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King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

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King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

We are going during the week in mid-June and celebrating my husband's 70th birthday. I've got reservations at both of the above but am not sure which one to go with. I want a balance of convenience and ambiance. I am torn between the King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand and wondered which people recommend. We wanted to make sure there was a hotel with a pool which these both do, for an afternoon "dip" (not serious swimming).

I also looked at the Belmond, but that's a bit above my budget (and probably a just little too posh for our tastes).

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1. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

Mills House.

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2. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

I'll bite - what makes it better? I'd love to know!

Thanks,

Paule

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3. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

To me it's just a nicer hotel and is in a great location, has a bit of history to it. Just me.

Also look at Vendue Inn, through Travelzoo, I believe they are running a special and are also a great location.

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4. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

The public spaces at the Mills House - lobby, reception, bars - feel like a grand hotel. The ground floor desk area of the King Charles is a narrow dark space with about five chairs and a steep staircase up to the dinky upstairs lobby. Stay at the Mills House.

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5. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

Thanks for the feedback. I'll also check out the other place. But Mills House definitely sounds like the choice out of these 2.

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6. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

And the Mills House is on Travelzoo, too! Looks like I might be able to get a nice "extra"!

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7. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

I've never booked through Travelzoo... All goes smoothly?

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8. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

We have used Travelzoo for European travel deals, no problem!!!

By the way, Francis Marion also shows up on Travelzoo, I would not put it in the same category as the Mills and the Vendue, at all!!!

Edited: 31 May 2017, 23:20
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9. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

I wrote to them to see if they'd match the travelzoo offer; I used booking.com to make my initial reservation. I'll see if they match it. It looks like it's a little cheaper + includes a walking tour (though I imagine it's one of the pay-what-you-wish tours). We'll see what they say.

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10. Re: King Charles or Mills Wyndham Grand for special birthday

Wrote to who???