I booked this hotel online to stay during March 10-12, and the reviews I read sounded like it would be a charming bed and breakfast, once my husband and I entered the hotel, we realized there was nothing charming about this place. It was overrun with teenagers going in and out to smoke cigarettes and our room, lucky us, was located near the billiard room where they hung out. It was noisy and we did not feel our things were safe in our room.
Our room was tiny and dreary, with barely room to walk around the bed. It was cold. Just so happens we were there when they were getting snow flurries in March, but the wind was blowing the curtains in our room, so we had to get our towels to stuff around the window to block in some of the heat.
The bathroom was very tiny, to say the least, I have seen larger bathrooms in RVs, or as they say in the UK, Caravans. When you took a shower, the shower curtain became wet and cold and stuck to you. I am not a large person. I am 5 foot 3 inches and weigh around 125 pounds; I found this shower too small for myself, so I can't imagine how my husband felt. As you were showering the water sprayed all over the toilette, (yes, even with the shower curtain pulled shut) and water flowed over the tiny lip (that separated the shower stall from the rest of the bathroom) and flowed out the bathroom door onto the bedroom floor where we had to use the rest of our towels to sop up the water. BTW, the bathroom was an insert put into an older building, that did not have a bathroom there originally, so you have to consider their options, I guess.
My husband was going to watch television, which was a nice flatscreen TV, but we could not find the remote. We called the front desk where the clerk told us we had to pay a depost of 10 pounds to use the remote....really?! The TV was set on some horrible channel with the volume up very loud, so what was our choice? We gave the deposit so we could turn the channels and the sound down. Then I went to dry my hair, no hair dryer, yep, you got it, 10 pounds deposit to use the hair dryer. Since we had to wash our hair, (and all of the other hotels on our trip supplied hair dryers so I didn't pack one) I paid the deposit. The mini-fridge, needless to say, did not work, barely kept things cool.
Breakfast was decent, not great. There might have meat on the buffet spread, but there were so many young teenagers (honestly, there were easily 20-30, maybe more), that we never saw anything resembling protein except boiled eggs which were devoured almost before we could get to the next batch that was brought out.The poor cook was overworked and surely underpaid.
This hotel is listed as a bed and breakfast, the title boasts "Hotel," but seriously it was more or less a youth hostel. Yes, it was spring break, but we were not expecting to contend with the noise and the traffic of energetic teens.
When our transfer came to get us at the end of our stay he informed us that this area had once been full of prostitutes and riff raff but had since cleaned it up. It did look very nice from the outside, but the inside told another story.Internet is 9 pounds a day, no complimentary WIFI. They had a baggage room to store luggage, which was really a hallway separated by glass doors and the door to the street.
Expect to bring cash to put deposits down for remote to TV, hairdryers, etc.
Not a place for peace...
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