We stayed in room 8 and our grown-up son had room 5. Apparently, our son's room was a bit cold, but that was really the only 'complaint' that we would raise. Our room was a four-poster and was perfectly adequate. I actually had to get up in the night and turn off one of the heaters because it was a bit TOO warm. :-)
The bed was a three-quarter size, but was absolutely fine for us. I don't think anyone would experience any problems with it unless they were of a very large stature.
Certainly the rooms and the bathroom are a little compact, but you have to realise that to some extent you are in a sleeper compartment on a train. That's part of the fun. There are more conventional hotels nearby, but surely people don't come to the sidings to sleep in a standard hotel room? We found it to be a really unique experience.
Yes, I was awoken at regular intervals by the sound of trains rushing pass in the wee small hours, but again, I knew this was going to happen. I actually had earplugs with me and would have used them if I'd thought it a major problem, but it really wasn't.
The breakfast was, again, perfectly adequate. We were happy with the selection of cereals, fruit, toast etc. on offer, but for an extra £4.95 per head we could have had a full English. Good value in my book.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were guests at the hotel that had travelled from Glasgow and they also enjoyed their stay. The owner and his staff were always warm and friendly.
We hope to visit again when our friends come over from America next year.
- Also Known As:
- The Sidings Hotel UK/England - Yorkshire