"Great views and surroundings but out of the way"
After reading negative views about the staff, I found them to be efficient and helpful in answering questions, although they seem understaffed at times. The room was sufficient to needs, but there was no mobile phone signal, resulting in having to hang out of the window, The hotel grounds and main rooms are lovely, and the gym and swimming pool a free […] bonus. I would stay there again and enjoyed the stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great find"
Extremely good value. Brilliant location. Staff amazingly hellpful. Will stay againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Such a Disappointment"
The location of this hotel (more accurately-conference centre and training venue) suited our purposes "on paper" at the time of booking. The De Vere brand would suggest a certain reliable quality of service and accommodation. However, our experience was the opposite. We were there during the July heatwave and accommodated in a sweatbox that had no air-conditioning […] and a low quality desk fan. The corridors were glass roofed, baking hot and stuffy. The water cooler was empty and unchanged after reporting this to reception. When we asked about AC on booking in and remarked on it during our stay, on each occasion the member of staff answered off pat that there was no need for this for the 2 weeks of good weather we have each year. So it seemed they were trained to respond with this and expressed no sympathy or apology. The building we were in had no lift and an open spiral stair - so hauling luggage was a big problem - would be absolutely no use for anyone with a health consideration. Reception sent a female member of staff to assist with our luggage who seemed pretty displeased to be asked to help. All in all, we will never book this hotel again not will we use De Vere as a group. they seem uninterested in our custom - to say the least. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a comfortable stay."
One of the hottest days of the year and my shower was broken - stuck on the hottest setting. It was very hot water and I did not want to use it, and my room filled with steam as I spent ages messing about with it trying to get cooler water. I felt very uncomfortable. It was late so I ended up washing my hair in the hand basin. They said maintenance […] would fix it the next day but when I arrived back the following evening, it was still broken. When I phoned Reception they kept trying to suggest I wasn't using the shower properly,but I don't think showers are that hard to operate. Surely if Maintenance had looked at it they would have seen it was broken? They finally sent somebody up, and admitted, yes, the shower was broken - a day after I'd first reported it. Got moved to another room, but it was hot and stuffy, and the fan provided wasn't strong enough to compensate. Possibly the hottest I've ever felt in a hotel room, and subsequently a very bad nights sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Have stayed here before and was not impressed this time. Check in took ages because a large group were wing checked in and arrangements hd not been made to make that check in easier and hence over long queues. I didn't like having to decide whether I wanted breakfast the next day at the time of chek in to qualify for a reduction. A party of guests were […] there that caused a lot of notice in the evening until the early hours and this wasn't dealt with by the night duty manager. Overpriced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location and fantastic views over the countryside. Staff always ready to please but sadly the speed of service in the restaurant during service was lacking. I era,l the say was excellent. The rooms are not air conditioned but it. Ay be an idea to have some fans or cooling its fir this hot weather.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel staff excellent a little attention to detail (toiletries in bath room etc) would make it nearly perfectGenuine Hotels.com guest review
quality staff food and made to feel very welcom also found gym usefulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will Stay Again"
Nice Hotel Nice Area will be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely hotel and surroundings, amazed by the interior of the building. Rooms are generally OK but bathroom fixtures need a good clean and worst of all you can hear your neighbours' every move and noise. Location and facilities make up for this though, breakfast was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reception not the best"
Negatives -Tried to charge me twice as already paid advanced booking.. Room service entered the room without knocking and did not realise guest checked in.. Bar food only available via room service between lunch and teatime, and very poor TV reception .. Positives- comfy beds free wifi great location...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I'd expected"
Hotels.com pricing had me believe we were getting an expensive room at a bargain price. I should have remembered the, ‘if it seems to good to be true, it is too good to be true’ adage. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a luxury ‘boutique’ country house hotel. It’s not. It is a huge wedding and conference venue. The room we were allocated was in […] a ‘new’ wing. It was spotlessly clean but small with thin walls so we could hear every one talking around us & often felt the people in the room above were going to put in a surprise appearance. It was perfectly adequate for our purposes, in a lovely location but not at all what I was expecting. Given the location & proximity to London I suppose the price we paid was ‘fair’ but nothing more. I would recommend paying extra the night before for the breakfast, which was excellent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"ideal for an overnight business stay"
Having stayed at Latimer Place before, I found the main hotel rooms to be a little more tired than the mews, but still a reasonable size with a good bathroom and large bed. The bar and restaurant are better than average, but get very busy/noisy when conference groups are staying.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value hotel"
Lovely hotel in beautiful location, not too easy to find, but once you have been returning is easy. For the rate paid excellent value and frequently stay there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is lovely overall. My room was spacious and clean and very comfy bed. Gym is tiny but does have a few machines to use, pool area is clean and generous in size. Grounds are beautiful and generally the Hotel is peacful and quiet. The staff were friendly apart from the lady on Breakfast duty ..who may have been having a bad day ! Breakfast was typical […] De Vere ( lots of it on buffet and very tasty ) Noticed lots of business rooms so may be ideal for meetings Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice countryside location"
