Stayed one night to enjoy the bournemouth air festival , it was a Saturday in August and on an event weekend so was not surprised to be paying more than we would normally for the room , to be fair all... more
Stayed one night to enjoy the bournemouth air festival , it was a Saturday in August and on an event weekend so was not surprised to be paying more than we would normally for the room , to be fair all the hotels in the area were doing the same .
We paid just over £150 for a double room with breakfast.
The experience was average .
First the bad -
1- No parking in the carpark so had to pay for 24 hour parking in the public carpark across the road, when I asked for a refund on departure the receptionist turned my request down, I was told that a space was not guaranteed but they had non residents "sneaking in" to park and also staff used the same spaces , I felt that they should have policed their spaces better to allow paying guests to park and to avoid incurring local parking prices , or at the very least reimbursed me for the additional costs I incurred.
2 - Very, very soft mattresses , our bed had 2 single mattresses pushed together and they were incredibly soft and actually made you roll together into the middle of the bed.They felt like they had seen better days .
3 - As mentioned by other reviewers the floorboards were incredibly creaky , we were on the top floor and had no one above us but I would think the people on the floor below were cursing us and the other rooms on our floor!
Now the good -24 Colonsay , Hemel Hempstead,Herts,HP3 8TZ
1 - Plenty of storage in the room (31) we had a big double walk in wardrobe with loads of good hangers
2- Room , although a little tired with chipped paint and creaky floor boards it was very clean
3- Bar area , having returned from a night out the bar area was very comfortable and had a nice atmosphere , we enjoyed what we thought were very reasonably priced drinks .
4- Staff , all seemed polite and conciencious
5- Breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of choice and the full English was hot and well cooked.
So overall an average score of 3 - for the price I've stayed in much better in bournemouth but then I've also stayed in worse.
I may well return on a weekend which is less busy and at a room rate that is not inflated due to the time of year as long as it's more around the £80 mark.