This is a nice hotel on gorgeous grounds. It an be SO much better!
Old "Feel" -- it really feels like you are in a genteel senior citizen center. Even though there is room for it, there is no gym, no spa, no pool.
The "bar" is not a bar-- it is a room, with a bar in it and little formica tables. It closes early. No music, No ambiance. Not fun at all.
Lounge and Common area-- Very nice. There is a large lounge where people have tea, and drinks before dinner. Again, and I am not being agist-- almost everyone is in their 70s and 80s, sitting around reading and playing checkers. It can be uncomfortable for others. Very quaint. But, some jazz music or different furniture could liven things up. The furniture is outdated-- not antiques or classical-- just like that found in your great-grandma's house.
Location- Too far to walk to town but there is a shuttle for the theater.
Views and grounds-- simply stunning, on a lake, surrounded by gardens.
Service- Very nice people.
Room- nice and warm, with heated floors.
Restaurant-- Not great, you are better off going to town.
For me, the lack of a nice bar to unwind with our friends, and listen to some jazz or piano, was a big let-down. There was no decor in the "bar". Just a very plain room, with cheap formica tables, brightly lit, that served drinks.
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Many thanks for going to the trouble of giving us your thoughts on your stay at the Green Park, and we hope that you had a safe journey back to the States.
While I see where you are going with your remarks, as a family run hotel we consider ourselves very fortunate in having such a band of loyal and regular guests; guests that we wouldn't swop for the world. We feel that many hotels, especially large ones, loose focus by attempting to appeal to as wide a group of markets as possible. Here at the Green Park we try to treat every one of our guests as an equal, but we are fully aware that the style and ambience of the Green Park will not appeal in equal measure to all.
Thank you once again for having tried us out and for giving us such a kind rating, but be aware that our existing guest are like an extended family to us, and we intend going out of our way to meet their needs to the best of our ability.
For the McMenemie Family.
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