Let's face it, the accommodation options in this part of the UK are not really extensive. This hotel does however fall within the sweet spot of being convenient to transportation as well as being the least rubbish of the hotels in the region....I might even go so far as to say the hotel is "good".
The hotel, while looking like an office block on the outside has been refreshed internally. The common areas of reception, bar, and restaurant all are comfortable.
The rooms are comfortable and clean if a little small if you're with a family.
The wifi is "hotel average", ie bordering on rubbish.
For me there are only three important things for a good hotel though: the three B's:
While my "double bed" was actually two singles with a hard bridge down the middle, the bathroom was one of the cleanest I have seen in the region. The water is hot and the pressure is great. It is almost old fashioned in temperature and sheer litres/minute. Excellent.
Breakfast is good. The breakfast team in the restaurant are friendly and helpful. The breakfast selection is the full english, or a selection of cereals and toasts with fruit and yoghurt for those not wanting a heart attack at 50. The only thing letting breakfast down is the coffee. It's instant and doesn't seem very strong. I suggest the hotel buy an espresso machine.
Will be back next time I'm in the region. less