We had originally booked the Hotel as a Couple, but due to domestic arrangements at home had to accommodate our youngest son (15) and our dog. We had an upgrade on our room arranged to suit without fuss. In an old building such as the Spread Eagle, you have to put up with the undulations and quirks. Ok, there were stairs and uneven floors, a pain at times but we loved it. We were offered assistance with our luggage which we accepted gratefully. A large bowl of food was put in the room for the dog. Fortunately we spotted it before the dog so prevented her from gobbling it all up. The room furniture had been adjusted with bits added to the feet etc to make it level(ish) against the wonky floors – wonderful – you have to have a smile on your face. However, the wardrobe and bathroom were so well fitted in with the old architecture and to an excellent standard.
On the food front, probably more expensive than we are used to, but once served up, the quality and combinations of flavours produced was a gastronomic experience to savour. Breakfast was probably not a lot difference from other places we’ve visited but the selection of food with cereals fruit and meats to suit wide range of nationalities was very good.
Moving to the Spa facility, probably the best overall that we have experienced. Although we did not have any treatments there were a lot on offer with various creams/oils etc. The gym looked in good shape but again we did not use it. The swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room were first class and was contained in a very relaxing atmosphere. Regular checks were made in the short amount of time we were using the facility.
I suppose I must mention the management and staff. Absolutely no problem – very friendly and helpful and professional in their jobs. I was very impressed with the efficient manner they readied the dining room for the following meal session or following day. The appearance was kept up to a very high standard – no sloppiness here.
All in all, an experience to remember. We will look forward to popping along for another short break in the future.
- 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