This was the fourth HduV I've experienced, and it didn't let my expectations down!
We'd got a fantastic deal of £119 including breakfast, so my husband and I decided to go away for the night as a little treat.
Our room was lovely - decent sized, very nicely decorated, and a huge bed with gorgeous Egyptian cotton sheets - a very decadent place to lounge around. There were the usual du Vin touches that we really appreciated - real caffitiere coffee and fresh milk, a good selection of mini-bar drinks that were around the same price as those in the bar, bathrobes and generous bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
The bathrooms in Hotel du Vins are my favourite part, and this one didn't disappoint - we opened a surprisingly small door which looked like it could only lead to a room the size of a small closet, only to find a staircase leading down to a bathroom, complete with a massive bath - big enough that I could lie in the bath reading one of the many complementatry magazines and still be completley submerged - bliss! The shower was a huge monsoon showerhead and so powerful - my husband is usually very practical when it comes to showers, but even he was in there for a good ten minutes!
We'd booked dinner in the bistro, which was lovely - I had the most gorgeous lamb that fell apart when I cut into it! My husband had monkfish with a rich, spicy casoulet with chorizo. The sommelier was really helpful, and chose a beautiful (but reasonably priced) bottle of red that complimented both our meals - not an easy task! My husband decided to have cheese to end his meal, and they brought over a fabulus trolley, groaning with goodies! He was able to choose a personal selection from the fromagier's recommendations, which were again, delicious!
We both had a fantastic night's sleep - testament to both the comfortable bed and the very effective blackout curtains! We'd ordered room service breakfast which arrived promptly, and was delicious - thick, hot chocolate, freshly-squeezed orange juice, creamy natural yogurt with a berry compote, and yummy croissant and pan au chocolates - a very decadent start to the morning!
The hotel was in a nice party of the city, and it was very easy to walk to the centre and both the Bullring and The Mailbox, so great news for shoppers!
All in all, I'd say the hotel was a great example of what Hotel du Vin do best - comfortable luxury in a stylish setting/ Definitley a brand you can trust - I'll be booking my next stay at a Hotel du Vin as soon as possible!
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