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Well I have bitten the bullet and am off to Warners in the morning.
I have had a very stressful 8 weeks with my elderly father and desperately need a break.
So with a little trepidation I have booked a 4 night stay. Have upgraded to a balcony room to give me somewhere to sit out in fresh air away from other guests if it all gets too much.
Having read the reviews since they reopened with the restrictions i feel comfortable with the measures they have put in place.

Only drawback having to travel on the train but have my masks,hand gel and clinicell wipes.

Will let you know how it goes.
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Hi Lindsey, which hotel are you staying at?

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Have a lovely time Lindsey - my friends went to a Warner hotel last year and it was something we'd planned to do together this year but then the virus came along. Caring for our 97 year old mother has left my sister and I really drained and coupled with living on my own I just need a change of scenery and company. Stay safe Lindsey :wave:
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Sounds like a good idea for a break but how, may I ask, do you get from the railway station to the venue ?
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We went to Nidd Hall , Harrogate just before Xmas, really good. The FourTunes were the guest act,one of P&Os favourites.
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Manoverboard wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 10:14
but how, may I ask, do you get from the railway station to the venue ?
Probably by taxi - if it is not within walking distance

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david63 wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 10:41
Manoverboard wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 10:14
but how, may I ask, do you get from the railway station to the venue ?
Probably by taxi - if it is not within walking distance
My own thoughts related to the possible Covid risk of using a taxi and if a lift from another family member was the plan.
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Manoverboard wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 10:56
My own thoughts related to the possible Covid risk of using a taxi
We used a couple of taxis last week. We wore masks, one driver did the other didn't - felt safe. Being the local taxi company I use their app so was able to make payment by card so no interaction with having to pay.


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I'm staying at Alvaston Hall in Nantwich.
So train through from Swansea to Crewe station then a taxi to Alvaston Hall.
It takes about 15 mins depending on traffic.There is a station at Nantwich but no taxis.
Happy to pay by card infact at Alvaston hall they have set up an account for you where you pay by card at the end line the cruise. No cash taken.
Like you Jan I'm just drained, the carers have just rung through this morning about something ,my brother can take over next week, trouble is he lives in Wiltshire but he is visiting on Tuesday to take dad at 93 to see mum 90 in her care home. Due to covid they havnt seen each other since lockdown.

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We’ve got our first visit to mum next Monday, Lindsey.
Only one allowed in though.
Mrs B is really looking forward to it.
First since February .


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Lindsey, hope you have a nice relaxing break.

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david63 wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 11:06
Manoverboard wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 10:56
My own thoughts related to the possible Covid risk of using a taxi
We used a couple of taxis last week. We wore masks, one driver did the other didn't - felt safe. Being the local taxi company I use their app so was able to make payment by card so no interaction with having to pay.
We would be happy-ish using the village taxi because we could pay him over the waves but also because he doesn't cart the youngsters about to and from the late night venues ... risk for me is therefore much reduced.
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Have a lovely relaxing time Lindsey. As they say, a change is as good as a rest. :thumbup:

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Be good to get away and have a change of scene. Have a good time Lindsey.
We're out! :clap:
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Back from Warners today.
Had a lovely time.
Will do a small report tomorrow, but just to say that I felt very safe and was was very reassured by all the measures that were in place.

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Whynd1 wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 15:44
Back from Warners today.
Had a lovely time.
Will do a small report tomorrow, but just to say that I felt very safe and was was very reassured by all the measures that were in place.

Lindsey
Lindsey, did you notice if there were many w/c users in the hotel, and did you think it was w/c friendly?
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I know all about the venue having been there a number of times but we would like to know about the entertainment and how that was presented, please.
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towny44 wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 16:12
Whynd1 wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 15:44
Back from Warners today.
Had a lovely time.
Will do a small report tomorrow, but just to say that I felt very safe and was was very reassured by all the measures that were in place.

Lindsey
Lindsey, did you notice if there were many w/c users in the hotel, and did you think it was w/c friendly?
I need to adjust my brain. I read that as w.c. users!


