we stayed here in Sep 2012, it was not our first choice as we had stayed at the Mercure before, however it was easy enough to walk in to town. The hotel lobby was pleasant and looked as though it had been updated, as were the main floor corridors. Our room was a little on the small side and the bathroom particularly was a little worn and needed a make over. Maybe the hotel has been part renovated and part not? The staff were helpful and gave us help with directions to local restaurants. The hotel breakfast room had a bright, modern feel to it, (lime green) and offered some good breakfast selections. Overall not a bad hotel for the money but if given the choice i think the Mercure slightly has the edge on cost and locality.