Cold, shabby room (scorch marks on table, stink of an old smoking room, faded covers) - but seemed clean. I was put in the building that isn't part of the main hotel - a pet hate of mine as it makes me feel unsafe as a lone lady - no hotel staff present in this building!
Don't be fooled by the menu of the onsite restaurant - it sounds nice, but it's poorly executed. For example, I had the baked camembert - an entire box, with warm tomatoes but cold camembert - quite a revolting combination. This was followed by a risotto that appeared to have been made with white bog-standard rice and had 'veg' to accompany that were just roasted potatoes! I was seated next to a table of drunken lads, which was quite intimidating as I was on my own.
The room really was cold - in the hotel guide they suggest that if you find it cold, you can use blankets - a helpful, parental approach (or maybe they could turn up the heating?). I seriously considered wearing my coat! The bed was soft and uncomfortable.
I'd recommend staying in one of the nearby cities rather than out here - it's got to be better. This place must just suffer from having no competition!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A superb 18th Century manor house set in over 5 acres of professionally landscaped gardens. Located in the historic market town of Retford, this traditional 63 bedroomed hotel is one of the best in the area.Relax in the comforts of The West Retford Hotel by enjoying a drink in the Chatsworth Bar before dining in the luxurious Orangery Restaurant, with a menu featuring traditional favourites and exciting new dishes.The hotel is ideally situated for business travellers or leisure guests with the A1 and M1 only a short drive away making it perfectly located to explore the local area or further afield.With a newly refurbished ballroom dating back to 1851, with patio doors opening on to a large seating area and six other meeing rooms this hotel is the only choice.Whether it be for a business stay, conference, wedding, function or a leisurely break let us welcome you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Retford
- Worksop Best Western
- Best Western Worksop