As someone who is not used to travelling and staying away - particularly as a solo traveller - as part of their job, I was a little anxious about my two night stay in Rugby at the beginning of January. However, thanks to the Carlton I had no need to worry.
I arrived by train and after a difficult journey was pleased that the hotel was just a ten minute walk away. On arrival I was greeted and checked in by a staff member who then very kindly offered to help me up to my room with my case - an offer which I gladly took her up on! I was lucky enough to be staying in one of the boutique rooms (room 19) which I thought was lovely. It was immaculately clean, and the bottled water - shortly followed by a well deserved cup of complimentary tea - was very much appreciated! As promised by the brochure I had a flat screen TV with Sky available and was able to access the free wi-fi not only in my room but throughout the whole hotel.
I was particularly anxious about the prospect of dining alone in the hotel restaurant and almost opted for the room service option - however I'm glad I didn't . I ordered a drink and the lady behind the bar, the same lady who had helped me with my case, was very welcoming and made sure that I had a seat - and even introduced me to another of the residents who was from the same part of the world as I am. Over my two nights I tried food from the Table D'hote and the A la Carte menu and was equally thrilled with both. The silver service was another lovely touch, as was the value for money! I also enjoyed the cooked breakfast and was particularly impressed that when I said I was unable to have breakfast on my second morning, due to an early start, I was offered sandwiches to take with me as an alternative.
Over all I would say that as well as the hotel itself being well placed (right in the town centre near to the train station), well appointed (beautiful room and lovely facilities) and well staffed (I was treated with nothing but kindness), the attention to detail and little touches are what really made my stay there so enjoyable. In fact, when I return to Rugby later in the year for the second part of my course I will definitely be requesting a room at the Carlton Hotel! Well done Jaspal and staff!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our central Rugby location makes us an ideal choice for your stay. We’re right on the edge of Rugby’s Town Centre and less than 3 miles from the M1, M6 and A45. Whether you’re in Rugby on business or looking for a base from which to explore all that Warwickshire has to offer, come and stay at The Carlton. As an extra incentive, our restaurant is known as one of the best in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Hotel Rugby