I'm sat in one of the drawing rooms writing this. My son is happily playing at the Bears Den whilst I've been able to pack, pay the bill and still have some time left as I don't have to collect him until 12 noon. And this sums up our little holiday here, relaxing for parents and lots of fun for children. It's rained every day but we've still had a fantastic time, in fact we haven't left the hotel grounds nor have we wanted to.
The hotel itself is beautifully furnished with antiques, thick carpets and comfy sofas and chairs. There are toy chests randomly scattered around the place and a toy, book and DVD area by reception to catch the children's eye as you check in.
Our bedroom was furnished in a similar style, cleaned daily to a high standard with a comfy bed; TV and DVD player; bathroom with tub and wonderful 'waterfall' shower; radio, hairdryer, iron; and room service is also available.
Extremely high standard of service in the restaurant, the waiting staff went beyond their duty in a courteous and friendly manner (not an easy combination to master). The actual food was delicious and no wonder, I actually spied the chef picking some herbs during dinner, now you cannot get fresher than that. Indeed they grow their own vegetables and herbs here and have chickens to ensure fresh eggs for breakfast.
The crèche staff are fantastic with the children, a free 2 hour slot is available every day which suited me perfectly. During our stay there was a slumber party which my son attended for an additional £10 he had a wonderful time and I had 3 hours to myself. Now that's a bargain babysitting rate.
We thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and the indoor and outdoor hot tubs. There are no limits to the times children can swim so we weren't at all restricted but could go whenever we liked.
Whoever thought of the idea of this chain of hotels is either a genius or a parent - but probably both.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elms Hotel, part of Luxury Family Hotels, is much loved by children and parents alike. Located in beautiful rural Worcestershire, this Queen Anne mansion boasts a family friendly spa, a fine dining restaurant and complimentary crèche.At The Elms Hotel and Spa, our aim is to ensure your family feels completely at home so that you can relax, have fun with the kids and enjoy grown-up time for yourselves. You’ll find locally sourced food, a family spa, gorgeous grounds and superb children’s facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Elms Hotel Abberley
- The Elms Hotel And Spa
- Elms Hotel Abberley
- The Elms Abberley, Worcestershire