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Top 10 Old Bakery Hotels

Top 10 Old Bakery Hotels

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4.5/5
Excellent
5 Reviews
Avenue Drive, Uxbridge Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"The setting and hotel grounds are lovely. A beautiful renovation with lots of modern touches and a fantastic spa. Food needs some work and the breakfast menu in particular is almost frightening when you look at the prices. Unless you’re on a breakfast rate or want the standard full English then everything is individually priced. I ordered before checking prices and had a few things from the continental buffet and realised I was well over £50 already but got a bill for £20. The breakfast charge should be a simple flat rate. If coffee is £6 and I drink 3 is that £6 or £18? Same for juice? If I want a croissant will I be charged £20 because I used the buffet? My prices here are estimates but probably not far wrong. Nice rooms and mine on the top floor of main house was really beautiful but with a pointless ipad style tablet which doesn’t work well and fixes a problem that didn’t exist. Lovely bar areas with expensive but drinks, but they are worth it. Will happily go back but they need to be careful that the prices still feel like good value.... AND please sort out the silly breakfast menu charging. "
"Ate lunch here with a friend. Bucketed down as we arrived and a porter came to the car park to greet us with an umbrella. Excellent start. Very pleasant efficient staff. We were the only people in the Cedar Restaurant for quite some time then two couples arrived for a late lunch. A lovely room, very well furnished and decorated - super view. My husband chose the sardine starter - interesting but a little light on the sardine - my friend and I chose the pasta - delicious light pasta with a delightful filling. We all decided on the lamb (shoulder and lamb cutlets). The shoulder was excellent - melt in the mouth - but the lamb cutlets were very fatty indeed and not very tasty. Wine at £18 a glass was very overpriced. The ladies toilet situated next to the restaurant was very nicely decorated although a couple of smaller mirrors wouldn’t go amiss so ladies could see to put their lipstick on easily. One thing to cause me concern - which will create havoc - is that in the wood panelled bar a woman was breast feeding her child - not even being discreet about it but her breast was in full view of everyone - what is wrong with covering up with a scarf or shawl. This is not what one would expect to see in this type of hotel. "
"The hotel grounds, the hotel interior was incredible! The suite (1 bedroom) is spacious, tastefully decorated and high tech which we really enjoyed. However, maybe the choices in the food menu could be increased. And also the lunch portions were quite 'small' portions :)"
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2




4.1/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
Chandler's Cross, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
"First things first, this is a great golf hotel and spa. We cannot fault either. The men enjoyed the golf and my spa treatments were excellent. The grounds are as beautiful as ever. Reception and concierge are good. But the hotel rooms ( we were in a west wing deluxe room...) are dated now, they haven’t changed since I stayed here 13 years ago /10 years ago and a few years ago.... not one thing ! They are on a par with a higher end budget hotel now. In fact maybe worse - the sofa in our room had stains and marks on it- eeeeew. The carpet had also seen better days, particularly on the stairways and corridors. There was an old docking station that didn’t work and we had to ask for a plug adapter as no usb sockets - it just didn’t feel modern luxury 5 star at all. The Perspex containers in the corridors with old china / feathers/ scarves and the cow pictures really have seen better days! Time for an upgrade I’d say. We went to the bar before dinner in the Glasshouse restaurant. We sat at a table - only one available, it had lots of wet glass marks on it, it needed wiping down. I did that with a wet wipe as no one seemed interested in that or in taking our drinks order. Eventually our order was taken... very functional, no niceties... have you had a good day, that sort of thing. We had a G and T each and asked for some crisps/ nuts/ pretzels... anything? They had apparently run out of everything. Hmmmm. I don’t mind paying £16 x2 at all but you do expect a little something - a clean table a mat to put your drink on, even if crisps or nuts are a step too far- maybe a smile or a few pleasantries. It’s sad the Glasshouse can’t do their very good buffet now due to Covid. I think it was it’s saving grace. Our meal (from the a la carte menu) was very simply - tasteless. It was very average quality - don’t have the onion bhaji... a few strands of deep fried onions in an unidentifiable sauce... dreadful. The staff are just functioning... not particularly well trained nor aiming to please or provide a high end service. They’re just doing a job, serving very average food. The dinner and ambience actually was on a par with an airport hotel restaurant both in look, feel, the service and the food. My review is harsh because it needs to be - I actually really love this place and have been coming here for years and have many good memories. The golf centre and spa continue to be really good. But the restaurants, service and rooms do not warrant the price tag anymore and the hotel is over promoting itself on it’s website. Such a shame. Please do something about it and don’t continue to go downhill. "
"We stayed as a family for one night with two young children in September. The hotel grounds are very beautiful and we had a lovely room overlooking the gardens. The family room worked well for a 3 and 6 year old with a sofa bed and put you up bed for the kids. The breakfast and dinner we had were both fantastic and the service was very good. The walled garden was open during our stay and we were able to use the outdoor pool area. The kids pool is fairly basic but the kids enjoyed it. We didn’t use the SPA pool. We hired bikes to explore the forest area which was fun. Unfortunately the kids playground wasn’t well maintained, it was full of nettles, dirty glasses and a couple of towels (same dirty items there on the Saturday and the Sunday). Another reviewer had mentioned their room didn’t contain water which I remembered. When we arrived our room didn’t contain the complimentary water but this was provided on request. In all a lovely stay and I would recommend the hotel for a short stay."
"Absolutely 10/10 experience. The staff couldn’t be more helpful. When we arrived they upgraded our room free of charge and gave us a late checkout - nothing is too much trouble. The food was amazing and the waiting staff were so polite and attentive. I also had a massage booked which was so professional- I suffer from eczema and she knew exactly what products to use to help with sensitive and dry skin. My boyfriend also played a round of golf and said how pristine the course was and how lovely all the staff were to him. We had such an amazing experience we will definitely come back every year for our anniversary!! As for Coronavirus they took every precaution they could with ample masks and hand sanitizer readily available. Thank you so much for our fantastic stay :) "
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3




