We had planned our return from a holiday in Belfast with an overnight sailing back to the Isle of Man, however the Boat was still out of service but the first part of the journey back was going ahead so we needed an overnight on route from Birkenhead to Heysham. We found this hotel through Booking .com but could not book due to Covid restrictions so I contacted the hotel directly and booked an executive room with breakfast included. Unfortunately the hotel would not match the booking.com price which was at least £15 cheaper but as I could not book through the website I was stuck. We came directly from Birkenhead to the hotel via a scenic but often tight single lane route set by Google maps! which was fine we were tired from travelling all day from Belfast on the calm but open seas an 8 hour crossing. The hotel interior is a bit dated, the staff however are friendly and helpful, but the offputing point was due to Covid restrictions the bar was closed and guests wanting a drink had to sit in the large reception area, but when guests get an uncontrolled spurt of coughing, and don't try and contain their spit or other oral droplets its very worrying, and despite this being a regular thing with one particular young guest nothing was said by the reception staff and no paper tissues etc were offered.
The Bed was comfortable and the room was large, the following morning I used the swimming pool and jacuzzi, and the breakfast was more than adequate even for w Plant based diet. so all in all I would recommend this hotel. As a final farewell as we left the next day the Covid swabbing team were setting up a mobile test facility in the carpark! less