Having stayed here a number of times in the past, we were already sad to learn there was no longer a cooked breakfast however that is reflected in the new pricing. There is also no evening food, which there had been in the past and was always lovely. This i formation was not given to us upon arrival at check in.
The room was dated and in need of redecoration. There is a button on the headboard which I presumed operated the bedside lamps, but no it does nothing!
There is no air con or fan available and some windows do not open due to being painted shut, we managed to get it opened and had to prop it open with a shoe, hardly what you expect.
The beds are solid and it felt like sleeping on a rock. The pillows are painfully thin and hard, I struggled to sleep because of this. The duvet cover is ill fitting and there seemed to be lots of excess duvet cover flapping about.
There was noise during the night from above lots of walking backwards and forwards and as the floorboards creak a-lot as it is an old building you can here every footstep. This also impacts on your sleep.
The shower lever is hard to control as you pull the pull forward for power and left for heat right for cool, if you accidentally knock it with your elbow while showering you run the risk of burning yourself as it is so sensitive.
All in all a very disappointing stay here, it feels as though its being run into the ground. In light of the fact the hotel is up for development (possibly a HMO) this could explain everything. It feels like they are just waiting for the right opportunity to come along so no investment will be made in the place in the meantime.
Shame because we have enjoyed staying here in tge past
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