Thoresby Hall Hotel
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Yesterday we took a drive to Torksey to see the canal and the lock. There was very little movement on the canal. Took a wander up the side of the bank to have a look. Did get to see two little boats go through the lock together. I forgot my camera so no pictures of the ...
... It was fascinating. The history, the architecture. It is beautiful preserved (some of it has been restored). They have it furnished with replica furniture of the period from when the house was at its prime. This evening I got to meet Grandma's brother, as we went for dinner at their ...
We went to Cleethorpe today, to see the English seaside. We parked a little way out, and walked along the path that overlooked the "beach". At this stage the ocean was a fair way out. You could see it, but there was a good km or two of sand before the waters edge. There's a lot of natural area between the path and the beach as well, which is a protected area for birds. Got to see a lot of different plants and there were quite a few birds around. Along the front (once you ...
... day another lesson learnt....
Gastro means a classy pub... we were initially not too keen to head to a gastro pub for obvious reasons.
As most English houses are build up - 2 or 3 stories, a bungalow is a one story house. So no, they don't live in Bali huts as I though when i heard them say 'our house is a bungalow'.
Well it may be morning for you all but its bedtime for me.
Aussies over and out xx
Fathers Day lie in for Tony then we went on something called a kata kanoe a cross between a canoe and a katamaran. Certainly a work out for your upper arms and a little fresh! Spent majority of the after noon swimming well to be fair I sat and read in the sun! The children all got their fill of rides and swimming; I don't know where they get the energy from. A nice roast dinner followed by a two hour bush walk with a friendly guide Jamie. Joel was quite intrigued ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Thoresby Hall Hotel Nottinghamshire
Stayed here with another couple. Stress that this was a half price break spotted in local newspaper. We livein Notts. so familiar with the place and little travel involved.. Hall is superbly maintained, and sympathetically furnished with furnishings contemporary to the building. The beautiful gardens are also well maintained. We found the food excellent, whilst not offering vast choice or number of courses. The young staff were friendly and helpful. The spa was included in our break, but to pay £50 for actually very little would be very poor value, compared to say Center Parcs, where a far larger and more elaborate spa was £25 when I went only a year or so back. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are going back at end of January, again on a special offer break. The service we received was excellent, whatever price we had paid, but naturally if you pay the full price, you are far more likely to be critical if things are not quite up to what you expect
The hotel is fantastic, full of history and is so beutiful.
The estate grounds which surround the hotel are superb.
We stayed for three nights and found the room comfortable and clean
The food was great but could be slightly better though but plenty of it.
We will love to come here again soon
Mr & Mrs Williams
Booked the mid week break to finish off after a week in Jersey. We rang ahead and the room was available after 3pm but were welcome to arrive at lunchtime and use any of the facilities. A porter greeted us in the driveway, a very nice touch.
My husband booked the trip as a birthday treat for me.
Went for a weekend break, within 30 minutes of arrival the real ale ie draught Bass ran out and was not replaced for the rest of the weekend leaving us to drink extremely overpriced Worthington creamflow that tastes like hop flavoured fizzy water. Drinks generally extremely expensive which made you wince whenever you bought 4 drinks. Spa is good but pricey of course and someone stole my swimming gear within 30 minutes of my realising I had left it behind the staff did not exactly bend over backwards to help which left me unable to use the pool area for the rest of the trip. Food was quite good but expensive supplements as usual. Very busy with lots going on eg quizes etc which I don't mind if I can have a decent relaxing drink and chill but this was not possible. I've just discovered this site and I've written about 4 reviews and they tend to be the same ie poor British hotels and shoddy management in Rip off Britain.
Fantastic mid-week break
After arriving back from the hotel, just an hour ago i felt i had to write a review so other people will know what a wonderful time we had at this lovely place. Every member of staff went out of their way to be friendly whether it be the cleaners, to bar staff or entertainers. The house was kept to an immaculate standard and i couldnt fault it. The grounds were kept magnificent aswell. A wide variety of food to chose from each night whether it be from the bistro or the pierrepont restaurant, never short of something to eat! would definately return to this hotel.... also the spa was great we had some fun in the rhassoul mud treatment room.
Hope you enjoy this break as much as we did
Not my cup of tea
We went there expecting a superb spa break, when arriving we found to our dismay that you have to spend £50 for three hours just to use the spa and the treatments were £40 upwards. The staff are all very young, the average age of the guests was 50. The food at the restaurant really let it down, it was all pre-cooked aside from the blue room which is another additional charge. When you have had a an energetic day you need some good food and it was certainly not that. The grounds and the Hall were fantastic, beautiful surroundings having got over the cost of the spa, its actually quite nice. Would not go again there are far better resorts and spas to goto.
Recently visited this wonderful old hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is great and entertainment was very, very good. The great hall in the old house is lovely and the spa and leisure facilities are second to none.
A fantastic weekend, and we look forward to going again very soon.
Went on a 2 day spa experience break and it was fantastic. The room in the main house was large and all have different layouts. Food was excellent and the staff although young were very friendly and helpful.