My wife and I had an overnight stay at this hotel with dinner and breakfast. We've been coming to the Spread Eagle since 1985, mainly for Sunday lunch and have always enjoyed a high standard of service and food. We had no reason to not expect the same this time, but we were disapointed with the standard of cleanliness of our room for which we paid £50 extra to have the Courtyard Room with the four poster bed and olde worlde charm. Having checked in, we had a swim in the spa pool which was excellent and of high standard. Back at our room we left our swimming costumes over the edge of the bath to dry (a mini spin dryer in the spa would have been a nice touch) and some water drips went on the laminate floor. I proceeded to wipe the floor with some tissues and was horrifed at the amount of dirt and black hairs that were present on the tissues. We then check the rest of the bedroom and thick films of dust were on all of the surfaces. Also the carpet was worn to the canvas in one place and the bed spread was also worn through at the end of the bed. I immediately went to reception to explain our concerns and was given the key to The White room (also a four poster) and the transformation was amazing. So top marks for the recptionist for providing an alternative without a quibble. The other item that was really disappointing was the lack of white tablecloths in the dining room. All our previous visits over the past 27 years experienced crisp white table cloths that made this hotel one better than the next. The hard wood table tops gave this first class restaurant a pub-like feel and definitely not in keeping with its history. The dinner menu was quite lmited on main courses, but food was very good. Breakfast was excellent (thanks Mario). On checking out, the bill was overcharged by £70 but was instantly put right. I think that the only way to entice us back is to bring back the steak and kidney puddings that disapeared about 15 years ago..........another great loss!!! We do love this hotel but things just aren't what they used to be, shame. Mr & Mrs Gibson.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE SPREAD EAGLE HOTEL & SPA IN MIDHURST is one of England's oldest coaching inns in the heart of the South Downs. The 15th-century Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa welcomes you with a fine blend of traditional charm and contemporary comfort. Nestling in the historic town of Midhurst, it's the perfect setting to explore the beauty of West Sussex, swim, spa and experience fine dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spread Eagle Midhurst
- Hotel Spread Eagle
- The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa Midhurst, West Sussex