Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom East Kent, UK
Who needs to visit France?Posted Nov 2, 2012
Pros: The food and wine list.
Cons: Impossible to fault! Country living at its best.
Location: Beautiful views, well worth the drive. We even went for a walk in the rain.
As we live in East Kent it is normally far easier for us to stay in France to indulge our taste buds. We visited Rutland, as we had family business in Nottingham & it was the nearest Relais & Chateau on the way. Hambleton Hall lived up to every expectation. We can't wait to visit again!!
Recommendedby A verified travelerfrom Hampshire UK
Country House ExcellencePosted Jun 22, 2007
Smaller than you might expect, the hotel is wonderfully located on a peninsular jutting out into Rutland Water. Facilities within the hotel are cosy rather than spectacular - no gym, spa or other modern offerings but a very pleasant heated outdor pool attracted the generally rather elderly clientele. Our standard room was very small but beautifully appointed and with a large bathroom, full airconditioning and a lake view (remember to ask for this when you book). The hotel is really about food and the restaurant is remarkable - intense flavours, unusual presentations (my starter was embedded in a block of ice)and attentive service. Nothing is too much trouble. The set chef's menus are good value and nothing is skimped on the portion size or quality if you select them. Very expensive and a worthwhile treat.