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“Good for conferences”
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Dunchurch Park
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunchurch
Reviewed 5 November 2007

The hotel main building was impressive as were the extensive grounds. Rooms were clean and functional. Breakfasts were a little haphazard with items frequently being brought out well after 7am in spite of many guests who were clearly just using the hotel as a base and wanted to get to work!
The bar was ok if a little lacking in atmosphere and bar food was of a good standard although the drinks were expensice.
Re housekeeping- guest may need to request that water is placed in their rooms.
Staff on reception were friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 September 2007

Stayed here for five nights in September 2007 for a works conference.

Hotel is set in extensive lovely grounds, with large areas of open grassed space and gardens. This is without a doubt the best feature of the hotel which is why it is so popular with weddings and other family orientated functions. Car parking is adequate; however, the overflow parking is on a field which could be difficult in wet conditions.

The room I was allocated cost the company £95.00 a night which was for dinner, bed and breakfast. The room I was allocated was just about average. Double bed with 12” terrestrial portable TV. Phone in the room had direct dial number straight into the room on an ordinary UK Geographic Code which made it easy for my wife to contact me without having to go via the switchboard or use an expensive 0870 number. Room I had was quite hot and so had to have window open which is fine but it was directly on the main route to and from the car park and I was woken several times most nights by vehicles coming and going. Got woken at 0630 every morning when the delivery lorries arrived to deliver food to the kitchens.

**Very little storage space in the rooms**, only three average sized single drawers. No wardrobe and no cupboards. Made unpacking for the week difficult and had to leave some items in my case and I am a man and travel light! Not much free space in the room other than around the edge of the double bed. Bathroom was clean and in good decorative order, bath was not a standard size “house bath” but a smaller one, typically like those found in a Travelodge. Shower was effective and worked well. Heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Rooms used for conferences and meetings were good, although they did get hot and there is no air conditioning in the building at all. Refreshments at the hotel are excellent, at tea/coffee time not only is there a wide choice of coffees and teas available there is always a selection of cakes, biscuits and chocolates (i.e. trays of full size Twix bars etc) for guests to have with their coffee. Hotel did not appear stingy or mean with their rationing of refreshments as there is at some places.

Now onto the food. Breakfast comprised of a good selection of hot and cold. Cold consisted of pastries, fruit, meats and cheese along with a good variety of juice and cereals. Hot breakfast consisted of bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns, fried egg and fried bread. Plenty of toast and coffee available.

Being a “semi vegetarian” (only meat I eat is chicken) I struggled with the evening meals as the menu is heavily biased towards a red meat diet. Chicken was only offered once in the five nights I stayed here and on three of the five nights there was no vegetarian starter available. The vegetarian options for the main course were limited in as much that there was always only one choice available and it was very much “take it or leave it”. Although the meals I did have were OK there didn’t appear to be a lot of thought gone into the content of the vegetarian courses and they appeared to be thrown together from left overs. Other colleagues who were able to take advantage of the full range of options on the menu stated that the quality of the food was excellent and that it was a strong point for the hotel. Good range of deserts available, both hot and cold.

Overall a pleasant stay but not worth £95.00 a night for DB&B.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled on business
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2  Thank gnatfish1992
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Reviewed 24 August 2007

Stayed here 2 nights for a family wedding. Unfortunately it was during the July Monsoon floods we experienced and has, I'm sure, tainted my views!

Firstly the venue is like a converted big old mansion with reception stuck on in the 1980's. Its is quite a walk from the reception and entrance down to the bars, restaurant and function room - very easy to get lost in a maze of corridoors. The reception room itself is amazing for a wedding. Very grand with high ceilings and windows. Big down side is, there is no bar, so guests have a lot of trekking to do to go out for drinks and the wedding party soon got totally split with drinkers and dancers.

Before dinner we had drinks in a grand hallway which was very nice, and i'm sure had it not been teaming down outside we would have enjoyed them in the beautiful grounds.

Hotel rooms were in a completly seperate buliding - very small and simple, but a torture to get to and a maze to find your room. Very badly organised.

