Hmmmmm Frensham Pond Hotel, what can I say…………….. an idyllic nightmare from hell! Farnborough Airshow week, an event that has taken place for several years (this last show being its 45th!). You would think it would be an hoteliers’ dream week. Thousands of professional people arriving in Farnborough and the neighbouring villages to spend vast sums of money for one week. We chose the Frensham Pond as it looked beautiful and peaceful a chance to get away from the manic ambience of Farnborough. Instead we found that no matter what time of night we came back to the hotel the staff in their quarters above my room would be having a party! Music blaring, people laughing and joking, not to mention the Fire door to the building being propped open with a large piece of concrete to which I can only imagine it may be for staff or friends who will be arriving later to the party – I’m sure the local Fire Authority would have loved that.
The hotel itself was ok, however it could do with some TLC by the way of general maintenance and better cleaning, the bath tiles were all cracked, cobwebs in corridors etc and even though it’s a prime week to increase your rates my room was certainly not worthy of its £180 per night rate! I met 2 Receptionists during my week who were very pleasant, the DM and the rest of the staff especially the restaurant staff left a lot to be desired. They almost gave the impression that you were ruining their peace!
It is probably a good thing that the views are lovely there as it is likely to be the only view that you will get to see in the evenings. If you were thinking of going into town for a drink, local taxi firms tend to have a problem with coming out to Frensham Pond (not that the staff would ever tell you that!). One night we had to beg a local firm to take some clients back to their hotel which was about 3 miles away, this was after we had been given the Yellow Pages by the staff and told to try and find something ourselves! In the end we had to pay £65 for the taxi to come out.
To be totally honest I think that the only way I would ever stay at Frensham Pond again would be to take a caravan and park up in the car park. That way I would still be able to encounter all that Frensham Pond has to offer – THE FANTASTIC VIEW!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel.BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel in Farnham, Surrey is set in one of the country's most picturesque and peaceful locations, overlooking the magnificent Frensham Great Pond. Here you can relax in a truly rural setting, whilst access to the motorway networks and shopping centers is a short five-minute drive away. RECENTLY REFURBISHED TO 4 STAR STANDARD. All bedrooms now with air conditioning Fantastic walk in rain and hand held showers Trimiri -Areva Fitness studio coming soon In room safe All our superior bedrooms and garden executive bedrooms now have a fridge. Amazing Hypnos Super king beds for a perfect sleep quality. Complimentary mineral water is provided in all bedrooms. Superior bedrooms also have bathrobes and slippers. Built as a private residence in the 15th century and a source of hospitality since the 1700's, the Hotel combines a unique blend of English country house charm coupled with all the advantages of modern convenience. All private and business needs are met here with 53 spacious bedrooms (including 12 secluded garden suites which are very popular), . The superb Watermark Restaurant offering excellent cuisine & wine and three conference rooms, all equipped to the highest standard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Churt Best Western
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