We chose the Staff of Life from internet reviews and were a little disappointed. You arn't allowed in your room until 6pm, and must be out by 10am. When we arrived the welcome we got was less than friendly, we were told what we mustn't do but not a lot about anything else. We ate in the hotel that night and the meal was lovely, the staff were much friendlier so we thought we must have just caught a bad time when we arrived.
The room was clean and the bed huge and comfy, the shower needed a strong turn to get it going, even my husband had problems. The hospitality tray was missing some items so we felt the attention to detail was lacking.
At breakfast we didn't notice that cereal/fruit juice was on the other side of the menu and had to be asked for (we were used to helping ourselves to this course) and weren't asked if we wanted any so had the full english which was very nice.
We all felt, that, instead of being made welcome and looked after, we were treat as if it was our priviledge to stay there.
A little more attention to detail and a friendlier welcome would make The Staff of Life a good place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Ticknall, next door to Calke Abbey & Park. About 10 mins from Donnington Race Circuit, 10 miles from both Derby & Burton on Trent. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Staff Of Life Ticknall, Derbyshire