Stayed for 2 nights with a party of 10 (5 couples) for Christmas party break and having previously stayed here a few years ago knew it was in a great location and had pool etc. The hotel is looking quite tired and I don't think any upgrades have been carried out since my last stay (about 10 years ago!) However, for the price we paid can't expect 5*
My room and bathroom were both quite large and situated on a corner with 2 large windows so a nice bright room. The room was well equipped with hairdryer, iron & board and tea & coffee. But the decor is dated and tired - the carpet was badly stained and the bed quite uncomfortable, although the bedding was very clean and the bathroom was spotlessly clean with a good shower (once you managed to sort the temperature!).
On our first night we enjoyed a short walk into town (about 10 minutes) where there are plenty bars and restaurants to choose from. We returned to the hotel just as the party night was coming to an end and as we were attending the following night, decided to have a sneak peek - looked quiet but good. Staff told us that bookings was much busier for the Saturday night.
Breakfast is buffet continental with cooked breakfast made to order. Saturday morning breakfast and service couldn't be faulted. Sunday morning was much busier and service was a bit of a hit or a miss but food was still very good.
Saturday party night was excellent, the dj was really great and definitely played to his audience. Selection of food was good and tasty but one of our group waited almost 15 minutes for their main and as we were waiting to eat together everyone else's was getting cold! Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the party night, great value & great atmosphere.
Unfortunately Saturday overnight was awful - there was a large group of approx 30 females who were VERY noisy and staying in rooms surrounding us. They had music blaring and were screaming, shouting and singing at the top of their voices until well after 2am. Unfortunately there is absolutely no noise insulation in the rooms so this made for a very uncomfortable night.
I did go to the leisure centre only to find that only the pool was in commission everything else was closed. The staff member on duty was most unhelpful and clearly didn't want the hassle of guests in the facility so I gave it a miss.
This hotel is in a really great location, right next door to the bus stop and train station and a short walk into town but it is very tired and although our break was really good value for money, I don't think I would return unless it has undergone some refurbishment. less