Spent the long Easter Weekend and my future In-Laws.
Have to say the staff and service were excellent the whole stay.
The gym is quite well equipped and a staff member available of you need to ask any questions and you can plug in your iPod/phone and record details of your wkout. With individual tv screens. Classes very good value also. Pool was usually quiet and jacuzzi and steam and sauna rooms were excellent.
The rooms we had were the modern ones facing the car park although the view wasn't good who's going to stare out for long anyway? They were clean and comfy with plenty of space and a wide screen tv.
Restaurant was good value for money and we'd already prepaid and got a discount. Soups were excellent but think some of the starters were poor value for money. Restaurant staff were willing to go out of their way to acccomdate our requests and offered us options not on the menu. Breakfast was buffet and well stocked we turned up quite late on our last morning and were not rushed.
If I had to recommend any improvements I'd suggest they make some changes to their starters and maybe add some child friendly dishes to the bar menu. There were a few fanilies there whod said there was nothing for the kids to eat. I'd also suggest you update the website with menu details and facilities available.
All in all, we all had a fantastic break and would recommend it to others looking to go for a quiet weekend with lots of R&R.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star award-winning Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is situated in 300 acres of rolling countryside, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The hotel is ideally positioned in the middle of the Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester triangle and is only 45 minutes from the M25 and Stansted Airport. The hotel offers 80 contemporary hotel bedrooms and a wide range of facilities including, the 2 AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant, two 18-hole Championship golf courses and driving range, nine function rooms offering superb views over Constable Country ideal for weddings, celebrations and conferences and a hi-tech fitness centre. There is also a luxurious spa within the hotel, where you'll find a heated indoor swimming pool with spa temple, sauna, steam room, exotic Rasul and Hammam treatment rooms, a bistro and a whole range of health and beauty therapies on offer. There is extensive free parking, free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel and the Pippin Shop onsite provides all the essentials you may require plus an array of handmade gifts. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa also offer a number of self-catering luxury lodges on site, which enjoy all the facilities of the hotel but with a private area to escape to. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa
- Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf Hotel Leavenheath
- Best Western Colchester
- Colchester Best Western