It's been this and its been that, and it is currently 'Mercure' but old timers will always call it the Great Danes (as per the Crossroads era although Benny was thankfully absent) and indeed two Great Dane statues are still positioned near the reception.
Anyway, we stayed here years ago when the children were young and it was excellent then for three very active children, with all the sporting facilties and it looked as though all this was still in place.
The hotel seems to be in the transition phase as Mercure (Accor Group) only took over the hotel recently so some basic information on what time breakfast was, was unavailable in the room.
We had a nice room, but their was not much room in the bathroom with the loo adjacent tight to the bath and your obese person had better make sure they can get in and out!
Although it was generally quiet there were the usual hotel strange noises during the night which causes the imagination to run riot, e.g. some thumps and bumps, and some running up and down the corridor outside of our room.
Also, the TV setup was weird. no service info but apparently this is because of the transition phase to Mercure.
We had coffee in the bar area to the right of the reception when we arrived in the early evening and the next morning, both times it was excellent service by friendly staff and the coffee was outstandingly good (plus a small mince-pie, biscuits and water thrown in for free).
We enjoyed a walk in the grounds the next morning.
The Great Danes provided excellent value-for-money (my wife got some sort of deal via her Accor card).
We would definately stay there again - just get the Great Danes name back where it belongs.
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The brand change has been in place now for nearly 6 months and...
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