This Hotel only just scored three stars. Other contributors have expressed problems with there stay, so our overnight stay booked for a local wedding gave me some concerns.
These were confirmed immediately on arrival when we were shown to a room in the main building which was directly above the kitchens and accordingly smelt of what was being prepared below, the room was extremely small and seemed very expensive for the £120.00 per night charge. There is a more modern purpose built block adjacent to the Hotel where accommodation is far better, ensure you specify one of these rooms for a more comfortable stay.
Given all the negative reviews of the restaurant we still popped into the front bar for a light lunch before the wedding. Much to my surprise nearly all the tables were booked so we decided to sit outside. I tried to order some food at 12.15 and was told that the kitchen didn't open until 12.30, very strange. Went back to the bar five minutes later and asked another member of staff if I could put in an order for 12.30 when the kitchen opened only to be met with a surprised expression and being told that the kitchens were open. Very Fawlty Towers.
On checking out the bill presented was for £130.00 which I questioned to be told there was an error and that the bill should in fact be £120.00. Fawlty Towers again?
A bit better organisation and this could be a good stopover in the area, but at the moment it is a bit of a gamble to get value in staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedford Arms Hotel is situated in the village of Chenies. The Village was known as Isenhampstead until the middle of the 13th century, when it became known as Chenies from the Cheyne family who occupied the Manor until the 16th century.The hotel building dates for the most part from 1842. It was converted from a house to a hotel in the 1930's and was a small eating house and bar rather than a hotel. In 1957 the restaurant was moved to it's current position. The hotel was frequently used by the Russel family who later acquired Woburn Abbey.There are eighteen bedrooms, ten of which are individually designed and decorated in a traditional style and eight new contemporary designed bedrooms.There are two four-poster suites one with a Jacuzzi, sixteen double bedrooms including one purpose built disabled bedroom. Twin and family rooms and also a cot is available on request. The majority of bedrooms have wonderful views of either the hotel gardens or the Chiltern countryside.Room Service is available during breakfast, lunchtime and dinner. ... more less
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