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There were some wheelchair and scooter users .
There are rooms available for users and yes its wheelchair friendly.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 18:09
towny44 wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 16:12
Whynd1 wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 15:44
Back from Warners today.
Had a lovely time.
Will do a small report tomorrow, but just to say that I felt very safe and was was very reassured by all the measures that were in place.

Lindsey
Lindsey, did you notice if there were many w/c users in the hotel, and did you think it was w/c friendly?
I need to adjust my brain. I read that as w.c. users!
Me too Merv :lolno: then realised it was John and he was asking for Pauline !!!
Glad to hear Lindsey had a good time :thumbup:
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Glad you had a good time Lindsey. Look forward to reading your report.


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Short report on my 4 nights at Alvaston hall.
Instead if checking in at reception they have built a wooden cabin at the entrance and this is where you are met by a member of staff who come to the car. You are given your check in pack which includes your door key and charge card. Instead of cash it's now like the cruise all charged and you settle at the end of your stay by card.
No porterage unless you are unable to manage and then they will assist you.
Rooms available for 3pm but you were welcome to sit in the fountain bar and order lunch. I had a signature room which includes toiletries, soft drinks and nibbles and fresh milk in the fridge. The friend I met up with had driven and we had taken some of own wine for the fridge so we could sit on the balcony and have a glass and we left the empty bottles and nobody said anythiyg. All the extras are topped up every day.

Main difference is the restaurant,where you are greeted and escorted to your table you cannot now pre book your ta le. It's all for covid track and trace. The menu is less extensive but all cooked fresh. No salad bar or carvery. This is a major improvement as the food was the best we had ever had. Minor drawback not much salad on the menu.
Breakfast the same all cooked fresh to the table but it seems that with all the breakfast elements, juice,toast etc it takes quite a while you need to allow an hour for service.

Quizzes and entertainment went ahead. In the main entertainment area acts went ahead as usual and we had an opera singer one night, a bit like Katherine Jenkins she was very good. Another night it was the 3 Warner singers.In the previous few weeks a stage had been built in the grounds for the acts with lots of seating some under cover. Apparently they were dancing on the bowling green.

I felt very safe with all the measures put in place, you wore your mask in public areas and we only saw 1 person not wearing a mask and one lady was asked by reception staff to wear one,you could purchase from reception. Plenty of hand sanitiser stations all over.
The weather was so sunny it was lovely to sit out on the balcony.
I was so pleased with everything have booked to go again as dont wish to travel abroad at the moment.
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That all sounds like a much needed break :clap: :D
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Sounds like you had a good time Lindsey. Good to hear.

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we are planning a break - probably September or October.

At the moment, it seems that all hotel's menus are either pretentious or only offering pub grub ( ok for a couple of days, but not for a week).

I saw Warners and wonder if that is the middle ground, or more like School dinners?

At the mo, we are thinking of Cricket St Thomas.


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If you look on the Warner's web site the menus are shown. Much better than pub grub. Everything you could possibly want to know is on the Warner's web site and you get more info when book.

I'm going to Warner's Lakeside in August for a week as I don't want to cruise, go abroad not for another year or so. I can't wait.
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Bensham33 wrote: 07 Jun 2022, 20:39
If you look on the Warner's web site the menus are shown. Much better than pub grub. Everything you could possibly want to know is on the Warner's web site and you get more info when book.

I'm going to Warner's Lakeside in August for a week as I don't want to cruise, go abroad not for another year or so. I can't wait.
thanks, Paul, I looked at the menus and there's a good range.
Is the food quality as good as a cruise?
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I haven't been to Warner's for about 12 years so can't really comment on food quality myself but yes, I do remember it was as good as cruise food and reading reviews on 'trip adviser' it seem the quality is still very good. At a couple of Warner hotels they do have fine dining restaurants but whether there is a supplement for those I don't know. I only go to the Warner's holiday villages and Lakeside is so easy to get to for us.

The hotels look far to posh for the likes of me. :lol:
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