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“Afternoon tea in a country house”
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Stapleford Park
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stapleford
Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Afternoon tea in a country house”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We were treated to afternoon tea at this highly regarded hotel.

What was good. On arrival we were greeted very warmly and shown into the lounge area where tea was to be served. Magnificent surroundings in a typical country house atmosphere. Comfortable sofa and chairs in front of a (unlit!) fire with a small tea table. Decoration could be described as 'shabby chic'.

Not so good, was the fact that afternoon tea was served at this small table and we were left balancing cups, plates, forks on our laps in chairs and sofas designed for reclining. It was only when we left we were informed that most people liked it this way and we could have had a table in another room if we had asked!

The quality of the tea was however excellent and good value for money, and the uneaten cakes were given in a 'doggy bag'.

General comment is that it was acceptable but that they could try harder. Afternoon tea is usually one of those things that to which you are treated and small things meant this was just not special enough. They have the surroundings but just let too many small things slip to make it a memorable experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We had a wonderful experience here. The staff understand the meaning of friendly and excellent service. The hotel is stunning with obvious thought for everything their guests may need.On arrival we were taken straight to our room completing the usual paperwork in our own room. The house is so interesting with a variety of rooms that can be used to read, sit, eat or even play billiards in. If you visit look around everywhere as there is so much to see. Outside is as stunning too. We had a falconry experience and this is a must too. The falconer has a deep passion for his birds and was wonderful company. The pool and it's facilities were top quality too. I cannot praise this hotel highly enough.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

It has been the most delightful weekened in a long time and certenly the most relaxing.
The place is stunning lots of character and it does have the grand look of a luxurious place no wonder why there is photos of VIP's around, showing that no long ago there must have been a kind of Hollywood get together.
The check in is good we got greeted by a nice young man that took our luggage up to our rooms and gave us a brief history of the house.
We were booked for 3 nights and tried both restaurants and snacks in the lounge area where service is second to none and staff very pleasent and friendly.
A special thank you to the gentleman running the restaurants (Camilo)who has defanetely put that extra touch in delivering exceptionally high standards and attention to meticulous detail.
The food and presentation was sublime and the thought of leaving on Sunday was already making us wishing to stay another night and not go back to normal life!
Thank you all for a wonderful experience and we should defenately come again soon this year.
Who knows maybe get married there in the not far future?
xx

  • Stayed March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

From when we first arrived at Stapleford park, we were more and more impressed - a beautiful facade and building, a beautiful entrance hall, and very friendly and helpful staff who checked us in and showed us to our rooms. I stayed in the Crabtree and Evelyn room - it was jaw droppingly beautiful, it was very feminine and elegant and fresh, tall ceilings, long drapes and a gorgeous bed.. I had a view of the grounds, modern facilities (a great TV not that we watched any, and a selection of CDs to listen to on the CD player etc), and a fabulous painted bathroom. We then had drinks in the library - a room covered in books, and went through to a glorious morning room / drawing room and sat by the fire. We went for a walk on the grounds past their church and tennis courts and visited the 5* spa. The staff then showed us the owls and let us do some falconry! You will be surprised how heavy Bernard the owl is, and you must see him waddle across the lawn - he is adorable. I also recommend you try their clay pigeon shooting or their horse riding :-)
Many thanks again - I'm deffinitely coming back
Charlotte

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This was a present for my sisters 30th Birthday and neither of us have come back dissapointed. The house is amazing both inside and out. The service was exceptional and when on a couple of occasions we had a niggle it was dealt with immediately. The staff are professional and on hand for every query. Me and my sister stayed for the 1 night spa package and we got exceptional value for money. The food is lovely and really well presented and there is plenty of it. The best thing was the afternoon tea which had the most wonderful selection of pastries and sweet treats. I've had better rooms but why would you spend any time in them when there is so much else to do and see ie the gym, the pool, the stunning grounds, bike riding

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Additional Information about Stapleford Park

Property: Stapleford Park
Address: | Near Melton Mowbray, Stapleford LE14 2EF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Stapleford
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stapleford
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,996 - ₹ 27,632
Hotel Class:4 star — Stapleford Park 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 500 acres, Stapleford Park offers a wide variety of country pursuits and leisure activities including shooting, riding and falconry. And after a day in the fresh country air, our house guests and members always look forward to a delicious, freshly prepared evening meal in one of our dining rooms and a night cap in the library. Our luxurious bedrooms, all individually designed, guarantee a good night’s sleep in style. ... more   less 
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