The dog that's had its day ...
Posted Jan 31, 2017
We lived in the Pendley area for 30 years and for that reason had never stayed there, although had visited numerous time for various functions, and it was always renowned as a 'posh', pricey hotel. We moved away 12 months ago and had cause to come back to the vicinity, hence our stay. To be honest, it was disappointing. The house itself is lovely and reminiscent of a much grander era some years ago. But our room was a let-down. Everything was tired, from the huge, old fashioned box of a TV (housed in a TV cabinet), to the tatty shower screen. The curtains did not attach properly at the top of the rail, probably because they are/were very heavy, quality curtains at some point but very hard to draw, and so they've been wrenched off the rail at the top. But they did block out 75% of the light, and we are still in winter, so it wasn't really a big deal. Odd little quirks let it down, such as only one packet of biscuits for two guests. Are they really economising on THAT scale?! And the floor creaked so much that if you were to visit the bathroom in the night you'd probably wake up the whole of Tring. But it is an old country house, so that at least is forgivable. And on the plus side, the room was spotless, the location is lovely - blissfully silent at night, the odd peacock prowling around during the day, the staff very friendly, and so on. We didn't have breakfast and so can't comment on any dining experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 4, 2017 by DGMRM, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Pendley Manor.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of the manor house and we do apologise that the room was a let down for you. As you have seen whilst being with us, we are in the middle of our refurbishment, whilst the manor house itself will be the last phase of the project. We have half of our bedrooms refurbished and I am sorry that you did not had a chance to stay in them.
We do hope to be able to welcome you again, maybe after the manor has been completely refurbished, to see the changes.