The views cannot be beat!
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Even if this wasn't a beautiful, gracious hotel, one would not be able to resist the amazing lawns and gardens leading to the Thames. Amazing and relaxing views.
This imposing gothic Victorian beauty truly steps you back in time. The plasterwork on the ceilings and walls is stunning. Beautiful wood floors and stair rails with patina that cannot be replicated. There are some beautiful antiques, but it isn't a museum...every comfort has been included. There were multiple reception rooms to have tea, a drink or just enjoy the views.
Our room was large with twin beds, large tv, plenty of storage....the only thing that kept the hotel itself from receiving 5 stars from me were the beds. They need an upgrade in our room at any rate.
The staff was helpful and very accommodating. Check in and check out was efficient and quick.
We had a room service and although the menu is very limited the food was there in the 20 minutes as promised and very tasty. The bar meal was also delicious. Dinner in the restaurant did not live up the the reviews I had read. It was a menu that seemed like the chef was trying too hard with unusual combinations - roast chicken that was served with grapes and peanuts?? Turnip with crab? Just didn't get it.
Overall, though for our 3 night stay was so enjoyable and I just keep going back to the amazing building and beautiful lawns and gardens on the river. I would certainly return!!