The impressive exterior creates an illusion of grandeur that is immediately shattered the moment you walk into reception. The interior has the look, feel and odour of an old folk's home and a fair smattering of old folk wandering, zombie like, around the reception area. Our second floor room was tidy but dated and whilst I must confess to being closer to sixteen stone than six, this is the first time I have ever had a chair collapse under me in a hotel room.
My wife decided to use the hotel swimming pool and whilst she was staggered to be charged £4 for the privilege, she was absolutely outraged to be charged an additional £1 for a towel.
Apparently we made the mistake of paying £81 for one night's bed and breakfast rather than the £99 all inclusive package that gets you bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, coach travel, two excursions and four drinks vouchers!
Whilst my wife was in the Spa I wandered into town for a decent pint. The range of draught beers on the bar would have been deemed unacceptable to the cheapest Labour Club in darkest Doncaster.On my return, I could not get into my room as my wife had the key and the receptionist would neither offer a spare or have a cleaner ( they don't have porters ) open the door for me.
I therefore went back to the bar and saw a healthy trade in drinks vouchers with older guests whose colostemy bags were probably bursting, selling their vouchers to eagerly awaiting tattooed barflies.
I understand that the owners, Brtannia Hotels, also own the Pontins Holday Camp chain and it is clear to see where the hotel derives its inspiration and perceptions of quality and standards.
Predictably, as I rushed to check out on Sunday morning, there was a line of guests at reception challenging charges that were, presumably, part of their all inclusive package: perhaps little extras like soap, towels air fresheners etc. For my own part, the final insult was tye addition of £2 to my account in anticipation that I might be gullible enough to pay by debit card. My cash payment was grudgingly received and I presumably deprived them of their weekend's profit. I have read the positive reviews from a number of guests at this property and wish them well, but I really do not want to be with them when they return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the English countryside. Set in 11 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Bosworth Hall is one of the most imposing and striking hotels in Market Bosworth. The beautiful Grade II Listed Mansion, dates backs from the 17th century and encompasses many of its original features. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bosworth Hall
- Bosworth Hall Market
- Bosworth Hotel
- Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa Market Bosworth, England