For seasoned travellers, there are few things as satisfying as finding a hotel to which you want to return time and time again. The Kenilworth is one of these rare gems - a compact den that offers everything you'd need for either a sophisticated business trip or a romantic weekend away.
The boutique hotel is essentially comprised of eleven luxurious rooms, located either in the main building or outside, and an incredible cocktail bar. We stayed in one of the standard rooms outside, (£89 for one night, including a continental breakfast for two), which was both chic and extremely comfortable. One minor quibble would be that the walk-in shower makes it very easy to soak the entire bathroom, but as the deluxe rooms offer a two person bath instead this problem is easily avoidable.
Regardless of why you're staying at the Kenilworth, a visit to the bar is almost mandatory. Boasting a large and diverse selection of spirits, carefully chosen by the exceedingly knowledgeable manager Rob, the Kenilworth's sultry bar is sure to delight anyone with an interest in mixology. The menu features a range of creative and delicious cocktails, of which we particularly enjoyed the Dark and Bubbly, a delightful variation on a traditional Dark and Stormy. Extenstive off-piste research proved that the friendly staff were equally capable of making any drink that took our fancy, with a level of professionalism that would be notable in London, let alone tiny Kenilworth. Those who would like to conduct a similarly thorough investigation of the bar should avail themselves of the hotel's Cocktail Room Package, which allows two people to enjoy unlimited cocktails, a night's stay and breakfast for a reduced rate. We would, however, recommend dining at one of the town's many good restaurants beforehand!
For more information visit www.thekenilworth.co.uk