Here on business but couldn't get all 3 nights at the Marriott so the first night was at the Holiday Inn just across the street. What a pleasure it was to get out of there and into this hotel.
It cost about 10 GBP/night more and another 10 GBP/night more for internet (but this is WiFi compared to cabled).
The WiFi was quite expensive - BUT, it allowed up to 6 devices (I travel with 3 devices that use WiFi and a small family could easily use it al up). Regardless, I've been to many places that restrict the numbers greatly and I've been to many places that the user id and password can be shared indefinitely but not at the same time.
Coming from North America you will appreciate that the room had: pants press; iron and ironing board; HDTV with a few HD channels (at least I think so - sometimes with a small but good quality TV they can fool these eyes); a good cross section of included toiletries (including bar soaps - I still prefer bars to gels); decent workspace; closet with about 10 hangers; room that was easy to control the temperature; mini fridge (although it didn't get things very cold); and a shower tub.
The shower tub was a bit chipped and cracked in places but very good pressure and temperature control. The lighting in the bathroom was decent (although without my wife there, I don't have her real world experience to really rate it!). I think I remember a hair dryer but it may have been stored in a drawer in the room.
The pants press isn't intuitive - you press the timer first and THEN the on button.
I also don't remember there being a clock radio in the room - I'm currently in my fourth hotel in Europe on this trip and I'm 0 for 4 with clock radios.
The decor in the room was nice and while certainly not brand new, it was a major upgrade to the Holiday Inn room I was in. And the bed was much more to my liking - proper mattress topper; fitted and flat sheets; duvet cover. They even have a (grossly overpriced) 'catalog' in the room whereby you can purchase Marriott linens so at least you have the sense that they aren't run of the mill. I wouldn't say they come close to Westin's Heavenly Bed, but I would say for this price range, they are above average.
I didn't partake in any of the facilities or eating / drinking areas except breakfast one time. I find hotel breakfasts particularly overpriced and the Marriott is no exception. While the quality was there (and they do have an omelette station), even on business it turns me off to be charged something like 15 GPB when I can go to a local pub and get a hearty breakfast for about half that price.
They had bacon (not the strip kind, but English bacon), scrambled eggs, potatoes, beans, about 3 or 4 cereals, yogurt and various toppings that you could put on either the cereal or mix in your yogurt and an assortment of pastries and bread with toasters. There were also some dishes of fruit plus, as I mentioned, the omelet station.
The location for Lime Street and shopping and eating is very good if you're on foot - I can't speak to how easy it is to get in and out of if you have a car (nor what the parking rates are).
So far this trip - Holiday Inn 0, Marriott 1.
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