It was good to stay in a hotel which is different to the more modern spa hotels where all the rooms are the same.
The staff are keen to assist in any way they can. The receptionist remembered my name and staff in the restaurant had the knack of being there when needed and somewhere else when not. The restauant may not be to everyone's taste. It seeks to be high cuisine which means the food is very good but the portions, whilst adequate, may seem a bit small to some. It is also expensive. However, unusually for this type of restaurant there are some reasonably priced wines available. I would recommend that guests try the restauant at least once but if you prefer something more homely there is a really good pub about 200 yards away with a thatched roof, cask ales and the home baked pies are just brilliant.
Breakfast at this hotel is teriffic. Its not the usual buffet available in most hotels anywhere on the planet - you order what you want and they prepare it fresh. Try the porridge - its great - actually, so are the muffins and eggs, - and the salmon - and the full English and the coffee - they even get the toast right!
The spa is very good. It is small but there is a hot tub, warm pool (not really big enough to swim in) a sauna, steam room , laconium and various showers. They also let you wander around the hotel in your bathrobes.
This is a good hotel which is not pretentious in any way. I would have no hesitation in recomending it to friends.
Phil from Hants. England
Bannatyne's Charlton House is just about as far away from the stuffy, uptight country house hotel of old as you can get …More
We stayed in a family room with our 12 year old daughter and we were really impressed with how welcome we were made to feel by the owners. The room was large, comfortable and clean with generous tea coffee and biscuits. Breakfast was delicious and all freshly made. Thoroughly recommended.
A pleasure to stay here and will stay again , great atmosphere ,very friendly helpful staff and manager, food was lovely and fresh with man sized portions, beer was cold , room was clean and comfortable.
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