the room wasn't big enough to swing it! We specifically asked for a room with a double bed and were put in one of the "cottages" where the room measured 10'8" by 11' exactly. The wooden bedstead obscured the view of the tiny TV - the solution is to remove one of the draws and rest the TV on that.
Before we move on to other things I need to talk about the room a little more: cleaning them once in a while would be nice. Dead moths on the window cill, plenty of spiders and cobwebs and dust. As for the toilet - splashing a bit of toilet duck about just doesn't do it, poo and pee stains round the rim and bowl need to be CLEANED OFF! And fix the toilet roll holder; it's just a matter of tightening a screw. Oh, carpet in the bathroom - please! Between the noise from the bathroom extract fan in the next room and the traffic roaring up the hill I can't say it was the quietest two nights, but at least the road isn't that busy.
More staff, particularly at breakfast would help. One person (trying his best) is not enough. It would also be nice to get everything you ordered - for all those that did order toast, got it but didn't touch it....b&$*~#ds.. I really wanted mine. Cold tea and instant coffee in a cafetiere (the menu says freshly brewed) - and if it has to be instant, more than just enough to colour the water would be nice.
On the plus side, the food was very good - couldn't fault the evening meal and breakfast was good if not fully co-ordinated (not enough staff), and the kettle in the room boiled quickly!
In summary, a nice place but too many corners are being cut to make it a truly pleasurable stay.. Katherine and Terry, you must try harder (which may mean getting up a tad earlier!).
- Also Known As:
- The Crown At Hopton Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire