Contributor/ Saffron Powell Brown
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Sanctum On The Green is the little sister of the Sanctum Soho, a smaller rural retreat in Royal Berkshire.
The Good Stuff
The main draw of this hotel for us was the restaurant – Luke’s Dining Room, headed up by young chef of the moment Luke Thomas, who was just 18 at the time of our visit, we found his cooking outstanding. Our Sanctum Suite was only £180 a night with a memorable breakfast, which is a brilliant price for what you get. This poolside room was almost like an apartment, inside was the biggest bath we’d ever seen, complete with a huge shower set in the ceiling. A large comfy bed, stylish brushed silver furniture, REN products, and the walls adorned with Love Music Love Food artwork.
The hotel is co-owned by Iron Maiden’s manager, Andy Taylor and entertainment man Mark Fuller and is regularly visited by LMLF photographer Patrice De Villiers. So as you can imagine, it has a slightly edgy side. We stayed on a very quiet night where we were the only hotel guests (they have just nine rooms). This was slightly disconcerting and made for an unusual stay, but we’d return in a heartbeat. We’d recommend a summer trip when the pool is buzzing, that’s if you can grab a room without a wedding going on.
Inside the hotel – 9/10
Huge great value rooms, perfect for a romantic getaway and wonderful food.
Outside the hotel – 8/10
You need a car in these parts, visit nearby Marlow and Bray for a proper foodie adventure.
Image courtesy of Sanctum on the Green