MY wife and I were visiting our son who lives nearby from 16-20 February 2013, but he was unable to accommodate us for the first night, 16 Feb, due to work commitments so we booked this hotel on line for 1 night accepting their winter break offer of Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at a special rate of £44.50 pppn Total price £89.
The staff were friendly & helpful, the whole hotel was spotlessly clean and we chose a twin bedded room which was very quiet despite being close to the A1 road and had two very large and comfortable twin beds, with excellent furnishings & carpets. The bathroom was modern and spotless with white fluffy towels and everything worked without any problems. The room had an excellent flat screen TV with Freeview and tea and coffee making facilities. My only criticism was only 4 small pots of milk were provided but more were provided by reception on request.
The hotel was quite busy with resident & non rsident diners during the evening but we had no problem finding, and no wait for a table.Service was friendly and as the food was cooked to order we had an acceptable short wait. Our weekend deal allowed us to choose any two courses from starter, main and sweet and we opted for starter and main only with drinks from the bar. The food was well presented and helpings fairly generous though we did think a few courses from all on offer were rather overpriced for what they were.
Breakfast next morning was self service and there was a good choice of cereals and fruit plus full English with a variety of dishes to choose from, plus the usual toast, tea and coffee. One minor criticism was that the full English dishes were being kept warm in containers and some of what we selected was not very warm, in fact only tepid when we would have preferred slightly hotter.
There was a minor hiccup on checking out when we were initally charged for 3 people in a twin bedded room but this was rectifed when the error was pointed out.
The hotel is situated right next to the busy A1 road but we were not disturbed by any traffic noise in our room and there was plenty of car parking all covered by CCTV.
Not sure what the normal price for the room is when the winter weekend deal is not running but believe it is quite a lot more expensive for one night and it was the special deal price that attracted us in the first place. Would stay again if a deal on and not full price
- Also Known As:
- The Hog's Head Inn Alnwick, Northumberland