Recently I spent two nights in different rooms at the Chester Beatty. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a good size, clean with 100% cotton linen, feather dovet/ pillows and a good shower, however the corridor outside the door on the ground floor smelt so bad I had to hold my breath. I was going by the back door to the kitchen on my way to the bar when I looked in to see the comi chef who had just been outside smoking with other kitchen staff use his bare hands put different salads on a plate, When he went away I had a good eyeball of the kitchen and was appalled at the state of it, piled up grease, chips and other foods scattered about, a steak just lying there off the grill in the open as if was waiting for a customer to order one and it would be put back on the grill. So eating in the hotel was not an option for me!!!