Hilton Avisford Park
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... new purchase I was astounded at how huge they were. I went
to Nick and said something just isn’t right I feel like I am wearing a nappy. I
then grabbed the packaging and read the back. Yes I had bought pads for ladies
with bladder issues. Needless to say Nick thought it was hysterical and I am
now left with a double pack of ultra absorbent pads and no bladder weakness to
require them. Next time I will stop and read the packaging before I ...
... here, as did countless military ventures.
The Roman Palace at Fishbourne was the best in Britain when it was built 1900 years ago - it came to a fiery end, but is slowly being uncovered. Very interesting work going on in the lab with a 3500 year old tibia, from another site, being dusted off!
Chichester with its cathedral and olde town well worth the ...
... br> We rode a few more rides before heading home. It was a lovely day, with the perfect weather attached! Blue skies, sun shinning and clouds off in the far away distance. As we walked back to the train station the town was coming alive for a Saturday night. I think I’ll have to return for a weekend trip next time.
We waved goodbye to the ocean and to the pebble sand, and Ferris wheel, back through the country and into the hustle and bustle of the big city once ...
... box, after which, considerably lighter in funds (just as well they didn’t have to pay for me too) we took a very packed lift up to the 2nd level. A quick look about here and we had to join another queue; more than half an hour later we finally made it to the lift to the top. What a wonderful view of Paris! Though it was bitterly cold at this height 324m we spent quite a while here because it had taken such an effort to get here. ...
... Germany in constant drizzle and speeds of up to 130k’s ph, for those that wanted to travel at that speed. The autumn colours are spreading in the forests, the potato digging appeared to be in full swing despite the adverse conditions. The apple trees are loaded with ripening fruit and we saw cart loads of apples being transported along the roads. Perhaps they are going for crushing for juice or cider. The hay making season is in full swing and there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Avisford Park Arundel
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.