The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we were lucky to always get a seat in the bar for pre dinner drinks as we were residents.
We stayed for my husband’s 40th birthday, we were actually there on the day / night, but they didn’t make any effort to acknowledge this even though I had told them the stay was for a special occasion. For a 5 star hotel to do absolutely nothing, not even send a card to the room wishing a happy birthday, is seriously lacking in customer service, especially at £400 per night. It’s usually the small details that set these places apart.
The room was small and very hot, to the point that it disrupted our sleep on both nights. We were also supposed to have a king bed, but it was two single beds pushed together with completely separate bedding.
While the common areas were lovely, the room was disappointing, didn’t live up to expectations and the experience does not compare to the 5* experiences I am used too.