Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
To celebrate my birthday we took our family away for a Stay, Play and Explore weekend staying at Sketchley Grange Hotel. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had 3 very spacious family rooms, accommodating 2 adults and 2 children in each. The beds were superking and very comfortable: the rooms were very clean. The bar menu was limited but fine and the food was lovely. Breakfast was excellent and even though the restaurant was very busy with a wedding party the staff coped very well. The 'stay,play, explore' package was excellent value and we will definitely be back to this particular hotel.
An excellent stay at this lovely hotel & spa. I treated my wife for two days at the Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. The Spa treatment was great (This is separate from the hotel, so best to book treatment after booking rooms, or before bookings room to be sure.) My wife thoroughly enjoyed the back massage while I had relaxing time in the Jacuzzi. The pool area is very nice with lovely decor. People were reading and relaxing, swimming and listening to music with ear phones. They had two weddings, one Saturday & Sunday, that the staff catered for and through all the hustle and bustle, that this requires, it did not deter from the excellent service that we received. The staff were very professional and were very welcoming and hospitable. It is just what we wanted and they made us feel cared for which is always fantastic! So thank you to all the staff and the Hotel Manager that worked the weekend of July 8th and 9th. Your hard work and dedication is one of excellence. Thanks for making our stay an enjoyable one. The room, we stayed in the Contemporary Junior Suite, were excellent, clean and tidy, the bed comfortable, and the shower was fantastic. All the best, L & E Jackson
Beautiful master suite and very comfy. Beauty treatments were very person centred. Service in the restaurant during the evening was disappointing Had to get our own drinks from the bar, waited half hour for someone to take our order, wasn't very busy!!! Food very bland and over cooked. Luchime meal was much better! Bfast was lovely and the waiter was great! Shame about the evening waitresses! Overall a lovely stay.
We booked this stay as part of the Stay, Play, Explore Leicester program. Check-in was quick and the room was lovely but it took us ages to find it, signage wasn't very good. Once settled we headed to the pool as this was the only thing kids have got to do. Again signage was awful and we ended up circling the hotel only to find the pool underneath our room, with a staircase leading straight there!! After 2hrs we dried off and sat in the beer garden but that was short lived because of other guests openly discussing activities that children do not need to hear about. So we went back to the room to chill & have an early night. A lovely sleep was had by all and we awoke early,eager to sample the breakfast offerings. We were not disappointed, thete was a fantastic selection of hot & cold food and the service was amazing, definitely worth the money! Only downside on the final day was that we were given the wrong information regarding the Children's swim time in the morning, we ended up missing out on the opportunity of a dip before check-out time arrived. All-in-all it was a good stay but some more family/child based activities would be an idea especially if you're part of a family orientated scheme.
We booked a 2 night stay through Wowcher and were given a contemporary junior suite, which was very nice. Big bath, and separate shower, hairdryer tea and coffee facilities, sofa and a lovely comfortable king size bed. The only thing it was missing was a fridge! The bar and dining area was lovely and good value for money. We were served by fantastic waiter called Brandon who was very sweet and a very hard worker! One night ordered room service which the kitchen staff forgot about and arrived an hour and a half late! In fairness, they didn't charge us but it just meant we ended up having dinner at half 10 at night! What we thought would be a spa weekend wasn't exactly that. The hotel was full of noisy wedding guests and kinds screeching in the morning. Being packaged as a "relaxing spa weekend" we didn't think children would be allowed at the hotel, let alone the pool. The pool itself was very nice, but there was one male staff member who worked there who certainly needs to brush up on his customer service. Stared at us blankly when we walked in and then didn't tell us where we needed to go after checking in so we accidentally walked into the cafe! Spa treatment was nice but they didn't give us the full treatment time or half an hour. Overall we had a nice time but it wasn't quite the relaxing child free weekend we had expected!
