We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Chilled”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The William Cecil at Stamford
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We managed to get a weekend away from the kids and decided to try the William Cecil in Stamford. After staying at one of the other Hillbrooke hotels thought we would try them out.
We were thrilled with the whole experience, not only was the room we had well thought out but the whole building was very relaxing.
Check in simple, bed the best we have ever slept in (nearly missed breakfast because we slept in), dinner was very busy and we had drinks on the terrace and it was nice to see a cocktail list which were very good, food and service were great and all the staff we came into contact were very friendly and helpful. Menu was good and we had relaxing time. Must admit it was not fast which suited us as it was a Saturday night and the staff kept us informed.
We have stayed in Stamford several times and we must admit it is a real refreshing change to stay somewhere that is so relaxed. No one standing to attention behind you and you really do feel relaxed after staying there.
We had a late check out on the Sunday as we walked to Burghley House which you can do from the William Cecil via a small gate at the end of the garden. When we came back we had a late Sunday lunch which again was a treat as Sunday lunch is served till 8.00pm. What a change from stopping food at 2.30pm.
This hotel is a real little gem in Stamford and we will be back as soon as we can off load the kids again.

Room Tip: -Get tickets from thehotel which saves time
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank salor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (776)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

766 - 772 of 776 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2011

We picked the "9th Earl" room before booking from the photos on their web site, and we were not disappointed. The room and bed were huge and everything was just as it should be from a newly refurbished hotel. This room is on the back of the hotel so does not suffer any road noise. Being on the ground floor it wasn't too hot either.
The really big surprise was the private garden we had connected to the room. (See photo) The warm sunny weather made the garden even more attractive and useful for sitting and relaxing.
Breakfasts and dinner were both excellent and service also; we found every member of staff helpful and efficient.
From booking to leaving was without problems, most unusual these days.
Location is very good, plenty of parking and a short stroll into Stamford where there are lots of very good places to eat and unusual and quirky shops.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mark_of_Staffs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We stayed here about 2 weeks after the hotel's grand opening. We were thrilled to be given an upgrade, which was a very nice gesture, since the hotel was not full. The room itself was beautiful and very well furnished, but very noisy although the windows were closed, even in the middle of the night since there is constant but slowed down traffic. Have to mention that it is summer but a thick winter duvet was provided which made the unusually hot nights we were there pretty difficult to sleep. Of course being England, there was no air conditioning. Opening the windows made the noise worse! Again this is probably an English feature which the hotel wanted to have, but did not like the separate hot and cold taps in the bathroom as the water was either too hot or too cold.

The staff were delightful and very helpful when the wifi in the room was not working. The restaurant and bar serve fantastic food. The breakfast (included in the rate) was really fantastic. It includes a small cold buffet and an ala carte menu of various fully cooked breakfasts we could order. The food in the evenings in the bar and restaurant is also very good and inovative.

This hotel's layout and set up is perfect for a wedding and would highly recommend it to those looking for a wedding venue and for a weekend away.

Room Tip: If there are rooms away from the main street, ask for it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Nonblondie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2011

I had heard the old Lady Anne hotel had been taken over, re furbished and open so off to dinner we went.

What an improvement. Almost straight off the A1 into a large car park. The hotel had certainly had a make over. Tables were available outside for a drink or even to eat.

Inside a number of rooms for bar meals, a restaurant and private rooms. Each room was well appointed and very smart.

Service was chaotic but that is always a problem when local well meaning people are employed and not given good professional training. There are very good restaurants and good Catering Dept at the near by college.

The menu was short and very tempting. When served the food was delicious and I was thinking 'this is a match for 'The George' nearer the centre of town. The wine list was unpretencious and good.

Unfortunately it certainly did match 'The George' in terms of price.

However as a place for lunch or dinner this is very good for the town-not the best best but it runs it a close second

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank woodc0te
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2011

This hotel has just reopened with a change of name and complete refurbishment.
The refurbishment is lovely. We did not stay but went for dinner. Lovely places to sit for pre-dinner drinks either outside or in. Really liked the restaurant. Lots of sectioned off areas which makes it feel very intimate.
Food was excellent although we felt the chateaubriand was overpriced at £60 for two as we had to order more chips and the salad was a handful of leaves. We had asked for medium and it was well done when it arrived which was a shame and as the wait time for it is 40 mins we didnt feel we wanted to send it back.
Excellent starters and desserts though. Service was quite slow but they were extremely busy the night we went.
We would definitely go back as I think the minor irritations will be ironed out as they find their feet.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank fifi090
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2011

This place used to be called the Lady Annes Hotel and has been taken over (see website for more info) and completely revamped. We stayed just after it opened and booked a superior double room. It was very, very comfortable and had a huge ensuite, also comfortable. We only paid £70 a night but were quite lucky to get it on offer on booking.com. I think the usual price is about £150 a night - I am not sure that I would pay that much for it to be honest.

Lovely hospitality tray with bottled water and cafetiere included. Huge bed - had a lovely nights sleep. Nice toiletries in bathroom. Lovely breakfast with a choice of juices, cereals, fresh fruit bowl and pastries to help yourself to. Also cooked breakfast provided.

They had only opened the previous weekend and there are a few small teething problems I think - but nothing serious. We did not eat in the restaurant so cannot comment on that. Plenty of parking onsite.

Check out their website for a lot more information. They offer a discounted entry ticket for Burghley House and its gardens etc. I enjoyed the visit there.

I would recommend this accommodation to all - its better if you can get a bargain but I am sure we will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Brasso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2011

We spent one night at The William Cecil when it first opened. We were blown away by the quality of the staff who were all charming, helpful, friendly without being obsequious and above all professional.

We had a small room which was beautifully decorated and not an inch of space was wasted. This was without doubt the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in in a hotel. It really was like sleeping in the kind of bed that you would like to have at home and never get out of. The duvets and pillows were all feather filled and covered with high quality bright white bed linen. And this comes from the person who actually travels with their own pillow normally!

We had a delicious breakfast (notable was the freshly made jug of summer fruit milkshake) with piles of newspapers. Again the dining room staff were warm and friendly and very helpful.

The grounds here are lovely, well planned and planted with lovely sunny terraces on which to sit and enjoy the limited sunshine we have had this summer.

All in all a very good night's stay at this new hotel which thoroughly deserves to be full year round.

Room Tip: Ask to face the gardens and not the road
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank lollypai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Stamford
0.2 mi away
The George Of Stamford
0.4 mi away
The Crown Hotel Stamford
0.1 mi away
The Bull & Swan
The Bull & Swan
#4 of 6 in Stamford
352 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.1 mi away
Hambleton Hall
Hambleton Hall
#1 of 1 in Hambleton
615 reviews
8.2 mi away
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
#2 of 2 in Barnsdale
950 reviews
6.9 mi away
Greetham Valley Hotel
Greetham Valley Hotel
#1 of 1 in Greetham
509 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The William Cecil at Stamford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The William Cecil at Stamford

Address: St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Stamford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Stamford
Price Range: £93 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The William Cecil at Stamford 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Ebookers and Evoline ltd so you can book your The William Cecil at Stamford reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The William Cecil At Stamford Hotel Stamford
The William Cecil At Stamford Lincolnshire

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing