Fantastic indulgent stay at the Castle
Posted Nov 3, 2016
The hotel was an amazing place to stay in. Lots of history behind both the medieval and 19th century castles, which having an interest in meant it was the main draw for me. The amount of structure in tact from the original was great, you really get a feel for the context of the castle, and the later build is impressive in its own right. The grounds are beautiful and well managed, with plenty of exploring available.
However, with respect to the hotel I was also pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and accommodating every member of staff was. Nothing was too much bother for them, although we weren't particularly fussy guests.
The food was incredible; delicious and well portioned. We had both breakfast and dinner there, and couldn't fault either. Breakfast was a very sensible 7 until 10 am affair, meaning a good chance for a lie in if needed and was well stocked throughout with plated and continental. Dinner was superb and the maitre d of the restaurant was good conversation and well knowledged on the menu.
The bedroom was clean and well equipped, but the bed was the highlight. Amazingly comfortable.
The Moat spa was great, too. My girlfriend and I had deep tissue massages that were excellent, though be aware that treatments were extra. Use of the thermal suite facilities (hot tub, cold tub, wet and dry saunas) were included in the cost of the room though, and we made good use of them while there. Clean and tidy with very friendly staff.