We stayed in this Best Western as part of a Groupon deal. Its always hard to comment on the value for money when you go on one of those deals because you are getting a discount anyway.
Yes I would agree that the Hotel looks a little tired on the outside, although inside is pretty nice I don't have any complaints, its fairly standard to be honest. Breakfast was good, the usual that you would expect and there was always enough even if you did have to wait a little bit for them to replenish the food. If I wanted to moan about everything I could complain that the bar had run out of one of the beers that should have been on tap and didn't replace it all weekend, but its really not a big deal. We had dinner there on the first evening because it came with our deal and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We didn't choose to eat there for the following night because I think it is a little overpriced for what it is, and to honest unless the food or hotel is amazing why would you just eat there all the time?
My only complaint would be that our bed was really uncomfortable, if we were the complaining types I would probably have asked to move but to be honest I couldn't be bothered. However it was bad enough that we didn't really sleep the first night. We found our own solution though and my husband flipped the mattress over which seemed to do the trick because it was much better the second night. I think we must have just got a dud one because my parents said their mattress was fine.
The location is good we took a 10 - 15 minute stroll into Leamington Spa from the Hotel, so if that is what you are looking for then this Hotel will tick that box. All in all we had a great weekend, if you are coming here for luxury then you're not going to get it. The fact the hotel has no leisure facilities or grounds suggests that you are not going to get luxury, so why complain about it? I would definitely recommend a Groupon deal or something similar for this place if you are looking for a cheep weekend away. less