Just returned from another excellent weekend with friends at Alvaston Hall. We’d read the earlier reviews and so might have been a little concerned. But we had no reason to be. The temporary marquee for the Diner-Cabaret, politely called ‘The Tent’ by the resident entertainment team, will be a thing of the past when you read this review. For the record and to show our appreciation to the team the dinners and breakfats in The Tent and the weekend’s entertainment were of the usual high standard. Only those staying at the hotel will get the significance of Regina whose presence alone provided several running gags. The after-dinner cabaret in the newly styled Fountain Bar was good and the drinks reasonably priced. The welcome on arrival was good and we were soon esconced in Room 197 in The Limes – see our advice below, plus my photo of sunrise from one of the windows in this dual aspect room. We looked on enviously at the new Grove Cabaret-Diner to be officially opened on Monday 2 December 2013 and a quick tour showed us what a delightful addition it will be – again see my photo taken as the fit-out was being completed. For those in construction, Pochin have ‘done a great job’, as they say. Finally, we’ll be back next year and that should be a recoomendation it itself. Well done to all the team from start to finish.
Reviewed on Tripadvisor 2 December 2013