“Beautiful hotel with friendly and impeccable service!”
My boyfriend (boyfriend when we arrived, fiancé when we departed!!) surprised me with a Friday night at Whatley manor. We visited in 2007 to celebrate my birthday and were keen to come back as we had a great stay then.
We stayed in room 5 which was lovely, the only grumble with the room was that it doesn't have a separate shower, just one over the bath with an inconsistent temperature, but it was fine.
Before dinner we explored the gardens which are beautifully kept, lots of places to explore and relax.
We had dinner in the brasserie which was very nice with great service. After dinner, once it was dark, we went back into the gardens which were lit in places. That's where my boyfriend produced my stunning engagement ring!
Afterwards, we had a few cocktails in the bar which were expensive but all perfect! I recommend the chocolate martini!
Breakfast was delicious and we had great service once again.
We then had a few hours in the spa which mustn't be missed, great indoor/outdoor spa pool, sauna, steam room, tepedarium and salt scrub showers which were worth discovering.
We had an excellent stay and I'm sure Whatley Manor will always be a special place for us. The staff are hard working, attentive but there isn't a stuffy atmosphere, it's a very chilled place.
I'm sure we'll be back.........