Obviously this hotel caters first and foremost for families with children, so it was a bit of an odd choice as a solo business traveller. You are greeted at the entrance by a musical carousel and there are flu-size figures of children and Thomas the Tank Engine characters dotted around the place. But that made such a nice change from the usual boring monotony of business hotels!
The room was beautifully decorated, very large and very clean. The breakfast was also of very good quality.
My only major complaint was the incredibly overpriced room service. One sandwich and a bottle of water came to a ridiculous £13.40 which is frankly unforgivable. It wasn't as though the sandwich was of a particularly high quality either, it was very small and made with a supermarket sliced loaf with a handful of crisps, most of which were soggy from the sopping wet lettuce they'd thrown on as a garnish. I have booked myself into this hotel again in a couple of months, so I will know to give the room service a very wide berth next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drayton Manor Hotel is set in a unique location amongst 280 acres of lakes and parkland that was once the home of Sir Robert Peel. It is also a moment away from Drayton Manor Park, home of Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Zoo. Every bit of the luxurious Drayton Manor Hotel caters to the modern family and business traveller. Our facilities include: 150 well appointed contemporary guest rooms including 11 Thomas & Friends themed bedrooms Wireless Internet Access & Air conditioning Parklands Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, Carousel Bar with outdoor lounge area, Parkview conference and banqueting suite, Free car parking, Packages available including Drayton Manor tickets. ... more less
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