would not return...
This is a mixed review... on the positive side the staff who work at the hotel are lovely! Very friendly and helpful - the best thing about our stay.
The hotel itself has a charming facade and is set in a very pretty park - I had a park side view and it was worth it. My friend stayed on the other side with a view of tower blocks which was noisy with the windows open - her window was broken and wouldn't shut properly. We were advised not to walk through the park after dark into town in case we were mugged! Therefore we got taxis all the time for relatively short distances.
The fried breakfast was ok, but when I ordered poached eggs on toast, the egg was overcooked and rubbery and it was served on cheap sliced white bread.
I paid the same sort of price for this hotel as I usually pay for a four star (this is three star) and the difference in quality was amazing...
The decor lacks taste - in desperate need of a makeover. It feels bare and unwelcoming. We ate in the restaurant on the first night and although the food was nicely cooked - I had a steak and the chef came out to check how I liked it and did a good job of it, we were the only people in there and it distinctly lacked atmosphere.
My room was basic but bearable. Things I liked - the bed was comfy, it had tea and coffee making facilities and a tv with a good range of channels. The Wi fi was very fast and efficient.
Things I didn't like - rough carpet, dated decor, no complementary toiletries - there was shampoo, shower gel, etc. But they were fixed to the wall like an institution! The shower was not very powerful and there was not enough hot water for a decent shower or bath.
When I stay in a hotel I want to feel a bit pampered, and stay somewhere nicer than my own home. This was sadly not the case on this occasion.
I would not return to this hotel, although I feel it has got the potential to be gorgeous with some investment! less