We booked this hotel for 4 nights between Christmas & New Year.
I had several conversations over email with the manager, Justin, who always seemed happy to help and give advice in any way possible. We booked a Deluxe Room for 3 nights, and the Indonesian Suite on our final night (following recommendation from Justin).
On arrival at the hotel, we were welcomed by the reception staff who confirmed our booking and showed us to our room (114, I think). It was extremely spacious, with very high ceilings, and perfectly clean. The sleep was good as the hotel was quiet and our room seemed to be towards the back of the hotel.
We also made use of the Spa Facilities, which were once again of high quality. The swimming pool was lovely (and quiet during our stay), along with the sauna and fitness facilities. (All of this is included in the price of the room!)
We had 1 evening meal at the hotel, which was really nice, but somewhat expensive. It was a high quality meal, and you could tell. The waitresses were extremely helpful and polite. We also spent time in the bar/conservatory area which was very homely and comfortable.
Breakfast was quite possibly the best I have ever experienced. The cooked breakfast was made to order (with a wide variety as you would expect), but it was the continental part of the breakfast which was exceptional. There were facilities to make your own toast, around 12-15 different types of cereal, pastries, muffins, fruit, yoghurts, juice (several varieties)... to name just a few!
The staff were extremely helpful, and following our 3rd night when were moving to the Indonesian Suite, we were told by the receptionist to put all of our luggage on the bed and whilst we were out for the day, they would move all of our luggage to our new room. I was sceptical, but this was done without a hitch.
The Indonesian Suite was very different to our first room with lower ceilings, but it was decorated extremely well. The facilities in the room were amazing, with 2 TV's and a Jacuzzi bath. It also had a compact en-suite with a large shower.
The only criticism I would have to make, is the lack of DVD player in the rooms.
The hotel is in a great location on the outskirts of a village (St Asaph), with Chester, Manchester & Liverpool all within easy reach/access in under 60 mins.
We were made extremely welcome at The Oriel, and nothing was ever too much for the helpful and friendly staff. It could only be described as the perfect stay!
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