Stayed at the Royal Court in September this year on our way back to Scotland from the WestCountry. First of all the location is excellent as its very close to motorways and as we were calling in at ThomasLand (Drayton Manor) its very convenient for that being only about 30 mins away.
On arrival was a bit wary as the website only shows the old part of the hotel, which is beautiful. The modern bit looks a bit like a 1960's council flat but I guess to accommodate the number of guests they have its necessary.
Reception is lovely, marble floors and impressive high ceilings. Check in was fast an efficient. Our room was spacious, we had a triple with a single bed for my 4 year old son and they still managed to squeeze in a cot for our 10 week old baby. There was tea and biscuits and an en suite with jacuzzi bath.
Dinner was OK, we were a bit late to dinner as we were playing in the pool so some of the stuff (not much) had run out. I was breast feeding my baby and as it was a late night for her she was fussy and I kept having to leave the restaurant to find a quiet place to feed her. The restaurant staff noticed my difficulty and offered to take our dinner to the rooms for me. A lady carried a huge tray with all our food and drink on all the way down a very long corridor to our room which I was very graeful for as it meant I could relax and eat.
Everything else was fine, no frills but fine. We didnt get our sheets changed before the second night which wouldnt normally matter but my son had wet the bed a bit so we had put them on the floor. We called reception and someone came to change them straight away. Similarly our glasses were just rinsed in the sink instead of being replaced, but Im sure we would have got fresh ones if we had asked.
All in all its a good, no frills hotel. My advice to other travellers would be to watch out for the coach parties, they get a lot of them and if you get there the same time as them you will end up waiting a while to check in / out or get drinks at the bar! Apart from that I cant fault the helpful staff and for a 2 night stay with two little kids (DB&B both nights with wine on arrival) I think £130 is a bargain. Some of these other reviews are misleading, if you want 5 star service then pay 5 star prices, for the same price as a travelodge (who dont do meals) what do you expect?!
We're going south again for Christmas and will be trying the Coventry Hill (sister hotel) but I hope we're not disappointed because we're very happy with the Royal Court.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful Grade II listed Coventry Country House Hotel is set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, approximately 3 miles from Coventry City Centre. The original manor house, built in 1894 by the car manufacturer William Hillman, has been tastefully extended over the years to become the largest hotel in Coventry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Court Hotel Coventry