It's true this hotel is located in an industrial area of Bradford so those seeking a country retreat should look elsewhere. For those traveling or passing through on business such as I was it is conveniently located.
The hotel is pretty clean and tidy, seemingly well maintained and check in was unremarkable.
The room itself, whilst compact was functional. However, as I had booked a double room I expected a double bed. Unlike the hotel management, and I note another reviewer, I do not believe two single beds pushed together constitute a double. Particularly at 6'3" and when there is a significant gap between the two mattresses. I was later told in an email from the General Manager that this was because the hotel had "run out" of mattress toppers which are usually used to mask the two singles pushed together trick.
The other issue in the room is the wafer thin walls. My neighbour's TV on until late into the evening was the first source of disturbance. I'd love to be able to say it was the TV too loud, but I could hear him make phone calls and snoring too. Finally the TV went off and the snoring subsided around midnight and I was able to start drifting off. That was of course until 3:30am when the occupants above decided to take a shower (I think) and then seemingly insisted on pacing the length of their room for the next hour. Every footstep creating an excruciating creak on their floorboards/ my ceiling. Their apparent retirement/ departure at 4:30am brought much relief and an attempt to get a couple more hours sleep before my alarm at 7:00am. Sadly Mr Snoring TV Man was up at 6am with BBC News on his TV which I was able to hear in crystal clear high definition. On a positive note the bathroom was immaculate with an impressive power shower which was most welcome when trying to reinvigorate ones self after such a lousy night.
My evening meal in the restaurant was home made cottage pie with roasted vegetables. The cottage pie itself was home made and adequate. The accompanying roasted vegetables which one assumed would be broccoli, carrots, cauliflower or similar were actually stir fried peppers, onions and mushrooms. Breakfast was made fresh to order and was a very nice haddock and poached eggs. I checked out that morning, a day early, with an absolute yearning to have significantly more sleep that evening.
Curiously this is the first hotel I have ever stayed in at which the staff failed to once ask how my stay was; which I found particularly revealing.
My email from the General Manager concluded with a hope that I would consider staying at the hotel again. Sadly, unless some significant improvement is made to sound proofing between the rooms the combined total of four weeks I have to spend in Bradford this year will not be at the Guide Post, which is a shame. less