3/5
11 Reviews
30 High Street,Buckinghamshire, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"returned after 5 years, but did not find really what I remembered. "
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4




4/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
Cottonmill Lane,, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
"Attended a spa day with a girlfriend and everything that you would hope for just didn’t happen. Arrived at 9:00 am, the assistant sat us down in the waiting area and offered us “ a drink”. My friend had water and I had a cup of tea. A receptionist came over to us and talked about upgrading. There was no information about the benefits of upgrading but rather just listing the items the upgrade included. We declined but as my friend’s spa day hadn’t included a treatment she was then charged £98 for a massage. All of this happened in the first 10 minutes of arriving. We hadn’t seen each other so we’re chatting over our tea and water and the receptionist came over to us 3 times asking if we were ready to go in. On the third try I said, our treatments don’t happen till 11:00 so if u could come back to us at 9:45 maybe we would’ve finished our drinks and we’d be happy to go through. Her response was that if she’s not available because it would be very busy with other guests coming in, we could always go to the reception area and ask for help. And only now are we told we were entitled to a welcome smoothie! No problem we said we’ll have it later. In that time, only about 4 other guests came into the said waiting area and all we could hear is the staff trying to “upgrade” everyone with no takers. From the point of going into the spa we were now very much left on our own. No one came to show us to our treatments so I set an alarm so that we could go back to the public waiting area as advised. Now we are in our robes, in the same place where new arrivals are coming, waiting to be collected. My massage was GREAT, my friend said hers was basic. The same massage; different masseurs, totally different experience. Then we were shown to the chill room - perfect, but why Aren’t people allowed to wait here, when you’ve changed into your robes awaiting your treatment, instead of going back outside with the arriving guests? So now again, alarm set to go for lunch as no one Was coming to show us to the dining room. We were told earlier that dining would be a la carte so when we sat down to a buffet we were worried that we were in the wrong dining room however we weren’t. We had our starter salads and left our plates to go for the main. When we got back the used plates weren’t cleared until we asked for some water and asked for the table to be cleared. At this point we learn we have to pay for drinks. For the money you’ve already paid, can you not have one soft drink included? Wow! Food though, was AMAZING - thank goodness. On leaving the dining room we are asked for payment. I was in shock, could this not be added to a tab and settled when you’re checking out? Why would I have cash or card on me when I just came from a massage? So back to the locker to get payment. Back to the restaurant then back to the chill zone. When we went back to the chill room (2 and a half hours after we left to go to lunch) the lounge beds were in disarray with the sheets all over and pe"
"Me and my partner went for a night to use the spa facilities and have a nice meal. The service we received was excellent. When the lunch came out late the chef personally came and apologised even though it wasn’t necessary. During dinner I had probably the best beef fillet I’ve ever eaten and was cooked to perfection by the chef Joe. Toby our waiter was amazing with his friendly easy going yet professional personality. The team there really made our night great and would highly recommend a visit."
"3rd time returning to Sopwell House for afternoon tea and once again I was not let down. Such great value and the food is incredible! Not to mention how friendly all the staff are. Would 100% recommend and I will definitely be going back."
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5




