This is my third review in just over a year,and I thought I would be fair ,and update people on the changes I have seen .
We stay quite a lot ,and we enjoy the warm feeling of seeing the same staff at reception ,who are a credit to the hotel .but the bar staff keep getting chopped and changed a lot ,and some of the real characters have now gone ( Paul behind the bar in particular), and it does not have the same vibe anymore ,although there are still a couple of good lads who work there (Curtis and josh) .kevin the known does his brilliant show at 7 for an hour ,and then the main entertainment is just a pub quiz and a game of go fetch,in between some awkward silences .paul Martin has now emigrated and I feel the management should have done more to replace him like for like instead of ,what seems to be a cheaper alternative.we sadly will not be staying on Friday nights anymore ,because of this.
Saturdays are still as good as ever ,with the non stop hard working Adrian catch,he entertains the kids and adults from 7 until midnight ,and the only time he gets a rest is to call the bingo numbers out at 8.30.
As for a Sunday,it's always well worth getting up with a hangover to grab breakfast and then get in the ballroom at 10:30 to watch Gary gizmo the magician ,,he will have you rolling with laughter with his little jokes ,that go over the kids heads.
One thing that I always notice is the amount of parents that let kids as young as 2 wander around on their own ,there is a door at the back of the hotel in the games room ,that is always open ,and I dread to think what could happen if a child wandered off ,or worse! This is in no way the hotels fault ! It's down to parents switching off just because they are in a nice environment .there are no gates anywhere ,and a child can easily walk out onto the main road.
The food is as good as ever too.
All in all ,I would always reccommend the st Ives to people ,but I feel they have messed with a winning formula.
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