3.69km from Town Hall HattonSadly this hotel came as a great disappointment to us. It was sold to us by an Agent as a luxury small hotel and is most certainly far from that. Yes, it is a lovely old colonial building, in a beautiful setting, with fabulous gardens and delightful hard working and attentive staff. That I am afraid is where the praise has to end. In my opinion this is an overpriced establishment with the atmosphere of an old peoples home. I expected Hercule Poirot to appear at any moment and I don't think he would have been impressed The 4-5 kilometre road up to the hotel is a nightmare especially in the rain. The numerous potholes are so deep that the bottom of the car scrapes the road. The 4 odd kilometer drive up to the house takes 45 minutes from Hatton and by the time you finally get there you have lost the will to live. Our reception was good but when we finally got to our room, the rather grandly named Regency Suite, turned out to be a pokey little room and thoroughly old fashioned , nowhere to sit, no storage space accept a1950s brown hanging cupboard with a variety cheap plastic hangars with no bar for trouser hanging. There were none of the modern comforts one expects these days from a luxury hotel. There was no safe, so they kindly brought one in and screwed it to the bottom of the cupboard, thus utilising what little storage space there was. It locked itself during their demonstration on how it should be used, and we did not dare to use it thereafter. The bathroom, I can only suggest was last updated about 30 years ago. Again very small with a shower in tiny bath with a black plastic shower curtain that envelopes you in a cold hug, the moment you turn the shower on. The shower runs out of hot water quickly and the bath towels were very mean and thin. There was not a lot of choice on the menu, maybe 3 starters and three mains. The food was cooked adequately but it was not exciting and I did not look forward to meals at all. There were no candles on the tables (see website) and little effort was made to warm the atmosphere in the room. It is one of those dining rooms where you always find yourself whispering. What should have been an idyllic walk around the well kept gardens was ruined by 4 hours of non stop singing and talking at high volume through a loud speaker system somewhere in the valley below us. Judging from some other reviews of this property, there appears to be a market for it. If however you are expecting a beautifully run, modernised small Colonial Hotel, with very good food and comfortable rooms, this is not the place for you. At the price charged I expect a very great deal more. We really could not wait to move on.