Underwhelming for a family break
Posted 30-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Coming from Derby the hotel has a reputation of being that much better than the rest. Sadly I was underwhelmed by my stay there - it could have been so much better but things just let it down. Its showing quite a lot of wear and tear and God forbid if you struggle with stairs - there's dozens of them.
I'm sure if you are a golfer then the hotel is first class, but as a someone staying on a family break the hotel amenities were rather thin on the ground. The lounge area is tiny in comparison to its size and because of this we ended up spending more time in our room than we'd of liked.
On the plus side the swimming pool is a good size - even when busy. The price of the breakfast was steep - a Premier Inn breakfast is cheaper and better quality. The coffee was AWFUL - weak without any flavour and the waiting staff were unable (or unwilling) to offer a decent alternative. It was so poor I ended up bringing a cup of Nescafe from my room each morning.
The WiFi in the rooms is not free but if you do pay for it, it's fast enough to stream a movie. However if you want to connect a laptop to the TV via a HDMI lead beware, like all Marriott TVs its locked down. A quick Google search found the backdoor solution to access the HDMI setting - repeatedly press the 0 button on the remote and the TV will scroll through its connection options.
If I was there on business, or a golfing weekend I'd find the hotel just fine, as a place for a family getaway I would recommend looking elsewhere