Just returned from an overnight stay here and have to say we were impressed. We booked one of the "Grande"rooms (No.21) after initially trying to book the deluxe one, but this had already been booked due to a wedding taking place that afternoon/eve.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a member of staff and shown through to reception where we were quickly checked in. I'd rang ahead and organised Champagne on arrival in the room, along with chocolates etc. The Champagne I'd ordered was out of stock, so they upgraded my order at no extra cost, which I though was a nice touch.
The room was very impressive and looked every part as good as it does online. Our only gripe was that none of the windows would open to let in some fresh air, and there was no air con to compensate for this. I can imagine in summer that the room could become a bit like a sauna! Our room was directly over reception, so we could hear people's conversations downstairs until around 11:30pm, which was a little annoying. But we had been warned prior about potential noise due to the wedding, so we can't really complain on this occasion.
The evening meal was spot on. I ordered the pork loin and my wife the lamb. Both were cooked very well. After dinner we decided to try the cocktails, and have to say they were superb. We highly recommend getting an Amaretto Sours or Espresso Martini.
The following mornings breakfast was fantastic. Amazing selection of meats, cheese, juice etc. It ended the overnight stay nicely and we have both said we will definitely be back; probably with a larger party of friends.
Whether it's a romantic stay or larger celebration. We highly recommend staying here. Looking forward to the next visit already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Wedding venue and Hotel. Gorgeous and Chic Sister Venue of Newton Hall. Call for Enquiries: 01830 570 400 A HISTORIC Northumberland hotel has been transformed into a fantastical, French-inspired chateau, complete with a stunning Mediterranean garden, as part of a plan to create one of the country’s most original and exciting wedding venues. ... more less