This is a follow up to the report of our holiday at The Howden Court in June.
Since we found our original holiday to be exceptionally good, we decided to return for a Tinsell & Turkey 5 day break. We noticed that double glazing had been installed in our room and that the usual high standard in both decoration & cleanliness were maintained. All was run on a similar basis to that in June, with the additional obligatory Christmas decorations in both the hotel and the hotel coach. Nice touches were mince pies on the coach and on “Christmas morning”, when every guest was given a present by Santa and one of his (bigger) helpers, (complete with tights). Our hosts, Peter & Gail were at their usual best, with Peter opening the first evenings’ entertainment with party games etc. A sure thing to break guests’ inhibitions and get people mixing from the start.
The food was exceptional, with my personal recommendations being the fish and the chocolate fudge filling.
Evening entertainment was unfortunately exactly the same as in June. It was embarrassing that one entertainer laboured with every individual guest for a least 20 minutes with the same question, “How many teeth has a bear”. I was informed that this was to change. In all fairness, it may have been coincidental that we saw the same entertainers for a second time.
It was nice to see that Wifi is now available to guests, but only on limited access. I was told the reason why, which as a guest, I found unacceptable. This is a now a standard offering by most hotels and there are some cracking deals around to provide a 24 hour service.
Overall, Gail and Peter have discovered the secret of getting people to return time and time again. If you are prepared to throw yourself into the fun, a great time is assured by all. They run a clean and well maintained hotel, with exceptional food and staff that are both courteous and helpful.
Would we return again? Yes we’ve booked again for early January 2011 and can’t wait to get there.
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