We didn't choose this hotel as we were part of a group booking but we would happily stay here again. We did read some of the reviews prior to our visit and all I can say is that if you want 5 star standards then pay 5 star prices!
Yes, there were some aspects that could be improved but overall there is nothing really wrong about this hotel which is located in a beautiful area. I guess at some stage in the near future, some improvements will be required to maintain standards ( eg replacing some of the windows and possibly double glazing) but there are many positives:
The housekeeping was good...our room was clean, good supply of tea/coffee etc, free wifi and most important of all, the room had a comfortable bed!
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Breakfasts were more than adequate with a variety of cooked items( thankfully no kippers!)
There is a good , well stocked bar and very comfortable lounge.
Dinner was plentiful, with good service and good food in a pleasant dining room.
The grounds of the hotel are well maintained and good to stroll around.
Plenty of car parking immediately in front of the hotel.
As mentioned earlier, we were part of a group booking but how this hotel managed to provide all of the above for the price we paid was amazing.