Willington Road, Willington, Tarporley, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
26.0km from Chester Airport
15.4km from Chester Train Station
23.8km from Ellesmere Port Railway Station
"My expectations were high, and that’s the truth. The web site descriptions gave to me an image of a place in the countryside that would more than satisfy and please. I hasten at this point to add, that these are strange times and the COVID situation has presented us all with Many complex challenges. That said, we are all finding it difficult to do what we are used to doing, and we must adjust our expectations and be a little bit more understanding, I believe that I am very understanding and thoughtful right now to any short falls that may arise due directly or indirectly due to covids impact on normality. This short break was to celebrate our anniversary, a much well earned break, and we were so looking forward to the hospitality promised from the web pages of Willington Hall. We arrived at Willington Hall,the exterior looked pleasing. The greeting, perhaps could have been more welcoming, sincere and enthusiastic. The atmosphere and general feeling was one of something missing, no energy or joy. The room was almost like the web images, and it was of good size, it was a suite, and for the price, I have To say, I have been in much better rooms with much more To add to the overall promise of comfort. Lacking in accessories, little things like a fridge, a trouser press, slippers, bathrobe, bath Matt, shaving mirror, and bathroom must haves, like shampoo conditioner body cream ect, a couple of warm bottles of water were left on a set of draws, in the sun! There were two little sleeves of Coffee, and two biscuits, no hot chocolate. But the bed was clean and comfortable, a big four poster, the views were splendid, the sun cascaded through every window, there was much peace and tranquility, the countryside made you feel really relaxed, the house keeping clearly is good, in terms of cleanliness. To be fair the room furnishings are typical for the style of the hotel, sure there was room for upgrading, but the ambience the views and the peace, compensated for the little things that could have been refreshed. The room was at the rear of the building, room 1, and access was easy, up one flight of creaky wooden stairs, the carpets were nice and added a nice feeling to the approach to the room. The carpet in the room too was lovely. A good nights sleep was had and the fresh air was so nice, no sound of cars or people anywhere. We went down to sit on the terrace, a lovely aspect, and very nice substantial seating, was spoiled for lack of cushions, so had they been in place, linger longer comes to mind. The wine arrive, in a warm steel sleeve with little ice to ensure the bottle and it’s contents would be served cold. Delivery was not with a smile, more functional than sincere. We we were hoping to have lunch, but the first part of the service convinced us that maybe we should try elsewhere. Which we did. We returned having made a table reservation for 8 pm, I chose the table I would like to dine at, and the tab"
"We had a good stay at Willington Hall based on a 2 night Groupon deal. A lot of considerations should be taken as they had only just reopened & in a transition from COVID closure. We found both the gardens & front of the Hall breathtaking. They have been excellently maintained since its construction in 1829. There are some wonderful interiors such as the staircase & the orangery. The Hall’s strong point is it’s very dedicated staff team. We were looked after very well by all but the star in this team is Michel. He has a genuine passion for his role & making guests feel as comfortable as possible. We dined both nights and recommend using the hotels restaurant. The Groupon deal included dinner on the first night, afternoon tea the second afternoon & breakfast on both mornings. The menu on the first night was of an average standard. The second night was truly fantastic (fillet steak). We thought the breakfast was fantastic also. Michel highlighted how much more would usually be on offer however, at the direction of the Government it had to be limited. From a constructive point, my view is that Willington Hall is a ‘sleeping giant’. It could be a 4 or 5 star establishment easily. It has the structure in place to achieve this however, the rooms look tired and neglected on the investment side of things. I totally agree they should be kept authentic and in line with its history. We stayed in Room 11 which had a great view of the front of the Hall. The bed was extremely comfortable, room spacious & an impressive looking walk-in shower. On the other hand, the heating appeared to be not working & an oil heater was provided. The paint work needed tending to with many scuff marks and the odd flaky patches. The shower pressure was the lowest I’ve seen in any hotel & the screen was very loose. The general decor in the bathroom looked a little ‘put together’. As I previously stated, this venue is a sleeping giant. The potential is huge & with the passion of its current staff I honestly believe this could be something spectacular. We were happy with our stay however, both agreed if it had been a special occasion we would have been disappointed. Definitely worth another stay in our opinion."
"Me and my husband stayed here for 2 nights on a Groupon Offer, 2 nights b&b with evening meal on the 1st night and Afternoon Tea on the 2nd day. It was brilliant value and I just don’t see how the make any profit. The room we stayed in was lovely, with tea and coffee making facilities, 2 bottles of water each day, lovely big fluffy towels and a really large bathroom with bath and separate shower. There are only 12 rooms in the hotel, so there is a lovely friendly feel and the staff are really nice and very friendly. There seems to be quite a few very young staff, but they obviously have been well trained. The food for the included evening meal (with special menu for Groupon customers) was very nice and everything was well presented. You got 3 courses with several things to choose in each course. The Afternoon Tea included in the price was lovely and again well presented. There are 2 small rooms to sit in after your meal or if you don’t have a meal, there is a bar menu offered. The drinks in the bar are reasonably priced. There is nothing really in the area if you want to go out in the evening and you would need to drive on narrow dark country lanes. But if you want a lovely relaxing couple of nights away, this is definitely a Hotel worth a visit. "