Beautiful exterior of this hotel, but found the interior dark and gloomy. It all seems to be a mishmash inside - dark panelling, dark paint, mixed patterns of wallpaper and patterned carpets, making ... more
Beautiful exterior of this hotel, but found the interior dark and gloomy. It all seems to be a mishmash inside - dark panelling, dark paint, mixed patterns of wallpaper and patterned carpets, making a confusing look. Nice old pieces of furniture but which seemed to be hidden because of the patterns and gloom. There's a bar, but it seemed cheerless - had to call someone to come serve which they were very obliging. Sat and had a drink in the gloomy room with nice music in the background, but there was an oversized TV on and nobody watching - so we turned it off.
There seemed to be lots of doors that were closed. It's a large building but seemed we were only able to go into the reception, bar and another small lounger that we didn't use. There was nowhere else cosy to gather.
There's no lift. Be warned. We had heavy luggage and had to cart it all the way to the very top of the hotel - up 2 flights of stairs. No porter.
Our room was a small double. Again it was gloomy. Bed was comfy and had nice linen but the room wasn't used to its best. There was a desk in the corner by a small window and a large mirror that faced over the desk - if you wanted to look in it then you had to lean over the desk. Seemed a strange place to put it. The bathroom was a good size and though felt modern, it also felt gloomy. Good overhead shower. My pet hate is the lighting. I like soft lights but also I like a strong light when needed. Women who put on makeup can't see properly - it's too dark. The room was warm but as I don't like heat in a room I turned it off and opened the small window which was running in condensation.
The breakfast was a strange affair. No menu - so when asking for something cooked I had to ask what there was and still didn't get what I'd asked for. I had veggie, and it was ok. There was also cereal, juice, toast, fruit and yoghurts to help yourself to. The butter served wasn't butter ..... I know my butter :-D
It's a lovely hotel and looks very grand, but it needs a little decoration to brighten things up which would be very stylish inside indeed. Yes I'd stay here again, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
Staff are very friendly and helpful - couldn't do enough for us.
We had a nice stay. less