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London, United Kingdom

Crafts

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Feb 2024via mobile
There is so much to do, you’re be spoiled for choice.
I enjoyed our couple of days staying at the Manor hotel. We were able to check in early, just not allowed into our room until 3pm which was not a problem as we used the time to do activities.

Reception member of staff could use some customer service skills instead of shouting out our credit card was declined she could have easily established they do not accept American Express. How rude!

On a positive note we did several crafts over our short stay. I particularly enjoyed glass fusion, resin dragonflies and stained glass copper foiling. I didn’t really enjoy cottage garden poppies - it’s difficult to get a decent picture and the class is rushed. Each activity cost in the region of £10-£12 (the ones we did anyway!)

Our room was surprisingly spacious, for the time we spent in to it was ok. We were able to open the window, it was very hot in the hotel. Cold in the class rooms so take a sweater.

Food was pleasant English fare. Roast one day, fish another. All good. Eat as much as you want so you won’t go hungry. Tea and coffee free with meals.

The whole hotel could do with being updated, especially the bar area which is very dated and dull. On a positive note it was clean. Staff friendly and welcoming. Parking very easy.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent stay. We love hearing when guests make the most of all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer. Our craft centre does offer an extensive range of crafts and it sounds like you had fun trying out some different crafts. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

First thing I will say is that I have always wanted to experience this sort of holiday. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. 😁😁
I will review in the following way. Food, Crafts & Activities, Accommodation.
MEALS: All three meals are included in the price. There is plenty to choose from and all very high quality. Personally I found them delicious.😋 I have a friend with very specific dietary needs and she was able to talk to the chef about these.
CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES: Please be aware they do charge for crafting materials per product. That being said, with so many different crafts and activities on offer you'll be spoilt for choice. I personally took part in Resin Workshops, Glass Fusion, Enameling, Wheelwork Pottery. The instructors for all these activities were very warm, helpful and informative. The non-crafting activities I took part in were Archery, table bowls as well as using the pool/jacuzzi/steam room facilities.
ACCOMMODATION: as others have mentioned although the rooms are clean and comfortable they could do with some TLC.
All in all I very much enjoyed the experience and we'll definitely be coming again.😁😁

Room tip: Take a pencil with you when you go to the activity booking room.
Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julie Adams, Marketing at The Manor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2024

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay. Certainly sounds like you made the most of all the amazing facilities and activities that we have to offer and its great that you will be back to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 28 January 2024

As always we had a great time at the Manor Resort last week, but this week was particularly good as we participated in an excellent two and a half day Pickleball course run by Ray Puddick. I would definitely go on another one of his courses there.

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie Adams, Marketing at The Manor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your Pickleball course. We are delighted to announce that we have more courses arranged for this year already - please check out our website for further details.

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Reviewed 4 December 2023

I've stayed several times before and was happy to stay again. My room was spacious, warm and very clean - great for a solo traveller paying a per person price.
Food was plentiful with lots of choice. Yes it gets busy at times - everyone wants to eat - but having allocated tables is very sensible.
Some crafts get booked up quickly but it's always worth checking back as people change their minds. Prices have gone up considerably but utilities have skyrocketed so I'm not surprised. Most of the crafts offer good quality (but not all 😬 - I'm fussy) and I brought home some lovely items which I found to be good value and brushed up some skills. Craft kits in the shop aren't particularly cheap, but are of excellent quality. You get what you pay for! There is a new crafters' lounge but I was frozen in there so didn't stay long.
I used the spa just once this time as I preferred the pool with the spa bath - much nearer to my room and I could swim beforehand.
So many sports and activities to try and all free- I like shooting and tried the archery - It can be hard to prioritise.
There is entertainment in the evening, as well as 'bingo' (free)
I was really pleased with the station pick up - train journey was preferable to the unpredictable motorway journey time from Bedfordshire- very efficient and no train strikes on this occasion.
Just a shout out to the staff who are multi skilled and are never seen to be idle! Very helpful. You could not enjoy such a jam packed break without them.
I will return (with or without friends or family).

Date of stay: November 2023
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Julie Adams, Marketing at The Manor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Sounds like you made the most of all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer and had a very busy time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Fab sports including some new ones, Pickleball new last year, Padel new this year. Arty things look good but booked up- spa very nice too. Food very good and room lovely. Well done everybody. Set in lovely grounds with great views it’s amazing

Room tip: Great parking
Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julie Adams, Marketing at The Manor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay. We pride ourselves on our levels of customer service and love to hear from guests how we are getting things right. See you soon

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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Just brilliant as usual, the sports and crafts available are amazing to try. The staff work so hard to make the stay enjoyable and are helpful. Yes the rooms are dated but clean and comfy but it's not what this hotel is about. They have added lots of new sport and craft facilities which make this an incredible fun holiday. Rather the money go to this than plush rooms.. so if you love sport and crafts book it. We took new friends this time and all said they wanted to come back again. Food good too, thankyou all staff at the Manor and the Ashbury for making a great holiday again, much appreciated x

Room tip: Check the website a couple of days before you can see what's on offer. Great you can do this when so much on offer to do
Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julie Adams, Marketing at The Manor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed this stay just as much, if not more, than your previous with us. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the addition of our new activities such as Padel Tennis and our new Pickleball courts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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