This was our second visit to this hotel after a period of 8 years. Wilfred Owen stayed here according to a plaque on the wall, so the building may be forgiven for its lack of modernity. Reception was very helpful and pleasant, and our room had an amazing sea view.
The room was very warm and comfortable, although it lacked a chest of drawers and not all channels on the TV were viewable. There was an extra electic heater provided should the temperature drop, but even although it was freezing outside, we did not need to use it. The ensuite bathroom was good, with plenty of hot water, although the shortage of staff was evident in the cleaning being only about 80% efficient, and the crumbling grouting in the floor tiles required attention.
The public rooms were well maintained, although again the mirrors and windows needed cleaning, again indicating a shortage of staff.
The food was good, nothing out of the ordinary, but well cooked and presented. The dining room service was excellent. Our main gripe was the lift which responded only to the first button to be pressed. This could result in a journey up and down the floors if the travellers were not going to the same level! This had its humorous side, so no offence was taken. The lift cabin seemed to be an original from its design - a real museum piece - with the sliding cage doors.
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the town centre, but there are plenty of attractions nearby including the lovely Peasholm Park, about 2 minutes walk from the hotel.
The hotel is good value for money as it is not as expensive as many others. We would certainly return there again.
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