4.6/5
Outstanding
13 Reviews
Oxford Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"Stayed for a night with the kids, clean rooms, good breakfast and nice pool."
"Really nice ! Thank you !"
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6




4/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
Latimer, Latimer, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"Stayed 3 days at this hotel as part of a business trip. We had seminars at the hotel during the day and leisurely enjoyed dinner amongst our group at night. The hotel garden is really nice and looks like a castle from the outside which looks quite luxurious. The hotel has a huge garden which has a view on the lake. The weather was so pleasant and sunny and really felt my lungs inflate with pure fresh air which really made me feel relaxed. Tea and snacks we were offered during our seminars were really tasty. However, food at the main restaurant could really be improved. Food was quite average and was not what I’d expect for such a prestigious venue. On the accommodation side, room was nice with bed comfortable, however really didn’t like the bathroom which had big water leaks and felt really uncomfortable to shower. I don’t know if it was because I was given a room with disabled bathroom but water spilt everywhere when one showered and stayed wet for hours which was quite uncomfortable. However, overall I enjoyed my stay and would likely recommend to people who want a nice quiet break in the countryside."
"Our stay at the Latimer Estate was amazing. The Estate is a gorgeous building set on beautiful grounds with great views. Our room was clean, spacious with very comfortable bed and nice bathroom. All of the staff were incredible. They were friendly and always helpful. The highlight of our stay was definitely the food. There was a wide choice for the breakfast buffet, with staff always checking in if we have enough tea or coffee. The 1838 Restaurant served outstanding food for both of the dinners that we attended. The appetizers were absolutely delicious, as well as the beef ribs which I had myself. The food was very well presented, and the plate would always be full! On our second night, we had the chance to try out their new spring menu, which was again, delicious. We very much enjoyed every aspect of our stay and would love to come back again."
"My now wife and I had the greatest day celebrating our wedding at Latimer house. Jo was our Event coordinator and made everything as easy as could be with prompt feedback and response to emails and a significant amount of patience with us as we made last minute changes to our plans. Staff on the day made everything transition smoothly without us really even noticing they were there but were friendly throughout. The room looked amazing, and was set up for us exactly as we had hoped and imagined. The food was fantastic. Best day of our lives. Thank you all at Latimer."
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7




4.1/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
16 High St, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"A lovely stay at The Crown Inn. We were lucky to be upgrading to a more superior room which had a great bathroom and lovely large comfortable bed. Dinner was superb with great food and service. Breakfast was good but eggs a bit too salty. The local area was great for shopping although husband disappointed with lack of men’s shops! Overall a lovely relaxing hotel with good service."
"Very comfortable stay in lovely old coaching inn. Very comfortable bed, good shower. Decent breakfast. Well placed for a visit to Warner Brothers studio tour. Dislike: number of words required to complete review!"
"Great trip for Valentine weekend away lovely hotel nice atmosphere throughout the hotel . Lovely room with an upstairs bathroom nice roaring fire by reception couple of nice restaurants within the hotel."
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8




4.7/5
Outstanding
14 Reviews
Bath Road, Heathrow Airport, Harlington, Greater London, United Kingdom
"The room is large and four people can stay in two beds. Very close to the airport, airport transfer available at 9:00, additional charge"
"The hotel room is quite big and the breakfast is too simple"
"Good and clean hotel and close to airport "
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9




