Reviews of Gissing Hall, Diss
Review by John on 17th November, 2009
Add your review Date visited: 2009-11-17
Good Points: A lovely old building with genuine character. The staff were all professional and courteous. Bedding was clean and room tidy. The cooked breakfast was good. Bad Points: The decor of our room was shabby and needs attention, for example, the thermostat on the radiator had rusted off completely thus no control of room heat. Also, the bathroom sink hot tap was loose and difficult to operate. General review: Lots of rural character to the hotel but there were signs of a lack of investment in the maintenance of the building and fixtures, which was sad.
Date visited: 2009-11-17
Review by Jonathan on 16th June, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 2008-06-16
Good Points: Staff, Food, Location, Surroundings Bad Points: Diabled toilet in room, but did not need/want it. Lighting in room was poor. Decorative order in some of the hotel needs attention. It felt like a residential home. In contrat I stayed in the Cornwallis the following day and found it far superior.
Date visited: 2008-06-16
Review by Anonymous on 4th August, 2007
Add your review Date visited: 2007-08-04
Good Points: Spacious room, confortable bed and lovely surroundings.
Date visited: 2007-08-04
Review by Lorraine Ong on 25th May, 2007
Add your review Date visited: 24 May 2007
What a beautiful old building! Very restful and comfortable. Lovely gardens with a croquet lawn. We visited to taste my daughter's proposed wedding breakfast choice. The food was wonderfully presented, hot plates, great attention to detail and with the desired unique taste effect! We also viewed the Ballroom and Marquee and were very pleased. Excellent service throughout our meal and with the wedding booking arrangements. The wedding is booked for August 2008 and we are looking forward to enjoying the use of Gissing Hall for the day.
Date visited: 24 May 2007
Review by turner on 10th April, 2007
Add your review Date visited: 28.03.12007
Whole place in need of a lot of attention. Outside in fairly bad state of neglect. Inside there appears to be some work going on but there is not enought attention to detail. Lots of dead flowers around on tables etc and plants with dead leaves abound. Lots of cobwebs in dining room and the high window in there was really dirty. Staff very friendly but I would have been very disappointed if I had been given our room for a honeymooin (supposed to be honeymoon suite) curtains very tatty and faded in bathroom and bedroom, nothing quite finished, hole in wall by bed etc. Windows either don't open or don't shut and heating seemed uncontrollable. Could be a fantastic place but in this state going to struggle to attract people, certainly return ones.
Date visited: 28.03.12007
Review by maria gorham on 18th June, 2006
Add your review Date visited: 16 06 06
Very expensive for the service we got. Very tired after a long journey, all I wished for was a nice shower, five minutes into my shower hot water was gone, I had to finish my shower in cold water. My husband complenied and was told to wait about 20 minutes for the water to heat up again. Next morning no cold water, we could not shower or bath because the water was far too hot. The curtain in the room was too light,4:30 am, we were wide wake. I could not eat my dinner. The whole place needs cleaning. I could not eat breakfast, the pot of tea was filthy, so were the cups.
Date visited: 16 06 06
Review by Gary
Add your review Date visited: 22/01/2005
Food was only average breakfast and evening bar meal. Very little choice first evening,"Very frienldy, comfortable and peacefull. Excellent two nights sleep rooms very pleasant and quiet. Meals and rooms I would have liked information on."
Date visited: 22/01/2005