We realy enjoy staying at this hotel. Industrial from the outside BUT warm and welcoming on the inside. Staff again excellent, engageing and all done with that northeast warmth. Chats bar is a great place to chill. Sit in the Bar area and catch up with the news and sports ot sit a little away for a more peaceful drink. Draught beer was on offer so that's a bonus for me, £3 for a guinness happy days. The normal price of £4.95 well i think is to expensive for anyone's attitude. Three gripes from my visit. Bathroom was cold, no radiator or towel rail and it has been a freezing weekend. Marriot Burger was dry and i felt it was a quantity not quality meal, returned with well over half of it left. I must say that the salad was spot on and would ordered again. My last observation was on our leaving the car park was full of vans, some sort of seminar i believe. Not a problem for me but the folk trying to get disabled parking spots had no chance. The vans had taken what was there leaving the customers to walk further and over snow covered ground. Again enjoyable stay, please keep the guiness at £3 for next visit half term. Oh and one other thing, the bed we slept was sooooooo comfortable.