On a list of the worst hotels we have stayed in over the years, this one comes in at second place. (The winner was Hotel Sud Bahia, Agadir, Morocco). From the moment we walked through the front door and were greeted with total lack of interest by the receptionist I knew we were in for a treat. After eventually finding our booking we were handed the key cards and the room number scribbled on a piece of paper along with vague directions on where the room was to be found. We headed off in the direction indicated, waited whilst a 'workman' rehung a door, stepped over a carpet fitter (I think). We found our room (44) tucked away in a corner. The room was big enough for a sagging double bed on a metal camp like base, a wardrobe with the TV screwed to it's side, a bedside set of drawers and a desk with kettle and tea making facilities. The carpet covered what felt like holes in the floor. The radiators didn't work but at least a portable heater had been provided. The bathroom was freezing cold (radiator not working), damp with constant condensation, pools of water everywhere, the toilet was not bolted to the floor. The bath was not cleaned on our 2nd day and no hand towels or floor towel left. There was no blind over the bathroom window which opened onto the main road so any passers by could have got an eyefull! No hot water in the sink and only in the shower after running it for 10 minutes and then only getting 2 minutes worth. We informed the reception of the lack of hot water prior to our departure to be asked had we told reception, to which I replied, I didn't think it mattered as I am sure nothing could be done about it! A man turned up just before we checked out to say the boilet had been checked and was ok, He advised we leave the taps running for a couple of minutes, to which I replied, we had, ten, and then no hot water for 2nd person to shower.
Breakfast consisted of toast, cold boiled eggs, salad, cereals. Entrance to the restaurant was not through the main door but via the tradesman's entrance which was shocking, stank of cigarette smoke and the toilets were accessed through a door which looked as if consisted of a laundry room, even the toilets stank of cigarette smoke. Restaurant staff didn't appear to speak english and just stood around staring.
I know it was a budget hotel but still shocking that this establishment passes any regulations.
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