I stayed here while returning home after a northern holiday. Unfortunately a divided road meant I had to make a rather long U-turn to reach the motel (and again in the morning to resume my journey.) The motel is spread out across a road, and I found the instruction to reach my room somewhat confusing, presented as the were in a well polished but rather fast patter. After a few false turns I did find my room. The parking space allocated to me was very tight. The room itself was up a flight of stairs and had the standard hotel door which is difficult to manage with an arm full of luggage. Once inside I was presented with a large open plan space with a spa bath in the middle. The queen sized bed was comfortable but a sofa slightly obscured the view of the TV. The TV itself had the usual opaque instructions for use but eventually functioned well. The guest information provided said that information about internet availability would be on the desk in the room - no such information to be found. There were a few another annoyances such as a damaged sink in the toilet. The spa was luxurious but took over half an hour to fill with the not exactly torrential flow from the taps.
Food was available to be collected from the restaurant, involving a brisk walk and another struggle with the room door while balancing an overladen tray. the steak was slightly undercooked but very tasty and the thick hand-cut chips were crisp and hot. The chocolate pudding was also very delightful. I skipped breakfast in the morning.
All in all a reasonably enjoyable stay with a few irritations - and next time I will only stay if travelling northwards.
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- Also Known As:
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