We have just had a weekend away in this hotel staying in room 353 from Friday 12th December to Sunday 14th December. On arrival we were impressed with the inside of the hotel, reception area and bar area. Our room was adequate for our needs however it seemed quite shabby and old furniture, dirty carpet and the shower was a bit hit and miss. The bed was very comfortable with clean sheets although the top blanket was a bit grubby. The room was warm with heating on and there were coffee and tea making facilities in the room.
I think if we stayed again I would prefer a room towards the back of the hotel as room 353 was very noisy in the middle of the night due to the volume of traffic.
The lift was terrifying and was not sure if we were going to get stuck in it at all.
We opted to have a few drinks in the bar before venturing out Friday evening. Service was very slow as the staff were more interested in serving the party guests at the hotel first. This was the same occurrence on Saturday night as well. It was nice though just sitting in the hotel bar having a couple before going out.
We never used the pool but had a look at it and it seemed nice.
The staff we met were friendly and attentive.
Breakfast was good on both mornings. Plenty of choice and hot.
We were going to stay another night and when speaking to the receptionist he said that we would have to move rooms so decided against it as didn't want to pack belongings up to move would have preferred to stay where we were.
We would definitely stay in this hotel again as it was excellent value for money although I would imagine very expensive in the summer months.
The outside of the hotel looked very shabby and needed a good painting. When looking out of our window in the room the balcony was very dirty and shabby as well.
All in all a good weekend away.
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