Has a nice pool and sauna and a small gym, countryside location so nothing local. Didn't use bar so comment on food or drink. For the cheap price I paid from hotels.com it was good, wouldn't pay full prices thoughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very beautiful and peaceful"
I went here with my partner for a wedding. The hotel grounds are magnificent and a real treat to the eye. The rooms themselves are very nice. However my only criticism is that we were put in the Mews block which is away from the main hotel. This isn't a problem however there are couches and tables placed alongside hotel room doors. I found that in the […] morning I never got a lay in due to noisy guests who were there for the Sunday wedding relaxing on a sofa outside my room. It certainly didn't help that they knocked on my door at 0630am thinking the whole area was a beauty salon. I also found the wireless internet they advertised was rubbish. Breakfast is highly recommended. I was there early thanks to the 'salon' mistake. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Minor observation (not a complaint) in that the restaurant menu was not very imaginative and some of the staff were quite young and not up to speed. Unfortunately although I was unable to make full use of them, the amenities were excellent. The views from the hotel are stunning and the old part of the hotel is well worth the visit itself.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good business hotel"
Room in the mews was ideal for a single business traveller, but would be a bit cosy for a couple. Restaurant food was of a quality that was way above my expectations. Bar was friendly and lots of lounge/external space to relax. Swimming pool & steam room was a nice bonus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent as always"
Excellent as always my prefered location when in this part of the country. cheaper than a Premier Inn if you can get a deal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Location, pleasant atmosphere"
Not bad value at all I paid £39 for my stay and feel that they could charge a lot more if standards were kept abit higher! Extra care must be given to cleaning as these are old buildings and although very clean ad comfortable in general, there where certain areas that required abit of attention. Still overall not bad for £39!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"escape to Latimer"
Minimal sound-proofing! The staff was very helpful and the room-service was terrific. The mattress was concrete!!! Minimal storage space for clothing.Genuine Expedia guest review
We paid less than £50 for the room. Great value. It is a conference hotel, but the views and old house make it above the norm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room very clean and comfy bed but no toiletries in bathroom so remember to take your own soap!! Very quiet location - room in a seperate building from bar and restaurant so long walk for food. Hotel used as a conference centre so busy but not a problem. Stunning views and very scenic.Would stay again but only overnight.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had a pleasant nights stay reviewing good service from staff. The only downfall was the room was very dark and dated and needed modernising but the food was lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was there for a wedding reception. Was initially given a disabled room in "the muse" which had a view of some back alley staircase. Requested I be moved to a standard room and got a tiny room with barely enough room to move. Did not bother asking to mode again. Staff were slow to respond to request.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Attractive hotel at a good price"
Business trip .Everything as one would expect at good hotels and at a good price. If you have a car it's not a problem but not convenient for public transportGenuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel for everyone"
apart from being in the middle of nowhere it is quite a good hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Small rooms, terrible food"
Stayed just the one night. My room was similar to a sauna, small, box-like and stuffy. I could have resolved my shoes with the £15 steak I was presented with. No sign of Management, hotel was run by college school leavers. My first and last visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Its a Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. Check in was smooth and given all the infomation about the hotel. The room was clean and a good size as was the bathroom. The lounge areas of the hotel were fabulous and the bar was cheaper then other de vere hotels we have stoppped at. The breakfast was lovely in a nice light room. Wonderful hotel would […] visit again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel in an old house, with library & plenty of space to sit around & drink their coffee/tea & eat the snacks available with the drinks. Staff were really helpful/ friendly & we had a nice meal at pretty good prices for a hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful countryside setting"
Communal area is magnificient with a lot for history. Only down side of trip that we could not get conecting room. One of the room's TV was not tuned in so we repoted, they were greatful of the feedback. Also it was good swiming poo,lt was a littel shame that spa was under maimtenance. We recomend to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We came here for a good value weekend. Its a pleasant hotel in a nice countryside location but what really stood out was how helpful all staff were. My wife is following a very specific diet for medical reasons and the catering staff responded magnificently to this. Very highly recommended for first class service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for everyone"
we had a short stay for a family celebration and it was perfectGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely hotel in a secluded location and I have stayed here before but service wasn't great on this occasion, and trying to get a meal and drink proved very difficult with reception staff unaware of a private function taking place in the restaurant and bar. Neither bar, restaurant, or reception staff offered help in direction to alternative venue on […] site. Room comfortable and clean. I will stay again but will inquire as to whether the bar and restaurant facilities are available to all guests beforehand. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Brilliant, very helpful staff, lovely clean hotel, fabulous location, great facilitiesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great value hotel."
