Review of Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel

We stayed and dined at the Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel near Sheffield for one night in May 2012, on a complimentary basis, during my first trip as a blogger panelist for Best Western’s Year of Get Up & Go. It was easy to find the hotel from Junction 30 on the M1. The original part of the building is very impressive. There’s a large car park at the back of the hotel, but as there’s a drop off layby opposite reception and some type of roundabout, it’s gets very congested with traffic at that point.

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Exterior of Mosborough Hall

We stayed in the Robert de Stuteville Suite (named after a Yorkshire baron) on the top floor of the original building. It was a beautiful, large room with three windows overlooking the garden (above the blue flagpole in the photo of the exterior). There was a lot of attention to detail in the soft furnishing and I liked the mix of colours and textures. The king size bed was really comfortable. The room had a chaise longue and two armchairs. The desk was tucked away in the corner. The WiFi was free and the signal in the room was very good. The room had a relaxing, romantic ambience.

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Robert de Stuteville room at Mosborough Hall

It was a pity that there was a large stain on the carpet near the dressing table.  I’d have liked to see a wider selection of tea and coffee sachets on offer. The walk-in shower leaked all over the bathroom floor.

I enjoyed having a bath with a view of the Monkey Puzzle trees just outside the windows.

Robert de Stuteville room at Mosborough Hall

The oldest parts of the building are really characterful, like the leaded window pictured below in the public area.

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Public area at Mosborough Hall

We selected from the a la carte dinner menu, although there was also a 3 course set menu. I started with Smoked Salmon served with Oriental Salad; the salmon was good but I found the salad dressing to be a bit too spicy for my taste.  My husband’s’ Rabbit Pancetta & Pea Ballontine was very tasty.

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Rabbit Pancetta & Pea Ballontine starter at Mosborough Hall

My Lamb Rump was excellent and the courgettes complimented it well. My husband thought that his Pork Belly tasted like rewarmed meat from the carver’s trolley.

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Lamb Rump at Mosborough Hall

I decided to finish with Bakewell Tart (an almondy sponge encased in jam layered shortcrust pastry) which originates from nearby Derbyshire. I haven’t had Bakewell Tart for years and it was very good.

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Bakewell Tart at Mosborough Hall

The Cheese Board was well laden. It would’ve been a good idea if the waiting staff had cleared the crumbs from our table mat before serving the dessert.

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Cheese Board at Mosborough Hall

In the morning, breakfast was served between 7 and 10am. There was a buffet for a continental breakast. The fresh pineapple and melon were good and the croissants delicious.

You order a cooked breakfast from the kitchen. I had the Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg served on a Muffin; there was certainly lots of salmon. My husband had kipper.

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Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg at Mosborough Hotel

In summary, I loved the Robert de Stuteville Suite at the Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall; it was spacious and beautifully decorated but that stained carpet and leaky shower need urgent attention. The food in the restaurant was very good, apart from the Pork Belly. All the staff were attentive and friendly.

Click here to see all my Mosborough Hall photos on Flickr.

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