Just spent a couple of nights in this hotel with a friend, just to relax and unwind. The price was a discounted last minute booking, working out about £70 per night, and it looked nice for the price. About 10mins drive(traffic lights permitting) into Maidstone, not much close to the hotel other than the road. The hotel was set back from the road with an earth mound, to attempt to dampen road noise I guess, the car park was a but messy with some violent speed bumps, the lobby was quite large, but reception was crammed into the corner, making it unwelcoming. Staff seemed friendly enough.
The room was of reasonable quality, although every time you opened the door the handle smacked the mirror on the wardrobe behind, was clean and well decorated. As far as facilities, beds were a little soft, but a large TV with sports channels free. The were signs of wear and tear around, the balcony had heavily rotted wood, looking unappealing and almost unsafe, the rooms fridge had been removed and just a void left. The shower was one of the worst I have used, with hardly any water pressure and none if you took it off the mount. When we popped out for a few hours despite leaving the do not disturb sign on the door to save them having to work round our unpacked items, housekeeping were in attendance when we returned, which was an annoyance.
I Took advantage of the gym when I first arrived, with weights room seperate to the fitness(cardio) room, which was nice. Good range of equipment, but some were a little tired, I was close to breaking my arm when the handle feel off the chest press mid lift! I assume the gym is used by country club and gold course residents, as there were some hardcore exercisers present. The pool was, as always, not as good as it looked in the pictures, but I didn't get to use it as when I went to go there was a kids swimming lesson on, which I found a little annoying.
All in all I thought the price would have meant excellent value for money, But instead I felt a little let down, didn't feel as exclusive as I hoped it might and am sure it will need to have some money spent on it soon to bring it up to date.
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