Having read a number of less than positive reviews in the lead up to my recent stay on this site, I must say I was a bit nervous about this venue!
However, it just goes to show that it really is easier for people to complain than to be nice.
From arrival to departure, I must say that everything went as expected and, if I'm honest, Loughborough isn't nearly as boring as I thought it would be. Although it could do with a Laser Quest a bit closer. Everywhere needs a Laser Quest.
Check in was efficient, food was decent, rooms were fine and although we didn't partake in the afternoon tea which seems to have received a pasting on here, I did see someone else having it and it looked fine - although maybe I'm just not as much of an afternoon tea expert as the others on here? Possible. I prefer an egg custard. This hotel didn't do egg custards. Hence why I knocked a point off the overall rating. Well, that and the Laser Quest but that's not really their fault.
I even met a chap who introduced himself as the GM during the evening of our stay whilst in the bar. Seemed a pleasant enough bloke and he took the time to have a bit of a chat with us. I even asked him about some of the bad feedback on here and he took it quite well to be honest. I guess it would have been easy to slag off the people who'd been mean about his hotel but he was quite pragmatic about the whole thing. Having said that, he didn't have any hair and he was trying to make me believe that before he went into hotel management he had long, flowing ginger locks. Like I say, he was a pleasant enough little fella and I thought the hotel in general was a decent reflection on him.
In short, I'd definitely go again, it's definitely better than a number of other hotels I have stayed at in the area and even if the hotel itself isn't your cup of tea, the staff have a bit of personality and can have a laugh alongside delivering professional service.
I wouldn't imagine you'd get that at the Travelodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award wining hotel, originally known as Charnwood House, dates back to the time of the Doomsday book. The hotel is created around the original 17th century listed building. The outstanding cuisine, the delightful surroundings and the tranquility of the gardens leading down to the River Soar are appreciated by many of the guests who return time and again for either business or pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quorn Country Loughborough
- Quorn Country Hotel Loughborough, Leicestershire