Stayed here for one night whilst on business - booked by my company. It's on a main route into the city and by all accounts very handy. There is a car park at the side of hotel, I got parked ok (mid week night) which I was happy with.
The reception staff were nice enough and I was directed to a room on the top floor, double en suite. I don't think there is a lift so please check if mobility is an issue. The stairs up to the top floor are rather narrow and awkward, I only had a small case luckily. The room itself (17) was quite spacious and on the front of the building. I would describe it as being in need of TLC. Probably refurbed a few years ago and rather tired in places with some carpet stains and a rather shabby rug. I think these rooms in old buildings must be a cleaners nightmare and it was rather dusty in places. No one died from dust though did they....
The bed was very soft, and the pillows also so I was glad to only be staying for a night as I do suffer with a bad back, the linen was clean. The room was also a bit chilly, the radiator was only just warm. There is a notice about either asking for an extra heater (or fan in summer) and I did just that. A fan heater was supplied which did make the room toasty. I guess it depends on whether you are a hot or cold person. There are blackout blinds and curtains to making it nice and dark for sleeping. Road noise was well suppressed.
The bathroom was, on the the face of it, clean and bright. If you look closely at the shower pipe and the dial they were rather grubby. They are old fitments and you could really only clean them with a toothbrush and a lot of scrubbing - maybe done regularly it would be a quick job but I don't think they had been done for a long time. I'm quite a fussy person but actually I wasn't put off from using the shower, it was just that it should really be spotless.
I ate in the restaurant for dinner and was served by a really nice young lady, very pleasant and efficient to deal with. I had two courses (see pictures) and both were very nicely cooked. You can check their menu online, I think there are vegetarian options, not sure about vegan. They have a price for 2 or 3 courses.
Breakfast is served in the bar area, a chap said I could choose from a menu but didn't bring one although there was a selection of hot and cold items from a buffet. I overheard another waiter telling some other people that the system had just changed and it was buffet only so I think my waiter had got muddled up. I guess you should ask if you want something that isn't on the buffet, I wasn't bothered.
I would summarise by saying that this place just lets itself down by being a bit tired and lacking attention to some of the basics, but if you need somewhere to stay for a couple of nights there are probably a lot worse places. less