First impression was of location - this motel is in the middle of half a dozen caryards, beside a very busy road. The motel is not coach friendly as we saw a group having to load and unload down the driveway, beside the road. As we entered the room and had a look around we saw a sticky stain from a cup left on a table. The bathroom basin had a surface of brown film, like scum. We were advised upon booking that bringing a toaster would not be suitable, as smoke detectors would go off. We took this into account and planned cereal for breakfast and while we did find bowls in our room, we could not find spoons. We were also informed that when taking a shower we had to open the louvre strip windows so as to prevent smoke alarms going off. The first few showers we were lucky - we had hot/warm water, but in the last 24 hours of our stay there was NO hot water. We couldn't wait to get home to a HOT shower. Our rooms were far from soundproof - we could hear movement in bathrooms and from the level below and beside. If we had not had early starts each day, I think we would have had a sleepless night. The final straw, I took my own towel as a spare and was using as a hand towel. It must be noted that my towel looked NOTHING like the standard towels provided by staff, and yet we returned the first day to find it gone. Time prevented a visit to reception, however I left a pleasant note requesting at LEAST a replacement but received no response whatsoever. I WILL NOT RETURN.
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