Good sized rooms, good location
Overall this was a pleasing hotel that I would recommend but with a caveat.
Location was excellent, decor of the public areas Grand and the gardens well maintained.
The room we were given (a twin room at the end of a wing) was very large but lacked a full length mirror. This didn't matter for us, but if you want to check out your appearance before attending an exquisite dinner, you'd have a bit of a struggle. Breakfast staff got very confused when a few of us asked to grab an earlier breakfast from the cold Buffett stand. The duty manager on each day did oblige (thank you) but the staff seemed to struggle with it. The dining area was lovely and the cold breakfast selection completely adaquate.
Unfortunately I do have a big gripe.... I know hotels have conference and banqueting facilities.... I understand that weddings have loud music till all hours, but..... Given the hotel was not full, I cannot understand why we were placed right at the corner wing, directly above the gazebo ... Listening to loud music and repetitive bass lines through till past midnight. This was made worse by the fact we were attending a yoga convention at the HIC just around the corner and needed a peaceful nights sleep ready for an early start.
A good hotel manager should've made us aware of the potential loud music on the Saturday night, at the very least, and checked we were OK with it or needed a quieter room location. Conclusion; great location, grand decor, nice grounds...check for loud music!!