Guests can gaze at the stunning surroundings from the restaurant or, alternatively, from their contemporary suite with stylish décor and a fabulous bathroom. At their leisure, guests may wander over the 68 hectares of idyllic grounds or play a round of golf on the exceptional course with its notable suspended water table greens. Guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services. In addition to 114 guest rooms, the air-conditioned hotel also provides 3 bars, 8 conference rooms, a car park and both room and laundry services.
The hotel resides in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge and overlooks the gorge itself. Although the coal-mining industry once dominated the area, the views today are far more picturesque, with the rocky gorge and green surrounds punctuated by the majestic bridge. Birmingham International Airport is some 80 km from the hotel, while Coventry Airport is about 99 km away.
The guest rooms are brimming with contemporary style and glamour, from the designer headboards to the beautiful counterpanes. Subtle tones have been employed with great effect, contrasting soft latte shades with rich chocolates to create a warm and sensual haven, and throwing in a touch of vibrancy with soft furnishings to add a bit of drama. Each room comes with a private bathroom with shower, bath and hairdryer, as well as a double or king-size bed, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, Internet access and an ironing set.
This fitness mecca has row after row of high-tech exercise machines, which on-site fitness gurus show guests how use. Programmes can be found to suit each individual's level of fitness and goals, be it strength training, cardio fitness, calorie burning or a gentle work-out. The machines are made by Technogym, and they are futuristic pieces of wizardry that work with a wellness key system, which stores the user's settings and personalises the machine to the individual work-out. Guests can be massaged into a state of pure, unadulterated relaxation in the spa. The hotel offers a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a sun terrace, hot tub and sauna. Greens fees apply to the on-site golf course.
Restaurant 1779 overlooks the Ironbridge Gorge. The menu is an ultra-modern European mix. The chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients as much as possible and keep the regulars guessing with speciality produce dishes every now and then. The ambience of the restaurant is contemporary and stylish.
This establishment accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA as methods of payment.
By car: Leave the M54 at Junction 4, and take the second exit sign-posted A442 Bridgnorth. Take the second slip road leading onto the A442, sign-posted Madeley and Shifnal, Ironbridge Gorge Museum. Get in the right-hand lane for the A442 (avoid the left-lane which goes to Madeley and Shifnal). At the first roundabout, turn right following the brown tourist sign for Telford Golf Club. Pass the Murco garage on the right-hand side, and turn left at the roundabout towards Sutton Heights. After half a mile, turn left onto Great Hay Drive - the hotel is at the end of this road.
Check in 15:00h
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed