Used to live in the area and used the Hotel and spa/beauty facilities many many times over a 20yr period but not for past 5yrs since moving away.
For me now it is no longer a 'Hotel' it is a 'Venue' for Corporate events and Weddings etc.
Which is OK as there is enough space for all.
However there is no longer an atmosphere that would entice ME back as a 'Traveller/ visitor' as it has 'Lost' the single/couple/family atmosphere!
In fact I found it to have NO atmosphere.
I arrived at 1pm on Saturday 21.12.19 and enterrd the main Hallway all deciorated beautufully but no one AT the reception but in the 'back area'.
Receptionist very pleasant but what struck me was the 'Silence' and emptiness!
I walked through corridors and passages to my room and never met a soul.
The same when at 2pm I walked back up to the reception to meet my friends.
It felt like the 'Marie Celeste'....!
When later availing of the swiming pool I actually met 2 guests who didnt stay long and was alone again...
It felt remarkably 'Empty' which was on such a huge rambling place a little unnerving as a Solo traveller.
Something I do alot and abroad too but never gelt 'isolation' before.
The access to eating is not geared up to the guests in my view but for the staff.
Dinner from 7.30pm.
Breakfast 7.30 - 10am at the weekend?
Where are the chefs between 10am and 7.30pm?
Sadly for me the 'Hotel' does not exist anymore.. swallowed up by the 'Money of Corporates and Events'.
I wont be returning.