“Went for our Honeymoon. Very disappointed.”
We visited early Sept 2012 on Honeymoon. While the staff were friendly enough, that is the only positive thing I can say. Please read carefully through this before considering booking! As below, there were the following issues:
On sitting on the sofa we found a bottle stuck between the cushions..we thought at first this was handwash... It was lubricant. Very specific lubricant. From Ann Summers. While we all understand that various activities are pursued in hotel rooms, nobody wants to find THAT waiting for them. This gave the heavy impression that the sofa had probably not been cleaned at all. Along with the rest of the room.
The bathroom door did not fit in the frame correctly or shut properly, I actually had to throw my full weight against it to close it, and again to open it. My poor wife had to get me to turn the TV on every time she needed to nip in there so that she could retain SOME modesty at least, as she wouldn't have been able to open it again if I'd shut it.
The bed was so hard and had such an ancient spring mattress we pulled out every towel we packed and the scratchy winter blankets supplied in the cupboards to soften the bed as much as possible. By Tuesday night we were up to almost 5 hours sleep!
While it was advertised the room was above a pub when we first enquired, we pictured a quiet town pub. At no point was there any mention of a terrible Drum n Bass night on Wednesday and Friday which went from approximately 10pm to almost 4am in the morning. The music was so loud it was clearly heard two floors up, and vibrated EVERYTHING.
AFTER the DnB the pub visitors passed the time by talking very loudly outside for another hour and daring eachother to PUNCH THE SHOP WINDOWS OPPOSITE US. Falling into an exhausted sleep we were awoken frequently by cries of "THUMP 'Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ya Ba****d' ".. Highly amusing I'm sure you will agree. Needless to say this undid the blankets hard work and we barely slept at all.
The breakfasts were terrible, lukewarm, and so greasy that (as my good wife put it) "if you rubbed it on the table you'd be able to see through to the floor".
The public WC downstairs (attempting to save my shoulder muscles by the end of the week) was still filthy in the morning, with the floor soaking and smelling, the door not closing.
Dirty bedding was kept in the OPEN boiler room. It stayed there for most of our stay, I'm surprised they didn't bring it breakfast. If there were children visiting that would have been an extreme safety hazard. i.e. exposed pipework at high temperatures everywhere, the usual detritus that collects in these locations.
The hotel was advertised as being a bar with attached restaurant.. The food was lacking, and the restaurant was effectively just part of the pub, not at all the impression you would get from the website.
Unless you crave a raging binge session I would not recommend this place in the slightest. Unfortunately all the B&B's were booked up or we would have walked out by the time the first all-nighter came along. Certainly not worth the money. We are both amazed that the staff feel this is even acceptable as a hotel. Not what you want to remember for your honeymoon! luckily the town itself was nice enough.
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