So, what was it like? First, the service here was the best we experienced while in the UK. The front desk staff was efficient, friendly, and professional. We had requested that our two rooms be connected so that our son and his best friend could have their own space while remaining under our close supervision. My husband's and my room had a comfortable double bed and an additional sitting area with couch and wingback chair. The boys were happy with their twins. Wine and chocolate awaited the adults with a letter of greeting that gave a nod to our Hilton Honors status. (I always think this is a nice touch to welcome frequent guests.) Our white tiled bathrooms were a bit small with globe lights on either side of the mirrors and tight counter space, but this seems typical in Europe. The water pressure was good. We used the electric percolators in the rooms to have a spot of tea before going to bed.
Extras? There is a restaurant, lounge, and small café/coffee bar in the lobby, but the boys only cared about the swimming pool. Like the two other hotels in England we visited during our vacation, minors were kicked out of the pool early (8:30pm here), but no adults were swimming, so the kids happily kicked about a few minutes longer. There was also a gym.
Bottom line? A nice Hilton.
August 4, 2005
From journal Wandering Warwick