Hotel Reviews - UK

Thornton Hall Hotel: Four-star luxury with a spa and restaurant to boast about

Thornton Hall Hotel is an award-winning four star hotel located within a stone’s throw from North Wales, Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester. We were lucky enough to be invited to stay last weekend after we’d pigged out at lunchtime in the hotel’s restaurant (The Lawns).

We stayed in an Executive Garden View Room, located in the main bedroom wing. The room was fantastic; spacious, comfortable, and with a cute little balcony. It was full of quirky touches including fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a TV at the end of the bath and, our personal favourite, a Smart TV! This meant that we could spend our evening watching Dexter on Netflix (yes, we are that cool!) and chilling out on the huge bed drinking the complimentary hot chocolate.

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Comfortable luxury

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Modern bathroom

The view from our room was beautiful; we could see the gardens and the pagoda where Thornton Hall hold weddings.

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Early morning fog – the view from our room

The communal areas in the main part of the hotel are very nicely done up in warm tones, with interesting bits and pieces of furniture that provide talking points whilst strolling through the lounges and the bar area. There’s a roaring log fire, sofas you literally sink into, and even a red carpet for special guests (we ended up walking up it accidentally as we arrived at the same time as a wedding party!).

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The lounge

It’s the spa, though, where Thornton Hall really excels. The spa is fantastic. Boasting a relaxing, warm swimming pool, an indoor jacuzzi, two outdoor hot tubs, a sauna, steam room, and an innovative snow room, the spa has it all. You could easily spend a day chilling out in Thornton Hall’s spa and that’s without even considering the fact that you can have spa treatments e.g. massages and facials.

I particularly enjoyed the sauna, which had changing levels of lighting and wasn’t too unbearably hot. Kyle braved the snow room after his sauna and found the whole experience very rejuvenating!

After a solid night’s sleep in our comfy bed, we headed down for breakfast. The staff were really friendly and let us eat our breakfast in the bar area rather than the main restaurant as we had our baby with us and didn’t want to disturb other guests if we needed to placate her!

The breakfast buffet was well-stocked with a range of cooked options and continental options. We took full advantage, scoffing bacon, sausages, roast potatoes (!), baked beans, and scrambled eggs, following this up with cheese, cold meats, and croissant!

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A good start to the day!

After a coffee or three, we felt ready to face the day and headed towards Liverpool where we visited the U-Boat Story. This is one of the charms of this hotel; it feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but you’re actually a short drive from a plethora of visitor attractions.

Thornton Hall Hotel is a fantastic option for anyone looking to stay in this part of the UK. It also helps that they now, after the acquisition of Matt Worswick, boast a brilliant restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining before chilling out in the spa and getting a really good night’s sleep.

To find out more about Thornton Hall, check out their website or give them a ring on 0151 336 3938.

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