I'm here today with a review of a hotel. Yes, I was very kindly invited to stay in a stunning 4 star hotel in exchange for a review in my Virtual Rhiality. So here goes.....
A little while ago I travelled to Yorkshire, 3 miles outside of Scarborough to be exact and visited the stunning Ox Pasture Hall.
I could wax lyrical for some time about how beautiful the grounds are and how picturesque the Yorkshire countryside is. It's no wonder that so many people choose Ox Pasture as their wedding venue - the photo opportunities would be amazing whatever the weather!
|the long and winding road|
Let me start by saying all the staff I met were incredibly polite, nothing was too much trouble and they found that perfect blend of attentiveness which doesn't turn to bothersome. The second thing which I have to mention is cleanliness - I know I sound like an old fuddy duddy but this matters to me a lot! I'm always surprised when I visit somewhere of a certain standard when things aren't totally clean - I'm not getting all "four in a bed" about it but I mean normal things like dust. Anyway - this is a long winded way of saying every inch of the hotel was spotless and that makes Rhia a happy girl.
Let's get onto the room. I was booked into a suite which sounds terribly grand.....and it was. I loved the decor which was neutral but not the kind of neutral which is devoid of personality - I don't do beige!
Here's a little collage of the room - the gorgeous view - the two tellys!
|Gigantic luxurious but unfussy bed. Clean and comfy.|
I can really only talk about a hotel room from the point of view of what matters to me so here it is: wifi, impressive room service menu, clean, comfy, spacious and.......tea!!!! My husband laughed at me for taking this picture but I knew this would matter as much to others as it does to me!!
Look - fabulous, enormous dressing gowns and fresh flowers. I love these little touches (And yes, I also got laughed at for taking a photo of inside the wardrobe!)
Let's talk bathrooms - this one was massive with one of those rain showers, an enormous tub and stylish his and hers wash basins.
The hotel has a restaurant and a brasserie as well as a bar with comfy lounge so there are plenty of places to relax around the hotel.
Dinner in the restaurant was incredible. It started with a glass of Prosecco in the bar and was followed by this: a starter of fish cake with a poached egg and pea purée, followed by mediterranean vegetable wellington with seasonal vegetables and was topped off with an awesome chocolate and pistachio layer cake, chocolate and pistachio Arctic roll and a chocolate and banana mille feuille. I could have chosen so many things from the menu which usually doesn't happen to me being a little fussy with food as I am but everything I had was delicious. You get the idea right?
The next day I had a light breakfast because well, see above! Later that day before leaving the hotel there was afternoon tea, taken in the lounge next to the roaring fire. It was exquisite and there was no shortage of tea - so, you know - bonus!
So what more can I say. I would highly recommend this hotel. I felt thoroughly relaxed after just one night. You are close enough to town but still very much in the country and you are surrounded by woods and wildlife making it perfect for walks in all seasons.
|bye bye comfy bed|
Bye Bye Ox Pasture Hall. Thanks so much for everything. I'd love to come back soon.