Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury
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Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... as lovely and friendly as Fiona. It was fairly chaotic in the house with all the family plus two dogs and two very large rabbits. After lunch Malcolm took Linda, Derek and I into Hereford and we toured the cathedral which is similar in style to Worcester although there seem to be a lot more older parts with tombs dating back to the 12th century. The highlight was seeing the Mappa Mundi, a map of the world as it was the ...
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Day six is under our belt, at least most of it, and all is well. We had a great day today.
The day started with breakfast of cereal, eggs and fruit, juice and coffee as usual. It was served in a fabulous breakfast room with a view of the fields behind, and skylights to provide great morning light. Add in the Eagles music in the background, and we couldn't ask for more. We ...
... of different salads. A short game of bridge followed with Derek and I getting all the cards and then it was time for bed. We have the whole of the garage flat to ourselves which is nice. It is about to be converted to a proper home and likely that the girls will move in when it is completed so lucky we arrived before the building work ...
... The way in which they talk and read to the children, and their expectation of what they expect the children to understand is Up there. Sometimes i struggle! Tredington school just received a letter from the government congratulating them on their stellar efforts. Ranked in the top 100 primary schools in the whole of the UK. Pretty bloody awesome really. They certainly rule with an iron fist, but it pays off. Mac had phonics, half an hour. Spelling, 20 minutes. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury
Better than everyone says
After booking this hotel I read the reviews on this site so was rather concerned about what we would find. However I have nothing but praise, the bedroom was newly furnished, food excellent though I agree drinks expensive but thats typical of a hotel and the staff were all friendly and every one of them smiled when they saw you. Definately stay again.
After reading all the comments, I wrote to the General Manager about our stay with questions but did not get a response. The lack of communication and our feeling of impending doom did not keep us from going to this hotel for the weekend of the 18th November.
A lovely hotel - but let down by some of the staff / decor.
This hotel is in a beautiful location and is good for a weekend break. The rooms were very nice although a little dated and had fantastic views of the golf course. They were restocked with wine ,water and fruit each day.
The food was at best average for the evening meals and for a 4 star hotel was very poor, although the breakfasts were good they were not up to the standard of other Hiltons I have stayed at.
The staff were all very friendly and willing to help with any problem that you had.
Overall an enjoyable weekend break in a nice location. I would go back but only on B & B.
If the food was better and the rooms were refurbished this would be a great location for short break.
My husband and I like to go away for a few days now and then just to get away from it all and relax. We chose this Hilton because we had had a good experience in a different Hilton and this one looked like it could be very relaxing with its health facilities and location. We booked a Junior suite over the internet for a reasonable price.
I cannot believe this place is a Hilton. The standard was pretty low to be honest.
I have been staying here during the week for 8 months now and on the whole am happy with the Hotel (else I wouldn't keep returning!). There are two parts to the Hotel a modern complex and the old house. I have tried many rooms in the main block of newer rooms and have not yet found a room I am happy with. Most of the rooms are very noisy throughout the night and I am a light sleeper so this is a problem. The rooms in the old house are however much quieter and the upgraded room I am given is excellent. Very spacious and quiet.
My wife and I spent the Easter weekend at Puckrup Hall and had an excellent break. The staff were an absolute pleasure, from Alison at reception to Melissa in the restaurant, they all worked hard to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. Given that the hotel was full, it was very much appreciated.
This is a Hilton?
Rate typically includes breakfast which is a real pleasure. This hotel has character, surrounded by a golf course.
But the rooms are just not that comfortable. They are spacious but stiff. The bed is thin and the sheets are not that comfy. I've stayed at Hiltons in the UK that do not have this problem so it is a local hotel issue, not my expectations being too high.
I've stayed here more than once because it is not bad and the area has limited options. But I have stayed in more comfortable rooms.
Unusually characterful for a Hilton
The website shows the original, Georgian building. The major part of the hotel is modern, but low build, and doesn't detract from the old house and it has nicely reflected the style without being a horrible pastiche.
My room was in the new building, and perfectly pleasant if functional. The buffet breakfast options were wide, and staff pleasant & attentive. Very nice public rooms, especially of course in the old house.
I was there on business: I like a bit more real character for a holiday, but it is in a good location, and fine for people who like to know what to expect from the Hilton chain.