My colleague and I had the misfortune to stay at this 'venue' I wouldn't call it a hotel. The reason why we stayed here was because it was booked on our behalf by our head office. The hotel was shabby dark and dank. Peeling paint and rotting wood work everywhere. It looked as if it was housing refugees or the homeless. We decided to stay but to eat off the site as the menu was not that appealing. My room was number 38 on the ground floor on the end. Holes in the bathroom door filled rather badly with polyfilla, a sign for a bottle opener on the wall with no bottle opener in situ. A single curtain for the front window that did not cover the window for privacy. An extension lead hanging from a plug at the top of the window just hanging there. No small hand towel. The overpowering smell of air freshener when you walked into the room was appalling it made me choke. You may think that was a nice touch but really it was to mask the smell of the room. Yes the bed was clean, the towels were spotless. But at 12.15 am to find that my bedroom floor was soaking wet from what must have been a constant leak from a long standing problem and to listen to a drip drip drip was not my idea of fun as I had a 6.00 am start. I called the reception and was moved to another room on the top floor by the night manager.
The only redeeming factor of this 'venue' was the staff who were courteous especially the lady who served breakfast in the morning. What a breath of fresh air she was a 'lovely lady'. The presentation of the breakfast was pretty good I have to say and beautifully cooked.
But I have to say 'Never ever again'!
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