Enjoyed a few days here for a combination of business and pleasure in the West Sussex area. Beautiful quiet location well placed for the most interesting towns and villages there, and a welcome change from impersonal 'chain' hotels who put events/conferences first and residents second. The building has quirky architecture and not as old as it looks, designed by a celebrated idiosyncratic architect in the 1930s - but art deco it ain't.
Bedrooms are spacious with king-sized very comfortable beds, spotlessly clean with modern trad, not corporate, decor. The restaurant is first rate and very reasonably priced for the quality, we were glad we had booked half-board as this was a real bargain. Very fresh local produce with an innovative menu, not the usual hotel fare. Good wine list, no excessive mark up. Breakfast saw top quality bacon, sausages etc and certainly not mean in quantity. We'd advise booking your weekend dinner tables early to get the time you want as these are busy nights when the locals come in for dinner/drinks too. We lunched out but must say the lunch menus were also above average, with discounted items pretty obvious. All staff were pleasant and cheerful, a very nice atmosphere. The manager even offered to carry our luggage upstairs which as we both have slight (invisible) disabilities was very much appreciated. Sophisticated but not stuffy. Special.
Wifi, freeview tvs, good quality toiletries, disabled parking, everything you could want except room service and newspapers, possibly too much to ask in a relatively small intimate hotel like this. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone on a romatic break or older family occasion - it might be a bit too intimate for small children tearing about making noise as residents here seemed to be romantic young or old couples and there is no suitable play area for very young children. Looking forward to returning there soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 4 star country house hotel has 26 Ensuite bedrooms which include charming, superior and luxury suites. There is a private resident's lounge, a large comfy bar with exposed beams and open fires, which also provides access to the terrace and gardens, an a la carte restaurant, breakfast room, private dining and additional reception and meeting rooms. All rooms include: Flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities,and Egyptian cotton bed linen. Despite this semi-rural picturesque location, Gatwick is only 40 minutes away with Storrington, Worthing, Brighton, Fontwell and Goodwood all easily accessible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Pulborough
- Pulborough Best Western
- Roundabout Hotel West Chiltington, West Sussex