We booked to come and spend the August bank holiday at Moonfleet Manor after reading the Sunday Times review. As the weekend drew closer, we read all the latest Tripadvisor reviews and almost cancelled our trip here as the reviews seemed so bad. I'm so glad we didn't.
Yes the hotel does need a little work. It could do with a gym for example and the Verandah which houses the huge kids area could do with some updating and the pool could do with some refreshing. But the crèche is brilliant for the kids. Ours absolutely loved it. There are lots of activities both inside and out to keep kids occupied. The nannies are fantastic. I felt our children were completely safe and happy in their hands. For us as adults, there was a spa, a huge snooker room, lots of lounges where we could just chill and relax. Previous reviews have said that there weren't enough staff around but personally I don't want to be pestered by a lot of bored waiters. I just wanted to chill out and that's what we did. It was heavenly. We had time for ourselves and time with the kids.
The food was lovely. In fact I ate way too much and our kids devoured everything they were given. Yes breakfast was not cordon bleu but so what, I didn't have to cook it. The rooms were not superstar luxurious and could do with a bit of updating but there were clean and frankly if you want hotel du vin luxury, go to hotel du vin but what can you do with the kids there?
Lastly the staff were really friendly and made our stay so enjoyable. They looked after our kids extremely well and didn't bug us. They left us to relax but were there when they needed us.
This was the perfect hotel for parents with young children: beautiful countryside, lovely food and plenty of time to relax. Worth it's weight in gold! Don't take the trip advisor reviews at face value, come here and judge for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Moonfleet Manor And Sports Resort
- Moonfleet Manor & Sports Hotel Weymouth
- Hotel Moonfleet Manor Sports
- Moonfleet Manor Hotel Weymouth, Dorset