Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cae Court Hotel

Bedroom at Cae Court

Last weekend myself and my two best friends headed to the Cae Court hotel in Bridgend. One of my friends has had a particularly tough year (you literally wouldn't believe me if I told you!), so my other friend and I decided to surprise her with a night away in a fancy hotel, just us girls. 

I hadn't planned on reviewing it, which is why the pics aren't great as I just took some snaps with my iPhone, so sorry they're not up to the usual standard!

Bathroom

The bathroom was lovely. I wish I'd gotten a picture of the overhead shower head, it was insane! About the size of an A3 piece of paper, maybe bigger! What was also lovely is that the toiletries were all The White Company, the soap smelled amazing!

The White Company toiletries

There was also a nice little desk area with a really pretty cup and saucer. The tea making tray and kettle etc were stashed away in the wardrobe, I did fetch it out but never actually used it.

Desk

The hotel was absolutely beautiful, the building, the entrance, the rooms, everything. Staff were really friendly and happy to help.  We got checked in nice and quickly and shown down to our rooms. The room key was contactless which made a nice change. The room itself had plenty of space and felt really luxurious. Everything was really good quality, even the sheets were Egyptian cotton and so so soft.

Just after checking in, my friend and I waited for our other friend in the cocktail lounge. Their cocktail waiter was having a break, so we had a couple hours to wait before we could have them, so we had a white wine spritzer, and a lemonade to quench our thirst. After my friend arrived, we freshened up and made our way to dinner.

Chicken parfait starter

I couldn't quite make my mind up about the food. This was my starter, chicken liver parfait. It was nice, the salad was lovely, but the apricot chutney wasn't very sweet... maybe it's just me, but I didn't think it went that well with the parfait.  For my main (not pictured) I had the rib-eye steak which was lovely, but I wasn't a fan of the chips - they were triple cooked, but that made them quite oily.

Cheese board

For dessert I went fort the fine cheese selection (£8) and was really disappointed.  The cheese was nice enough, but the grapes had no flavour, the apricot chutney made an appearance again, and the crackers were really horrid. They tasted and smelled like plaster :/ My friend ordered the same and didn't like hers either.  

The food was definitely overpriced, but part of what you're paying for is ensuring a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is small and not jam-packed with tables, which I really liked.

After a few French 76 cocktails (delicious!!!!) we headed to our rooms for face packs before heading off to bed.  I slept brilliantly! The sheets were so soft, the bed was really sturdy and the curtains blacked out the light really well. The room was also well air conditioned, so I could have it at just the right temperature.

Full english breakfast

In the morning I decided to go for the full english breakfast. It was lovely, although I'm not a fan of the little wild mushrooms! We also had toast, coffee and juice, all very nice. 

Overall we really loved our stay at the Cae Court. I'd definitely go back there, I'd just order different food next time ;)  I paid £115 for the room for the night and I think it was definitely worth it. If you want to have a closer look at the hotel, you can find their website here.
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  1. Looks like a lovely place to stay. So glad you enjoyed you girly night

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