When I arrived here I immediately felt at ease, which is rare for me as a regular travelodge user. This is not a palace, but a comfortable, lived in hotel. All areas of the hotel are clean and tidy, well decorated and comfortable. Although some parts are a little dated, Len and Michelle are obviously working hard to update and make this a more modern hotel.
The room was large and airy, scrupulously clean with a comfortable double bed and more wardrobe and drawer space than my room at home! The ensuite had a large shower cubicle with endless hot water and a modern toilet suite. Again this was scrupulously clean. With a good TV, clock radio alarm clock, free wi-fi and the largest hot drinks selection basket that I have ever found in a hotel, I was more than happy. On top of this, the room was serviced daily.
Michelle is friendly and approachable and makes an excellent breakfast. The choice for breakfast is worthy of a much larger hotel. Pastries, toast, kippers, smoked haddock, and full English are among the choices with cereals and juices as well. I had a cooked breakfast every day and it was consistently good quality and grilled rather than fried.
Access was not a problem. I work into the small hours and was given a set of keys that allowed me to come and go as I pleased without having to bother anybody.
The only down side was the strange smell in the entrance area, but this was not exceedingly offensive, more a symptom of an old building and really didn't bother me.
I had expected Fawlty Towers and got an excellent small hotel and 4 good night's sleep.
There is a Grosvenor Casino around the corner
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