Stayed one night as part of a wedding party. As far as the experience as a wedding guest is concerned it was faultless! Beautiful period property with log fires. Champagne flowed. Wedding breakfast service impeccable - food and service.
The evening buffet of posh fish and chips looked amazing but I was so stuffed from the lunch I couldn't try any.
On the down side was the uninspiring breakfast breakfast the following morning. Limited Items were just about tepid and the chef could apparently only cook 5 eggs at a time which quickly ran out ! What topped it all was there wasn't enought tables and chairs put out for breakfast service and two late rising guests had to be literally squeezed in on an already full table of 8. They were nothing short of sitting on my lap! That shouldn't happen. Just because we were at the same wedding didnt mean I knew them or wanted to get that up close and personal.
On the accommodation side of things
Our room was just lovely. At the front of the house. Spacious and sympathetically decorated. Nice touches such as fresh fruit and hand made biscuits in room aswell as a good tea tray with a teapot and fresh milk. Bravo ! Bed was large and comfy. Bathroom was nice with long deep
Bath and substantial
Shower. Quality toiletries topped the experience off nicely. The room and facilities within are as nice as any 5 star hotel I've stayed in. Staff were welcoming and accommodating. Well done Swinfen hall for and amazing wedding guest experience and providing excellent quality and service.
But please address your breakfast service issues.
Oh and as a post script they do the most heavenly melting kirsch chocolate pud you will ever find on the planet !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swinfen Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian manor house set in 100 acres of parkland incorporating formal gardens, a private deer park, wild hay meadows and woodland. Although the hotel has been described as 'an architectural gem' and is blessed with a wealth of historic features, we also embrace the creature comforts of the here and now. Flatscreen TVs, DVD players, IPOD docking stations and free wi-fi are standard in all our bedrooms alongside bathrobes, mineral water, a good selection of guest amenities and a well-stocked hospitality tray. In addition to our AA 2-rosette Four Seasons restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner, we have a Bar and Terrace menu for light snacks and offer a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea. We also have a magnificent oak-paneled Edwardian ballroom with a raised stage and fully-sprung dance floor, which is a wonderful venue for wedding receptions, presentations and private parties. We are proud to be an AA Inspectors Choice Red Star hotel - come and visit us and see what this means. Our little oasis of peace and calm lies on the A38, two miles south of the historic city of Lichfield, ½ a mile from the M6 toll road and only 20 minutes from the heart of Birmingham. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swinfen Hall Lichfield