As I mentioned in my week in photos
post I had a little jolly this weekend just gone. It was Spencer’s 30th birthday so I wanted to make it quite a special jolly. I decided to book us into a posh hotel with a posh room. I settled for a Junior Suite at Double Tree Cadbury House Hotel by Hilton. The hotel is located a little while outside of Bristol (about 30 minutes in a car) and has absolutely stunning views.
We were greeted with warm cookies on arrival, this won us all over. Obviously I had to get chocolate all over my white jumper.
Both of these photos were taken from our window. The hotel seems to be a very popular Wedding venue, there was a Wedding on both the Saturday and Sunday during our stay. We got to watch the Wedding party having their photos outside our room on the Saturday, me judging all of their outfits in true blogger style (a lot of monochrome, very stylish guests)!
The hotel seems to have a cow theme running throughout. The cow in the garden isn’t real, despite quite a few people believing that it is and wondering why it hasn’t moved.
The Junior Suite costs £189, it doesn’t include breakfast, that is an extra £10 pp. The shower was where the main wow factor came in for me. Love it or hate it you couldn’t help but be wowed by it! The photo doesn’t really do it justice, my camera battery died so I was left with my phone which wasn’t particularly fond of the dark room. Basically the wall of the shower only goes halfway up, you can see into the bedroom and watch the TV while showering. Great idea in theory but in practice you can’t hear the TV over the shower and it also means that whoever is sat in the room can see you. Not a lot of privacy but a very quirky touch.
The bathroom also boasts a huge bath, a sink with mixer tap, a range of toiletries and plenty of nice fluffy towels. The spotlight on the wall between the bath and the shower changes colour going from reds to greens and blues.
I was very pleased with this amazing mirrored corner. Floor to ceiling mirrors is something that should be made standard in all hotels!
Apologies for the messy table, we were entertaining six people including ourselves in our room. This little table houses the tea and coffee making facilities. We received two coffees, two Earl Grey teas and a selection of fruit teas along with two flapjacks one still water and one sparkling water. Not enough coffee for my liking and only providing two small tubs of milk was quite poor.
There were fluffy white robes awaiting our arrival. Small things like this get me very excited! We weren’t in the hotel long enough to actually use them but I had to get a photo of us in them.
The king size bed was super comfy and the bedding nice and warm. For me personally the pillows were too soft, they should provide a choice of pillows like they do in some other hotels that I have stayed at.
There is a Marco Pierre restuarant on site at the hotel, unfortunately as we had a busy weekend planned we didn’t get to try it out on this occasion.
There is a 24hr bar for residents where they have a very wide selection of drinks available, we spent ages trying to pick what we wanted as the choice was quite overwhelming. The barmaid was very helpful in suggesting certain drinks for us to try. As with the rest of the hotel the bar is mainly black and very smart and modern.
The hotel has an on site gym and spa which unfortunately we didn’t get to try out. I’m considering going back to this hotel for a relaxing break just to use the facilities and visit the restuarant.
There were a few flaws with this hotel, the main bug bear for me was the fact that we weren’t provided with a toilet brush and the flush didn’t work very well. Don’t want to go into too much detail but when sharing with a guy this isn’t very pleasant! We were also disappointed that there was no fridge in our room, we took a bottle of champagne for Spencer’s birthday and ended up chilling it on the windowsill, thankfully it didn’t fall off!
The hotel can get quite noisy at weekends, as I mentioned earlier there was a Wedding on and we could hear the sound of the disco in our room, it wasn’t too loud though and didn’t stop us from having a great night sleep.
There is free wifi available in all rooms. We had a safety deposit box in our wardrobe, I’m not sure if this is a standard thing in all rooms or just the suites.
As well as being a short distance from Bristol it is also a short distance from Weston-Super-Mare. We decided to pop into Weston on the Sunday before going home for a slightly more chilled day than the Saturday spent in Bristol town.
Overall this is a great hotel and I would go back. There are a few flaws that need working on but not enough to put me off.