Relaxing pool area with gym for the energetic amongst us. Nice spacious bedrooms clean and comfortable. Bang on four star I would say. Drinks at the bar a little pricey but about what you would expect from 4 star hotel. We only ate once at the restaurant so not really able to judge but the fish and chips we had were fairly disappointing so we didn't eat there again. Nice grounds, Good self service breakfast overall good value for money if you want a relaxing break
I find I have different expectations for a hotel when traveling for business vs. pleasure. While the Sketchley might be perfectly fine for leisure travelers, it's not as good for business travelers, so your travel purpose may color your view of the hotel. I had a Junior Executive Suite and was quite pleased by the size of the room. Plenty big for a comfy king bed with night stands on either side and a full-sized sofa (but not a sleeper sofa) beside it, so the room was quite deep. A large desk with easy-to-reach outlets (yay!) was across from the sofa. The flat-screen TV hung on the was and was quite large. While there was a small table there was no sort of dresser with drawers. The only drawer I saw was at the vanity, which seemed to be set up for putting on makeup and fixing one's hair. (The lack of an outlet in the bathroom to accommodate a hair dryer seems to be a country-wide thing and I tend to find it annoying.) The built-in closet had several shelves and that is where I ended up putting most of my things that would ordinarily go in drawers. An ironing board and iron were provided as well and the closet also contained a safe. The bathroom was also quite large with a soaking tub taking up one entire wall. A towel warming rack was mounted on the wall beside it. The shower stall was an okay size but it really needed some shelves. There was nowhere to set the shampoo, body wash or razor & shave gel. And the shampoo might have been okay but it really needs some conditioner to go with it. The breakfast buffet, while offering plenty of choices, doesn't open until 7 AM. This is one of those things that might be fine for leisure travelers but makes it hard on business travelers. And even then, it always seemed to be understaffed because folks were rushing around doing multiple jobs. There is no laundry service available which was inconvenient for some of my colleagues who stayed for more than a week. The spa service seems to be run by an outside agency. While it's complimentary for hotel guests, there seemed to be locals there who had a paid membership. That's fine, just not something I'd seen before. The massage therapists are only available until 6 PM, another one of those business vs. leisure contrasts. I'd hoped to get a massage while there but as we were not done with work and dinner in time, it never worked out. Food is available in the restaurant/pub and the dining area was pleasant. Order food at the counter and it's brought to the table. I had a late lunch there upon arrival and a meal one night. The food was good and reasonably priced. I suspect Hinckley is not a place one gets to by accident for a holiday but the hotel was in a nice quiet area and would be fine for visiting friends or relatives in the area. But as a business traveler on this trip I will likely stay elsewhere next time.
The condition of the spa area, particularly the changing rooms, was particularly off putting. Entering the changing rooms, we were faced with walls missing paint and plaster, benches which were tatty and dirty, very mouldy showers, soap dispensers missing buttons, taps missing their tops, lockers missing locks, etc. The entire area looked extremely tired and in dire need of a full refurb. This was particularly off-putting as we had gone for a luxury, relaxing day - how were we meant to relax in this kind of environment?!
I say mixed feelings as there was good and bad things about this hotel. Went for an overnight spa package. We were not given any robes. The spa had so much chorine in I, my eyes were stinging and I could not stay in there. I had a massage, which was absolutely fantastic. Although some of my friends were not happy with theirs. A discussion about the lack or robes, led to them losing time of their massage and they didn't rate their treatment. However, mine was very good. The rooms are lovely, nice king beds. Our electricity points didn't work though, so unable to dry hair in front of mirror. However they did give us an extension lead. Food was very very good and the staff very helpful. I just didn't rate the spa experience at all as I couldn't stay in it, due to the chlorine levels.
We booked our stay through a Wowcher offer which was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We hd a lovely large room on the ground floor, it was clean, comfortable and decorated nicely. The bathroom was great with a bath and shower. The breakfast was good, tasty and fresh though nothing was extra special or unique. It was nice to have access to the spa facilities although it seemed like it was a very busy pool used by a lot of locals which took away from the serenity you could expect from a spa break. Our last morning we went to have a swim as we had only used the other spa facilities due to it being so busy previously only to find we couldn't due to an aqua aerobics class being on. It was ok though as we used the steam room and jacuzzi though the sauna was out of action that day too. The location was good though we thought it would be impossible to enjoy the time in this location if you couldn't drive - we were glad of the car as we went for days out and to restaurants which wouldn't be accessible easily by bus or train.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa is located 5.6 mi (9 km) from Stoney Cove Diving Centre and 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. This 4-star hotel has 95 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Coventry University is also within a 30-minute drive.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a English breakfast is available for a fee.
The 95 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with pay movies. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.
Guests of Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 9 meeting rooms, and conference space.
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57% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1001 reviews