The Macdonald Randolph hotel was a truly unique experience for me. The first thing one notices is the lobby. It's not huge or grand in the sense of a typical five-star hotel but it's got a quaint charm that would be unrivalled. From the concierge to the receptionist, everyone you see sports a smile. No matter the time of the day, or night for that matter. The lift too is full of old world charm.
The room I was given had a fabulously comfortable bed. And even in the middle of December it was deliciously warm. The only problem was walking into the bathroom, which, though luxurious, was quite cold after the toasty warmth of the bedroom. Again, as with everything else in this hotel, I cannot over emphasise the quaint charm. The only thing that was utterly disturbing was the loud creaking noise from the old floor boards in the corridor whenever someone would walk by the room.
Breakfast is a slightly muted affair and those of you who are used to the lavish spreads of an American style buffet breakfast are likely to be disappointed. The fare is a lot more restricted but the taste of the stuff you get is excellent. Service again is top notch. Overall, a lovely place to enjoy quaint and quintessentially English charm, be it a business trip or leisure.More