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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ebele-6 Better than expected!
I booked this hotel as part of a deal which included entry fees to Cadbury World or Warwick Castle. I work with the Civil Service and was intending to get a discount on entries to these attractions, however having spoken to the Receptionist when I rang to book, he offered to book these tickets as well and they worked out cheaper (albeit only by 25p!) than the Civil Service discount. I was a bit worried about what I would find when I got to the hotel and was pleasantly surprised. It was nice to have parking in a secure car park by the hotel and I did not mind paying the extra £5 per night for the peace of mind this afforded me. My 8 year old son and I stayed in a twin room which was beautifully decorated and very clean. The shower cubicle was large enough to have 3 people in it and was spotless as was the rest of the room. There was air conditioning in the room which was easily controlled. Only downside in the room was that the TV crackled when in standby mode. It was good to have free Wifi which you connected to without the need to ask for a password. Beds were comfortable although I did wonder why the beds were not remade after our first night even though the rest of the room had been cleaned. It would have been nice to have a mini fridge as I had in the last Holiday Inn Express I stayed in near Reading which also had a swimming pool nevertheless this wasn't a deal breaker. Staff were very professional, breakfast was good though limited, it was plentiful, fresh and warm. Serving staff were very efficient and cleared tables pretty quickly. The only downside was that they didn't tend to smile when speaking to guests, that would have been a nice touch. Evening menu is very limited but the hotel encourages you to order in Takeaways and will provide crockery which you can take up to your room yourself with trays provided. They do not provide room service. My only major concern was the ease with which my room pass was replaced when I misplaced mine. I was concerned that I would have to pay for a replacement but was happily given another and told that if I found the other which I thought I had locked in the room, it would still work! I wondered if that meant someone picking it up off the street could have let themselves in to the lift area and to the room. The only saving grace was that the room number is not on the pass and I would like to think Receptionist happily gave me another only because she recognised me as a guest. I fancied an Italian meal and the Receptionist recommended Pavarotti's, a 5 minute drive away, which was lovely, you had authentic Italian food and it was family friendly. All in all, hotel was good value for money, would stay there again.
19 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nikk1182014 Birmingham South A45
I've stayed here about 12 times now in the past 6 weeks & each stay is a total pleasure. The service at this hotel is well above 100% & I'd recommend this hotel to everyone.
19 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MBPCM COLD FOOD
IT IS A GREAT SHAME THAT THE CHEF COOKS A MEAL THAT LOOKS GREAT ON THE PLATE BUT ARRIVES AT THE TABLE COLD. NO REAL APOLOGY JUST "IT'S NOT MY FAULT" FROM THE SERVER. I WOULD HAVE HAPPILY WAITED FOR A FRESH HOT MEAL BUT WALKED TWO DOORS DOWN THE ROAD AND PICKED UP A DELICIOUS FRESHLY COOKED TAKE AWAY PIZZA.
18 August 2014