I had an over night stay in the Whipper-in in Oakham last week and was pleasantly surprised. On arrival the lady on reception was very efficient without being starchy and made me welcome. The room was spotlessly clean. In the bathroom there was a shower attachment to the bath taps but nowhere to fix it and no shower curtain, but that was the only thing about the room. The bed was very comfortable and I had a great night's sleep.
I had dinner in the restaurant where I found the staff very helpful. The menu was not extensive but had a good range of different food. I always find this encouraging because it means that the food will be more likely to be cooked fresh and not pinged in the microwave. There was something on the starter menu that I fancied and aske if that could be made into a main cause to be told that chef would be happy to do. I am glad because it was very good indeed. I also had a sweet. A chocolate parfait to die for!!!!
Breakfast was very good too. the bacon was thickly cut and the scrambled eggs were perfect. Another good thing was that check out was not until 11.00 am which meant that I didn't have to rush.
On the slightly down side, the car park is detached from the hotel and is not well signed. I was on my own so I had to get out of my car to look for it. Also the public areas were a bit tired and could do with a re-decoration.
The overall feel of this quiet town centre hotel for me was good, no loud music to grate the atmosphere. Very restful and relaxed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 17th-century coaching inn is in Oakham town centre, in the old market square. It has free parking and original features, including real log fires and ancient oak beams. The Brook Whipper-In Hotel is a traditional country hotel. It is less than 500 metres from Oakham Rail Station, which has regular direct trains to Leicester, Peterborough and London Stansted Airport. Hotel Rooms: 24. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Whipper In Hotel
- Whipper In Hotel Oakham
- Brook Whipper-In Hotel Oakham, Rutland