Spread Eagle Hotel
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... dead end. With an hour remaining before departure we took the opportunity to tour the ship. While exploring we heard five announcements for a Mr & Mrs Godwin to contact Guest Services. As we discovered later, Mr Godwin was in the gym and did not hear, and Mrs Godwin (our new friend Anna) was still ashore watching the carnival. Nikki unpacked and I too disappeared to the gym, she showered and discovered all of her underwear and swimsuit bottoms were still at the hotel. Guest ...
... continued with their trip. They are staying in London tonight and join their 7 day tour of England, Scotland and Wales. We took some washing to the Marina as they have a laundry which was great our clean clothes will see us through to Turks and Caicos. We spent the afternoon chilling on the boat (we spend two nights on the boat) and leave for Ibis Hotel near Heathrow on Thursday. We will go ...
... He wandered underneath the tree a couple of times, stretched up into it once and then sat down beside it to watch and see what was happening. As we expected a great deal of interest, we took care to only pull out the ornaments that were not breakable and the few breakable ones we got out, we put closer to the top of the tree to protect them.
The entire time we are decorating, her cat is just ...
... ended up with the entire shops inventory in the car. We got some nifty measuring spoons made of ceramic and decorative string and scissor sets and antique laundry clips, made of wood. The Queen would say: Very nifty indeed!
Here is the internet address of the shop :
http://countrylivinged.com/uncategorize d/get-a-taste-of-the-country-cowdray-fa rm-shop-cafe
... exploring the inside of the palace we set off for the famous maze which we had a walk through, it was very interesting.
Back at the palace gates we made our way inside, passing through the inner courtyard. The palace is unique in that it has two contrasting architectural styles. The Tudor style of Henry VIII and the Baroque style of it's later inhabitant, King William III who took on a massive re-building project intended to rival Versailles in France.
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Bteer than I expected from the reviews! We found the staff helpful and responsive and the accomodation adequate - but more of a 3* level. not a 4.
Not a 4* - in urgent need of TLC
We stayed at this hotel on 24th June 05 whilst being at Goodwood for 2 days.
Whilst we understand that the hotel would like to keep its character and charm the rooms are in serious need of refurbishment they are shabby, carpets worn, paint peeling of the walls, with no air conditioning - it was as hot as forest fire, our room had no shower only a bath that filed at a snails pace.
The bar was pleasant and probably the best part of the hotel. Whilst the restaurant food at best was very average, menu small and staff slow.
We will not be staying here again and recommend that no one else does until they put a bit of money back into it rather than draining it of everything.
Were we just lucky?!
We recently spent a very pleasant weekend at the Spread Eagle. We were nervous having read the reviews on this site, but stayed there anyway as it was the venue for a wedding we were attending.
The hotel was absolutely fine. The reception staff was very helpful, breakfast was delicious and our room was spotlessly clean. The swimming pool was very welcome after our travels - we didn't have time to try any of the spa treatments.
Yes, the Spread Eagle is a bit expensive but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Perhaps we were there on a good weekend....
Obvious cost cutting going on....
Basically, it's a hilariously expensive way of having a swim and a bit of dinner in an old pub. The original bar is excellent (although there was a chimney fire...) but the rooms are poorly maintained and there is a general atmosphere of indifference. I suspect the new spa at their sister hotel Bailiffscourt has put them in the red and so the business is running without enough staff etc and is just trying to relieve its guests of as much cash as poss while providing the minimum level of service that they can get away with. Spa is a bit crap, food was quite good.
We booked 3 rooms for 2 nights for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The hotel took and confirmed the booking. Last week (wc 1st Feb 05) we received a letter telling us that they can only confirm 2 rooms for a minimum of 3 nights. After much 'discussion' with the General Manager, the offer from the hotel remained unchanged - "take it or leave it". I have never heard of such a thing from a hotel anywhere in the world and would advise all potential/future guests planning to make a reservation at this hotel to save yourself the heartache and book somewhere else.
We booked a double room with four poster for a romantic weekend. The room was shabby and filthy and bitterly cold, a complaint to the female manager elicited the response, if you don´t like it you can go elsewhere. She was so rude that a fellow guest furnished his details
Friendly atmosphere,central location,off street parking
travelling to chichester,tuesday 21st september 04,decided to overnight at the spread eagle,pleasently surprised by the hotels warm atmosphere and pleasant staff.we were charged £99. for an ample room on the second floor,breakfast and newspaper was included,the service was second to none,so we tipped accordingly.
we ate out that night at a restaurant called GAUDI'S in church hill 3 mins walk from hotel a true gem in an otherwise oasis of mediocre eating houses(-------------------)
Judging by the other reviews I might have stayed in another hotel of the same name. I booked last minute UKPDS 80. The restaurant and bar were excellent.The room maybe small but had character. Perfectly fine.
This is a small hotel in the heart of a small presentable village that has some olde worlde character from original shop fronts to a manor house ruin. There are easy walks around the village and nearby ruins beginning from the hotel.
We booked a feature room for that read expensive family room.The "suite"was one room partioned into two small rooms.The room with the sofa was actually just another bedroom with a sofabed and no tv and was dark and dingy.The bedroom was dusty and cobwebby and the net curtains in dire need of repair or relacement.If you are on the cuddly side you will not be able to use the toilet in this room as it is wedged between bath and basin and requires carefull manouvering.The decor was generally shabby and need of updating.The dinner was good but the service poor.We waited an hour for coffee which was requested twice but never came.Breakfast was stone cold.The health spa is again shabby,has no private changing area and the boiller wasnt working during our stay so the pool area was cold.The massage room was cold,nowhere to put your clothes and was not the Elemis treatment I booked.The night cost £316 and was very disappointing.