We stayed here mid week for two nights and I was actually surprised by how comfortable we were, after reading all the reviews on the site. We had booked a standard double but were upgraded to a suite- a huge room with a bay window looking out over the river (all the rooms have river views). Soft furnishings were very dated though in good nick, but the furniture was definitely on its last legs and the room was generally not well equipped. There were one or two minor irritations (such as no hooks in the bathroom, no alarm clock, and more annoyingly it proved unbelievably difficult to get hold of a hairdryer - very primitive for a 4 star we thought). The only real problem with the room though was the small bed - slightly smaller than a normal 4' 6" one. We decdied to stick with it, having been shown a couple of other rooms with larger beds, and were glad we did. Though cosy, it was very comfortable and it is the quietest inner city hotel room I have ever stayed in- no traffic or people noise at all, just occasional rumbling from the metro.
Breakfast was good, though expensive. The staff are very friendly and helpful and from that point of view it feels more like staying in a small family run place rather than a big chain- they just don't seem to have enough delegated authority to make small improvements. Whilst there's no WiFi in standard rooms you can take a laptop down to the bar and buy an internet card -not too expensive and it was a fast connection. We didn't use the health suite so can't comment on that. Overall, we enjoyed our stay more than we expected to, but unfortunately because of the poorly equipped rooms it doesn't feel like good value.
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