The compare as such for the wedding was a fun and lovely little man. The rest of the staff had very little English, were rude, slow and overall incompetant.

Unless you are going here for a wedding I would not recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Thank caitni2000
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Reviewed 18 June 2007

My wedding reception was held here at the beginning of June this year and it was an amazing day. The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was truly wonderful. All the guests had a great time sitting on the terraces in the sunshine, the bedrooms were a reasonable price and very modern and clean. The venue itself has amazing gardens with great views of the grounds from many of the rooms. It really made my wedding day special.

  • Stayed: June 2007
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Thank gorleyhobbit
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Reviewed 11 June 2007

My friend got married here at the start of June and we had a fantastic time. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. David, the Duty Manager on the day ran the wedding like a dream and looked after us so well.
The bedroom, though small, was very well thought out and equipped with everything that you would need for the weekend. We had to ask for the heating to be turned off as for the first night it was left on and was absolutely roasting in our room, but as soon as we asked, it was done.
The grounds for wedding pictures are beautiful and the function rooms and marque are lovely. The food was great and everything ran really well. I'd have no problem in recommending this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled on business
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Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 17 July 2006

we stayed here for one night in July to attend a works function. the hotel is in a lovely setting and the function rooms our company booked were really lovely, spacious and air conditioned too. however the same cant be said for the bedroom we were allocated - it was clean and comfortable but absolutely tiny and terribly hot in there. my husband went to ask reception if they could provide us with a fan and they said they would try to find a spare one. after 2 hours they had not responded so we went back and were offered a move to another room which im glad to say was larger and much cooler. so nice venue but dont stay here if you like your bedroom to be luxurious cos it aint gonna be!!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 May 2006

Stayed here on business conference in April 2006. It was Ok, but doesn't seem to operate like the usual hotel. Rooms are mainly a walk away from the main building, (more hospital architecture than country house hotel). There's no room service, limited access to bar food in the evening and no porter service. None of this is apparent in the hotel literature - I'd have done better to leave my bags in the car and pick them up on my journey to the room.

Reception was fine, pretty business like rather than welcoming. My room was Ok, large, clean and nicely decorated, but there were a number of problems - faulty lights, phone and tv. All of these were dealt with promptly, (but not the TV and no spare available) and with excellent service, but I did wonder if the room had been checked prior to arrival. The exterior and corridors of the accommodation block reminded me of a student hall of residence and they need to think about better signage - I got to my room, but there were very limited signs showing the way back! Also, the lighting outside is not great - I didn't feel wholly safe.

A very pleasant bar man arranged for me to get a sandwich at about 9pm, (the only food available being full, rich main courses which weren't really appropriate). But, I had to wait in the bar (full of drunken conference attendees watching a football match). It's not great as a lone female traveller. This is odd as it seems to be set up for conferences and weddings - but it's not clear what the focus is. That said, the staff are really friendly and efficient and did much to compensate for the hotel's shortcomings - all of which they recognised, (in which case - why aren't the management listening?) Breakfast was Ok - nothing more - bog standard (on the low side).

The hotel is in lovely grounds, with an extensive range of sports facilities, but it's not a country house hotel - it doesn't offer the service or the architecture. Shame really.

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled on business
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Address: Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby CV22 6QW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Rugby > Dunchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunchurch
Price Range: £62 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dunchurch Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunchurch Park Hotel is a 19th-century Grade ll listed manor house, set in 72 acres of beautiful grounds and landscaped gardens. We are the ideal venue for conferences, meetings, weddings and special events. The hotel comprises 89 en-suite bedrooms in a custom-built wing and boasts 32 conference rooms. Situated in the heart of Warwickshire, the hotel is conveniently situated close to the M1, M6 and M45 motorways. Bar 1823 is our contemporary bar with plasma screen . Housed in the main manor house it serves an excellent selection of hot and cold drinks plus a wide range of beers and wines. Also in Bar 1823 you will find a range of meals with a variety of specials and great deals. ... more   less 
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