Hilton Avisford Park
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In the afternoon, Kyle had to go to camp, so we dropped him off at the weekend christian camp, there were tons of ten year old boys running around mental, and wee Holly packed a sad cause she was too young to stay over night. However after some pizza, loom banding, and going to see her daddy play in the pub seemed to cheer her up no end.
Still, after a busy day I am looking forward to bed.
... run by Nuns until the 1990’s.
Finally the National Trust took it over and has done much restoration, though as in most such cases that is an ongoing, long time project.
There are several rooms open to the public and they are presented as they would have been in the 1800’s except that the dining room is set as for the wedding feast of the Morgan that built the house in the late 17th century. The adjacent room has a ...
... are as crazy for loom bands as everyone else, so we've been making bracelets for almost 3 days straight now. I even learned a new weaving technique! These seven year olds are way better than me.
The jet lag is still pretty strong though. When I said I was going to bed at 10 past six, the kids looked at me like I was messing with them. They were kind of surprised when I actually went to bed.
... the place being free to visit on the first Sunday of the month as it was. So we stayed on the bus which drove through one of the arches, a nice touch of precision driving on the part of the driver as he had barely an inch or two on either side of the mirrors. All passengers, including me, took a deep breath, not that it would have done much good I expect .
Next we drove past Pont Neuf, this is in the oldest area of the city, where there ...
... cross the mountains in the dark but fearing further breakdowns they didn’t want to waste time either.
What next! Well we made it around Ufa. The car is still stalling for no apparent reason, the new petrol pump didn’t cure that and it has begun missing, sometimes quite badly. While sitting in a most awkward spot outside Ufa waiting for the car to start again we did help out some passing motorist who stopped to ask directions of us. After ...
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Where do you start - in summary, this is a two star hotel.
Having stayed at this hotel on previous occasions, we decided to venture back to see the result of the hotels recent make-over. No real changes were apparant, new curtains etc in reception/dining areas and a change of paint colour. This time we opted for garden rooms which were pleasant, although I found very hot and needed the window wide open at all times ( a fan would have been nice). Shower very weak, but generally clean and satisfactory. The evening meal which was included for the first night was very disappointing and certainly not of standard. Many dishes on the menu incurred a supplement, and also complimentary coffee and petit fours have disappeared and are now extras. Okay no big deal, but lots of extra costs seem to be creeping in, on what used to be all in on the Hilton breaks. The outdoor pool was extremely busy, and sunbeds seemed to be occupied throughout the day, although a pleasant facility. As for the croquet - well don't forget to ask where it is - it is sign posted in the grounds and listed in the hotel information, but believe you me, no staff at the Hilton knows where it is! Last year it was in an old rusty box, not set up, this time I was told it got lost! same goes for the table football - gone! And as for the Hamleys toy room - again, non existent, apparently if anyone askes a few toys that have well seen better days, get placed in one of the conference rooms! And as for the snooker room - yes we found it as it is well sign posted, we opened the door and found the table was surrounded by boxes and boxes of all archived paperwork, and endless boxes of stock room items, hardly inviting.... plus they want £5 charge to use their cues and balls! Yes, I would stay here again I like the location and the breakfasts are good, and the duvets soooo soft, but forget the dinners go to the Black Rabbit Pub in Arundel instead you will not regret it, superb views of Arundel castle and river and food that the Hilton could learn a lot from .......
We have just returned from a one night golf break at the Avisford Park Hotel. Our stay started off well with the lovely views of the fountain and landscaped gardens as we approached the entrance to the hotel. We were checked in promptly and despite being an hour early we were shown to our rooms, (just lucky I suppose). The rooms were lovely and clean with proper crisp white bed linen, not the prickly blankets that you normally get.
The hotel is easy to find from the main A27 yet in a lovely secluded, country location with well tended grounds. Unfortunately our initial good impressions didn't last long. On entering the reception is was obvious that a major refurbishment programme was taking place - not due to complete until July 05. Involves total redecoration rather than structural building work but still disappointing that I wasn't advised of this when making my reservation (direct with the hotel itself). Both the main lounge and restaurant were closed and temporarily located to other function rooms.
I have just returned from a weekend at the Avisford Park and from the moment we arrived until the time we left I have nothing but praise. The drive in is superb,the grounds immaculately kept and when you check in the staff could not have been friendlier and more helpful.We stayed in the Sorrento Suite which was superb - well decorated,certainly not musty and with stunning views We had dinner in the evening and the food was superb and the service even better.My only criticism,and it is only minor,but some people may be happy,was that the service was too quick - no sooner had you finished one course and the next one seems to arrive. That is superb service but some people may like a break between courses.
I booked a bargain mid-week break for my wife and I before I read the reviews on this site, and was concerned with what we might find on arrival. Sometimes when paying minimum prices you end up with the worst rooms. Not this time. At reception we were asked smoking or non-smoking, and ground, first or second floor. We chose non-smoking second floor and had an excellent, well-equiped room overlooking the grounds to the front. The bed was large and comfortable bed with a super duvet. A beautiful location, good accommodation, attentive staff, super indoor pool, an interesting dinner menu and a brilliant breakfast table, all for £70 pp db&b b&b. No, I don't work for Hilton, and never give top marks, but at that price, it is difficult not to!
Wheel Chair Accessible??????????????
Our room was very good for wheelchair access and the bathroom the best seen so far, BUT the only route to the bar and restaurant was OUTSIDE,
right around the site, during the first week in March, so all meals and drinks had to be partaken in our room which was dissapointing.
Also, the ramp into the disabled block was very steep and so uneven as to be dangerous.
Finally my disabled parking place was not reserved, causing great inconvenience one cold wet vening.
I took my mother to this hotel last month (August 2004). We arrived at 3.00pm and was told our room was not ready and could we come back in half an hour. It was an extremely hot weekend and all we really wanted to do was get changed and have a dip in the outside pool. When we did eventually get our room it was very average indeed. No minibar, a view of some bins and extremely hot - no air con either.
My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Avisford Park for 2 nights in May 04. We were very disappointed with the hotel as we though a Hilton hotel would guarantee a high standard.
We booked a suite at the Hilton Arundel for our wedding anniversary. The cost was £181.00 per night but you had to pay £15 each for breakfast (total of approx £210 per night). We were shown our "suite" that was right at the top of the main staircase. It was two large rooms. The lounge (if you could call it that) had a concoction of terrible furniture which smelled musty and the bedroom was pretty much the same. Wallpaper was hanging off the walls and paint cracking off the doorframes. We were not able to move to another suite therefore we left (never to return) and relocated to the nearby Marriott Goodwood Golf and Country Club Hotel which was great.