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Sheene Mill
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Melbourn
Certificate of Excellence
Royston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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“Wonderful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

We recently had a reception here after the sad occasion of a funeral. It was the perfect venue; the beautiful setting, the attentive staff, and the food all made for a very good send off. Even the weather was kind to us and guests enjoyed sitting outside on the decking by the little lake. The occasion certainly lifted everyone's spirits! Thank you Emma, the events organiser.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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sheenemillreception, Owner at Sheene Mill, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thank you for your kind words. I will pass this on to Emma and the team. Regards Adam Jordan
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Amazing night. Me and my boyfriend wanted a night away and wanted to treat ourselves. We ate at the restaurant before staying over. Food was gorgeous! Presentation and taste was just great. Such a nice feel to the whole place. Staff were friendly and very helpful.

Room were full of character. Clean and comfortable. We had a great view from our window out onto the lake.

Breakfast also top notch. Eggs Benedict-delicious.
Will def be returning.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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sheenemillreception, Owner at Sheene Mill, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Just because you see us as top notch doesn't mean that we wont stop pushing for more so we hope to see you in the future. Regards Adam Jordan
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The hotel is a lovely building in a beautiful setting. On arrival we were met by the excellent, very helpful, reception staff, about whom I have rated the service, and shown to our room. A very well-presented digital frame advertised the restaurant and the new chef, so we looked forward to our Sunday lunch there.

On first impressions the Emanuel Room was a little dated, but attractive and with a lovely view over the garden.

After unpacking we went downstairs, when everything started to go wrong. Our lunch was VERY VERY BAD. After a lengthy wait my friends received lukewarm and gelatinous onion soup made to an unusual recipe, containing sesame seeds, which they said had an unpleasant flavour. My gnocchi tasted good, but were both burnt on the outside and cold in the middle.

Our good first impressions of our room were somewhat dented by a dirty quilt and we would have slept better had the room been warmer and less bright.

At breakfast, where the advertised 'pastry selection' consisted of four croissants and the jam was empty, we decided to play it safe by ordering coffee, scrambled eggs, and toast. When this finally arrived the coffee was mediocre, the potato hash [brown] was soggy, and the toast was the cheapest white bread, but all of these were triumphs compared to the eggs.

It is OK to experiment with flavours in scrambled eggs if a) you tell the customers first b) you have a good palate c) you have basic cooking skills. All three points were missed entirely. THIS WAS THE MOST DISGUSTING FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO TASTE. Nobody on our table managed more than a spoonful of the eggs.

As a consequence of the dreadful food, ten of our party cancelled lunch. I was staggered to hear the receptionist taking new bookings and can only assume that this horrendous experience is not usual.

Room Tip: The rooms are fine. Do not eat at this hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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sheenemillreception, Owner at Sheene Mill, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Jon0n0n, I can confirm that your final comment of "i can only assume that this horrendous experience is not usual" is true and that we are looking into why these things went wrong during your stay. This is very unusual for our business - please accept my apologies. Adam Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

22nd February 2014, we had our ceremony, wedding breakfast also evening reception at Sheene Mill, Melbourn, Cambs.
From our first meeting with events planner Emma, it was a really enjoyable process. Her organizational skills were suberb and being a mature couple we were treated so well.
We were made to feel special and every step of the way Emma and all the team at the Mill were delightful and couldn't do enough for us.

The day was perfect, our friends and family had traveled a very long. way to share our special day and all agreed we couldn't have chosen a nicer venue.
Food, accommodation and a warm welcome from the staff made it a wonderful weekend for all.

Thank you Sheene Mill you gave us a day we shall never forget. AND you even arranged a lovely sunny day!! 'Memories are Made of this'
All the best to you all
Hazel and Noel Cooper
Royston.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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sheenemillreception, Owner at Sheene Mill, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful sunshine that we organised. So happy to hear that you had a wonderful day. We hope to see you return for many anniversary's to come.
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Healing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

we recently stayed a long weekend at the Sheene Mill, we found it a perfect setting, with 2 towns close enough for visiting, while staying in this peaceful idyll on the edge of a truly beautiful little village. We got such a warm welcome on arrival, before being shown to our room. We were comfortable in our room, and in all the guest areas. Sitting outside on any of the terraces was a delight, so very relaxing. Lovely gardens, or watch the wildlife around the water ... spoilt for choice. The owners were delightful, very friendly and very approachable - willing to offer help or advice if asked. The staff were, without exception, kind, friendly, and exceedingly professional. The meals there were all superb, breakfasts par excellance - and the evening meals we had there certainly lived up to the promise of the menu. Wonderful chef, great staff. Our room was lovely, furniture/furnishings/bathroom all very nice - lots of comfortable little luxury touches that make you feel specially welcome as a guest. We shall most certainly be returning there

Room Tip: they are all equally comforable and welcoming
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Camberley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We recently stay at the sheene mill with my family, we all wanted to say how nice it was. The rooms were nice,clean and comfortable up in the roof space. we had a fantastic meal on 21st dec. the only thing we could comment on was the service was a little too attentive ! We would love to return maybe in the summer as the garden with the lake looked so beautiful

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

We went to a Friday night Christmas party night with friends and had a great night out. The bar was cosy for a pre-dinner drink. The food was really good, and good value for money - impressive at Christmas with so many covers when other restaurants sometimes let standards slip. Service was friendly and attentive. The after dinner disco was also well judged and ended a great night out.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Sheene Mill
Address: 37-39 Station Road, Melbourn SG8 6DX, England (Formerly The Sheene Mill Restaurant & Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Melbourn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Melbourn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheene Mill 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in an idyllic location, this Grade 2 listed mill is a superb spot to enjoy a Romantic Break, a Wedding, a Birthday Celebration or any event you can think of! Our strong kitchen team use only the finest seasonal produce, sourced locally to create genuinely imaginative modern dishes that delight and inspire. The eloquent food is matched perfectly by the attentive staff. Always on hand to help in any way possible, the Sheene Mill staff pride themselves in offering the highest standard of service throughout the bar and restaurant. Sheene Mill offers its guests the choice of nine bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. Each room is individually designed and complements the original features of the building, all with views of the hotel grounds and tranquil mill pond, creating an atmosphere of relaxation. ... more   less 
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Sheene Mill Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

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