great location for Christmas shopping
Warm welcome from Reception, able to park car upon arrival at 10am, so could quickly get into the conference hall and start shopping at the wonderful County Living Christmas Fair. Returned to hotel at tea time for a lovely cuppa and a revitalising swim, followed by a glass of bubbly in our room. Had to walk through the black tie revellers in our lounge gear with wet hair, to our lift, felt decidedly under-dressed! Asked one of the young staff for a couple of empty champagne flutes and were sharply told that it was a private function so we couldn't join - as if - all we wanted were 2 empty glasses, which were eventually supplied from the bar after an embarrassing wait amongst all the beautifully dressed people! Other than having to wait a long time for a cuppa at breakfast, everything else was great.