First night of honeymoon, (glad we chose this over the Royal Crescent, which has been boutiqued and lost its character somewhat).
This hotel is still quite formal and traditional; slightly faded elegance but well maintained and presented. Nice comfy sofas, oil paintings and antiques in the sitting rooms.
Good food and reasonable service, mainly from one conscientious waitress, (although it was a little slow for dinner, the waiters were there, but not particularly attentive), you might expect slightly better service for the price... and this hotel is pricey.
Room was comfortable, clean, elegant (if a little dated decor wise) lovely views over the garden, delicious room service breakfast, well presented.
The only gripe was that we had booked well in advance for our honeymoon, and it would have been really heartening if this had been acknowledged with a complimentary glass of wine or even dare I say it, champagne?! It would have been nice to have had some recognition of the special occasion! Admittedly, rose petals in the bath and candles in the bathroom were very atmospheric.
On the whole it was a good, but expensive, experience; but I think for the standard and quality of the hotel the receptionists could be friendlier and more welcoming, and the waiters need to be a little more professional.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking