off, giving us a few jabs as we passed the bed. The bathroom was tiny, had no bath and was in need of updating.
We ate in the restaurant and the food was disappointing. My 'slow cooked' lamb was tough and I struggled to even cut it. The starter however was as expected and service was good.
During the night there was a wild storm making the windows and doors rattle and squeak all night, so sleep was a no go. We awoke, shattered to a power cut, which meant we couldn't have a cooked breakfast. Cereal and cold croissants were therefore the only choice. We completely understood this was unavoidable but we expected a discount to be offered upon checking out. After querying the price, we were given £5 off. It was £95 b and b a night, which we thought was very poor value for money. Overall, we wouldn't stay or eat here again.
- Also Known As:
- Manor Hotel Holy Island
- Manor House Hotel Holy Island, Northumberland