I often ask myself after staying at hotel and writing a review “what makes a good hotel?” and I have come to the conclusion it is like baking a great cake, it’s the quality of ingredients, how its baked and presented that makes it into that final tasty masterpiece
The old Tolegate is like a great cake, you have the building itself which is built around an old medieval Tolegate these are still visible inside, this ambles gently from the old part of the hotel into the new, very tastefully done and makes for a building with great character and a superb theme for a hotel.
Then there is the location, In the middle of a quaint Sussex village so quintessentially English, with a castle, river and beautiful period buildings just yards away.
The rooms are furnished to a very high standard heavy drapes, soft plush carpets, rust and mustard decor. Our room had a very powerful shower in it which left you with that tingling clean feeling.
The food every morning and night was to die for and at the end of the week I had put on pounds but when you’re on holiday you make the most of someone else’s cooking.
But the main ingredient in this Hotel that binds everything together like the water in a cake mix is the staff, they were always friendly, caring and attentive, absolutely nothing in the week in which we stayed was too much trouble, from the chefs to the waiters and waitresses, housekeeping and bar staff.
This is the second time we have stayed here and it certainly will not be the last
Well done Maggie (General Manager) you bake an exceedingly good cake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 10 miles north of Brighton, the Old Tollgate Hotel is one of the most popular 3 Star Country Hotels in West Sussex. Set within the idyllic Village of Bramber, Steyning at the foot of the Sussex Downs, you can expect wonderful customer service and comfort whilst enjoying the hotel’s old worldly charm. The modern traveller will benefit from Free Parking, Free WIFI and Flat Screen TVs in every guest room.Our award winning Carvery Restaurant offers a superb selection of perfectly roasted joints, a spectacular choice of hot dishes, smoked fish, salads and mouth watering desserts.An idyllic Wedding Reception Venue with a licence to host your Civil Ceremony. The ideal hotel near to the South Coast where you can rest your head after enjoying a shopping expedition in nearby Brighton. Perfect base for lovers of golf, walking, cycling, horse riding and for visiting the many nearby historic houses and gardens in East and West Sussex. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bramber
- Bramber Best Western
- Best Western Plus Old Tollgate Hotel Bramber, West Sussex