Have just spent two nights in the Walton Park and I'm struggling to get the balance of this review correct. Let's start with the positives: - the building itself has plenty of period features and the lift is brilliant - haven't see one like this since I was a child (a very long time ago!). Our room on the top floor was spacious, king size bed which was a bit soft but still comfortable, lovely view across the sea and a reliable, if somewhat slow, WIFI connection. The room was clean and everything worked. Also, plenty of electrical sockets in the room - all accessible. The staff are friendly and get the job done.
And now the rest of the review; the bedroom was dated as was the bathroom - an old Triton electric shower mounted over the bath kept a constant temperature but didn't provide a lot of pressure. The fan in the bathroom was noisy (comes on automatically as soon as the light is turned on) and I guess the guests on either side of our room would have heard the fan! We could certainly here their fans!
There is a far bit of sound transmitted between the walls and especially from people walking up and down the corridor - suspect old wooden floor boards probably don't help.
We ate in the bar both nights - there was nothing seriously wrong with the food - I was just expecting something more interesting and put together with a little more passion. The pork & chorizo burger was ok but the composition of the bun was lacking. And on to the Chilli beef nachos, if you want a massive pile of chilli beef and tortilla chips then you'll be happy, however if you were expecting a more traditional serving of Nachos then you be in for a surprise.
Breakfast was even more disappointing. A very limited selection of fruits and cereals drove me, on the first morning, to try some of the hot food (kept warm with individual heaters). I should know better! There was plenty available but quality and cooking left a lot to be desired. The next morning I stuck to a piece of toast and left it at that.
Would I use the hotel again? Possibly - if I need accommodation then 'yes' but I would eat in the hotel and I wouldn't bother paying for breakfast! less