The Belfry Hotel & Resort review
We recently stayed over at the famous The Belfry Hotel & Resort as we were going to our friends’ wedding at the nearby Shustoke Barn. As all my family are super into golf, I was really excited to stay at the world famous golf resort, situated just outside Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
The Belfry is home to PGA National and The Derby world class golf courses so there’s plenty to keep you busy if you like a round of golf. There’s also a golf shop on site so you can stock up on gear or presents for the golfer in your life.
The bedrooms and suites
We stayed in the signature double room which was classic contemporary in style and decorated with neutral tones and bold accents. The bed was really comfy with crisp bed linen, voluminous pillows and fluffy towels. Our room had an en-suite with a lovely walk-in hot waterfall shower.
The bride stayed in one of the bridal suites and it was really fabulous. There was plenty of space for us to all have a glass of champagne on the morning of the wedding and a gorgeous bathroom with a freestanding bath.
The spa and leisure club at The Belfry
I spent Friday afternoon relaxing in the luxury spa with the bride and her twin. I did a few lengths in the pool followed by ten minutes in the steam room and the sauna. The spa was a lovely extra to the hotel, but it wasn’t as nice as a day spa and there were quite a few kids in the pool which made it a bit tricky when doing lengths. There is also a fire ice experience that you can do in the spa, but I think it might cost extra to go in here.
I was a little disappointed on arrival to find out that the rate didn’t include breakfast, as the room rate was already quite expensive and I just expected it to be included, like it usually is at higher end hotels. However, it was definitely worth adding it on (it was £12.50 per person, per day) as the breakfast was really good. It was an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with hot full-English options like bacon, sausage, eggs and beans, and continental options like cheeses and meats as well as cereal, yogurts and fruits. I definitely made the most of it!
On the Friday night we spent time with the bride and groom and their family and friends and we had a meal in The Ryder Grill. The meal was also buffet style with delicious salads and cold meats plus soup for starters followed by a mixture of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes for mains. Again, I did visit the buffet table quite a few times.
There are other dining options too with sports bar Sam’s Club House, Rocca’s Pizza Pasta and room service all available to book.
If you’re not ready for the night to be over once dinner is finished, The Belfry has their own nightclub on site – the Bel Air Nightclub 22. I didn’t try this out as my clubbing days are over!
We also had drinks in the Brabazon Bar when we arrived. The service here was excellent and the drinks weren’t crazy prices.
I wore this beige bodycon dress from Femme Luxe for dinner and accessorised with my Louboutins, since we didn’t have far to walk. I have had so many compliments on this dress – I wasn’t too sure about it at first but I really love it now.
On the Sunday following the wedding, we woke up and, after breakfast, we had a little stroll around the grounds of The Belfry. I wore this crochet mini dress from Femme Luxe but I wore it as a top with some black jeans from ASOS as it was a little short on me to wear as a dress. It’s great for a casual day out, or can be dressed up with jewellery and a pair of heels for night time.
We had an amazing weekend at The Belfry with our friends. I loved it so much that I’ve since booked the hotel for a few friends and my parents as presents. If you’d like to stay at The Belfry, you can book your own stay here.
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