In the outskirts of the village, near a small shopping centre, this friendly and well-run 4* hotel makes a good base for business, or for the many activities in the area - notably golf and horse racing.
With a striking fresh floral arrangement in the large lobby as you enter, and a reception table set to the side with comfortable seats for guests, it makes a good impression from the outset – a feeling confirmed by a genuine welcome from very informal and informative staff.
The hotel has contributed much-needed facilities to the town, including meeting and function rooms, a leisure club with 20m pool (free to residents) and an Elemis spa.
Rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and the smart well-lit bathrooms all have bath and overbath shower; housekeeping is good, as elsewhere in the hotel.
The restaurant and the busy bars are well-run, and they do a very nice breakfast.
Most of all however, this hotel is notable for friendly and helpful staff who do everything possible to make guests feel at home and ensure a comfortable stay.