Stayed here as my usual hotel was fully booked.
I really wanted to love this hotel and I did until i got to my room. The lobby and the lovely lady who checked me in on a stormy night was fabulous. Roaring fire, high ceilings, wood panelling and spade loads of history in the lobby.
Such a trek to my room (30), up and down stairs, which isn’t an issue. My room looked like a room in a dilapidated nursing home, freezing cold even though the heating was on. Again high ceilings and a large room.
My room was opposite a “no entry” staircase, I presume up to the attic, which had quite a strong cool breeze coming from it which probably didn’t help my room temperature.
I ordered room service for dinner which was fine, although as my room was so cold it went cold immediately. I asked for a heater if they had one and they said they would bring one up if one was available - thankfully they had one!
The bathroom wasn’t the cleanest, I rolled down the roller blind in the bathroom and it was full of dust and cobwebs.
Reasonable night’s sleep.
Breakfast was in the main dining room and was absolutely fine.
Check out was no issue at all.
As with all hotels of a certain age, they need a fortune spending on them which they just can’t afford. If they could upgrade some rooms it would be lovely as I so wanted to love this place. I always try to stay places with a bit of history rather than faceless boxes (where I can). less