If you're looking for a standard hotel experience, this one is probably not for you.
Yes, the car parking is chaotic, the streetside rooms too noisy, the staff occasionally abrupt, the breakfasts TOO big, the reception always closed, the decor a bit grubby and the overall experience a bit haphazard. But despite all that, there is a charm to the place. I'd be happy to stay again.
We had three rooms booked. The room overlooking the road was too noisy, but the other two, at the back of the hotel, were fine. The twin brothers confused us for a while, thinking they were the same person. Mary was charming and extremely helpful. Having our evening meal as a take-away in the bar was a unique experience.
Comparisons wit Fawlty Towers are immediately obvious. Perhaps that is part of the charm also.
We spent a subsequent night in a swish new hotel near Stansted for a similar price. I'd take the Langham any time.
Not for the fussy-minded. An experience worth having.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is family run and has been established for over 35 years. We can cater for all needs, and there is a secure car park on site. There is also an extensive range of beers, wines and spirits available in the bar. ... more less
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