Stayed here as a Mothers and Fathers day gift from children.
Blockley is a lovely old world charm of a village, absolutely peaceful. The Crown sits on the High Street which leads to a dead end so the only traffic is local or the hotels.
The Crown Hotel can only be best described as outdated. Do not get me wrong if you love old world charm dated furniture, carpets that have seen better days and cobwebs this place is all that.
The staff overall are very friendly but some what lacking perhaps in the art of service within restaurants. eating in the breakfast was certainly adequate but the lack of asking the customer for more tea/coffee was not forthcoming, down to the point that if you arrived for breakfast at 9.30 breakfast was lacking and stuff like fruit juices not kept replenished. The evening meal at a fixed price of £19.95 for three courses was again adequate but not top quality.
The Bar area was drab to say the least and was not very welcoming. One door left wide open to another room was littered with junk when this would have made a far better bar area for seating. Apparently it was a former fish restaurant of some repute again now allowed to lapse some.
Our room was Number 1, this was at the top of the car park and was in the attic of a stone building. Below our room was two others which were basically half the size. To be honest the room we was in if painted redecorated and new carpets and furniture installed could be there top room. The room was enormous with views out across the roof tops and looking across the valley. Outside it had its own self contained fenced off patio area with a table and chairs, from here on it was a little down hill. The carpet was grubby and stained and also had a rug the same. The bedroom furniture was best described as antique pine which one bedside cabinet door fell apart when opened. The two lovely velux windows in the roof where ruined by the blown glazing in them. The paintwork all over was dirty and needed as said completely repainting. The bathroom as okay but again requires some updating, rusty toilet cleaning brush and again the pine was there.
It is a shame about this as said it could be wonderful but I'm afraid it has lapsed. Would I stay here again yes because ultimately the location does sell it but only at the groupon avialable price of £49 per night.
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