Dingy room and snooty staff....
30/06/2015 Aiwah, Manchester, UK
Stayed two nights here on business and as a single guest, they put me in one of the so-called 'single' rooms in the Coach House annexe. The room was clean and seemed to have been freshened up recently... more
Stayed two nights here on business and as a single guest, they put me in one of the so-called 'single' rooms in the Coach House annexe. The room was clean and seemed to have been freshened up recently, but the small window facing a wall on the ground floor made it all very dark and dingy. It was right next to the front door, so I could hear everyone coming in and out and also whenever the person upstairs walked around, I knew exactly where they were in the room. I didn't feel overly secure in the room either as anyone could walk past and peer in, so I ended up keeping the curtains closed and that just made things even worse.
I ate in the hotel on the first night and as the only 'younger' person in the dining room, was made to feel extremely uncomfortably by both the other guests and also the very patronising waitresses. The food wasn't great either, covered in grease and with very little refinement. Breakfast was the same greasy fare and terribly overpriced compared to other hotels. I ate in Norwich the next day.
The staff in this hotel seemed to have a bit of double standard in terms of attitude and I found that the receptionist was quite snooty because I wasn't 'paying my own bill' as it were.
The only redeeming factor for this hotel is its proximity to the town centre with a regular bus link (the number 11 bus stops outside and takes you into town in about 10 minutes for £1.40 single journey).
Wifi worked okay and I wouldn't object to staying here again for the accommodation, but will ask for a room in the main wing and spend as little time as possible actually IN the unpleasant atmosphere of the hotel. less