Basic but not enticing enough to want to return quickly
28/06/2017 Jon0408travel, Coventry, United Kingdom
Booked for a short notice business trip - limited rooms available at what I think is a global hotel chain - so it must be OK? yeah?.Checked in at one of the darkest receptions I have ever seen - made ... more
Booked for a short notice business trip - limited rooms available at what I think is a global hotel chain - so it must be OK? yeah?.Checked in at one of the darkest receptions I have ever seen - made me wonder what else went on there! Staff were very pleasant and chatty - allocated the room, but then was surprised when I was told that due to the Midsummer celebrations, neither their bar nor restaurant was open - and the town was largely closed too. Hmmm, why didn't we get informed at the time of booking booking? My room was smaller than most prison cells, but whilst basic, was clean and functional so did the job as it was only for one night. I was surprised to see other presumed 'guests' wheeling cycles through the hotel corridors. On retiring for bed at 2300hrs, due to the very thin curtains, the typical land of the midnight sun was keeping me awake, along with the idiot in room 134 who thought that you had to shout at Skype - not good with the very thin walls and I was starting get somewhat annoyed before he finally tired out or was cut off - but not good. Breakfast was dire to be honest. Cornflakes were the only option really (and I'm not a picky eater) as the 'hot' buffet food looked like my ex wife had cooked it, and the cold buffet looked equally un-appetising - so, coffee and cornflakes it was.. There is no parking at the hotel but there is a private ParkHus about 150m away and reception did book me in there. In all, as it was a short notice one night business trip, it sufficed - albeit barely.
The question is, would I stay there again? Not sure - we'll have to see what other options are available for future trips but this won't be my first choice. less