Spread Eagle Hotel

Address: South Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, England, GU29 9NH, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on South Street, Midhurst, is near West Dean Gardens and Cowdray Castle.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Spread Eagle Hotel Midhurst

      Not bad


      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.

      Bates Motel !! go straight by!!


      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 donīt like it you can go elsewhere. She was so rude that a fellow guest furnished his details

      to me saying that he had inadvertently overheard the conversation and was astonished at her attitude.

      My wife found the beauty salon adjoining the hotel to be shabby. cold and dirty. The food and service throughout the hotel was poor, the staff uniforms were dirty and unpressed, everything is wrong with this hotel, no redeeming features whatsoever. This hotel should be charged with false pretences, pretending to be a class establishment, it is, a lower class. This hotel should be closed, cleaned, refurbished and staffed with professionalīs, then and only then, can it call itself a hotel.

      If you are looking for British hospitality then donīt go to the Spread Eagle, Midhurst

      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 Ģ99. 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(-------------------)

      Rather Nice


      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.

      Excellent Cuisine, Woolly Reception


      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.

      Two of us spent two nights in a Superior Room. The room was nice and spacious and had a relaxed feel to it. It held a sofa at one end, free standing dark wood wardrobe, dresser and drawers unit. A small joining area with a comfy single chair (4 ft square?) gave access to the corridor or to the bathroom. The bathroom was a reasonable size and had bath & shower. The shower, though, promised more than it delivered and may have needed descaling.

      We had dinner on both nights which was excellent. The Maitre D' provided very good service whilst the food provided a range of tastes from an initial appetiser to the imaginative cheese board. I'd have described it as modern British. No course is particularly large but you will have had more than enough to eat overall. A good range of wine reasonably priced.

      We enjoyed the spa which has hot tub, steam room, sauna, massage facilities and a pool. Book spa treatments before you arrive.

      Our only complaint was the receptionist who forgot a wake up call and failed to arrange newspapers. How difficult is that? We didn't get more than a woolly explanation from her either.

      Oh, one final niggle. Having ordered tea for two we got a pot containing just a cup worth each and no hot water. Not brilliant for almost a fiver despite the complimentary biscuits.

      Overall a peacefully relaxing hotel with good food in an interesting place. If staying longer than a weekend I suspect you'd want to explore nearby villages/towns and definitely require a car.

      Dont bother


      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 Ģ316 and was very disappointing.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Spread Eagle Hotel Midhurst

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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