This hotel really should be avoided, and how it got a 4* rating is beyond me.
Firstly the appearance, although impressive looking from the outside, there is still something creepy about it. Inside the hotel is like a maze, very poorly designed and really not fit fo purpose. One shouldn't have to walk for about 5-8 minutes to get from your room to reception (this is only a minor complaint). The leisure centre is actually quite nice. The restaurant is poor (there is no hot food served in the bar, which is very unusual for a hotel). My meal was totally overcooked, so much so that the waitress commented on it as she walked past. I was in a rush and hence did not request a replacement steak, and I was given a 10% reduction (less than €2 reduction!!. wholly inadequate considering the quality of the meal).
My bedroom was meant to have a king-size bed, in fact it had two single beds pushed together.
The room had interconnecting doors with the adjacent room, through which I could hear everything, particularly the TV as it seemed to be placed directly behind the partition doors. I rang reception to complain (at 10pm), and eventually (45 minutes later) they rang the adjacent room and asked them to keep the noise down. Not only was this annoying for me, but it was also unfair on the room next door, as they were not particularly noisy in the first place, it was merely a badly designed room set up.
Breakfast was poor, I requested fish for breakfast (as I would expect in any decent 4* hotel), to which I was told there wasn't any available. I then requested some poached eggs, and was presented with two gleaming white poached eggs. The eggs seemed to have been poached in pure vinegar (not just a dash), and where therefore inedible to me.
So I now had the full array of a bad meal, a bad night’s sleep and a bad breakfast.
I have tried to contact the hotel but have thusfar been ignored.
My best advice is to avoid this hotel, as it is definitely not worth the money, and i am sure that there are other hotels in the area which would represent far better value for money.
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