Lovely setting in a quaint town.
Stayed as a couple on Dec 13th for a birthday treat. Deal included a Three course meal with glass of wine (to the value of £38.00 each) and a continental / cooked buffet breakfast.beautiful entrance an an easy enough check in , though had to wait until 3pm to get our room. Waited and lunched in the lovely Bar lounge . bar snacks pricey for what you get. But enjoyable.
We were given an upgrade to a 'Deluxe room' ??? I would question the deluxe element as I have stayed in nicer rooms. Overall the room and bathroom were modernly decorated and furnished. There was a smell of new paint in there and I guess over recent months it has been refubished. Though there were a lot of scuff marks on the walls and skirtings, something that would take minutes for maintainance or cleaner to resolve and would give a better impression. Rooms a little bland.....or minimal? No pictures on the walls to break the magnolia.
Cleanliness....Overall appearence good. But I opened the door to the coffee / tea facilites...VERY dusty! Also a big rim of dust along the top of this cupboard. Bathroom fixtures were clean, but a cluster of dust behind the door when closed. Little niggles I guess. A bit more attention to detail would boost the rating for this hotel!
One of those details ...Our room was very cold! Couldn't get the heating to work nor the bathroom radiator. EVENTUALLY...after some wait, maintainance came and reported that the main fuse had been removed and heating off. Knowing that the hotel was fully booked, these rooms could have been ready, warmer and more welcoming..it is Winter after all!
We ate in Berties restaurant...Seriously, we couldn't fault it! Beautiful food and attentive, though not invasive service. Only four tables in this particular evening as there was a works party on. (Thus we avoided the lounge bar and had a quiet night cap .) Extensive wine list to suit all budgets.
Stayed in room 120. The hallways to the room were mainly shabby and looked to need a deep clean. But we were away from the noise of the party so a good quiet spot for us.
Peacocks roaming around the grounds add to the overall grandeur of the place.
Checking out, somehow our bill was doubled, resolved rather quickly though! A fair price for a lovely evening/stay. Iron out the niggles and add a little more attention to detail and you could receive rave reviews :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magical Welsh hotel with mediaeval roots dating back to the days of Edward I. Set within acres of woods and parkland a little over 20 miles from Chester, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ruthin Castle is a truly romantic hotel steeped in history. The castle dates back to the legend of King Arthur with notable owners including King Edward I, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Book a stay in one of the many rooms; dine on award winning cuisine created using only the freshest local produce; bring a team of merry men for a themed night of fun, food and laughter; enjoy great business facilities in a secluded venue or book the wedding of your dreams within the ancient walls and picturesque grounds. Ruthin Castle is a royal Welsh gem just waiting to be explored. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Ruthin
- Ruthin Castle Hotel Wales