This was a last minute booking, with the Premier Inn and others relatively nearby all booked up.
Upon arriving, the peeling external paint was an early warning, as was the dodgy looking car park at the side of the building, with handwritten signs. Thankfully the car was still there the following morning and all wheels intact etc.
Entering the hotel, it was clear that it was a characterful building, but the decor was quite oppressive and very old fashioned.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, so I set aside further concerns until we got to our room. Firstly I was a bit concerned that it was a flimsy Yale lock and it wouldn't take much to push the door in, but when we got inside, it was clear the room needed a refurbishment. The travel cot was nice and clean as was the bed linen for all of us. Nice big tv too to help keep the kids amused. The bathroom was in need of a total refurb with signs of damp behind the loo, but at least it was clean. A door lock might have been a nice idea!
My son's Z bed collapsed when we tried to move it and as we couldn't fix it, he slept on a slant all night. Us adults found that quite amusing.
Breakfast was a little weird as there was a large space and a few breakfasting families, but no-one said a word. A bit like a doctor's waiting room or perhaps a morgue. Music might be nice, even the awful panpipe variety - anything to lift the mood a little..
Breakfast was quite nice and the lady manning the restaurant was very attentive and friendly. The high chair they had was grubby, but thankfully we'd brought our own IKEA one so we used that instead.
All in all a tiny bit disappointing in terms of overall appearance, but the staff made it a bit more of a pleasurable stay. I can see that they tried their best in what must be challenging circumstances.
However, I would say if you have very high standards, stay in a different hotel.
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