The public areas are spacious and well supplied with furniture and plants. I enjoyed them a lot. The staff are unfailingly courteous and attentive. Rooms 1 to7 look out onto a street. Rooms 1 to 4 I would prefer as they look out onto a side street which is interesting and a little quieter. Traffic noise I did not find disturbing. Rooms 2 and 5 have a little balcony and room 4 quite a large one. Rooms are large enough and adequately furnished. Rooms 8 and9 look out onto a dismal roof and bare wall but would not have traffic noise to speak of. Rooms 11 to 16 on the ground floor are definitely to be avoided. They are approached along a tiled surface which is quite slippery when wet. I have seen 11and 12 and they have little light, are not in good condition, and have makeshift, electrically unsafe showers. I would expect 13 to 16 to be the same.
I was less than pleased to be promised a room by noon and be kept waiting till 2.45pm, apparently so the room could be used to store the luggage of a tour group leaving that day. I was at this hotel twice, having rooms 3 and 1. 3 I preferred but 1 was more than acceptable.