We'd heard lots of things about Babington, mostly good but some not so flattering, and we were pleased to finally get the chance to stay at the hotel to make up our own mind.
Our room was a duplex layout, lounge down, bed up affair, in the Stable block. We liked the modern interior and design, although squeezing a cot in near our bed upstairs was tricky and the lack of storage space meant our stuff was all over the room, all the time, which wasn't ideal. Nice big outside terrace upstairs.
There was a big bath/tub/mini pool thing in the bedroom, which was fantastic and a wet (shower) room downstairs, which my wife sang the praises of. There were lots of TVs, Playstations etc, which sadly we(I) didn't get the chance to use. Shame.
We felt the room overall was great, although some signs of significant wear were evident; not a showstopper though.
There seemed to be plenty to do here if you have kids; our baby was too young to take part, but there seemed to be a good creche and many activities for older children too. It appeared to be first come first served, and I noted some unlucky parents around the place who had got up too late.
I used the gym, which was small but well equipped; modern cadio gear, weights, balls etc. We didn't have time to use the spa or pools, all of which looked worth spending time in.
A nice lunch was had in the bar , when we arrived, and I like a hotel that does a good thin pizza. I took my after lunch rest on one of the large 'double' sunlounger/bed things, on the lawn. That was vey pleasant too.
We ate a quality diner later; a great steak , frite, bearnaise for two. Beer and good red wine was had. Straight forward, robust, well cooked food, and I thought of Jamie Oliver when it came to presentation.
There was a wonderful female singer in the bar that night, so I had a quick digestif there, on my way to bed. Memorable atmosphere.
Before visiting, we had built an expectation that Babbington was going to be maybe a bit self important, but hey how wrong were we. This is a laid back place, sure, but we were well looked after and it's a great place to spend time.
We like Babbington and will go back.
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