Comfortable stay in slightly dated hotel
18/09/2017 David C, Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
We stayed here for 3 nights. This is quite a large hotel with perhaps 100 rooms. The decor, furniture and fittings are rather dated and some things are showing signs of wear. But the room was comforta... more
We stayed here for 3 nights. This is quite a large hotel with perhaps 100 rooms. The decor, furniture and fittings are rather dated and some things are showing signs of wear. But the room was comfortable and was kept meticulously clean and tidy. The staff were unfailingly kind, considerate, friendly and polite.
The restaurant is large (of course) and perhaps slightly barrack-like for some tastes. Breakfast followed the usual pattern for large hotels - coffee or tea, cereals and fruit, cooked breakfast or cheese and cold meats, toast , croissants etc. The only small irritation was the piped music - fine for those who like vanilla pop music, otherwise a slightly tedious backdrop.
For dinner there is either the a la carte menu or food from the bar/room service menu. The food from these menus was generally well cooked and well presented. Allergies and food intolerances were catered for. One surprise was the fettucini (on the bar menu) which turned out to be spaghetti apparently cut into short pieces - but it tasted fine!
Would we stay here again? Probably if we are in the area. The kindness and personality of the staff make up for the small negatives. We certainly slept well in a comfortable bed and were not disturbed by the busy main roads or Stansted airport nearby. Thank you. less