To start with, the photographs used to show the hotel, bedroom, bathroom, bar, and dining area are either extremely dated, or have had some heavy photoshop work done before being put on display. What... more
To start with, the photographs used to show the hotel, bedroom, bathroom, bar, and dining area are either extremely dated, or have had some heavy photoshop work done before being put on display. What I experienced when I was there for 2 nights is not what is displayed in the photographs!
Moving on, my bedroom and bathroom were both very old, dated, and overused. The paintwork was chipped and peeling away, the skirting boards were a mess, the radiators in the room didn't work, the carpet was worn and tired, the bath had large chips. To make things worse, the walls and ceiling are thin and poorly insulated, I could hear everything from anyone who walked past my room along the corridor and the people staying in the room above me - it was like I was back at University paying a Landlord for an over-priced ground floor room with terrible neighbours. But the Landlord is cheap and is only looking to make a quick profit!
Next, the hallways, bar and dining area. Again these areas were all very old, dated, and overused. I ordered the gammon steak meal and my partner ordered the fish and chips meal from the restaurant on Friday evening and the quality of the food was awful. My steak was overcooked, burnt and chewy, the batter on the fish was soggy, the vegetables from both meals were bland and most probably from frozen - there was nothing fresh about these meals.
And then there was breakfast. The quality of the food was better than the evening meal, but the choice and selection was minimal. I could not see a lot of staff, so tables were left for a long time before being cleaned up, and on occasions there seemed to be no staff at all. The small selection of cooked food ran out very quickly, and it took a long time before any more food was brought out.
I did not use the pool, sauna or spa area.
I was charged £200 for a 2-night stay, for the actual quality of this hotel, it is not worth it. If people are looking for advice, stay somewhere else, there are plenty of other hotels just a couple of miles away. less