4.5/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
47 Holywell Hill, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
"It's easy to miss the place - there's no signpost pointing the way, but on the gateposts out front there's a plaque marked TORRINGTON HOUSE. The entrance to the car park is actually up the road to the right, then immediately left; it's not signposted (but apparently they're doing something about that). No matter which car park you use, you'll still need to walk around to the entrance at the main road side. We were greeted warmly, warned that there was no breakfast nor evening meals but pointed up the town and recommended places to try out. Our room was high up on the top floor and *huge* with some traditional old-fashioned furniture in keeping with its age yet with clean, modern touches (e.g.: bedside power points, dimmable lighting, wifi, flat-screen TV etc)... there was nothing decrepit about this place. In the room was a personalised letter covering all details we needed to know, as well as some toiletries provided - but there were also plenty down in the shared bathroom along with spare towels... everything felt very well-organised. The shared bathroom itself was only just outside the door; I enjoyed a good warm shower and the room itself was pretty warm too, despite the chilly night. For the amount we paid, it was pretty reasonable and an excellent stay away. I picked it as a stopping-off point outside London to break up a journey to Hull, and didn't know what to expect - but after my stay I'm seriously toying with the idea of a return visit to explore more of St Alban's."
"As a family we hired 2 of the conference rooms, with use of a kitchen to host a family Christmas meal, 23 of us. A number of the family also stayed over. What a day, what a great venue and a superb service. The Rooms were decorated with Christmas trees and decorations - very festive. We got early access to the rooms and kitchen to set up and cook, the staff on duty were extremely helpful and supportive helping to ensure that our special day went without a hitch. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Torrington Hall, I would recommend this as a venue for anyone and everyone."
"On arrival we where disappointed to be left on the doorstep unable to get in. We emailed ahead to say we would be there around six so wasn't even like the middle of the night! After someone finally letting us in there was no 'welcome' as you would expect just a 'I will show you your room'. On entering the room it looked nice, clean, plenty of room, once we had been in it a while we started noticing things. Knobs off the bed missing, no air con. Having a shower the extraction fan hardly worked so the windows and mirrors all steamed up and the floor in the bathroom became an ice rink. The bed was so uncomfortable and pillows all lumpy. TV to small for the room. Our room opened straight out into a shared kitchen so in the morning we had the pleasure of listening to banging cupboards, scraping chairs and much chatter! Paying for a deluxe room you expect to enjoy your stay but unfortunately I would rather have stayed in a travel lodge. The morning we left we did not see anyone, nobody to take our key from us and ask if everything was OK and did we enjoy our stay.... we thought it was very unprofessional! The building itself was lovely and great location to get into London but that was all in my opinion."
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10




4.4/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
Latimer Road,Chenies, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
"I thought I had booked rooms at a country pub with bedrooms.... just shows I should take more notice of the descriptions on booking sites! The Bedford Arms is a delightful country hotel with great staff, beautiful comfy rooms and excellent food! My daughter and I stayed for one night but wished it could have been more, such was the quality and welcome. We visited my godaughter and her family in nearby Rickmansworth and then arrived at the hotel. The rooms were lovely, I stayed in the yellow and blue room on the photographs. The bed was soooo comfy, I had the best night sleep I have had in ages. We ate at the hotel and I can honestly say that it was probably the best meal I have had in ages. Tiger prawns, Sea Bass and pear and almond tart all cooked to perfection. The staff were lovely, welcoming and attentive and the service at dinner was impeccable. After a great night's sleep we had a freshly cooked excellent breakfast which just carried on from the excellent standards of the night before. I would recommend The Bedford Arms hotel, it was a great find and I thought the rooms were great value, well stocked with tea, coffee and toiletries. I hope we get to stay there again the future. Thank you, the Bedford Arms team for such a great stay!"
"I stayed here for work and was pleasantly surprised with the hotel. I stayed in the John Russel which was very spacious, had lovely country views, a bath and overhead shower, TV and free WiFi! Very useful for working from the room. The food was a real surprise. Very tasty, high quality and a very good price... especially for the quality. I had calamari, rump or lamb and chocolate brownie which I later found out was vegan... although I had no idea and it was delicious. The lamp was perfectly cooked and everything in all of the dishes was packed full of flavour but nothing over powered anything else but rather complimented the rest of the dish. The bar is very relaxed but has an air of country chic elegance. The dinning room where breakfast is served over looked the gardens which, even in chilly March, are well maintained. The staff and service could not be faulted. Friendly, professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. I visited for work but would happily drive the 2-3 hours for a break here with my hubby. Highly recommend. "
"I’d arranged to meet my friend at The Bedford Arms for dinner for a catch up. Gin & tonics in hand we reviewed the evening menu & noticed several new dishes - 3 new starters, 6 new mains & 5 new desserts- this was going to be difficult! I started with the Tempura prawns with sweet chilli dip & Asian salad - delicious & my friend had the Whitebait (both dishes are available as a main course option). We both chose the slow cooked pork belly which melted in your mouth & the crackling was perfect. Now I wasn’t going to have a dessert but seeing as my friend ordered the apple & plum crumble, I was tempted by the coffee panacotta, salted caramel & gingerbread crush - quite superb. The whole evening was very enjoyable with the staff who had the right balance between attentive & in your face. The menu is extensive & caters for vegan & vegetarians as well as meat eaters like myself & caters for most budgets too. I’m a frequent visitor & never disappointing- so well worth a visit or two ... or more."
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