We stayed here for an overnight birthday treat and made use of the spa facilities. The staff were very friendly and took the time to walk us over (in the spitting rain) to the accommodation which is only a stones throw from the reception in the main building.
The indoor pool was lovely and so were the steam and sauna rooms. We had planned a 9 o'clock dinner in the lodge so found the swim quite relaxing as most people had left to get their dinners.
The food in the lodge was incredibly tasty. Well worth a visit. Our only criticism would be that the main wasn't big enough leaving us a little hungry still when we left. We topped the evening off with a drink (and a packet of crisps) in the bar.
The rooms were pleasant and the bathroom was clean and modern. TV worked fine and the bed was comfy.
Breakfast was really good. Full English plus pastries, smoked salmon & bagels, cheeses, toast & spreads and cereals and more offered. The staff were great when we asked for decaf tea with soya milk (because of an allergy to the normal stuff). They were more than happy to sort us out with that and also replenished the Danishes as there were barely any left by the time we'd come down to brekkie.
The only thing that would have made out stay even better would be if we were allowed to visit the spa for the morning after checking out. Unfortunately they limit your usage. I guess it makes sense but I've not known any other spas to have this rule.
Overall it was a very pleasant stay and a great birthday treat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ardencote is a four star, privately owned and independent hotel situated in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. Over the years the Ardencote has evolved froma family home to an award winning hotel offering unrivalled facilities and excellent customer service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ardencote Manor Hotel And Country Club
- Ardencote Warwickshire/Claverdon