The simple but effective wood-sculpted foyer area with its sinuously shaped reception is a perfect introduction to the lovely accommodation at this hotel. A Japanese-minimalist mood holds sway with celadon tea sets and tall, elegant stems of greenery artfully arranged. Muted colours and natural materials in the bedrooms create a zen atmosphere.
The location, far from any attractions and off a long main road, is far from ideal but double-glazed windows roadside keep the traffic noise low. A smart on-site restaurant, bar and spa mean it might be tempting just to stay put anyway. Service is excellent and discounts of up to 10% are offered.