I have stayed here a number of times since Christmas and have always loved it. Reading some of the comments on here I wonder if we're talking about the same place. Yes the decor of the rooms is a bit dated and tired but this is being rectified. The reception, lounge and bar have already been done since I was last here and are excellent. I have always found the staff delightful. The castle side is much quieter, especially at weekends. I am a light sleeper and find the beds comfortable and have never been bothered by the railway line. The trains stop running round about midnight. I'd like to say that I stay in a lot of hotels all over the world and this is a favourite. As I say, the rooms have had their day but renovation on now happening. I have never had a room that has smelt bad! I look forward to my next stay.