A fantastic hotel and great value for money. The gym could do with a few more machines and weights though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing surroundings with great service"
Overall very good but I wish they'd sort out breakfast payments and make this process easier.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not reccomemded for business travel"
Check in great and friendly room was dissapointing closed the curtains and found them in a terrible state big tears - looks like where the radiator was. bed cover may have been clean but it looked filthy full of stains i was on the ground floor just past the check in desk - last room on the right (326 i think) the bathroom was an extention and i […] could not stand on the floor it was so cold i had to lay out a towel just to be able to walk into it. terrible lighting in the room if you planned to do some work . As i arrived after 8 i did not get to use any of the facilities so can not comment on those i have stayed in other hotels in this chain and this is by far the worst Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Value for Money and Full of Character"
We have stayed in a number of De Vere hotels and enjoyed every one of them in varying degrees. This one is our favourite by a long way, a beautiful old manor with modern comforts situated in a stunning environment by the Chess Valley. If you need to be close to London there are good rail links from close by, the M25, M40 and M4 all very handy and even […] Heathrow is not too far away. But if you like walking and stunning scenery this would prove an excellent base from which to start, particularly with prices from £29. Breakfast (£9 when booked in advance) is excellent value too.OK, there are a few deficiencies: there have been problems with the leisure facilities on at least two of the occasions we have used the hotel so couldn't recommend it if you simply must have access to them, but all in all this is a very pleasant place to stay and our recent stay will not be our last. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"To be recommended"
Apart for the 5 minutes walk to the restaurant for breakfast, this was an excellent stay.Nice room, pool, great team. Well worth staying there, provided you have a car to get there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Always use Latimer"
I always use Latimer when visiting the office never disappointed, competitive price and the bonus of having a swimming pool, Sauna and steam room. Recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"woken up early"
I had to walk a very long way to get to my room and the house keeping knocked on my door early to wake me up for some reason, they also must have had the room next door as a store room as they made a lot of noise.Genuine Expedia guest review
I always use Latimer Place when I can for visiting the office and although some of the rooms are sometimes old they are in very good condition. They have a small gym and also pool, steam room & sauna which is included in the price of your stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our favourite get-away"
Our favourite get-away, definitely worth paying the small upgrade price for a room in the grand house!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Brilliant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Big hotel, small rooms"
This hotel is a little below the DeVere Venue standards but the upside is that there are some excellent deals frequently available. The rooms are small but comfortable. The staff are friendly and the foods is well presented and very reasonably priced.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Diamond in the Rough!"
It was with some consternation that I saw that the overall rating for this gem was only two out of five. I arrived ahead of normal checking in time and was given prompt assistance by courteous and professional staff who took the time to listen to my queries and gave much better advice and more assistance, than I could reasonably have expected. Even […] the chambermaid make a special trip to the stores in order to bring me normal coffee sachets instead to the decaffeinated type. I think this and all the other De Vere Venues hotels I have stayed at deserve special credit for their service, professionalism and facilities when one considers that they are geared more towards being a conference center and training venues rather than being leisure spa's and health resorts. Keep up the good work! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"only 10 mins from Harry Potter Studios"
Rooms clean and comfortable, meal was excellent although not a lot of choice but i think this was down to there being a conference on. Staff were all excellent. Some parts of the main house were well kept where others could have done with a little tlc. Good hotel but wouldnt stay here for a luxury get away but served our purpose.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful grounds, very clean, no noise but poor service in the restaurant unfortunatelyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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