After reading previous reviews. I was excited to book a birthday High Tea at Henley. However such a disappointment and must attributed solely down to the staff and chef. Beautiful sunny day, we were placed inside as its 'difficult to seat 7 outside'! No tea menu and savories were frozen packet style, sandwiches had gone crusty. Had to ask for bubbles, ask for a non alcoholic option, ask for a cup of tea!!. Beautiful Hotel and styled, lovely grounds. Suggest the staff take some high teas themselves at zeelong as an example, to see how it's done. Very expensive for what was experienced.
The Henley hotel just out of Cambridge is beautiful Stunning rooms Lovely friendly staff Excellent facilities beautiful grounds Close to Cambridge and Hamilton city Staff are just friendly helpful and all round lovely people
You would expect a boutique hotel and spa of this calibre ( The Henley Hotel in Cambridge) to have chefs who cater for vegans and vegetarians. But NO, absolutely not. I would not recommend dining here. A set menu of $89 per head was served for Christmas day lunch. Prepayment was required a week before. I liased via email before,asking if they would cater for vegans, saying there was nothing on the menu suitable for me. It was indicated they could. This is what I got for $89. Entree-cold beetroot soup ( everyone had this as an option also - it was okay) My main course was a small plate of rice risotto! Norhing else. No roast vegies cooked in oil, although the set menu said all main course options included as such, no salads, nothing! My dessert consisted of a couple slices of pineapple, kiwifruit and a few grapes! No strawberries, no melon, no dairy free yoghurt. TOTALLY USELESS. DISGUSTING IN FACT! The water in the urns for tea and coffee was luke warm.Some years back when the same premises were called Sarnia Park, I attended Christmas lunch there with family. They had a set menu far superior plus the chefs prepared wonderful vegan courses for me. The interior decor may have changed to look more palatial,but as for the food and the chefs, that's another story!A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.…
We and our two little boys were very happy to stay in Henley Hotel. Great food, great customer service, beautiful gardens, lakes, food, bar, spa. I loved the Mona Lisa pics. It's beautiful stunning. Great place for pictures. Staff helped me get beautiful pictures. I enjoyed my Jim Beam n the authentic dinner. Breakfast was tasty and healthy. Very clean place. Will definitely recommend the Henley Hotel and will visit them again n again... Lovely Memories 😊
Five of us very muched enjoyed the second sittinģ dinner on Christmas day. Well balanced three courses multi choice meal. Very well presented, well served by ftiendly professional staff. Some of whom (Hungarian and French) are trapped in NZ due the pandemic. Small negative point - would have preffered a wider selection of red wines but this did not spoil the experience. The new owners are to be complimented on wgat they have achieved.