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91% would recommend it to a friend
It does still have the echo of a Motel from the outside but a great welcome, good room, lovely setting and good food dispel the fears.
Room I was in close to dining room so slight noise impact but overall excellent
A 'major' Folly
Having just celebrated our Golden Wedding we were looking forward to a few days break.
We booked the 4star hotel, Judd's Folly, as a good centre for our sightseeing having looked on the hotels website as well as laterooms.com. On arrival the park lands were beautiful but the hotel did not inspire at all. The staff were polite and helpful and the dining room we passed through looked very elegant. We had decided to up our room to a 'Junior Suite' at £95 per night, thinking we would have a better aspect & room. Our room was situated on the ground floor overlooking the courtyard which doubled up for a car park and we had a superb view of the waste bins, full to overflowing, each time we stepped outside or looked out of the window. We appreciate that refuse bins are needed but they should be hidden and not near the guests rooms. At the entrance there was a small unclean table & two chairs for smokers with a dirty tub for spent cigarettes, which mostly the staff seemed to use and if we had our window open we got the second hand smoke coming into our room.The carpeting in the passageway was very dirty and un-prepossessing. Our room itself was large, carpeted, with a big bed, sofa, armchair and other tables and chairs with a big roomy bathroom - loved the quirky ducks in the bath. In the blurb we were informed there would be complimentary fruit, chocolates and a bottle of wine; there was no fruit, a box of chocolates and my idea of a bottle of wine did not match the hotels as there were only two 'airline' sized bottles of wine. There was only one set of towels to share - one bath and one hand towel. We don't mind re-using towels to 'save' on laundry but do expect a set each. The tap in the hand basin dripped, or rather ran continuously, and when we told the hotel they said they would fix it but nothing changed. We did not dine in the hotel but the breakfasts were good and plenty of it; but why oh why could the tea & marmalade not have been of a better quality & to have decent bread and not sliced plastic bread for the toast; the cost would be minimal. There was a delightful patio area with a pool and fountain with seating area overlooking the park outside the dining room. The staff were pleasant at all times and smiled and were very welcoming but sadly the overall experience marred our visit and it was very disappointing.
All the staff we met were very pleasant and helpful.
Room clean. breakfast good would even make porridge if requested.
Small, but very nice single room.
Lovely breakfast, but dinner a bit disapointing. First night very quiet, but second night there was a wedding on and music went on till 1pm - would have appreciated a warning when I booked in.
Friendly staff and clean rooms
We had a lovely stay at Judd Folly - the staff we are very friendly and welcoming, our room was a good size, clean and as expected.
The breakfast was nice - we enjoyed the full English breakfast and the choice. Hotel is slowly being done up and you can tell once finished will be lovely, would stay here again, thank you for a lovely stay x
A quirky retreat
So unusual, lots of separate rooms and some in lovely cottages
I loved the chairs and tables outside for enjoying the evening sunshine
Great value stay
We booked here for a night as me and my partner wanted to visit Whitstable.
We had a lovely warm welcome from the lady on reception. She showed us round our room also (which came with a box of chocolates and a mini bottle of red and white wine).
The room was clean a little dated but big and more that acceptable for what we wanted. Our stay was comfortable but we did notice there was quite a lot of noise. I think there may have been a kitchen or staffroom nearby but it didnt bother us too much.
The breakfast in the morning was amazing. We didnt expect much as it was included in the room rate but it was lovely. We made use of the continental breakfast, with lots of different fruit, and then had a full english which was really good. We would rate this experience 4 out of 5 in total.
Terrific value for money
We were really pleased with the whole service we received.
The room was lovely, no problem parking and staff and service was excellent . We had a lovely breakfast and couldn't have asked for more. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
We have been to Judd's Folly before and will return again, it is in a great location, has friendly staff, excellent food, true value for money.