Check in was straightforward and as we arrived on an early train they looked after our luggage and delivered it to the rooms. Our air con was excellent, a little noisy but that is how these things are and we did not need it on overnight.
Yes, you can only watch tv in bed, but we managed to fit the entire family onto the bed so it was fine - a little Roman, perhaps, but there were lots of pillows and cushions so everyone was comfy.
Breakfast lasted me till mid-afternoon.
The staff were very helpful and friendly, but the hotel could do with perhaps just a few indications of where the lifts are (near the framed print of "The Fringe" if you get lost!)
Small niggles - we all have iPhones with the new Lightning connectors so the docking station was useless, maybe an adapter would help? Also, having the shower full on was too much for the drainage and water did escape onto the bathroom floor.
However, the best bit was the roof garden. I hate heights and I dread to think how high up the roof is (or the 3rd floor, according to the lift) but it was designed so that it felt like ground level, with trees and open spaces and lots of seating. It was surprisingly quiet up there too, only ambulances really intruded aurally. For country folk who visit cities rather unwillingly, it was actually a blessed relief.
The price list in the lobby startled me: we had two rooms for two nights for the normal cost of one room for one night. We booked through Expedia - the thing where you don't know which hotel you are getting till you pay with no refunds, but it really worked for us and I would happily stay there again.
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