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PowderMills Country House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Battle
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Beautiful building, beautiful grounds, and service to match”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Having stayed here once before, we had no hesitation in booking again for an Easter period break. Spent three nights in a very comfortable room. Staff once again very friendly and accommodating and even made our yorkshire terrier welcome. Breakfast was good, but dinner was outstanding. No complaints, and we will no doubt visit again in the not too distant future.

Room Tip: Others rooms are probably fine, but we prefer to be in the main building
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a lovely room, the setting by a lake with extensive grounds and country walks was beautiful and it was about a mile from Battle which is a charming little town with the main attraction being Battle Abbey. The food was superb and we really enjoyed our stay. Considering we were on a very reasonable Travelzoo deal, we had not expected such a lovely room and we were very impressed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

First impressions of hotel is wow...very pretty. We stayed on a Travelzoo deal so had not expected the best room and we were in the back of the hotel. Lovely welcome from the receptionist. Our room was clean and a good size with a sofa and a proper bathroom with plenty of space. Our evening meal was fine. The only problem as such was that our room was over the back of the kitchen area and from about 5 am an entrance door was constantly banging shut where staff were coming and going. Added to this the double fire doors at the top of the internal first floor stairs kept banging (the closure on the door did not appear to be effective). So it was an early wake up for us both. I would return to this lovely hotel but make sure the room was not at the back of the hotel near the kitchen area. Staff were all very attentive and professional.

Room Tip: not at the back of the hotel near the kitchen area
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Granted we got a great deal of B&B and evening meal through Travelzoo, but we were fairly hopping with delight with our stay. In essence, habituated as we are to City breaks, this stay on a country estate was magic. Main building is Regency, with a number of tasteful extensions and additions. Wisteria clad frontage, a small lake as you enter the drive, and wonder of wonders, up garden steps by the outdoor pool (unheated and obviously not in use at this time of year), we discovered a large lake, so large we couldn't see its full extent. Delightful gazebos and seating areas dotted around the extensive grounds - a peacock, ducks, an old English Goose (who appeared to be in love with the peacock), an outside area with wellington boots to borrow for a tramp around the lake, together with some Barbour jackets. In short, we felt as though we had somehow chanced upon an estate that was ours, and we'd somehow forgotten we'd inherited it..... A small library, a bar, delightful poolside areas. Only area we noticed verging on slightly neglected were the rattan chairs and cushions around the pool area, but given the pool's nowhere near open that was no problem at all (except it didn't match the standards of everywhere else). Loved our 3 course meal - good choice, well presented in an airy and light dining area replete with skylight and a massive garden urn with flowers. We noticed the relaxed atmosphere at breakfast which spoke to all the guests having relaxed and having had a thoroughly good time.

Our room was furnished Regency style with decent brown furniture clearly chosen to match the period setting of the main house. Everything in the bedroom, and in the bathroom, was to a high standard in style and cleanliness. Large bath, with shower over. Real bonus was the WiFi worked rapidly.

We will go back as many times as we can fit in and afford. Walked into Battle on the 1066 Path after breakfast looking at primroses and bluebells. Delightful.

Am perplexed to have read some negative reviews about this establishment. We encountered total attention and professionalism from all the staff. Someone commented they didn't like the chintzy, swagged curtains and that overall it felt outdated. Hmmmm. This is a Regency main house. How else do you present it except with a Regency accent? IKEA flatpack and curtains won't work.

Room Tip: We were in room 123 on first floor of main building. No view to speak of, but quiet and light.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Recently stayed here for a couple of nights and found the hotel very shabby and worn. The men’s downstairs toilet was nothing short of dirty and disgusting, the bar facilities are virtually non existent and the breakfast standard was poor, the cooked breakfast was barely cooked and some of it was served cold after a long wait, having paid £140 per night I would not recommend this hotel and did not regard it as value for money.

Room Tip: ask for a room overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our daughter bought us B&B plus an eight course taster dinner via Travelzoo as an Xmas present. We paid the extra supplement for a superior room - Room 41- good decision.
In short delightful. Arrived, checked in and then I popped down for two drinks too enjoy on our patio overlooking the lake and enjoy the late afternoon sun.

I will be brief, food great ( high standard but I must have two highlights - I can't remember having better scallops, assiette of rhubarb great) I should not have chosen the cheese board, good but just a little too much food for me - eyes bigger than stomach!!!

Staff excellent, attentive and with great humour putting one at ease. Could not fault the whole experience - even the peacock spread it tail as a welcome.
Please tip that reflects the full cost of the experience, the staff deserve it.
trip advisor please enable a reviewer to change their rating. Here all received an excellent rating but there was no spa or fitness centre and I could not adjust my rating to reflect this

Room Tip: Room 41 excellent
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Over the last month or so, we have celebrated our wedding anniversary and also had a 'jazz' lunch. Both were excellent with superb food and perfect service. The chefs are doing a really good job with tasty and inventive food. We would also like to mention the friendly and efficient service from the waiters to the reception staff. So, once again, to all of you who make the Powdermills experience so memorable, very many thanks.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: PowderMills Country House Hotel
Address: Powdermill Lane, Battle TN33 0SP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Battle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Battle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — PowderMills Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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