Dalziel Park Hotel & Golf Club
Dates stayed: August 2014, November 2014
Winning a contract in Motherwell, in which the hotels were chosen for me was a different experience. usually my clients will just pay me an overnight fee and leave it for me to sort. My client here paid for this hotel and the other I stopped in.
The Dalziel (Pronounced Dee'el) Park is a hotel with an a la carte restaurant and 14 rooms. A small venue, but with big function rooms and an impressive golf course attached.
I had the pleasure of 2 extended stays at this hotel, one during August 2014 and then another during November 2014. The staff were always welcoming and made my stay a pleasant one. There are two blocks of rooms, one is found through the entrance to the golf course and the other is across the car park from the main building.
The rooms across from the main building have lots of character and some of them require entrance via a spiral staircase. I stopped in two different rooms in this block. Room 1 could only by accessed by the spiral stairs, which posed a slight challenge on a wet night with laptop and a full suitcase (I was there for three weeks after all!)
The room was a family room with a double and single with ensuite. All the rooms in the annex were spacious and well appointed, with toiletries, ironing board, iron complimentary tea tray. My only gripe with the rooms was to do with the flat screen TV - taking a laptop with me and liking to work and watch Netflix at night it was a disappointment that the TV was locked down into Hotel mode and no external inputs worked.
The rooms on the golf club side were more like a modern hotel - functional and much smaller than their counterparts in the larger annex. The exception to this was the honeymoon suite, which I stayed in for a few nights. Other rooms I stayed in this block were small, but still well equipped.
I felt a little lost in the bed as there was only me. The TVs in the new block are wall mounted and so their inputs are all available to use, which made it easier for me to work. I stayed Bed and Breakfast and the breakfast, in the Wide Mouth Frog restaurant was a traditional Scottish affair with freshly prepared coffee. The continental selection was somewhat limited as it consisted of an array of Kellogg's cereals, with some yoghurts.
There is free 10mb internet throughout the hotel and I didn't experience any issues with it. It is protected by a Terms and Conditions page.
I would recommend the hotel, as the friendly staff and quiet and relaxed atmosphere made for a pleasant stay. Some drawbacks for me were the annex rooms stopping me using the TV as a second screen and also food is stopped being served at 9pm, without a bar snack available.
Visit their website: http://lisini.co.uk/dalziel-park-hotel/about