The reason for our stay at the Hedley Villa was a stop off before meeting family on the South Coast. We were welcomed in by Martha who is a lovely host. We mentioned that we would be heading out for something to eat and she pointed out all the local restaurants on a map by the door. We ate at The Town House which is the most local pub and worth a visit if you are after traditional food.
Starting with the positives about the guesthouse. We stayed in one of the en-suite rooms. The bathroom was bijou but adequate for a one night stay and it is nice to have the privacy of your own shower room (worth the extra fiver in my opinion). The room was pleasantly decorated and its always pleasing to find a guesthouse which doesn't follow the chain hotel philosophy that everything must be the same in all rooms.
The breakfast was nice and although the produce might not be top quality it certainly doesn't justify being compared with a Tesco breakfast. For a start its freshly cooked which is more than I can say for my local branch. I asked for the standard traditional with the option of fried bread and everything came well cooked. My wife had the poached egg on toast which also looked good. There were cereals and other breakfast options available but after my cooked breakfast I was too full to eat anything else.
As is mentioned in previous reviews, parking on the road opposite the B&B is free and it is very central to the town.
Now for the only negative. The previous review mentions a smell of stale smoke on entering the guesthouse. This is something my wife and I also noticed but only in the entrance hall it certainly didn't carry into the room we stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm and friendly family run guest house. Ideally located in central Leamington Spa, walking distance from the town centre, railway & bus station. Renowned for high quality breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hedley Villa Guest House Leamington Spa, Warwickshire