We booked a Superior room at a cost of £110 per night including breakfast at the Priory which is opposite the Thatch. When we checked in it was quick and efficient and the receptionist took us across to the accommodation. First impression was that the room was nice but I certainly wouldn't call it superior!! We stayed in London at a 5* hotel for less money last weekend and that definitely was superior!!! We looked out of the window hoping for a view of the garden but it was a dump for broken chairs!!!!
We went across to the pub for lunch and it was terrific - both the food and the portion sizes were extremely good value for money and all the staff were great.
Later when we returned to our room to get ready for the evening, we noticed a number of bulbs were missing, ie over the bed, over the mirror in the bathroom and over the shower head! also the "bath" towels were small, I am only a size 10 and they just about went around me!! The TV was so high up the wall that it hurt our necks to watch it!! The kettle lead was not long enough to reach the socket so we had to get a chair and put the kettle on it! On reading the information booklet we were surprised to find that checkout was 10am on a Sunday!! no time for a lay in!!
There is no Wi-Fi in the room and in this day and age and at the price level this is a must.
We had booked a table in the restaurant for dinner and was then given a menu and told to choose what we wanted and then go to the bar and order and pay (before we had eaten!!) food was ok but nothing special.
Breakfast: I went to the bar and asked where we should sit and was told "anywhere" but when we took a table someone else told us "you can't sit there" so we were moved - after about 10 minutes with no service I went to the bar and ask how breakfast is served - we were given a menu and told to choose a breakfast from it!!! I then had to ask if there was any cereal and juice.
some white slices of toast was put on our table (it would have been nice to have been asked if we wanted white or brown) and by the time our breakfast arrived the toast was stone cold.
Maybe we were just unlucky but for the amount they are charging compared to other local B&B's and 4 star hotels it is not good value for money.
- Also Known As:
- The Thatch Hotel Croyde
- Thatch Croyde
- The Thatch Croyde, Devon