We have just spent a pleasant couple of days exploring Suffolk.What a lovely county -we will certainly visit the area again-We stayed at Hintlesham as part of a Travelbird package which included a 2night stay with bed and breakfast and dinner on the first night.It was very good value.
The hotel is very attractive and is set in beautiful gardens.Do seek out the herb garden which is very aromatic.We stayed in a superior room called Regatta which had lovely views over the rear garden.The room was large and had a good sized bathroom with a sunken bath and separate shower cubicle.The antique furniture in the room was in keeping with the hotel although the table was very wonky !Breakfast on our first morning was very good,but not so on our second morning which was disappointing.Bacon was fatty and undercooked and staff had to be asked to replenish fruit salad.Perhaps this could be addressed by one member of the waiting staff being responsible for checking the buffet table regularly.All the staff that we met were polite and pleasant .Evening dinner was also disappointing or maybe we expected too much.The herb soup was ok,the sirloin steak with pepper sauce was nothing special and the strawberry meringue tasted as though it had been made from a meringue mix.The white wine we chose was served warm.A definite no no for me.We asked for the wine to be chilled down and this was done without any fuss.The dining room is lovely with high ceiling,large fireplace and huge portraits.The atmosphere is formal .
Reception desk is made of dark wood and initially looks unwelcoming - a flower display would make such a difference.Finally,the central driveway has a couple of deep pot holes near the pond so watch your car suspension.Overall a pleasant stay but could have been excellent,just needs tweaking.
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