Stayed here for a wedding. Our first reaction was awful, musty smell, old tired, reception area in wrong place. (I should have known this as the web site is dire and in need of a make over!)
We had travelled along way and just wanted to relax drink in bar and a meal in the restaurant. But were told that the restaurant was not open and only bar food was available!!! I did look at menu and it was just that.... pub food. I was extremely put out that a restaurant could be closed, the reason given was they were doing something in the kitchen (which I assume was to do with the other party that was taking place in the Marquee the following evening).
The room on first looking was also awful wall paper coming off wall, tiles in bathroom coming away. Wires hanging from tv, just old and tatty. I never take a hairdryer as I expect in a hotel of this standard – to have one. But no there wasn’t. But we were provided one at reception straight away.
Would we stay there again? No. We came to the conclusion that the owners concentrate on the wedding events there which was a choice of Marquee and a beautiful barn. So actually if you are going to a wedding you would obviously would rather stay there, so they dont have to really make the place look great as they know you will stay there!!
Positives well the cooked breakfast was great and the scrambled egg was great. But I did expect some fruit and yogurts on the side. I asked for a croissant and it came heated and pretty awful.
It just needs bringing into the 21st century and it would be a fantastic place to stay as a short break, as the grounds are fantastic and the Barn was lovely for a small wedding.
Needs the hotel inspector!!
Such a shame as the owner was pleasant enough.
The whole thing was just a little unprofesional.
- Also Known As:
- Parkhill Hotel Lowestoft
- Parkhill Lowestoft, Suffolk