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Can anyone sugest a family hotel in Uk that ISNT part of the luxury family hotel group?

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Herecomesthesciencebint Sun 16-Aug-09 19:36:51

or do they have the monopoly!

within 2ish hrs drive of midlands preferably. Good quality, stuff for the kids to do, pool etc and a good listening service.

keep looking on line and nothing jumping out at me!

moopymoo Sun 16-Aug-09 19:39:07

crieff hydro. much more than 2 hrs drive from midlands but fantastic. we are going on tuesdau yay! six hours a day childcare included in the price, luxurious but not pretentious and can be very good value if you get lucky on your dates. worth the drive - we are in lancashire, takes us about 3.5 hrs.

PCPlumIsMyHomeboy Sun 16-Aug-09 19:40:47

This place opens in Sept, and has 50% off your first stay up until March, if you do mid week.

We haven't booked yet, but really fancy a few nights by teh sea.

moondog Sun 16-Aug-09 19:41:09

A lot of people say the Druidsone in Pembrokeshire is a cool bohemian place to stay if that is your thing.
Website is dodgy but one of my good friends raves about it as fab place for families but with enough for adults too.

PCPlumIsMyHomeboy Sun 16-Aug-09 19:43:13

Have you looked at this?

moondog Sun 16-Aug-09 19:46:24

Ooh yes, another friend said Bedruthan is fab.

Herecomesthesciencebint Sun 16-Aug-09 19:57:21

cornwall and crieff prob a bit too far to be honest as we only have 2 nights and travelling anywhere with the DCs is such a epic!

That druids place looks interesting altho doesnt have any facilities that a bigger hotel would and think that is what we are after this time. I appreciate thats not what its about and it sounds great for a trip another time.

have been debating trying the elms in worcs but really want to get away from paying so much for childcare (which we wont use) and a spa (which we wont either!) altho swimming pool and adventure playground sounds good.

traceybath Sun 16-Aug-09 20:07:05

calcot manor. Lovely but pricey.

WideWebWitch Sun 16-Aug-09 20:10:24

Hotel du vins are good imo and much cheaper than many other for connecting rooms. But they don't generally have pools. I expect they could arrange babyistting if you booked in advance. We had a fab connecting room at the Bristol one a few weeks ago and it was only £250 for the night, which given that it was 2 rooms (one v large) and 2 bathrooms is fairly low imo.

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 16-Aug-09 20:18:48

Priory Inn is lovely

here is good, if you can excuse the annoying website !

CMOTdibbler Sun 16-Aug-09 21:55:13

The Evesham hotel is fantastic - it is a bit eclectic, but you cannot fault the service, the things they provide as a service (swim nappies, arm bands, buggy, can even borrow a 7 seater car), or the food (not fancy, but really good and they cater brilliantly for children without it being icky food).

Lots to do in the area, and their gardens are lovely with toys and room to run around

Herecomesthesciencebint Tue 18-Aug-09 21:36:41

looks as tho wolley grange is currently only place with availability when we want to go altho aarrggh!! its part of the luxury hotel group! reviews on here bit ropey tho and its alot of money if its not nice. decisions decisions!

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 19-Aug-09 08:41:12

Are there any here that are suitable ?

sailorsgal Wed 19-Aug-09 12:42:44

Babbington House is child friendly. Has lovely inside and outside pools. Can book a babysitter and there is a creche.

smaiwa Sun 23-Aug-09 21:56:03

celtic manor in newport.dunno about the listening service but everything else fits.

IlanaK Sun 23-Aug-09 22:06:06

That new hotel (the scarlet one) looks really interesting, but I don't see any mention of children (not even in the tarifs). Do you think it is adult only?

smaiwa Sun 23-Aug-09 22:14:56

no.just come home from there with dss11 and 3 who loved it.posh hotel but not snotty. you need to talk to reservations on phone rather than book on line.

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