“The high ceilings and classic feel of the handsome old building blend seamlessly with the new wing, which expanded the tally of well-furnished rooms to 38 and added an impressive spa and pool. We like the excellent staff and less formal Reflections Brasserie, where the Monkfish with Thai red curry sauce is superb. Finish with a liqueur by the fire in the Library in winter and burn off breakfast exploring the numerous trails of the undulating estate.”
Written by Marcus Waring
“Set in the heart of 120 acres of breathtaking gardens, woodland and parkland, Alexander House Hotel is ideal for those in search of a gorgeous Sussex hotel, superb dining or sumptuous spa break. Wonderfully located hotel near East Grinstead, quietly yet conveniently for Gatwick and perfect as a boutique country manor house hotel destination near London, Alexander House Hotel has been glamorously refurbished.”
Down by the colonnaded basement pool, water gurgled in a giant hot tub that can fit 20. The lighting was dim; the water piping hot. Roman-style urns stood between Doric columns. Chilly West Sussex felt a long way away: we had been transported to Italy in the glory days of the emperors.
Originally published by The Times (view article)