We arrived at Coombe & took advantage of the half term offer of free upgrade to feature room & children eat free. We had a friendly welcome at reception & i was simply WOW-ed by the character & ambience of the hotel. We stayed in room 209 a beautiful 4 poster feature room. Room was spacious & well equipped. Bathroom & bedroom had furnishings in keeping with the hotel, a lovely old feel. It was a lovely quiet room & spotlessly clean. The bed - Wow! Amazingly comfy & my daughter brought her inflatable bed so no need for extra beds in room. The view was nice, nothing exciting as it was to the rear of hotel, but we were more than pleased. Couldn't fault anything in the rooms, robes in the bathrooms were a lovely touch, tv was a little dated & no Sky TV but this is a old hotel & we didn't come to watch TV, overall really pleased with the room. We'd love a suite next time as they looked the biz :) After unpacking we took a stroll around the gardens & out onto the park. Even this time of year everything was well kept & my little girl adored watching the ducks & swans on the water. We had a lovely walk & then admired the exterior & interior of this beautiful hotel. Lovely ornate corridors, beautifully furnished, it is simply a pleasure to stroll around. It's a dimly lit hotel, so beware light lovers... It's quite dark, It all adds to the ambience & gives the hotel a very relaxed feel. It's perfect for romantics, but my 3 year old enjoyed the experience just as much as we did. There is a play ground & visitors park next to the hotel so younger kids have something to do. It's perfect to bring your kids although there weren't many during our stay. Moving on to dinner, i was slightjy dissapointed with the Table d'hote. The soup & cheese & biscuits were beautiful, but the main was a tiny portion of crusted lamb & my partner had guinea fowl. It was beautiful but the portion sizes were not generous & no vegtables (except the ones that dressed the plate - 3/4 teaspoons of mash & a leafy green like veg.. These dressed the plate & were not supplemented by extra vegtables) extra veg can be ordered at a supplement but we didn't as would have been a 10 minute wait, we weren't asked if we wanted extra veg at the time of ordering so we just presumed it came with the meal. It's just a very deceptive menu. You don't get what you pay for in my opinion. The main meals we saw other guests having looked delicious & better value, on reflection i wish we'd had a main & dessert as opposed to the Table d'hote. Just poor value for money. I don't want to appear negative because the food was lovely, just expected more on the plate for £34.95.
In contrast breakfast was a feast!!!! We had ample pain au chocolats, fresh fruit & cereals & a freshly cooked English breakfast, more toast & coffee were ordered & nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was supberb!!! Service in the hotel was top class, both for the restaurant & at breakfast. Eaten at alot of fine restaurants & the mannerisms & professional service at Coombe is high up in the ranks. They have seriously got it. From pouring the wine, to taking the orders, they execute it maginifecently. I wouldn't hesitate coming back to dine here. The staff were beyond helpful
& extremely professional from check in to check out. Overall a very Fine hotel, beautiful clean rooms that are unique & ornate, very friendly staff & exceptional service. Only criticism Table d'hote, but certainly didn't put me off. Would definatley come back to Coombe ~ a truely gorgeous hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Coombe Abbey Coventry
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