This hotel has some very good aspects, others not so good. We arrived for a four day break on a Wednesday evening, to be greeted with complete indifference by the receptionist, who was doing something... more
This hotel has some very good aspects, others not so good. We arrived for a four day break on a Wednesday evening, to be greeted with complete indifference by the receptionist, who was doing something with her computer and left us standing for a time before greeting us, although we were the only people there. As a very old building there are no lifts, however we were not offered help with baggage, and told to take the stairs up to the room. Being in my sixties I had expected help with the bags, perhaps she thought I needed the exercise! The room itself was delightful, lovely four poster bed (which we paid extra for) but overall it was fabulous, with a very good en-suite. The only downside is that the walls are paper thin, so noise travels through them, and there is very little insulation so the bathroom was very cold. (The weather was sub-zero so this was only to be expected in a building of this age). We dined here on the first evening, decent pub-grub rather than fine dining, but OK.
Breakfast was amusing, I ordered fried eggs and bacon, only to receive one small egg and one very small piece of bacon, not quite what I expected.
Perhaps the most annoying thing about this hotel is the background music, which plays everywhere at all times, and seems to consist (for those who remember these) of early 1970s 'Top of the Pops' albums, popular music but not by the original artists! less