Ths is one of the most difficult reviews I have written, and please be aware that this review is our honest experience based on 2 nights and 3 days, in the Arondell room.
Picture postcard appearance on arrival. Beautiful grounds and a lovely building, considering that it wasn't completed until the 1930's. Very cleverly designed and built, but !
The room was very tatty, carpet was old, and the closet had holes in the carpet. The kettle was supplied with an extention lead which I had to plug in behind the dressing table, so I had to lay on the floor to feed the cable through the legs, as the cable wasn't long enough. The kettle had to stay on the floor to boil, and we had to plug the hair dryer into the extention lead aswell. A health and safety nightmare.
The worst aspect was that the heating either on or off, there are no controls as the heating is in the walls, so we tried to sleep with the windows open, but it was so hot in the room, we were getting around 3 hours a night.
The bedding was sheets and blankets, and a green bed cover was stained, and had either blood or rust staines on it. The shower just didn't work, even though there was a "Quirks" list in the room, but after 20 minutes of running the hot water, it was still only tepid, so we showered in the spa faciliries.
The spa facilities were very good, indoor pool was pleasant, as was the Steam room and sauna. The gym was ok, but one of the treadmills had no lights on it at all, so you had no idea of what program you were on, how fast you were going, infact, no indication of anything, so inherantly dangerous if you need to watch you heart rate.
The food was tasty, but hardly worth the money, and the service was irratic. If you like pictures on plates, this might be the place.
This is a pet friendly hotel, and whilst sat in the lounge areas, one little dog decided to try and attack a bigger dog, so the noise was excessive. The restaurant manager told us that on christmas eve, there were 13 dogs and 10 children booked in, so if you want relaxation and romance, phone first to find out the animal count.
If I wanted to stay in a kennels, I could have found something a lot cheaper than this.
Would never go here again, not even for free.
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