We enjoyed a night away last weekend at Lythe Hill, we've been twice before and we're back again as they offer a good quality competitive package. As returning guests we were given a free room upgrade, which actually made the weekend as the standard rooms are pokey but our "Jane Seymour" room was in the Tudor part of the complex, a split level room complete with leaded lights, ancient exposed timbers and lovely views to the south out over the wooded slopes of Black Down. Very pleased indeed with our accommodation, although the bathroom lacked a shower and the shower attachment over the huge bath was inefficient - there were hair washing issues!
We turned up just after lunch on the Saturday and enjoyed the afternoon in the attached spa - included in the hotel stay. I went for a run up over Black Down while my wife enjoyed a very highly commended beauty treatment, then we spent the rest of the afternoon together between sauna and loungers, unalloyed luxury.
Dinner here before has been only adequate but they've now vaulted the quality of the food to a higher level; very good indeed and honking, soft, live saxophone music in the background. Romantic.
Service was friendly and professional, the dining rooms were full but not overcrowded. We had a splendid evening and passed a quiet night.
Tea and Sunday papers in our room the next morning then breakfast in the restaurant, very civilised.
The spa was available for our use on the Sunday but with a slight hangover we took a leisurely drive home. Relaxed and happy.
The weekend was on a special deal - £200 for room with a chilled bottle of Prosecco & chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us, included £50 towards the evening meal bill, breakfast, of course and unlimited use of the spa. We ended up paying £230 in the end (wine at dinner) and my wife's treatment was £50.
Had a good time.
Rooms on the south side have better views and are quieter, away from the road.
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